Sr. Project Manager

Job Locations US-DE-Newark
Full-Time Regular - 40 hours
Posted Date
1 month ago(2/28/2020 12:09 PM)


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At KCI, we’re building an enduring company that provides unparalleled value to our employee-owners. We make our mark designing and delivering our world-class solutions, so we invest deeply in developing our team. We reward integrity and commitment, and when we do well, you do well. Our people have freedom to innovate, unlimited growth, a voice that matters, a lifestyle that works, and skin in the game. Because life’s more fun when you own it.


KCI Technologies, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the United States. KCI is recognized as an industry leader, employing cutting-edge technologies, management practices and strategic growth initiatives. Employee ownership fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages technical expertise, and shapes strategic planning.

Duties, Responsibilities & Other

  • 15+ years of experience in municipal engineering.
  • Project Management experience required, with experience in managing and growing a design team preferred.
  • Provide detailed design of various civil projects including municipal, stormwater, road works and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Prepare engineering reviews of land development applications before municipal land use boards.
  • Prepare written technical proposals, assemble teams to meet client criteria, and develop professional relationships.
  • Prepare contract documents suitable for bidding.
  • Perform contract management and billing.
  • Work with junior staff on production and assist in their professional development.
  • Prepare permit applications and pursue approval.
  • Monitor the quality and progress of construction projects.
  • Ensure schedules, budgets, and quality control standards are achieved and maintained.
  • Attend evening municipal meetings and hearings.
  • Experience with land use regulations and permitting in Delaware and Maryland is a must.
  • The Senior Project Manager/Municipal Engineer must demonstrate the ability to manage design projects, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have flexibility to support time-critical report development and production in order to meet demanding schedules.
  • Strong computer skills are required: MS Outlook, Word, and Excel. Familiarity with AutoCAD and MS Project are a plus.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Master's degree preferred.  
  • Minimum of 9 - 14 years of professional experience. 
  • Appropriate professional certification preferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screening is a condition of employment. Background and motor vehicle checks may be required based upon position.

Performance Expectations

  • Complete Annual Individual Training Program
  • Mentor and train staff
  • Train adequate backup personnel to support your role in your absence
  • Develop and maintain customer relationships by soliciting monthly performance feedback, identifying client needs, and identifying the next project
  • Comply with all KCI policies and procedures
  • Ensure projects fulfill ISO compliance requirements
  • Manage work routine of all assigned staff and assign job activities as required
  • Complete other duties as required/assigned
  • Provide input to develop project-specific safety plans and implement project safety plans and ensure compliance with all Federal, state, and local safety rules and regulations
  • Report monthly proposal results to operations manager
  • Achieve or exceed budgeted individual utilization target(75%-80% typical)
  • Attend bi-weekly(or more frequently as necessary) meetings with project team on all projects/tasks
  • Chart and provide project performance results
  • Consult and coordinate with other practices and sub-consultants as required
  • Deliver all projects on time and within budget while fully meeting the scope
  • Ensure effective use of equipment and personnel
  • Meet monthly(or more frequently as necessary) with project analyst to review project invoices
  • Meet monthly with practice leader to review project performance
  • Operate within specified (corporate or project) budget parameters
  • Prepare and submit monthly project completion report
  • Prepare interpractice agreements and/or outside requests as required
  • Prepare monthly progress reports for all projects
  • Prepare monthly project staff utilization plan
  • Propose and negotiate scope, schedule and fee estimate for tasks and projects
  • Provide bi-weekly percent complete data to project assistant
  • Provide monthly project updates to practice leader
  • Provide monthly WIP/AR comments to the operations manager
  • Provide technical project and staff oversight
  • Provide weekly new project budget data to the practice leader
  • Serve as project or task manager on select projects
  • Compare field data to design plans
  • Conduct site visits and gather data, including measurements, sketches, notes and photographs as needed
  • Prepare preliminary concept designs and submit for approval
  • Read and interpret technical documents required for project execution


KCI Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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