- Developing, organizing and reviewing building plans
- Preparing construction contracts for general contractors
- Interviewing and hiring contractors for projects
- Formulating cost estimates based on equipment, materials and labor requirements
- Ensuring that construction projects meet environmental, safety, structural, zoning and aesthetic standards
- Determining and scheduling different stages of the building process, in accordance to the client needs.
- Monitoring the progress of the project and ascertain whether phases of the construction process are in compliance with building plans and project deadlines
- After building completion, project managers may provide additional services for expansion and relocation projects
- Creativity, as architects are responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the project are aesthetically pleasing, and must resolve any cosmetic issues if they arise
- Organizational skills, as architectural project managers will need to keep on top of paperwork, contracts, arrange meetings with clients and delegate and manage contractors.
- Leadership skills, as they are responsible for managing and directing other professionals involved in the project
- Communication skills, as architectural project managers must share their ideas, both in written and verbal format, with clients, other architects, construction workers and all other professionals involved in the process
- Analytical skills, as architectural project managers must understand complexed designs and the context in which they were created. Furthermore, they must be able to explain this to other people
- Technical skills, as architectural project managers need to use CADD technology to create plans as part of building information modeling (BIM)
- Visualization skills, as architectural project managers must be able to look at the big picture and envision how a building will look once completed