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Senior Civil Project Manager

  1. Cities & development
  2. Austin
R-111110

Senior Project Manager

Why join us?

Are you stuck at a company with no real opportunity or variety as a project manager?  AtkinsRéalis seeks a highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, Texas, Civil Engineering Group as a Senior Project Manager.  Our project managers do it all – provide professional and project management expertise in the direction of highly unconventional projects requiring multiple technical units and/or subconsultants, heavy regulatory agency involvement, or extremely complex technical requirements. You will function as a mentor to project managers and technical professionals to assist in their training and development. Our project managers also perform the basic project functions of production supervising the design of site plans, grading plans, public streets, utilities, and stormwater controls.  They work on local, state and federal projects that include small, medium and large sites, design-bid-build, and design-build projects.  Our project managers work on, and may travel to, federal projects throughout North America, as well as Europe and the Middle East.  They also work with other civil engineering groups in numerous offices across the US.  Come join AtkinsRéalis, where opportunities abound.

About Us

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Our Austin office works on a variety of exciting projects for Federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency; State agencies such as Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas Department of Transportation; local municipalities including Travis County, Williamson County, and the City of Austin; local school districts such as the Leander Independent School District; local and national land developers; and many more clients too numerous to list.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Coordinate and participate in contract negotiations with clients and subconsultants, and draft very complex professional service agreements, arranging for their review and execution by senior management. Conduct Quality Control and Assurance Plan reviews of less complicated professional services agreements.
  • Direct project team compliance with contract terms, monitor subcontractors' progress, performance and compliance with contractual commitments; participate in contract dispute resolution and litigation concerning project performance, administration and other liability issues; review and approve subconsultant and vendor invoices, and resolve payment disputes.
  • Develop, communicate and manage project quality assurance, administrative procedures, communication guidelines, project deliverable formats and specifications, and progress reporting requirements.
  • Monitor schedules, billings and reports; ensure appropriate charging of manhours, costs and expenses to projects; assist in obtaining payment from clients; resolve client disputes and adjust billing records as required; communicate project progress/status to senior management and alert them of project production, quality control or financial performance problems.
  • Identify new business opportunities for the firm, coordinate and participate in project presentations to clients and other external groups, and promote firm's capabilities, marketing its services among existing and prospective clients.
  • Participate in project opportunity evaluation, consultant selection, and in the preparation of firm's qualification/experience statements.
  • Guide, review, supervise and/or coordinate the work of a multidisciplinary project team made up of widely diverse internal teams and subconsultants.
  • Coordinate communications between internal and external associates and client, and between firm and regulatory agencies. Maintain frequent contact with clients and regulatory agency personnel to determine their respective needs and requirements, and serve as an expert witness at project hearings and judicial proceedings if necessary.
  • Supervise other project managers, technical professionals and other design staff including managing weekly project workload and manpower forecasting.
  • Conduct project management training workshops and serve as mentor to associate project managers and project managers.
  • Monitor and report financial status of projects to technical managers.
  • Perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

Special Skills

  • Proven interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; strong project financial management and team management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency.
  • Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary.
  • The position also requires the ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise appropriate solutions. Ability to work under the pressure of multiple projects and deadlines.
  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D knowledge and understanding required.
  • Land Development experience is preferred.
  • Technical writing, computer and communications skills required. 
  • ProjectWise, Bluebeam and MS Project knowledge and understanding is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Austin Metro-area development requirements is also a plus.

Education and Experience

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred.
  • Ten to twenty years of experience with a minimum of 4 years as a project manager.

Professional Registrations

  • Texas P.E. license (or ability to obtain within 6 months) is required.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work.

Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • PTO plus two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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India

Content type

Blogs

Publish date

07/24/2024

Summary

Hello! I'm Shaila, Associate Director and IT Business Partner at AtkinsRéalis in India. I lead diverse projects, nurture teams, and champion equality, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I). Using my

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