Building & Earth Sciences

  • Project Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Virginia Beach
    Posted Date 2 days ago(2 days ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1269
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    This position exists to plan, direct and coordinate activities concerned with field exploration and testing for geotechnical and environmental site evaluations. The position is responsible for the conceptual development of a project and oversee its organization, scheduling and implementation.  

     

    The work requires the exercise of considerable initiative, independent judgment and discretion with minimum supervision in handling project details, such as budgets, field reports, site evaluation reports, and other project related activities, as well as with conducting business development activities.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage multiple projects, including planning, directing and coordinating project activities.
    • Take responsibility and execute oversight for efficient field operations, including managing staff professionals assigned to a project for the duration of the project.
    • Prepare and/or review all project reports, proposals and letters pertaining to project activities and needs. Ensuring all reports are provided to appropriate personnel and levels of management.
    • Develop and manage branch laboratory and laboratory operations.
    • Train, manage and schedule field technicians.
    • Develop work scope for difficult geotechnical and environmental projects.
    • Take ownership for fiscal success of projects; monitor projects costs.
    • Prepare, disseminate and track project invoices.
    • Develop and maintain a personal client base.
    • Initiate new business leads and prepare proposals for new work.
    • Represent the company professionally and technically with Technical, Marketing and Industry groups to maximize the company’s exposure to the Design and Construction Industry.

    Qualifications

    • Knowledge of Construction Materials Testing, geotechnical practices, such as subsurface exploration, and other relevant processes, procedures, codes and standards.
    • Knowledge of general and special construction inspection practices.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of project management skills, abilities and best practices.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, arithmetic and vocabulary. Communications must be open and honest in keeping with Building & Earth open communication philosophy.
    • Ability to create and maintain accurate and confidential records and data and to prepare easily understandable reports for distribution.
    • Ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize tasks and schedules.
    • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients and client representatives and the general public with a focus on maintaining a Customer/Client focus at all times.
    • Ability to dress, speak and act professionally & appropriately.
    • Ability to deal with stressful situations, multiple priorities and hectic schedules calmly and courteously.
    • Skilled in the use of computers and common project management and software applications, including ability to learn company specific software applications.
    • Ability to work ethically, honestly and safely at all times.

     

    Physical Requirements

    1. Must be able to work, move, or carry objects or materials up to 20 lbs.
    2. Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communications in the English language, including the ability to communicate directly and over the telephone and be understood.

     

    Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience

    • College degree in Engineering or related field
    • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office or other spreadsheet software
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in related field

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