Project administrators in architecture carry out administrative work relating to the construction of buildings and other structures. Some jobs require them to work with design teams to create building-plans or look over design plans and approve and modify them as necessary.
Architectural project administrators also have payroll and administrative duties, such as keeping work logs, project schedules, financial records, and other documentation relating to projects. They may also oversee the work in progress and note any problems in the operations, and may come up with solutions to improve work-flow. Management skills are highly beneficial and may be required for this position, as project administrators oversee the work of direct employees, stakeholders, and third-party contractors. They are often given a budget to meet, so they must enure that all finances are allocated properly.
These administrators look over contractors' requests for funds and approve them if needed and may be in charge of choosing which materials and other resources should be used. Multitasking skills are important, as they may have many duties and projects to oversee at once, and strong computer skills, including the ability to use AutoCAD, are often required. A bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field is generally required for this position, and some employers require a master’s degree.
Project Administrator, Architecture Tasks
Prepare, track, submit and file proposals, contracts, financial reports and other documentation.
Support key players with communication, travel, and meetings.
Coordinate, track and report on project plans and budgets.