Project Manager – Seattle

We are currently accepting applications for a Project Manager in our Seattle office.

Reports to Principals-in-Charge of projects. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure project success 
  • Coordinate consultants, clients, and jurisdictions 
  • Supervise and mentor team members 
  • Oversee design, construction documents, specifications and other documentation 
  • Establish and manage project schedules, budgets, and contracts 
  • Manage projects from feasibility through construction administration 


  • B.Arch or M.Arch degree preferred, Washington State License preferred
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Multi-family project experience
  • Demonstrated ability to create, understand and manage projects
  • Knowledge of land use and building permit processes
  • Knowledge of typical construction methodologies and typical constructability concerns
  • Understanding of typical terms found in owner / architect agreements and contracts
  • Proficiency in REVIT and AutoCAD required
  • Knowledge of Sketch-Up, InDesign and Photoshop a plus
  • Positive attitude


Seattle, WA. (310 1st Ave South, Suite 4S).  Some travel required.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, transit, 401k, general and Passivhaus training, and flexible schedules. Email resumes and portfolio to the Business Manager at Nicholson Kovalchick Architects to [email protected]. Clearly identify the position for which you are applying.

Company Overview

Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects is on a mission to fundamentally transform the way that high performing buildings are developed and built. Buildings are currently the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US, but science-based building design can change that. Today we can build healthy zero carbon buildings that make economic sense. That’s why NK is dedicated to climate action, building by building. Headquartered in downtown Seattle (in the historic Pioneer Square district) with a growing office in Pittsburgh, NK serves clients across the United States. With a creative and disruptive mindset, the firm is an internationally-recognized leader in high performance building design, employing more Certified Passive House Consultants and Designers than any other firm in the western hemisphere.

NK is growing. We are looking for talented, hard-working people who can succeed here and contribute to the success of the firm.

NK strives to make design better, more responsible, more livable. 

  • Our staff remains flexible, responsive, and agile.
  • Ownership and self-direction is highly valued.
  • NK supports systematic, logical thinking: the best idea wins.
  • We embrace growth and change.
  • Our client’s success is our success.