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WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Project Manager (ID# 49206) in Tempe, Arizona

Project Manager (ID# 49206) Tempe, AZ

Category: Project Management

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 5-7

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

At kW Mission Critical Engineering, a WSP company which specializes in the design of Mission Critical Data Centers throughout the US as well as world wide, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives.

In collaboration with WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Our work is embedded in the residences we live in, the healthcare facilities we rely on for routine medical procedures to life saving feats of medicine, the data centers that power the internet, the skyscrapers and buildings we work in, and the operations of our buildings. Come join us and help shape the future!

kW Mission Critical Engineering is currently initiating a search for a Project Manager (Consultant, Project Manager) for our Tempe, AZ office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams of Engineers, Designers and other staff through project completion;

  • Lead the teams through the successful completion of medium to large projects while managing more than one project at a time;

  • Prepare project work plans, proposals, and schedules, and obtain management/client approval;

  • Maintain regular communication with clients regarding project status and project quality, and proactively resolve issues;

  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients and vendors, regulatory authorities and technical agencies, and the public. This involves keeping the stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables, and meet the project schedule;

  • Proactively track, analyze and report on actual performance against the plan, and prepare cost and schedule reporting, both for clients and as part of internal reporting processes. Address change management matters promptly and professionally with clients and internal departments;

  • Internal reporting includes: Monthly project financial forecast, project budget maintenance, key performance indicator monitoring

  • Analyze project management and project delivery risks, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating mitigating action;

  • Lead and manage business development initiatives including Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals; with input from others, compile a comprehensive and realistic scope of work, and prepare a complete and accurate fee estimate, in a format suitable for obtaining the required management approvals;

  • As Team Leader, provide mentoring, assistance, encouragement and motivation to team members.

  • Provide general administrative and technical leadership for the project; Maintain all project records and monitor correspondence

  • Schedule and facilitate all project meetings required to successfully coordinate work activity

  • Administer subconsultant agreements as assigned.

  • Implement and manage the kW Quality Control Plan for each project

  • Proactively track and report workload management throughout the project

  • Management of client and subconsultant invoicing

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications include: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree

  • 5-7 years in Project and/or Program Management and experience on large, engineering and/or construction projects.

  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams of project professionals; concurrently managing issues, scope and quality while bringing projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements. Experience within an engineering consulting environment is preferred;

  • Familiarity with all commonly used project delivery models;

  • Experience in project planning, risk management, cost management and schedule management, and methods of analyzing and reporting project performance on financial and other KPIs;

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including experience making presentations to senior management, elected officials and the public;

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience; competence in clear, concise and tactful communication with senior management, clients, peers and staff;

  • Strategic, conceptual analytical thinking and decision making skills;

  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change;

  • Negotiating skills within a context of political sensitivity and conflicting interests; and

  • Proficiency with computer office productivity (i.e. MS Office) and project management software tools

  • Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Familiarity reading drawings and specifications.

  • Proficiency with MS Project

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project or Program Management Professional certification (i.e. PMP)

  • Degree in related field such as Engineering, Planning or equivalent

About WSP USA

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.www.wsp.com/usa

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

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