Secret Laboratory Project Manager

Company Overview


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We build secret laboratories! Not the “beneath-an-extinct-volcano” kind — although we’re always up for a challenge (sorry, no supervillains).

APROE is a San Francisco prototyping company, with a unique specialty: we design and create advanced R&D facilities for some of the Bay Area’s most-prominent tech companies. Most of our projects are so badass that we can’t even say.

We’re looking for a Project Manager with experience in construction and architecture to help us create exceptional workspaces — from machine shops to microscopy labs, we design facilities that enable teams to achieve more.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced Project Manager with outstanding written, verbal, and visual communication skills. The Project Manager needs to be an efficient conduit of information between disparate stakeholders including: clients, architects, MEP engineers, general contractors, riggers, machine vendors, etc.

You’re a flexible, quick-thinker, able to integrate into projects that are already under way and provide relevant guidance after a short period of familiarization. Our subject matter is varied enough to require reliance on a number of experts for guidance — but familiarity with construction processes, architectural design, shop tools, and laboratory equipment is required.

You are well-versed in CAD, and will work directly with our CAD specialists to ensure the timely, accurate completion of detailed, complex deliverables. The ideal candidate can jump into Revit to quickly produce drawings when requested by a client.

You are upbeat and communicative, drama-averse, self-starting, self-directing, and eager to learn. You should be equally comfortable in the shop, the office, the worksite, and in client-facing opportunities.

This position reports to the Facility Setup Manager, and will be part of a team of 4-5 other Project Managers and CAD specialists all working together on several shared projects. This is a full time position with a competitive hourly rate. We think the diversity of our team makes us stronger, and we encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

In accordance with public safety guidelines, and in consideration of the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, all employees of APROE are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and proof of vaccination must be provided.

Job Categories

  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
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Job Duties

- Track budgets and timelines while juggling multiple other tasks, prioritizing accordingly.
- Coordinate rapidly-changing details regarding construction, purchasing, installation, timeline, and budget.
- Conduct and oversee machine-research, speaking with vendors and other machine experts.
- Track research efforts using APROE’s templates and tools.
- Coordinate CAD models of machines and buildings using internal resources.
- Facilitate communications between machine vendors, architects, MEP engineers, and the client

Job Requirements

- Minimum 5 years experience in Project Management
- Architectural training, or equivalent facility-development experience
- High level proficiency in creating, editing, and checking architectural drawing sets
- Minimum 5 years experience with Autodesk Revit
- Proficient in MS Office, Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat (experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus).
- Excellent command of the spoken and written word, including technical terms and jargon.

Physical Requirements:
- Ability to travel by car and air.
- Ability to stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to pick up 50 pounds.
- Ability to negotiate construction sites in various stages of completion, including stairs and other obstacles.
- Are not a supervillain.

Skills/Experience Preferred




8 paid holidays, 80 hours PTO, medical and dental insurance and life insurance



Resume Required


Cover letter Required


Other Application Requirements

Please write something about yourself in the cover letter and why you would like to work with APROE!