Architectural Project Manager - Billings

$70,000 - $93,000 yearly
  • Cushing Terrell
  • Hybrid (Billings, MT, USA)
  • May 20, 2024
Full time Architecture Design Management Project Management

Job Description

Ready to create with us? 

As a Cushing Terrell team member, you will have a unique opportunity to manage projects throughout the United States. You will be the creative engine of our teams and our projects, developing a quality, unified and sustainable design. You will be called upon to lead architectural project development teams, in partnership with talented designers, engineers, and business professionals across our 14 offices.

Cushing Terrell’s work does not promote a particular architectural style. Rather we strive to give our designs purpose and meaning that is original because of its place. We believe this is best achieved through artful integration of all design disciplines and sustainable, synergistic strategies. The result are designs that use regional materials appropriately, employs sustainable practices within a framework of passive solutions, is sensitive to context and is a narrative for its place and function.

What you will bring to the table:

  • 10+ years of post-graduate professional experience, including recent experience as a project manager leading projects through all phases of design and completion 
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture
  • Current architect license/registration or PM certification 
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to build engaging client relationships, manage consultant teams, and take responsibility for fees, budget, staffing and billing
  • Ability to define and drive project milestones, facilitate project meetings, and effectively coach and mentor team members
  • Familiarity with alternative project contracting methods (design-build, progressive design-build, etc.)
  • Current architect license/registration or PM certification. 
  • Working knowledge of Revit, Project Management Software, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office suite, Bluebeam, Outlook.

As a Team Member at Cushing Terrell, you will…

  • Work through the professional design process from initial design concepts, through construction documents, specifications, construction administration and beyond
  • Participate in project pursuits, client presentations and community engagement activities
  • Build and maintain working relationships with clients and consultants as the primary liaison for design and contractual matters
  • Organize, plan, and lead the design efforts of an integrated design team through all phases of design, from programming and concept design through construction administration
  • Actively manage project contracts, budgets and fees, schedules, staffing, communication, documentation, and overall project delivery
  • Facilitate the development of accurate architectural documentation for all phases of the design process
  • Coordinate multiple consultants and engineered systems
  • Coach and mentor interdisciplinary staff and guide project team members to achieve project milestones 
  • Some project related travel will be expected as part of this role
  • Strategically allocating team effort, utilizing resources, and reorganizing resources when necessary
  • Plans, communicates, and executes project deliverables and milestones with the team
  • Delivers holistic design decisions utilizing the appropriate team members early in the process
  • Schedules regular Project reviews with Principal in Charge
  • Manages the QA/QC process through inception and completion including quality management investigating, research, and follow-up
  • Manages project closeout as well as project review and lessons learned
  • May have supervisory responsibilities including training, assigning, and directing work; reviewing performance, rewarding, and disciplining team members; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Carries out these supervisor responsibilities in accordance with company policies and applicable laws

The majority of the time a person in this role will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys.


The expected salary range for this position is $70,000 to $93,000 annually and is based on the location/s posted. If you are a candidate living outside of (this region/these regions), we still encourage you to apply as salary ranges may differ across states/cities/job markets. 

Actual pay will be determined based on your years of experience, licensure status, location, level of proficiency, and other job-related factors (as permitted by law). The position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus.

We are Cushing Terrell 

As a fully integrated firm, offering a balance of architecture and the full spectrum of engineering services, our firm commands unique resources to support our on-going drive to be an acknowledged pioneer at the forefront of engineering, architecture, planning, and design across the country – ranking within the top of ENR’s best AE firms. 

At Cushing Terrell, we empower our people to be creative pioneers. Our business is built around integrity, design ingenuity, and growth – to shape a new world and to discover imaginative, responsible, and exceptional environments.

Why Cushing Terrell?

This position offers a complete benefits package including:

  • A performance bonus program
  • Medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance plan with an HSA, for both you and any eligible dependents
  • FSA dependent care options   
  • 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with employer match   
  • 8 paid holidays and 16 days of Paid Time Off to start

We also offer educational and advancement opportunities and are committed to the continuing education and mentorship of all our team members.

Flexible Work Environments

Cushing Terrell’s Work Smart Program is a flexible work arrangement designed to acknowledge and embrace flexibility in our work environments and preferences. Team members here get to choose if they would like to work remotely, a hybrid schedule, or 100% in the office. This program enables you, as a Cushing Terrell team member, to select a work situation that suits you best, while at the same time providing uncompromised—and always exceptional—service to our clients, partners, and colleagues.

We look forward to hearing from you!


We embrace diversity and equality in a serious way. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Cushing Terrell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, age, color, religious creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, military status or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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