• Senior Project Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID 2019-1129
    # of Openings
    Engineering - Mechanical
  • Overview

    The Senior Project Manager will meet client needs and achieve project profitability by representing Atwell in all communications with the client, communicating with Atwell management, and assembling & managing Atwell project teams and progresses.  In this role, an employee will be expected to develop and demonstrate proficiency in regards to the essential functions of the job found below.


    • Establish annual Project Manager business plan.
    • Establish project objectives:
      • Collaborate with client and management.
      • Develop project proposal.
    • Ensure contractual relationship with client:
      • Negotiate and obtain signed contract prior to commencing work.
      • Invoice work and collect A/R in accordance with contract.
    • Determine project status:
      • Collect, analyze, and summarize information and trends.
    • Establish the project plan:
      • Determine timeframes, budgets, staffing, and project schedule.
    • Organize project team:
      • Assemble and direct team members.
      • Assign responsibilities.
      • Forecast workload shortages and overages.
      • Negotiate and contract with approved sub-consultants.
    • Establish and achieve financial objectives:
      • Maintain project budget and schedule.
      • Approve expenditures.
      • Analyze variances (e.g., scope creep).
      • Negotiate changes in scope/contract.
      • Invoice and collect payment per contract terms.
      • Initiate corrective actions.
      • Report results to management.
    • Approve work product:
      • Analyze design, client requirements, and performance standards.
    • Foster relationship with client:
      • Keep client informed.
      • Respond to client’s concerns in a timely manner.
    • Develop future business:
      • Provide marketing support and presentations.
      • Follow up on outstanding proposals.
      • Proactively build and maintain relationships with current and future clients.
    • Ensure project team performance:
      • Coach, counsel, and mentor team members.
      • Plan, monitor, and appraise job results.
      • Communicate with team members and management.
    • Ensure project and client communications:
      • Compile project status updates for both internal and client use.
      • Maintain web-based document management software typical for program clients such as Expesite, Buzzsaw, etc.
    • Maintain project inputs in Vision:
      • Opportunities and proposals.
      • Contract amendments.
    • Maintain project file:
      • Collect and organize project materials.
    • Ensure product quality and Atwell reputation:
      • Follow Atwell Product Quality Manual and established standards.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge:
      • Attend educational workshops.
      • Review professional and market segment publications.
      • Establish personal networks.
      • Participate in applicable professional societies and trade associations.
    • Achieve performance objectives:
      • Meet or exceed designated chargeability, invoicing ratio, individual revenue goals, %Accounts Receivable >60 days, work-in-process, write-offs, hours worked, dollar value of proposals written, and business development hour.
    • Intervene, as needed, to assure project objectives.
    • Promote internal communication:
      • Share information and encourage dialogue within project teams, across market sectors, and throughout organization.
    • Contribute to team effort to accomplish team-driven results as needed.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must illustrate initiative and resourcefulness.
    • Workload management skills.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental, Land Planning, Land Surveying or equivalent.
    • Professional License(s) is required. Examples include the following:
      • PE
      • PS
      • AICP
      • CPG
      • RLA
    • Eight (8) plus years of experience in Civil Engineering, Environmental, Land Planning, Survey, or related field.
    • Must have advanced knowledge of Vision as a project management tool.
    • Experience managing and mentoring other employees.


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