Posted time March 7, 2024 Location Houston, TX Job type Full-time


Johnston is a collaboration of experienced engineers, architects, planners, and managers working together to create thoughtful and functional design throughout the great state of Texas.  We work on projects that make a difference in people’s lives and make our world a safer place.

Mission: Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, optimistic, dedicated, efficient, and driven by our entrepreneurial roots.

Vision: To provide the best client service in design and construction. Our Vision is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. It has resulted in the strong, trusting relationships we have with our clients today and the standard we aspire to maintain in the years to come.

People: At Johnston, we seek people who are creative and enjoy solving problems, while having fun along the way. Individuals who embrace a team approach, committed to growing and developing their talents, enjoy mentoring and coaching others, and contribute to a fantastic company culture are who we are as a team and a firm. We aspire to build the best team with the best people to deliver the best projects.


 The Senior Project Manager is accountable for project financial performance and team communication. Responsible for developing and validating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services during the marketing and contract development process. Ensures work is completed as planned and in conformance with the design intent. Manages project man hours, directs team members and consultants at all levels to ensure the project is delivered on schedule, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. Responsible for coaching and development of team members and identifying top talent to build highly effective teams. This position reports to the Director of Architecture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, or equivalent in education or experience required.
  • 10+ years of experience in architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects through post-occupancy.
  • Experience with healthcare, government, commercial, and education projects.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration, preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer products.
  • Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Deltek Vantagepoint, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Newforma, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


  • Develops and validates project scope of services, fee, and budget during the contract development process.
  • Manages multiple projects of varying scopes and leads multiple project teams.
  • Manages projects including direct team members and consultants to ensure the project is delivered on schedule, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Sets up workplans in Deltek Vantagepoint and updates plans in accordance with project progression including identification of project team members, budget, consultants, schedule, fees, and costs.
  • Proactively tracks outstanding proposals and gets signed proposals and notices to proceed.
  • Maintains client relationships throughout project. Keeps client apprised of project progress.
  • Consults with client to determine function and spatial requirements and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.
  • Integrates engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval.
  • Assists in preparing project presentations. May participate and/or lead client presentations.
  • Defines staff requirements for projects as needed or directed. Makes recommendations to senior management for staff promotions/terminations for project team.
  • Identifies top talent and builds highly effective teams. Mentors and develops team members.
  • Participates in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.
  • Identifies new business opportunities and cultivates current client relationships.
  • Seeks out new projects which may exist or are being formulated.


  • Committed to exceptional external and internal client service.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines across the project team.
  • Result driven by planning, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask and work in fast paced environment.
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriate.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Creative, innovative, and strategically thinks outside the
  • Open to advice while exercising independent judgement when making decisions.
  • Thinks strategically, implements change, and resolves conflict.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Fast learner with ability to adapt and work independently or in team environment.


  • Demonstrates strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills.
  • Team focused with ability to teach and mentor others.
  • Effective listener and clear communicator.
  • Respects the time of others; schedules and attends meetings timely and comes prepared.
  • Acts with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality and adherence to practice of business ethics.
  • Promotes and upholds the Johnston culture. Honesty. Integrity. Respect.
  • Embodies the attributes of an “Ideal Team Player” (Humble, Hungry, People Smart).

Johnston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. In addition to all Presidential Executive Orders and federal law requirements, Johnston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.