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Senior Highway Design Project Manager

R-052919
  1. Southfield
  1. Transportation

Senior Highway Design Project Manager

Senior Highway Design Project Manager

Why join us?

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Department of Transportation Group in our Detroit, MI office as a Senior Highway Design Project Manager. The Roadway Design Project Manager will be responsible for leading the efforts to build a roadway design practice with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The ideal candidate will apply technical expertise and project management experience to manage project teams on conventional and unconventional projects. They will also perform the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing assistance. Functions as a mentor to technical professionals to assist in their training and development. Atkins seeks career minded individuals.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, technology, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.



How will you contribute to the team?
 

  • Lead roadway design project manager for projects with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
  • Support business development activities to build a roadway design practice with MDOT.
  • Coordinates and participates in contract negotiations with clients and subcontractors and drafts complex professional service agreements and addenda for review by senior management.
  • Directs project team and client compliance with contract terms and monitors subcontractors' compliance with contractual commitments.
  • Prepares project work plan, scope, schedule, and budget, and communicates these to project team members; monitors/manages project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives.
  • Monitors reports and schedules to ensure appropriate charging of manhours, costs and expenses to projects, and to communicate project progress/status to senior management.
  • Establishes and maintains project account files on the computerized project management information system, and periodically reviews project reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Monitors client billings assists in obtaining payment from clients, and resolves client disputes, adjusting project billing records as required.
  • Monitors subconsultants' progress and performance, reviews and approves subconsultant and vendor invoices, and resolves payment and project disputes.
  • Schedules and coordinates project meetings with the project team, regulatory agencies, the client, and others involved with the projects.
  • Reports financial status of projects to technical managers.
  • Identifies new business opportunities for the firm, coordinates and participates in project presentations to clients and other external groups, and promotes firm's capabilities, marketing its services among existing and prospective clients.
  • Participates in project opportunity evaluation, consultant selection, and the preparation of firm's qualification/experience statements.
  • May supervise technical professionals, associate project managers and design staff including workload and staffing management.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.
     

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Graduate degree desirable. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. This level may be achieved with 8 years’ experience in project production and technical professional activities, two of these working as a Sr. Technical Professional.
  • Experience leading roadway design projects with MDOT.
  • Experience with Open Roads, MicroStation and GEOPAK.
  • Existing relationships with MDOT in the road design area.
  • Significant experience leading roadway design projects for MDOT.
  • P.E. License in the state of Michigan is required.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

 Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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https://careers.snclavalin.com/equal-opportunities-statement

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In the event a recruiter or agency who are not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. https://careers.snclavalin.com/recruitment-agencies

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