Come Make a Difference

IKM Architecture is now hiring for a variety of open positions. Read on to learn more about our atmosphere, the advantages to joining our firm, and how you can “Come Make A Difference”

Open Positions

Manager of Business Development – Cleveland

Our Cleveland location is experiencing rapid growth and is looking for a goal oriented team player to join in that growth. IKM Architecture is a 110 year old, award winning architectural design firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.  Servicing design clients in the Healthcare, Higher Education, Science & Technology, Workplace, K-12 and Civic & Cultural market sectors.

MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – CLEVELAND

The primary focus for the  Manager of Business Development is to develop new business opportunities in IKM’s defined markets throughout Ohio.  This is to be accomplished by growing the firm’s new client base through a combination of market research and analysis, personal networking, cold calling, trade show participation, participation in industry organizations and events, and other activities as deemed necessary for success. This position is based in Cleveland.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Operational Responsibilities

  • Position reports to the Director of Business Development/Marketing/Communication.
  • Position builds and maintains the company CRM database.
  • Maintains existing and new opportunities database.
  • Responsible for proper attendance by IKM staff at networking events (as necessary), tradeshows, golf-outings, client events, etc.
  • Works with the Marketing & Communication Coordinator(s) to have effective engagement tools and messaging for initial contact meetings and follow-up meetings, trade shows participation and trade show follow-up, and meetings to introduce IKM thought leaders to new potential clients.
  • Organizes and delivers annual business development training for officewide staff.

Outreach Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes proactive tradeshow planning and follow-up plans for each tradeshow attended.
  • Makes initial contact with potential clients and builds relationship to a point where it can be handed off to an IKM Principal as the content expert and relationship manager.
  • Assisting in developing business development goals for EP and Associates with the Director of BD/M/C
  • Coaching and mentoring EP and Associates in their development of BD skills with the Director of BD/M/C
  • Participation in a board position/committee position in at least one industry/market sector organization
  • Work with principals and associates to establish follow-up planning activities for business development contacts.

Research & Communication Responsibilities

  • Develops and updates business development strategic plans for the IKM market sectors yearly for the Cleveland Office markets.  Does this in conjunction with the Market Sector Leaders and the Director of Business Development/Marketing/Communication.
  • Research and Identify institutional master plans and potential capital projects, through market analysis and information gathering, to target for business development activities.
  • Research and identify emerging trends in current market sectors in conjunction with the Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications.
  • Participation in IKMs Strategic Initiatives Group(s)

Skills & Experience:

  • Goal-oriented, organized team player
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Eager to expand the company with new sales, clients, and territories
  • Able to analyze data and sales statistics and translate results into better solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Comfortable in both a leadership and team-player role
  • Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, administration, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience in A/E/C business development, management, customer service, or related field
  • Demonstrated and proven sales results
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Utilized Deltek or other CRM program
  • Fluent communication in person, on the phone, and in email
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Director of Finance

Director of Finance Job Summary

IKM Architecture is looking for an exceptional individual to fill a new role that is crucial to the growth of our enterprise. Our Director of Finance will design and operate a finance and accounting infrastructure to advance our corporate mission and support our CFO with the financial insight necessary to inform the strategic growth of the organization.

Director of Finance is responsible for both day-to-day, and long-range financial matters and to establish company-wide financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs, and practices, which support fiscal responsibility one of our core values. The Director of Finance will be responsible for: establishing financial control systems that record and monitor the flow of revenue through the organization, maintaining the integrity of invoicing, accounts receivable, and payable accounts, documentation of required financial reporting, and monitoring cash flow across all operations.

Director of Finance will also oversee and provide weekly reporting to the Executive Management Group (EMG) of all operational accounting aspects, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and financial reporting. This role will also oversee elements of human resources associated with insurance coverages, financial withholdings, and adjustment to benefit programs related to changes in staffing, of modification to benefit plans. This includes participation in the planning, and implementation of associated HR benefits programs, policies, and practices.

The Director of Finance reports directly to the CFO but is also accountable to other members of the EMG especially the corporate President/Managing Partner related to fiscal management and human resource areas that have financial implications to the organization. The Director of Finance will be expected to provide reports on company finances as requested by the EMG and will supervise the accounting staff.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Director Of Finance Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works in conjunction with IKM’s outside accounting consultant to develop and implement accounting policies, coordination of systems and procedures, and the preparation of operating data and special reports as required including interim and year-end financial statements. Maintains the company’s system of accounts and keeps books and records on all company transactions and
  • Develops an overview outlining the capability of IKM’s accounting and CRM software, Deltek Vision. An evolving proficiency in Deltek Vision will be central to the success of the Director of Finance
  • Establishes, coordinates, and administers an executable plan for the control of operations including profit planning, programs for capital investing and financing, marketing & business development forecasts, expense budgets and cost
  • In conjunction with the President/Managing Partner, coordinates, reviews, and endorses departmental budget
  • Tracks actual performance versus operating plans and industry standards, and reports and interprets the results to the equity
  • Provides for the control and editing of all company invoicing, to ensure conformity to established policies and procedures, and to facilitate data control and retrieval of records generated by these
  • Works with IKM’s outside accounting consultant and CFO to establish and administer tax planning policies and Coordinates the preparation of year-end income tax returns for the equity shareholders and with outside accounting consultant.
  • Supervises and coordinates the preparation of reports to government Includes monitoring compliance with all applicable laws and government entities, including but not limited to the Department of Labor, Department of Revenue, County Assessor, Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Provides project managers and department leaders with financial information necessary to carry out their assigned
  • Coordinates the management and maintenance of accounting computer systems with IKM’s outside Information Technology
  • Assures protection for the assets of the business through internal control and auditing
  • Works in conjunction with the CFO to establish and execute programs for the provision of required capital for business Coordinates the long-range fiscal strategy of the enterprise, assesses the financial requirements implicit in the plan and develops alternative ways in which financial requirements can be satisfied.
  • Manages the cash-flow position of the Responsibility includes authority to establish credit and collections and purchasing policies and to establish schedules for the payment of bills and financial obligations.
  • Reviews agreements concerning financial obligations, such as contracts for products or services and other actions requiring a commitment of financial
  • Maintains relationships with financial institutions in conjunction with the CF Administers banking arrangements and loan agreements. Maintains adequate sources for the company’s current borrowings from commercial banks and other lending institutions.
  • Ensures the maintenance of appropriate financial records and preparation of required financial reports, including monthly distribution of financial packages to the Board of Directors and
  • Oversees the granting of credit and the collection of accounts due the company, including supervision of required special arrangements for
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements and maintaining records. Cultivates professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications as needed

    Director Of Finance Requirements & Skills

    • Considerable experience in accounting related to business operations, including management and accounting for accounts receivable, accounts payable, maintenance of a general ledger, credit, collections, and
    • Experience in implementing and maintaining internal controls, processing payroll, budgeting, costing, and financial statements preparation and
    • 7-1O years of financial management and accounting Experience with professional service firms preferred.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, or finance is A CPA credential is preferred. An MBA in finance is also preferred, but not required.
    • Experience in the preparation of budgets and
    • Experience in supervisory and human resource roles.
    • Strong PC skills including Excel, Word and Deltek
    • Strong organizational, analytical, verbal, and written communication
    • Ability to inspire, train, and develop people in a professional setting
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Emerging Professional

  • Seeking enthusiastic professionals that are on the path to licensure (1-3 years of experience)
  • Collaborate alongside mentors and team members in the design process
  • Receive licensure support, study materials and exam reimbursement
  • Acquire real professional development and mentorship
  • Attend on-site construction reviews
  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture (professional degree) is required. Degree must be from an accredited school of architecture
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Architect I & II Roles

  • Seeking enthusiastic professionals that have 5-8 years of professional experience
  • Healthcare and Science & Technology experience a plus
  • Solid technical foundation in the building sciences that leads to an understanding of how buildings go together and how to effectively document that process
  • Ability to lead projects from schematic design through construction administration
  • Ability to coordinate staff to achieve outstanding results
  • Responsible for design and technical underpinning of assigned projects, including investigate, evaluation and recommendation of design solutions that best meet our design aspirations and the client’s goals
  • Commitment to deliver outstanding results at every step of the delivery process
  • Responsible for project specifications including data gathering and analysis
  • Knowledge of local and regional jurisdictional authority and code requirements (including NFPA, IBC, FGI, and other codes or standards of care)
  • Current registration required
  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture (professional degree) is required. Degree must be from an accredited school of architecture
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Project Manager Role

  • Seeking enthusiastic professionals that have 8+ years of project management experience
  • Lead projects through all phases of development.
  • Drive overall client satisfaction through effective use of pull planning and other lean process tools
  • Facilitate design sessions and, “Big Room,” workshops with stakeholders to gain consensus on project vision and guiding principles
  • Analyze and design architecture to support program vision
  • Prepares work-plans for project success
  • Works with project team to prepare and present design solutions to design leadership and client
  • Ability to communicate with and coordinate with consultants
  • Lead the development of project work plans and schedule development, including fee and budget analysis
  • Be a strong advocate for the Client’s design, financial, and schedule goals for the project
  • Participate in negotiating and development of contractual agreements with the Owner and consulting team members
  • Coordinate and participate with business development team members for the pursuit of new opportunities
  • Implement quality control and technical assurance protocols
  • Establish transparent communication protocols, to assure well-coordinated documentation of the project
  • Mentor younger staff within the project team
  • Knowledge of local and regional jurisdictional authority and code requirements (including NFPA, IBC, FGI, and other codes or standards of care)
  • Must possess the ability to apply critical thinking, influencing strategies and decision making within a team structure
  • Current registration required
  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture (professional degree) is required. Degree must be from an accredited school of architecture
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Advantages to IKM

  • Signing bonus or support for H1B Visa application process
  • Comprehensive employee benefit package
  • Competitive salary, 401K, and bonus program
  • Open paid time off (PTO) program
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and tradition specific holidays
  • Professional organization dues reimbursed
  • We believe that our people are extraordinary and value their growth. When you join IKM, you will be joining a firm that cultivates growth by building a culture of curiosity, communication, education, and equality; where all staff can learn and grow to their greatest potential.
  • Access to educational conferences to support professional growth and knowledge acquisition
  • Opportunities to utilize the IKM maker-space and VR tools to explore ideas and push boundaries
  • Help us make a difference and have fun while you do it!
  • Join our commitment to community involvement

All Architectural Positions Require

  • Excellent thinking and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for making a difference
  • Quest for knowledge, a curious spirit, and an embracement of technology
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative abilities that applies to a team approach to problem solving and execution
  • Familiar with Bluebeam, Rhino, Enscape, Lumion, Photoshop, Microsoft Suite, REVIT, and SketchUp