Civil Project Manager

Holland, MI 49424

Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Management Job Number: AC5002313

Job Description

Position: Civil Project Manager

Location: Holland, Michigan

Reports to: Director of Civil Engineering 

Position Description: A client focused position working with and under the direction of the Director of Civil Engineering to lead the project team, manage the progress, budget, schedule, and client satisfaction for civil engineering projects, and coordinate with architects, agencies, and other consultants in completion of the work.

Education & Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Professional Engineer (PE) license in Michigan, in good standing. Must have at least 5 years of experience as a civil engineer.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must have ability to utilize project management practices, principles, and tools to manage the work, schedule, and budget for civil engineering projects. Must possess working knowledge of civil engineering concepts and their application, including storm water management, erosion control, design of water and sanitary infrastructure, grading design, and design of HMA and concrete pavements. Must have knowledge of general zoning ordinance requirements and municipal site plan approval process. Must have intermediate skills in application of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, or similar software, as well as basic skills in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and strong visualization skills. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, clients, agencies and vendors, and work well on a team. Must have ability to analyze technical information and exercise sound judgment. Must have the ability to deal in a sensitive and professional manner with co-workers, clients, agencies, and vendors, and the ability to retain and dispense confidential information appropriately. 

Essential Job Functions*: Civil Project Manager is responsible for performing the following functions (Reasonable accommodations will be provided, if necessary, for individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential job functions):

Client Satisfaction
  • Establishing and maintaining client communications.
  • Creating clear, effective project proposals. 
  • Determining schedule, budget, staffing requirements, and allocation of resources for completion of projects.

  • Completing, directing and reviewing project design for compliance with engineering principles, firm standards, client requirements, and municipal/industry standards.
  • Using, and directing the use of, computer aided design and drafting software and equipment to prepare engineering drawings.
  • Researching and analyzing existing reports, maps, as-built drawings, test data, and other information to plan and design project.
  • Preparing cost estimates, project specifications, reports, letters, proposals, and other engineering documents.
  • Adhering to Civil Group quality assurance/quality control procedures, and seeking opportunities to improve quality of service and deliverables.
  • Completing site visits, performing construction observation, and participating in meetings with client or reviewing agencies.

  • Establishing scope, budget, and schedule requirements for each project and task.
  • Coordinating with Director of Civil Engineering to ensure personnel and resources are appropriated for each project.
  • Directing and coordinating activities of project personnel to ensure project is completed on schedule and on budget.
  • Preparing project reports and budget tracking for management, client, or others.
  • Documenting and obtaining client approval for changes in scope, schedule or fee.
  • Providing an accurate accounting of time spent on projects on a weekly basis.
  • Seeking and suggesting ways to improve productivity and efficiency.

  • Maintaining neat & orderly work area.
  • Maintaining project files.
  • Providing guidance & development to fellow associates.
  • Observing & following the client’s Safety Program.
  • Observing & following the client’s vision, mission and core values.

Physical Capacity Requirements*: Sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 25 lbs., talking, hearing, finger dexterity and/or feeling, near vision, far vision. Must be able to travel, at times long distances, by car or truck.

Environmental Conditions*: Primary work environment will be in an office working at a computer workstation. Secondary work environment will include client offices, project sites, municipal and public agency offices. Terrain may be level or highly challenging.

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