RRM Design Group is currently seeking a full-time Manager of Architecture to join our Architecture team! This curious and motivated individual will lead the architecture studio, directing business planning, staff management, and profitability; to develop new streams of project opportunities and solicit work with new and repeat clients. 

Your role looks like:
  • Overseeing all aspects of projects, including design, production, and quality control, and leading in the development and maintenance of the project budgets and schedules
  • Mentoring junior staff in the design process firm-wide
  • Assigning senior project managers and project managers and teams to projects.
  • Managing studio staffing, including scheduling, reviews, mentoring, discipline, and employee relations; to ensure a healthy workgroup culture and strong teamwork environment
  • Working with other workgroup managers to provide leadership and consistency in ( workload and staffing, quality control and standardized procedures, training and education, etc.) 
  • Developing budgets, tasks, and contract negotiations for private and public clients
  • Attending or leading client interviews/presentations
  • Preparing complete proposals in coordination with the Marketing Group
  • Upholding and fulfilling RRM’s mission, purpose statement, strategic plan, and core values
What you’ll bring to the table
  • A Bachelor’s degree in architecture
  • A California Architectural license
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of architecture experience 
  • Design expertise in one or more market areas.
  • Current knowledge of professional codes, laws, computer applications, and trends.
Above & Beyond:
  • Master’s of Architecture or master’s in business administration.

We’re eager to learn more about your qualifications and interest in joining our team!  


Ensuring the health and happiness of our RRMers is paramount to how we run our business. RRM Design Group is a 100% employee-owned multidiscipline design firm with a full spectrum of services including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil and structural engineering, and surveying. Our offices are located along the California coast from Orange County to the Bay Area. Over one-third of our workforce has been with us for a decade or more and we work on engaging projects in several diverse markets throughout the state.

We value the diversity of intersecting identities and strive to maintain an environment that is equitable, respectful, and inclusive. We expect our work environments to be places of diverse engagement and informed discourse. Ultimately, we acknowledge that our standards of excellence as a multidiscipline design firm are not separate from the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The hiring range for this role is targeted at $123,636- $150,925 per year dependent on skills and experience.

Need more information about this position? Email careers@rrmdesign.com for quick answers to any questions.

What is a RRMer?

A RRMer (also known as an employee of RRM) is an individual who exhibits strong communication skills, cultivates a passion for what they do, is eager to learn and likes to have fun! At RRM, our goal is to foster a community of collaboration and inclusivity, and each RRMer owns their contribution to this environment. In this job, you’ll be working with people like:

100% Employee Owned
We Own This!

In 2018, RRM accomplished the pivotal goal of transitioning to a 100% employee-owned company. As an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) corporation, once meeting eligibility criteria, RRMers have an ownership interest in the company. This is a direct reflection of our culture, one that is a supportive team. We are all striving to grow this company forward so that we can continue to create projects that promote sustainability and social good, giving back to our communities we live and work in and supporting staff so they can support their families. We are a team working together towards common goals.

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RRM takes great care to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Our package includes:

  • 100% Paid Health Premiums for our Employees (Medical, Dental, & Vision)
  • Telemedicine
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • ESOP
  • 401(k) with an Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term Disability, & Long Term Care insurances
  • Paid Holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Learning & development program, RRM University (RRMU)
  • Mentoring opportunities and clear paths for career growth
  • Unparalleled company community and more!
What Drives Us?

RRM’s mission and core values are the make-up of who we are and how we operate day-to-day. These values define our company culture and are the basis for all behavior and decision making. Head to Our Mission to see a description of all our core values and why we are passionate about Creating Environments People Enjoy.

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