Ghafari Project Architect/PM (Global) in Dearborn, Michigan


The Project Architect/PM will support the dealership renovation efforts of clients in the U.S. by leading the production of technical drawings and specifications, and coordinating the related work of the other disciplines. This position will will be required to travel up to 25% of the time to international destinations. A valid passport is required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Hold on-site meetings to communicate facility design options with dealership executives until a design which meets the client’s branding requirements is chosen.

  • Prepare pre-schematic design services (architectural programming), as built reviews, and site and space analyses.

  • Establish the factual parameters of the design work (e.g., code, site restrictions, budget, and schedule restraints), identify building systems options and related performance and cost criteria, and assist in the presentation of design documents.

  • Formulate the project work plan based on an approved scope of work and lead the execution of the various tasks identified therein.

  • Set the project schedule and budget, and identifying changes to the scope of the work and related repercussions on project schedule and budget. Advise the Vice President of changes in the project workload.

  • Prepare site plans, floor plans, elevations and cost estimates.

  • Perform all in-house construction administration duties: respond to RFI’s, review and approve shop drawings, issue bulletins, etc.; assist in providing field-representation services (at the request of the Vice President)

  • Coordinate on-site meetings with local architects, dealers and contractors, municipalities, and provide assistance to insure on-time installations for all trades.

  • Update management with spreadsheets and online facility status reports and budgets.

  • Performs related duties as assigned


Employment Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering required; Masters preferred.

  • Registered Architect/Professional Engineer preferred


  • 7+ years related architecture experience

  • Previous experience managing projects and/or project teams is preferred


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and the Microsoft Suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to travel at least 1 week each month to an international location. A valid passport is required.


Ghafari Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services organization with a long-standing history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. With offices in North and South America, the Middle East and India, Ghafari serves a diverse client base across a variety of technically intensive market sectors. The firm distinguishes itself as an operations-focused practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, we follow an integrated approach to deliver solutions that synergize building systems and operations.

Ghafari was founded on innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in adopting the latest technologies in real project applications. That tradition continues today. Our 3D building information modeling (BIM) experience, combined with our expertise in integrated and lean project delivery and high definition laser scanning capabilities, is transforming the industry.

It is Ghafari Associates, L.L.C.’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2018-1311

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Architecture