Posted 2 years ago

Rufus Johnson Associates is seeking a talented and experienced Project Manager to join our team. We are looking for a creative and technically skilled team player that is passionate about architecture and design. A successful candidate should have the ability to actively participate in all phases of a project, from programming and conceptual design through technical documentation and construction.


Qualifications and Experience:

· 7+ years of architectural experience preferred.

· Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture.

· Licensed Architect required. The ability to become licensed in the State of Tennessee is expected

· LEED AP BC+D preferred, or willingness to seek accreditation.

· Experience in education (K-12, Higher Ed), government and municipal projects, sports, correctional work, and healthcare are all a plus.

· Experienced in preparing contracts and negotiating project scope, schedule.

· Detail-oriented, articulate.

· Motivated and energetic leader willing to take initiative, with a “can-do” attitude. Eagerness to fulfilling the commitments of the Design Team.

· Ability to manage client and consultant relationships.

· Ability to oversee production, direct, inspire and mentor more junior staff.

· Excellent working knowledge of architectural design documentation, detailing, building materials and codes, construction techniques, as well as building material compatibility and characteristics.

· Practical knowledge of general architecture practice including programming, site planning, and structural concepts

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.



· Proficient in use of Autodesk Revit and familiarity with related tools and process.

· Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam proficiency.

· Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Enscape, 3-D Studio Max experience is a plus.

· Excellent written and communication skills.

· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Must have experience in preparation and layout of architectural contract documents and specifications.

· Strong knowledge of codes and good planning skills.

· Ability to lead projects in a dual management role as needed.

· Experience in business development, marketing & client presentations is a plus.

· Demonstrated graphic presentation skills.


Why RJA?

We are a small studio of well-rounded designers who combine creativity with real-world expectations, to create great spaces. We focus on projects that we are passionate about, being selective of the commissions we undertake, and have a broad resume of project types.


Our office is in Clarksville, Tennessee, just 35 minutes from downtown Nashville. Clarksville is the second-fastest-growing Metropolitan Statistical Area and was voted as the #1 place to live in the nation by in 2019. In 2018, Clarksville was identified as one of the top 250 fastest-growing cities in the nation and is currently the 5th largest city in the state. For more information on our community, please visit:

RJA offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package for all levels of experience. Please email resume and other pertinent information to Daniel Binkley, We look forward to talking soon and thanks for your interest!