Technical Transportation Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Cary, NC

Job Purpose

WithersRavenel, an ESOP company is currently actively recruiting to the fill the position of Technical Transportation Project Manager.

A leader-at-heart? An engineer-at-heart? Both? If so, WithersRavenel and this open position may be just the thing to meet your professional heart’s desires! We are seeking talented individuals for this key position in Cary, North Carolina!

Technical Transportation Project Managers are registered professionals in the civil engineering industry that lead and support other dedicated, skilled engineers, planners, landscape architects, or other technical staff from both a project and team perspective. They are responsible for their designs and associated deliverables and serve as a senior technical advisor and practice leader within the group. Responsibilities include project coordination, communication, and compliance with best practice processes and standards, as well as promotion of our WithersRavenel culture and core values. At our company, Technical Transportation Project Managers play highly important roles that bring about client satisfaction, project success and a positive, fun team environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Project and Client Management

  • Responsible for budget and schedule management of the technical aspects of projects
  • Forecast workload and address gaps
  • Communicate with Clients for assigned projects
  • Communicate with PM’s and Assistant PM’s regularly and proactively
  • Lead project/contracting scoping, fee development, contract negotiations, and execution


  • Oversight and preparation of construction documents and specifications
  • Preparation of reports and studies
  • Preparation for and attendance and participation in public meetings
  • Reviewing and managing designs prepared by others
  • Directing others in performing or self-performing designs for all types of roadway infrastructure projects based on AASHTO, NCDOT, FHWA, and/or local municipalities design standards and criteria
  • Understand traffic studies and implement recommendations
  • Initiate and monitor quality control (QC) processes and teach technical aspects and policies
  • Analyze technical problems; devise new or improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions
  • Investigate, promote, and integrate new technologies in collaboration with management

Personnel and Team Leadership

  • Lead, supervise, and monitor direct reports to achieve the goals and strategies for the Team and Department
  • Lead career path planning, mentorship, and development, performance plans, mentoring, and resource sharing for direct reports
  • Create a positive environment; lead and engage in Company, Department, and Team meetings routinely, team building efforts, and community involvement

Client and Business Development

  • Responsible for cultivation of existing relationships and creating new relationships to increase Transportation work
  • Assist in strategic pursuit of potential clients for Transportation work
  • Seek opportunities for cross-selling to enhance and expand our existing client relationships during and after projects


Required qualifications include:

  • Registration as a Professional in the appropriate field of expertise, i.e. P.E.
  • Self-motivated, engaged, and team-oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to mentor and lead technical staff
  • Energetic, flexible, confident, and forward thinking
  • 4 to 8+ years of experience in the appropriate field of expertise
  • 3+years of experience in leading teams

Preferred qualifications include:

  • AutoCAD, MicroStation, AutoCAD Civil3D, GEOPAK, and/or graphic software experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications

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