Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a Plymouth, Michigan based civil engineering, surveying and land planning consulting firm is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented self-starter to join our staff as Civil Engineering Project Manager.

Job Description

The Project Manager/ is responsible for managing the technical and financial aspects of the project by representing the firm in all communications with clients, communicating with the management group, assembling and managing the project team and monitoring project progress.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish project objectives by collaborating with clients and management
  • Develop project proposals and cost estimates
  • Solidify contractual relationship with client by negotiating and obtaining signed contracts prior to commencing work; establishing a project plan, determining timeframes, budgets, staffing and project schedule; organizing project team; assembling and directing team members; assigning responsibilities; negotiating and contracting with approved sub-consultants
  • Maintain project budget and schedule by approving expenditures, analyzing variances, negotiating changes in scope/contract, invoicing and collecting payment, initiating corrective actions, and reporting results to management
  • Approve work product by analyzing design, client requirements and performance standards
  • Collect, analyze and summarize information and trends; intervene, as needed, to assure project objectives and timelines are met
  • Promote internal communication; share information and encourage dialogue within project teams and across the organization
  • Communicate with team members and management
  • Responsible for accounts receivable collections
  • Work with MCA Business Development staff to meet with current and new clients to gain future work
  • Collect and organize project materials to maintain project file
  • Ensure product quality and company reputation
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge through professional development and networking
  • Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations
  • Understand technical components and be able to perform technical duties of related positions within department, when necessary
  • Meet with staff to review performance and career development plans quarterly
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree Civil Engineering, closely related field and/or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Professional license PE, required
  • Minimum eight (8) years applicable experience
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with project management, including planning, statements of work, budgets and scheduling
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and can travel to the corporate office as well as local clients and project sites
  • Skills in dealing with tight deadlines and expectations
  • Ability to independently apply fundamental engineering, environmental, land planning, survey, and land management concepts
  • Local market knowledge and contacts
  • Knowledge of residential and commercial land development projects, traditional and renewable energy projects such as pipeline, wind, natural gas, etc., and municipal projects
  • High capacity of self-motivation and can apply technical knowledge to a variety of projects
  • Experience in proactive and reactive marketing and project management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms to others
  • Skills in dealing with ever-changing client deadlines and expectations in a tactful manner.
  • Problem solving fortitude and ability to think outside of the box in terms of how to successfully build and manage a team.
  • Experience managing and mentoring employees.
  • Excellent concentration and proofreading skills with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams including technical and non-technical personnel
  • Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively
  • Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities
  • Open to new ideas, innovation, and change
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Office setting
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Regularly required to sit
  • Frequently lifts or moves objects up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

 

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