Project Manager


5325 S. Valentia Way | Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Ricca Design Studios, a 45-year old leading international culinary and restaurant design firm headquartered in Denver, is seeking a Project Manager to join our growing team in our Boston office, located in Norwell, MA.

Ricca at its core is an industry leading culinary & laundry design firm, committed to thought leadership in the foodservice industry.  Beyond delivering successful projects, Ricca is made up of the “best and the brightest” in the industry in “creating what’s next”.  We are and are looking for colleagues who possess: 

  • Burning sense of obligation and a sense of urgency

  • Deep sense of design excellence

  • Personal integrity

  • Desire to inspire, mentor and coach each other

  • Urgency to learn and obtain knowledge of our industry

Scope of Position


Coordinate the execution of project Contract Documents, Bidding or Negotiating and Contract Administration Phases with the Project Director and Studio Principal.


Essential Functions & Responsibilities


  • Assist in the preparation of all documents, manufacturer cut books, estimates of probable cost, and equipment specifications

  • Assist Project Director in the refinement of established project budgets and monitor adherence of those budgets

  • Assist with the coordination of outside contractors, consultants, and/or representatives

  • Analyze and notify the Project Director of all CAD manpower requirements

  • Conduct correspondence and communications with contractors during the Contract Administration Phase

  • Ensure the conformance of contract documents to Ricca’s technical drafting standards

  • Ensure that the project is in compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, and ordinances

  • Review and administrate shop drawings, alternates, and/or substitutions, and maintain all appropriate logs

  • Conduct field inspections and assume primary responsibility for field report follow-up

  • Assist in the preparation of the project punch list and oversee project closeout

  • Maintain record set of contract documents




  • Maintain and expand professional capabilities through involvement in field, research of available documentation, membership and participation in related professional organizations, pursuance of appropriate continuing education opportunities

  • Keep the Studio Project Director fully informed of schedules, schedule changes, workloads and any unusual conditions or problems that may require management consideration

  • Submit expense reports and time sheets within Ricca’s policy guidelines

  • Assist in miscellaneous project/office duties as required

  • Assist Project Director in personnel appraisals

  • Assist in providing team and over-the-shoulder training/coaching as needed

  • Collaborate with consultants and clients to ensure efficient data sharing

  • Implement Revit effectively

  • Provide on-going support for the project teams

  • Produce SD thru CD documentation drawings 



Qualifications, Skills & Abilities


  • Any combination of education and work experience totaling five years in the field of foodservice design and/or operations appropriate to the position

  • Knowledge of Foodservice Design and construction methodologies

  • Proficient drafting skill, both manual and CAD

  • General graphic communication skills

  • Sensitive to Foodservice Design concepts

  • Ability to complete, direct, and/or manage the production of CAD staff

  • Ability to implement Foodservice Design concepts

  • Leadership abilities, attention to detail management, and aptitude for sound judgment

  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Minimum two years of experience and technical proficiency with Revit Architecture

  • Fundamental experience with AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD Architecture

  • Knowledge of BIM/Management and Integrated Project Delivery concepts

  • Good understanding of architectural project workflows (SD, DD, and CD phases) and project management

  • Familiarity with design & visualization applications a plus (3DS Max, Sketch Up, and Adobe Creative Suite)

  • Food service and laundry knowledge a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communications

  • Strong teamwork, communication, and organizational skills

  • The ability to multi‐task

  • A willingness to learn 

Ricca Design Studios is a unique culinary design firm, offering a single professional source for the design of both back-of-house and front-of-house areas of projects. Since 1973, Ricca Design Studio's Culinary and Laundry Divisions have been one of the leading consulting/design firms in the world. Projects completed span all seven continents, all 50 states, and all major market types. Our Culinary Division continuously establishes the standard for design innovation in foodservice, as well as the project process itself.

Full time position with benefits in the DTC area. No phone calls about this job, please.

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