Senior Project Manager (Civil Engineering Experience Required)

  • Full Time
  • Cary, NC

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Our Land Development Team has an opening for a Senior Project Manager in our Cary, NC office.

Job Purpose

Senior Project Managers are responsible and accountable for systematic and consistent execution of projects including the supervision and management of clients, people, processes, and resources for the mutual success of our Clients, Department, and Company. 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 the success and mentoring of the staff on their teams.

Duties & Responsibilities

Project, Client, and Team Management

  • Track and coordinate resource needs with PM’s and other Departments
  • Forecast workload for Team and address gaps or excessive workloads
  • Manage critical projects, delegate projects, and engage in design as necessary
  • Schedule and lead critical project meetings and assist PM’s with others
  • Represent our Company in communications with clients for critical projects and assist PM’s
  • Prepare critical agreements including scope, schedule, fees, and terms and conditions and communicate to project team members; review and authorize agreements for PM’s; review and approve subconsultant agreements
  • Monitor and report the financial performance of all Team projects and proactively address changes in scope, billing processes, schedules, and any settlements
  • Implement and monitor Accounting and Department procedures for invoicing and collections for Team and engage in procedure initiatives
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor of any significant challenge, deviation from procedures and metrics, or incidents that occurs on Team projects
  • Responsible for oversight of the Team and potentially approval for designs, construction plans, bid documents, technical specifications and construction cost estimates
  • Provide direction to and monitoring of your Team, utilizing experience to resolve scope, design, and other challenges ensuring adherence to all standards, QA/QC processes, and other policies related to project execution and management
  • Participate in project funding discussions and grant applications as appropriate

Technical and Practice Leadership

  • Responsible and accountable for coordination, input, and enforcement of all technical aspects and policies of the Department and Company
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for Team and Department. Determine and implement improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions
  • Lead quality control/quality assurance development and implementation consistent with Company and Department standards and the requirements of our clients and regulatory agencies
  • Lead, advocate, and monitor the use of current technology for design
  • Responsible for setting, monitoring, and achieving financial goals for the Team
  • Personnel and Team Leadership
  • Lead, supervise, and monitor all assigned Team Members to achieve the goals and strategies for the Department
  • Lead and/or participate in mentoring, career path planning and development (including training plans), performance plans, mentoring, and resource sharing for all Team Members
  • Lead, develop, and implement effective communication, performance management, and strategic skills needed to achieve Company, Department, Team, and project goals.
  • Lead, develop, and participate in Department/Company recruitment efforts and building your Team as directed
  • Foster a positive environment; lead and engage in Company, Department, and Team meetings routinely, team building efforts, and community involvement
  • Report and assist HR (as required) in the resolution of personnel issues for PM’s and the Team as necessary

Client and Business Development

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and participate in existing strategic client development and relationship processes for the Department and Team
  • Coordinate the development of marketing collateral
  • Monitor, review, and lead RFQ responses for responsible business sector
  • Track, input, and monitor Team’s sales pipeline per Department and Company requirements
  • Seek opportunities for cross-selling to enhance and expand our existing client relationships during and after projects
  • Lead in strategic pursuit of potential clients per Department initiatives and our core values including organizing and participation in conferences/networking events


Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Professional Engineer
  • 12+ years of engineering experience with 6+ years managing teams
  • Self-motivated, engaged, team-oriented, and strategic thinking with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Strong leadership and team building and engagement skills as well as excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Experience with business and strategic planning processes
  • Proven track record of developing existing and new client relationships
  • Proven Track record of mentoring and coaching
  • Demonstrate personal investment in your career
  • Energetic, flexible, confident, and forward thinking

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