513.621.6211 info@kzf.com

We are looking for an experienced project manager.

The ideal Project Manager for KZF Design’s Commercial & Industrial Group is an experienced, creative, confident leader who is able to inspire and coordinate a team of professionals, their work and project deadlines.
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He or she must be an expert listener and communicator both internally as well as externally. Ideally a life-long learner, this person can also act as an inspiring mentor to those in their charge.

We are looking for an ambitious Project Manager who is a strong negotiator, financially literate and professionally seasoned, as well as approachable. The Project Manager is organized, efficient and focused in executing their day to day responsibilities – and is accountable for their performance as well as that of their team. It is important that they can evaluate and prioritize tasks of greatest importance – at times in a non-linear fashion – using sound, decisive judgement while balancing the measured risks on each project.

Proactive involvement in the pursuit of new business relationships and opportunities is required. Therefore, this person should share KZF’s belief in being client-focused, honest, forward-thinking and understand the significance of representing KZF Design, maintaining a professional appearance and attitude at all times. He or she must be charismatic and friendly, capable of establishing and building new relationships with external clients, as well as maintaining existing relationships.

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The responsibilities of the Project Manager for KZF’s Workplace Design Studio include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Manage internal and external project teams
  • Manage clients through all phases of a relationship
  • Responsibly make and keep promises to our clients
  • Develop budgets, proposals, schedules, project plans and staffing plans
  • Build a network of professional relationships within the private sector to support business development activities
  • Identify, qualify and pursue potential clients and project opportunities
  • Increase sales, market share, network and client base
  • Meet scope, schedule and budget expectations on projects by consistently monitoring key metrics, milestones, etc. while proactively making adjustments as necessary to ensure success
  • Create and lead formal and informal presentations for internal and external audiences
  • Navigate within multi-layer management structures
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts within AIA standard documents
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Do you meet these specifications?


  • Registered Architect or Engineer
  • Professionally accredited degree or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated project management experience
  • Demonstrated management of direct reports, and internal/external consultants
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor key metrics, milestones, etc. and proactively make adjustments as necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop and prepare project proposals including defining scope, budget and schedule with a strong technical writing background
  • Support of client and networking efforts through out of office/after hours event attendance, leading to demonstrated new client acquisition/project opportunities
  • Evidence of career progression and professional growth
  • Proficient with MS Office suite and AutoCAD


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation by Project Management Institute, or willingness for PMP track acceptable
  • Demonstrated experience successfully executing business development strategies and securing new clients/projects
  • Demonstrated experience in Workplace Design Strategies implementation
  • Proficient with full suite of Revit software
  • Experience editing and negotiating standard A/E contracts
  • Comfortable leveraging technology in all aspects of business


  • Demonstrated leadership in professional and/or civic organizations
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite software preferred
  • Experience utilizing CRM, Salesforce or similar business development management software

What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:

  • KZF is financially strong and stable
  • KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
  • The company serves five diverse marketplaces in the public and private sectors
  • KZF has many long term public and private financially stable clients
  • Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
  • KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
  • KZF offers true “full service” with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, planning services
  • For 31 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May-2015)
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier Feb-2016)
  • We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 60 years
  • Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
  • Stable workforce with an average tenure of 15 years
  • Good Benefits including health care, life and disability insurance and 401-k matching

The Team says:

  • A warm culture – people genuinely care and support one another
  • A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
  • Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
  • Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
  • A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
  • Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
  • Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
  • A company where you can grow – changing for the better and you can be a part of it
  • Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
  • A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
  • High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
  • A great downtown location in a LEED Gold and ENERGY STAR office designed by us
  • Awesome, open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration