Construction Manager Project Director

at SNC Lavalin
Location Denver, Colorado
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Job Description

Why join us?

We are hiring! The Construction Manager Project Director is an integral part of our Business Unit Team. This position is based out of Denver or Colorado Springs metro areas.

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, 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?

Atkins is currently in search of a Project Director for construction management (CM) based out of the Colorado Springs or Denver metro areas whose role will be to oversee and manage the execution and client interaction of various complex construction projects in Colorado for municipal and private clients. As a CM Project Director, responsibilities will include business growth, project quality, client satisfaction, and achieving project profitability goals while providing guidance and leadership to the senior project managers and project managers within your area of responsibility. Additionally, these projects typically involve high levels of regulatory agency involvement and complex technical requirements, sound technical capabilities as well as managerial knowledge is required for this role. Typical projects may include construction management engagements, design-bid-build, design-build or design-build-operate-maintain undertakings, major and unique structures, for both road and bridge construction as well as major water and wastewater treatment facilities, etc. Projects of this magnitude generally involve net revenues totaling between $2.5 million to $5 million annually and require specialized expertise. Project Directors are responsible for managing multiple projects concurrently, working with multiple clients and several project delivery personnel and subconsultants.

Assists project staff in developing work plans; reviews and approves schedules, budgets, project milestone dates, and work products.
Oversees financial performance of projects; assists project staff in identifying potential problems to ensure remedial actions are promptly taken to avoid financial losses and client dissatisfaction. Monitors and enforces compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the project. Reviews QC plans and periodic QA compliance audits.
Assists assigned project staff in facilitating work sharing with other operating units.
Secures resource support from other operating units. Establishes work sharing commitments and negotiates outsourcing budgets with technical managers.

Conducts contract negotiations with clients and sub-consultants.

Develops and recommends operational budgets for approval by senior management. Reviews and makes decision on proposed project budgets. Monitors monthly performance against budget to ensure project profitability.
Manages the project as a profit center; controls G&A costs; reviews and manages revenue stream.
Approves purchase requests for capital items as specified in the Authorization Matrix.
Assists management team in identifying staffing needs based on future workload and manpower projections for project staffing as well as reviewing and endorsing managers' recommendations to recruit, hire, transfer, or terminate project staff.
Develops strategic partnerships for key pursuits with other professional firms as needed for the project.
Assembles project team to successfully pursue, win, and deliver work including team members and subconsultants.• Manages subconsultants including scope, schedule, and budget expectations, contract execution, invoicing, and progress tracking.
Builds strategic teaming relationship pursuits including key teaming partners and subconsultants.
Maintains contacts with key industry partners and specialty service providers.

What will you contribute?

Bachelor's degree in field of practice. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. This level may be achieved by technical professionals or managers with twelve years of experience since B.S. or eleven years since M.S., with at least three of these years in the Senior Project Manager position with highly complex project management responsibility.

At least five years relevant work within the infrastructure and capital program industry

Ideal candidate will have completed 10 years of construction management experience for public clients on infrastructure projects and have performed in the role of a Project Engineer,Resident Engineer, or equivalent.

Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; very strong financial management, team management, and leadership skills; ability to manage and coordinate efforts of various projects to produce budgeted profits and overall results. Possesses specific expertise to the extent that the individual is regarded as a regional or potentially national expert in a specific discipline, contract delivery method, particular type of project, planning process, design method, or modeling technique. Personal computer and Microsoft Office proficiency is required. Proficiency in other Microsoft applications (ex. PowerBI) and scheduling applications (Primavera P6/Project).

Professional registration in field of practice is preferred, if available, e.g., P.E., A.I.C.P., R.A., or R.L.A. Certification as a "Project Management Professional" (PMP) or "Certified Construction Manager" (CCM). Colorado licensed P.E is preferred.

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

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

Pay range is $110k-175k

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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