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Senior Project Manager

Company: Murraysmith
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

What gets you out of bed each morning? Is it knowing you're pursuing your passion for designing and building roads and bridges? Is it that you're helping better the communities in which you live and work? Or is it that you get the opportunity to work on and lead transportation projects every day? We have an opportunity for an outstanding individual to join the team as a Senior Project Manager.

We are looking for an experienced Transportation focused Project Manager who have a knack for organization and a passion for transportation engineering to join our team of seller-doers. Use your technical and managerial skills to serve our clients and communities while working with an awesome team of engineers in the process.---You'll tackle unique and provocative projects and have an opportunity to help lead the company's technical and project delivery initiatives.

Project Management Responsibilities

Preparation of proposals on projects with subsequent project management responsibilities. Project management for existing or new transportation projects for new facilities, planning studies for roadway improvements, regional transportation planning, and design of transportation improvements. Plan, organize, and staff key positions. Demonstrate the ability to organize and lead teams of project staff, and to delegate appropriate project responsibilities. This includes budgeting, scheduling, directing subordinates, prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines, and communicating with superiors and clients. Coordinates and directs multidisciplinary project delivery involving many stakeholders including clients, the public, subconsultants, approval agencies, and permitting agencies. Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of corporate policy. Represent company in project meetings, manage financial aspects of contracts (fee payment, subconsultants, expenses, etc.) to protect company's interest and simultaneously maintain good relationship with Client. Serve as key contact with client's project manager and project director for all job-related issues. Responsible for report writing and production as well as oversight of report writing and production by subordinates. When acting as project manager, develops and implements major presentations, with input from the Principal-in-Charge. Supervise the work of project engineers and serve as a mentor less experienced project managers and project engineers.

Technical Expertise

Recognized as an expert in the field. In addition to technical expertise is demonstration of the ability to work as a member of a team. Serve as lead technical person and senior reviewer for larger and technically complex projects. Present technical information to clients and in public project presentations. Serve as mentor to less experienced technical staff. Provide proactive leadership to design engineers and project engineers in area of expertise. Write articles and make conference presentations in area(s) of specialized expertise. Design of plans, specifications and cost estimates for roadway and bridge improvement projects. Oversee analyses performed by subordinates including Senior, Associate, and Assistant Engineers and Technicians. Provide quality control of all work products and products prepared by others.


Marketing skills involves responsibility in developing leads, developing and maintaining contacts within the field, converting current projects into follow-on projects, bringing in new work, writing proposals, participating in proposal presentations, negotiating contracts, writing articles and/or making conference presentations. Maintain a network of contacts within the field. Identify marketing leads related to project work and develop substantial amounts of new business. Market clients for future projects in close consultation with the Principal-in-Charge. Serve as lead technical staff to develop proposals and proposal presentations, with primary responsibility for draft and final budgets. Serve as lead presenter for proposal interviews. Write articles, attend conferences for marketing purposes, make conference presentations and participate in industry organizations. Represent the company at functions within the engineering community to enhance the company's image.


Involvement in company administration includes coordinating and developing aspects of information management, technical management, and the project management process through committee participation and active leadership.


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. License Professional Engineer in California


Extensive (15 or more years) of diversified engineering experience in infrastructure (roadway or bridge design projects), at least seven of which have been in a supervisory or management capacity consisting of planning, cost control, designing, and construction of engineering projects.

This job description may have been redacted to relay a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. In some instances, it may not describe all tasks that may be assigned. As business demands change, the essential functions of some positions may also change. Position requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment background checks and drug screening

Keywords: Murraysmith, Walnut Creek , Senior Project Manager, Executive , Walnut Creek, California

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