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Transportation Assistant Project Manager - Exton, PA

Company: Bowman
Location: Exton
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Short Description
Bowman has an opportunity for a Transportation Assistant Project Manager to join our team in Exton, PA.
At Bowman, we believe in creating opportunities for aspiring people to thrive and achieve ambitious goals. That's why a career at Bowman is more than a job. It is an opportunity to be part of a diverse and engaged community of professionals, to be treated as a respected and valued member of a motivated team and to be empowered to do exceptional work that advances the best interest of everyone involved. We recognize the importance of creating a work environment that is both rewarding to our employees and supportive of our unwavering commitment to provide unparalleled service to our clients.
Purpose
Apply administration, technical and management techniques for the successful completion of transportation and infrastructure projects, on time and within the allocated budget.---Develop sustainable transportation solutions to make communities more livable by reducing traffic congestion, promoting multiple modes of transportation, supporting land development, and improving safety for all users.
Responsibilities
Leadership and Direction



  • Receive broad guidance from senior-level management relating to overall key objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters and general parameters for execution. Manage people and processes to ensure effective execution. Review work produced by staff for quality assurance.


  • Supervise the work of project personnel to ensure that it meets the highest professional standards.


  • Provide mentorship through counsel, guidance, and knowledge to junior staff as a key component to their professional development.


    At the Operational and Company Level


    • Work closely with more senior members to learn about and assist with transportation engineering and planning work.


    • Assist in leading regular project staff meetings.


    • Assist with the marketing of the firm's capabilities to establish new clients and enhance relationships.


    • Coordinate with other disciplines and internal services/groups/offices as necessary.


      Do the Work


      • Work independently and with proficiency in completing technical project tasks as needed for numerous elements of a project.


      • Assist in project management or direction of tasks on projects and monitor project progress for technical accuracy and adherence to schedule and budget.


      • Assist with budgeting, staffing, scheduling, and client management tasks.


      • Draft transmittals, memos, meeting minutes, letters, proposals, and other documentation/communications.


      • Prepare reports, plans, specifications, construction schedules, cost estimates, permits and/or designs for projects.


      • Assist in developing the scope of work for projects and development of the plan to accomplish projects.


      • Monitor project deliverable schedules and compile project status reports.


      • Provide technical assistance in the resolution of project challenges and provide technical quality control of multiple assigned projects.


      • Prepare client presentations and attend public meetings.


      • Review project changes, pending or anticipated alterations to the contract, additional work requests, and other factors.


      • Assist with preparation of monthly billings/project invoices.


      • Serve as the liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors, and project teams, related to project elements, such as technical requirements, completion requirements, and billing inquiries.


      • Lead in the preparation of proposals.


      • Lead the submission of technical product for a variety of project types.


      • Supervise the work of project staff to ensure satisfaction of the highest professional standards.


      • Follow established firm's goals, SOPs and QA/QC procedures and assist in the QA/QC review of technical work of other staff.


      • Assist and mentor junior staff.


      • Prepare and serve in a lead role on various analyses and concept design aspects of engineering projects which may include traffic studies, corridor/regional studies, safety studies, and other associated engineering services.


        Success Metrics and Competencies


        • Ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment.


        • Self-reliance and ability to operate independently with limited direction.


        • Ability to effectively manage multiple time-sensitive projects/tasks.


        • Effective verbal and written communication skills.


        • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and external partners.


        • Effective working relationship with internal leaders and peers, as well as external clients.


        • Commitment to working in partnership with others inside and outside the organization.


        • High degree of discretion and ability to manage highly confidential information.


        • Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude with a strong work ethic.


        • Strong sense of urgency in responding to work-related and project needs.


        • Commitment to promoting the reputation of the company through quality of work.


        • Aspirations to grow professionally and advance within the company.


        • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.


        • Basic understanding of financial reports and metrics.


        • Strong marketing/business development skills and mindset.


        • Commitment to driving profitability and growth.


        • Commitment to becoming a "citizen" of the broader organization, breaking down barriers and silos.


        • Experience with the preparation of construction plans and/or studies for roadway or transportation projects.


        • Experience directing tasks and performing QA/QC.


          Qualifications


          • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field required.


          • Eight or more (8+) years of professional engineering experience with an emphasis on transportation engineering or related field.


          • Demonstrated experience leading engineering projects or major task elements, with transportation engineering projects strongly preferred.


          • EIT Registration required, or alternatively, nine or more (9+) years of successful transportation engineering experience required.


          • Professional Engineer (PE) Registration or ability to receive within six (6) months strongly preferred.


          • Proficient knowledge of computer aided software such as Synchro, HCS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, VISSIM, SIDRA, and/or BlueBeam.


          • Knowledge of the Department of Transportation (DOT), permitting agency and industry design, permitting and construction standards, policies and procedures.


          • Knowledge of Federal and State ADA Standards and Guidelines.


          • Experience with the preparation of construction plans and/or studies for roadway or traffic projects required.


          • Experience directing tasks and performing QA/QC required.


          • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


          • Valid state driver's license and ability to successfully pass a motor vehicle check or reliable form of transportation to/from the office and/or project site strongly preferred.


            Physical Demands and Working Environment


            • Primarily indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.


            • Mobility around an office environment.


            • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


            • Occasional outdoor work environment which may include adverse weather conditions, varying temperatures, excessive noise, and/or potential hazards.


            • Mobility around a job/construction site to include walking, bending, crawling, climbing, squatting, or kneeling and wearing of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


            • Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.


            • Occasional lifting or carrying up to 20 pounds.


            • Occasional pushing or pulling up to 20 pounds.


            • Occasional reaching outward or above shoulder.


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              Job Description Disclaimer
              Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.
              Bowman 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 protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please go here: https://bowman.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/EEO-Policy-1.pdf. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please go here: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/discrimination.

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