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Water / Wastewater Senior Project Manager

Company: McGill Associates, P.A.
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

McGill Associates provides a full array of engineering, land planning, and consulting services to public and private clients in eastern Tennessee, North Carolina, and southeast Virginia. McGill supports a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of schedules and workplace options including hybrid and compressed schedules. *We are currently seeking highly motivated candidates for a Senior Project Manager role on our Water / Wastewater Team in Raleigh, NC.* We recognize that compensation, benefits, and paid time off can help our employees maintain a healthy work/life balance. McGill is proud to offer flexible and hybrid schedules, competitive salary and bonuses, health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, disability and group term life insurance, and a safe harbor 401(k) match. We also encourage our employee's professional development by paying for license renewals and professional fees or memberships, along with providing tuition assistance. Summary As the Water / Wastewater Senior Project Manager, you will provide overall management direction for clients, projects and production personnel assigned to their team. You will coordinate assignments of a design and production personnel team under their direct charge. You will be responsible for developing project scope, fees for services, negotiation of contracts for agreements of engineering services, project budgeting, project scheduling and client communication; or overseeing the completion of these tasks by appropriate management level staff under their direction. You will also be responsible for securing multidisciplinary services and necessary design assistance from other design groups within McGill. You will interface with clients on a regular basis to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction and to help identify and develop future business opportunities. You will work closely with the Raleigh Office Manager and the Marketing Team in the development and delivery of proposals and presentations. Essential Duties & Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. You will plan, coordinate, and direct design activities to ensure goals and objectives of all projects are accomplished within the prescribed scheduling, budget, and funding parameters. In addition to being an administrative leader, you will be involved directly in the design of projects including signing and sealing documents as the responsible engineer in charge. In collaboration with the Raleigh Office Manager and the Water / Wastewater Practice Area Lead, you will be responsible for developing project scope, fees for services, negotiation of contracts for agreements of engineering services, project budgeting, project scheduling, and client communication. You will work across disciplines and across office locations to secure multidisciplinary resources within McGill Associates. In addition to internal coordination, you will coordinate services of outside consultants. You will be entrusted with maintaining project quality by utilizing McGill's internal quality control practices and procedures on each of your projects from conceptual planning through final design. You will interact with current clients on a regular basis to help identify and develop future business opportunities and maintain healthy relationships.

  • Assist the Raleigh Office Manager in developing and maintaining client relationships, project budgets and schedules and assist in maintaining the technical and financial performance of the team's projects that come under the Senior Project Manager's direct charge and control.
  • Consistently meet and then exceed client expectations by ensuring accurate, complete, and timely communication of information to and from clients, the Raleigh Office Manager, and other firm staff.
  • Complete monthly billings on timeline provided by Office Manager, Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Develop revenue projections for projects as requested.
  • Participate in appropriate area and regional conferences and organizations which includes presentations and the pursuit of leadership positions within applicable organizations.
  • Oversee and ensure the preparation of accurate, complete, and value-added work products by monitoring and improving the document delivery process; identifying and implementing ideas that save client time and money or that effectively solve potential problems/opportunities; reviewing interim work products/submittals and providing needed feedback regarding accuracy, completeness, and value; and mentoring firm team members.
  • Oversee and ensure timely document delivery by monitoring/adjusting schedules; communicating with the Raleigh Office Manager, Project Managers, clients, and project team members; requesting and managing the needed resources; and completing assigned tasks on or ahead of schedule.
  • Oversee and pursue increases in the flow of new work by finding expanded/new work opportunities with existing clients; assist the Raleigh Office Manager and marketing staff in finding opportunities to serve new clients; and assist in the preparation of proposals.
  • Oversee and ensure the delivery of profitable projects by monitoring Project Schedules and Budgets; monitoring actions to address budget deviations (hours/$) and additional service opportunities; verifying and encouraging continuous open communication among client and firm team members; and verifying the appropriate use of available technology.
  • Develop firm staff through on-the-job training and regular use of project reviews and staff progression discussions with the regional Office Manager.
  • Accept responsibility for giving, seeking, and acting on feedback needed for personal career development and peak professional performance; to keep regional Office Manager apprised of project status and needs; to resolve project-related technical problems; and to address team-related personnel issues.
  • Conduct staff evaluations and provide necessary input related to any salary or bonus considerations for team members. Ensure company policies are observed and recommend disciplinary action as necessary. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field and a minimum 10 years of water / wastewater design experience with at least 3 years demonstrating progressive experience in the management of engineering projects and/or personnel.
    • Existing licensure as a Professional Engineer with the ability to become licensed in North Carolina within three (3) months of hire.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills required.
    • AutoCAD - Civil 3D experience preferred.
    • Valid driver's license required; overnight travel is required. McGill Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. We conduct pre-employment drug screens and background, credit, and motor vehicle checks in accordance with all federal and state statutes. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. All McGill Associates' facilities comply with the American with Disabilities Act. Persons with hearing and/or speech impairments may contact McGill Associates by dialing 711 to access the State Relay Service for TTY/TDD. Candidates with limited English proficiency may discuss employment opportunities with the help of an interpreter by calling 828.252.0575. Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the firm.


Keywords: McGill Associates, P.A., Raleigh , Water / Wastewater Senior Project Manager, Executive , Raleigh, North Carolina

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