Project Manager – Seattle

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

The Project Manager will report to Principals-in-Charge of projects. Primary responsibilities include:

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


  • 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
  • Interest in high performance building design required
  • Passive House experience or training preferred


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

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. With a creative and disruptive mindset, NK Architects is the country’s leading architectural firm devoted to the creation of value-added passive buildings. Headquartered in downtown Seattle (in the historic Pioneer Square district) and with a growing practice based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, NK serves clients across the United States.

NK Architects stands at the leading edge of high performance building design in the US. Our belief is that we create the best buildings for our clients when we combine great architectural design with Passivhaus building engineering. This fusion not only creates beautiful, comfortable, and healthy places, it also helps create a sustainable future for us all: climate action, building by building.

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

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