Project Staffing Coordinator

Strada, a multi-disciplinary design firm, is seeking a project staffing coordinator in Pittsburgh to serve our three studios in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Chapel Hill.

The ideal candidate has building design service experience in coordinating diverse, multi-disciplined project teams and is someone who loves the challenge of creating a smooth workflow and project team member satisfaction. This individual should possess strong communication skills and the ability to develop or use tools to mitigate project process interruptions and delays.

Our cross-disciplinary approach to design is immersive, human-centric, and diverse. We actively leverage the expertise and talents from the variety of disciplines across our studios to achieve exceptional results for our clients. We look for individuals who are talented and passionate about their work. The project staffing coordinator must fully embrace this approach to design services. This team member will ensure we have cohesive, enduring teams for projects that meet the skill sets, talents, and capabilities we need for each project’s success. The project staffing coordinator must work to ensure individual team member development by assigning project roles to help them reach their goals and aspirations as design professionals.

The project staffing coordinator will play a crucial role in our ability to deliver services efficiently and achieve great design success. The role requires design insight, and respect for team leadership, with the ability to collaborate and work through disparate goals, schedules, and requirements.

The project staffing coordinator will be tasked with engaging with and getting to know the talents of our diverse team, creating opportunity and skillset matrices for use in helping project team leaders build successful teams, and working with our software tools such as Mosaic to manage staff assignments.

This individual must collaborate with the entire leadership team at Strada, including our human resources and financial teams.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create workflow staffing schedules for Principals, Associates, and Project Managers incorporating project team member roles, tasks, skills, PTO, and learning objectives for all projects and internal initiatives
  • Use predictive analytics and other tools to forecast team member availability against work volume to allow effective planning and management of resources
  • Implement, develop, and maintain software tools and charts to assist in analyzing staffing on projects and for commitments to firm initiatives, training, and other ongoing activities across all studios
  • Assist finance team in creating effective time and cost reporting templates for use by project managers

 

REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Degree in architecture, planning, logistics, supply chain management, or human resource management; a combination of design and logistics degrees and / or experience would be exceptionally desirable
  • Proficiency in project management software and Microsoft Office suite
  • Detail oriented and highly organized, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic team environment and to apply collaborative resolutions to challenges
  • Demonstrated excellence in problem-solving and judgment
  • Superb written/verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to working in an environment that fosters teamwork, excellence, respect, accountability, and diversity

ABOUT US

Strada is a place unlike any other. It is a place where you will solve diverse, complex challenges alongside thoughtful and talented individuals who lead with curiosity and empathy. We are dedicated professionals who intentionally craft moments that help our team to pause, create, and connect. We respect work-life balance, promote design engagement, and encourage you to follow your passions.

Strada is a 70-person, highly collaborative design firm with expertise in higher education, multi-family, life sciences and laboratory, mixed-use development, and hospitality design. Disciplines include architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, exhibit design, and historic preservation.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and representative portfolio of your work. Please email one PDF containing all application materials to Carolyn Brinker at cbrinker@stradallc.com.