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Senior Project Manager 1 (Civil)

GAI Consultants Inc.
paid time off, paid holidays, long term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Pennsylvania, Cranberry
January 20, 2024

GAI Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Sr. Project Manager with 12+ years of experience in Civil Engineering to join our talented and energetic team in Homestead, Cranberry, Canonsburg, DuBois, Pennsylvania, or Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tamp, FL offices. An ideal candidate has design experience and client relationships in the public and private sectors. We are looking for a motivated person to join our team to build a business with sales and technical experience. Remote and/or Hybrid work location (home or office) is a viable option and the successful candidate will be eligible for a sign-on and/or relocation bonus.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to grow into a leadership position. Excellent communication skills are required. The successful candidate must perform and manage related design/planning/engineering tasks in the civil engineering market. Technical experience in work for public sector and private required. Public sector includes providing civil engineering for cities and counties. Private sector experience including commercial and residential land development

Validates mastery of foundation and advanced project management skills; considered Subject Matter Expert. Trains and coaches Task Managers and other PMs.

Project Management Responsibilities:
* Approximately 55% of job duties are dedicated to project management and 10% to technical delivery.
* Delivers scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and profitability of all projects managed.
* Plans and manages projects of high value with medium to high-risk profiles.
* Directly manages $700K per year of total billings with no limit to the number or value of individual projects managed.
* Projects managed are typically time-sensitive, unique and /or complex, of significant magnitude, scope, and difficulty.
* Demonstrated expertise in the development of project schedules, cost budgets and understanding and analysis of the financial data.
* Works closely with Project Controls staff to monitor and control project cost and billings to meet budget profit, to analyze project performance data on an ongoing basis, and to develop recovery plans as needed.
* Has an in-depth understanding of project goals, drivers, strategies, risks, and opportunities.
* Understands the company's businesses, competing projects, and profit impact of decisions.
* Works with technical and proposal staff to develop responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs).
* Develops project pursuit teaming relationships.
* Contributes to GAI's public profile by actively participating in leadership roles in the community and/or professional organizations.

Business Development Responsibilities:
* Up to 25% of job duties may be dedicated to Business Development.
* Serves as primary client contact for projects managed.
* Actively wins new work from both new and existing clients by building and maintaining customer relationships, monitoring future work opportunities, communicating regularly, and attending client events.
* Acts as senior company representative to the client, in the community and with contractors.
* Coordinates and develops proposed scope, schedule, and fee for the entire project and leads the interview team.
* Leads contract negotiations with clients, with assistance from senior management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
* Typically, does not have staff reporting to them.
* Assembles and leads large project teams covering several disciplines with staff from more than one office and working in several locations.
* Trains and coaches Task Managers and other PMs.

Direction Received: Often acts independently within broadly defined objectives, limits, and long-term goals. Work is reviewed only to the effectiveness of results obtained, typically requiring a long-term perspective.

Why GAI:

At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S., and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that's committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth.

GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Benefits to working at GAI include:

- Competitive salary -GAI is committed to paying market-based salaries
- Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company paid Long Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability (benefits start within 30 days of hire)
- New paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption program
- Generous Paid Time Off and 7 paid holidays
- 401k company match
- Tuition Reimbursement

Masters of Business Administration (preferred)
Bachelors of Engineering (required)
12 years: Minimum of twelve (12) years of total engineering or technical experience including design of paving, grading, stormwater, and utilities. (required)
8 years: Eight (8) years serving as a Project Manager leading and directing projects, preferably with an engineering consulting organization or similar professional services firm. (required)
Demonstrated track record of external customer engagements and building and maintaining successful client relationships. (required)
Demonstrated mastery of fundamental project management skills and use of PM advanced techniques and practices to increase productivity, efficiency, and accuracy. (required)
Demonstrated mastery of fundamental project management skills and use of PM advanced techniques and practices to increase productivity, efficiency, and accuracy. (required)
Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License (required)
Project Mgmt Prof (PMP) (preferred)
Professional Engineer (required)
  • Critical Thinking (required)
  • Leadership (preferred)
  • Presentation (preferred)
  • Project Management (required)
  • Teamwork (required)

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)