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Project Manager 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Symbiont is an employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering, environmental, design-build EPC, consulting, and construction firm recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace. Our employees are encouraged to discover and explore their passions to best serve our clients. Passion drives the work we do, pushes us to seek out meaningful partnerships, fosters a shared sense of responsibility for the planet, and helps us deliver results. Our employees are our greatest asset; we believe in our employees, support their growth, and value their input.

About the role:

As a Project Manager with Symbiont, you will take on challenging projects with great clients, managing all aspects of projects from business development, scope and fee development, staffing plan development, project oversight and execution, quality management, and financial performance responsibilities. Specifically, this role will oversee the following:

Project Execution:

  • Coordinate and lead all aspects of project execution including scope, work schedule, procurement and budget tracking, and preparing detailed project plans for submittal.
  • Execute project plan, monitor progress of assigned project team member assignments and deliverables with respect to scope, schedule and budget, and if necessary, promptly adjust project plans to achieve project goals.
  • Populate “Deliverables Calendar” with project specified deliverables/milestones (i.e. draft and final reports, designs, documents, workshops, public meetings etc.) When drafting project plan and revise as necessary if the schedule is modified.
  • Populate workload planning and tracking software( iAccess) with personnel and hours required on a weekly basis to execute the project.
  • Prepare for and conduct internal project kick off meetings.
  • Prepare for and lead project status meetings with project team and/or client, as required.
  • Keep client, project team, and firm management informed of changes in scope, schedule and/or budget.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion if they arise during the project life cycle.
  • Prepare project postmortem and manage project closure process, including archiving project files in accordance with established procedures and preparation of a project description for marketing purpose.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for changes in company’s project delivery procedures.

Budget Management:

  • Assure project legal documents (i.e., contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, certificates of insurance)
  • Continuously monitor the project budget and track and report hours and expenses to project team members on a weekly basis.
  • Submit, promptly, project related invoices from subconsultants, subcontractors, and equipment suppliers to Accounting with any applicable disposition instructions.
  • Determine appropriate revenue recognition, ensure timely and accurate invoicing, and monitor receivables for project.
  • Follow up with clients, when necessary, regarding unpaid invoices.

Business Development:

  • Assist marketing/sales department by supporting or leading proposal efforts including developing of project scope, estimating LOE and expenses, and preparing preliminary project schedules.
  • Deliver engaging, informative, well organized presentations in client pursuits, meetings and professional organizations.
  • Develop lasting relationships with client personnel that foster client ties by building a knowledge base of each client’s business, organization and objectives.
  • Seek, continually, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Identify business development and “add-on” sales opportunities as they relate to a specific project.
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and their potential application on client engagements.

Our Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Construction or related discipline from an accredited (ABET) program.
  • Minimum 5 years of related project management experience, preferable in a consulting environment.
  • Proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, between strategic initiatives with longer due dates and tactical execution of tasks on urgent and immediate timelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT).
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional Registration preferred.
  • Ability to travel.

Symbiont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a Drug Free Workplace.




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