Project Manager

Posted 18 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationCorpus Christi
Contact NameKelsee Tedder

Job description

Project Manager

The project manager is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, executing and controlling/monitoring of the scope of services, budget, schedule, deliverables and resources required to accomplish the project objectives. This position will typically manage multi- discipline projects and may also manage indefinite delivery contracts or programs on behalf of a client with multiple projects occurring simultaneously. The responsibilities of the Project Manager (PM) include:

  • Collaborate with technical staff within the practice areas.
  • Interact with construction contractors, their staff, and subcontractors.
  • Guide and participate in assembling reports, plans, specifications and other contract documents.
  • Meet with clients to take detailed project scoping briefs and clarify the specific requirements of each project.
  • Delegate project tasks to assigned resources within the practice areas based on individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels.
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze and control outcomes leading to the successful completion of short- and long-term goals.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis and forecasts.
  • Develop comprehensive project management plans to be shared with clients as well as project team members. Use and continually develop leadership skills plan and conduct project team meetings, both internal and external other duties as assigned.

Technical Skills:

  • Can demonstrate knowledge of or quickly gain an understanding of accrual-based revenue recognition process and has ability to read and understand project budget/financial reports
  • Can generate scope and fee for complex, multi-discipline professional service agreements
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of earned value methodology and other project controls, such as scheduling and change management (scope creep)
  • Can demonstrate or quickly gain an understanding of accounting terms as needed to understand project level financial reports
  • Is committed to quality control procedures
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of billing and accounts receivables procedures
  • Has the ability to develop professional relationships with clients. Serves as a trusted advisor to one or more clients and can develop repeat business from those clients
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple, related projects and navigate complex activities that span business units, organizations, regions and/or cultures and has aligned results with organizational goals
  • Can develop complete project management plans (inclusive of all sub-parts such as change management plan, risk management plan, communications plan, health and safety plan, quality control plan, etc.)
  • Can read and understand client and subcontractor agreements and has had or can complete contract risk review training


  • 8-12 years' experience in project management
  • Bachelor's (BS) degree in engineering or related field but will also consider candidates with equivalent relevant experience
  • Civil engineering project management or design experience is required
  • Experience with Municipal and Local Government (Counties, Utility Districts, Etc.) is desired
  • Familiarity with collaboration and project management software tools (e.g., SmartSheet, iAccess, Deltek Vision Resource/Project Planning, Microsoft Project, AEC360/Microsoft Dynamics 365) is required
  • Experience with project process workflow and developing project work breakdown structures
  • Can document, defend and achieve contract modifications for additional services including scope, fee and schedule increases
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus but not mandatory
  • Advanced time management and reasoning/critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and a basic understanding of Project Scheduling Platforms
  • Excellent project team and client-facing communication skills

Soft Skills:

  • Must be able to communicate technical concepts to engineers, clients, and other stakeholders after consulting with or in collaboration with project team technical resources
  • Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases and be able to effectively work with and manage project staff
  • Must have proven ability to communicate with the public and interact positively with clients, regulatory agencies, and contractors
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills
  • Must be able to develop new business with existing clients and/or new clients and can assist with project capture plans and tactical strategy for generating winning proposals and leading project team interviews
  • Can demonstrate ability to develop a deep knowledge of client needs within a given market
  • Can demonstrate team and client leadership capability and conflict resolution skills
  • Must be able to effectively negotiate project scope and fee
  • Must be able to collaborate and work remotely with colleagues in other offices
  • Must be willing to accept periodic out-of-town travel assignments
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime to meet project demands and deadlines
  • Must work within the matrix organizational structure adopted by company inclusive of defined markets and practice areas


Generous benefits package including:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Performance bonuses

  • 401(k) with matching contribution

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan

  • Comprehensive health & well-being plans

  • Financial wellness plans

  • Work-life balance programs

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.