Assistant PM (Professional Engineer I) – Civil Engineering Experience and PE Required

  • Full Time
  • Cary, NC

Do you have a passion for excellence in everything you do? WithersRavenel is looking for individuals that have a drive for client satisfaction, collaboration and community. Your reward for your commitment? OWNERSHIP. As a 100% employee-owned company, every employee is also an owner—which adds a powerful and unique dimension to our vibrant company culture. Bring your talent and collaborative spirit and join our team of employee owners at WithersRavenel!

We have an opportunity to join our team as an Assistant Project Manager in our Residential Land Development Group in our Cary, NC office.

Job Purpose

Assistant Project Managers are responsible and accountable to assist Project Managers (PMs) in the systematic and consistent execution of projects. Responsibilities include coordination, communication, and enforcement of Company and Department processes, procedures, and standards and the promotion of Company culture and core values. They are responsible for contributing towards a positive and collaborative working environment with PMs and their Teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project and Client Management

  • Assist PMs in the implementation and management of projects and organization and collaboration of team members
  • Manage small projects per PM delegation, oversee and delegate tasks, and engage in design of projects; keep PM abreast of project progress
  • Schedule and participate in project meetings
  • Prepare agreements including scope, schedule, work plan, fees, and terms and conditions with PM direction and approval
  • Monitor and report the financial performance of projects to PM (Office Earnings, Multiplier, etc.) and proactively communicate changes in scope, billing processes, and schedules to PM

Technical and Practice Leadership

  • Analyze technical problems; devise new or improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions; and communicate those to the PM for approval and implementation
  • Provide quality control/quality assurance consistent with Company and Department standards and the requirements of our clients and regulatory agencies

Personnel Leadership

  • Assist PM to achieve the goals and strategies for the Team and Department
  • Participate in mentorship, career path planning and development, performance plans, mentoring, and resource sharing for all supervised Team Members and per PM direction
  • Participate in effective communication and performance management needed to achieve Company, Department, Team, and project goals

Client and Business Development

  • Responsible for cultivation of existing personal business relationships including periodic client meetings, proposal and budget development, and obtaining feedback with consultation from PM
  • Seek opportunities for cross-selling to enhance and expand our existing client relationships during and after projects


Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) in NC or ability to obtain NC PE in six months
  • 5+ years of engineering experience and demonstrated leadership within teams
  • Self-motivated, engaged, and team-oriented
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of contracts, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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