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Public Works Project Manager

AKS Engineering & Forestry (AKS) is now hiring full‐time Project Managers for our Tualatin and Keizer, Oregon offices. The focus of this position is to lead the development of the company’s public works and transportation design services to local jurisdictions.

We offer a unique casual workplace that balances hard work with fun while offering a supportive work environment with an excellent benefit package and an outstanding opportunity for personal and professional growth, including potential for firm ownership.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
  • BS in Civil Engineering or equivalent degree (required)
  • Oregon or Washington Civil Engineer’s License (required)
  • 10+ years of experience in civil engineering design related to public projects
  • Ability to identify and pursue business development opportunities
  • Project experience with local and/or state agencies in Oregon or Washington
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including proposal and report writing
  • Reputation for high level of client service
  • Self-motivated individual that can work independently while guiding a team
  • Knowledge and familiarity with local codes and agency standards
  • Have a basic understanding of financial reports, solid time management, and follow‐through skills, and the proven ability to manage a multi‐disciplinary team with a positive, flexible approach.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Job Description:

You will provide project management and leadership public works projects working with our hard-working team. Depending on your background and interest, you could manage transportation, utilities, Stormwater, or water resource projects. Our collaborative team environment provides the resources of in-house technical experts to help you meet the needs of clients. You may also manage outside subconsultants for other necessary expertise. If you are a highly motivated individual who takes pride in your work and wants to provide clients with the highest level of quality and service, then you will want to talk with us. You will be rewarded for taking a proactive approach to managing, effectively handling multiple priorities, maintaining relationships with clients, and producing high quality work. Knowledge and familiarity with local codes and agency standards is important to this job as you will be managing projects throughout the Portland-metropolitan area. Specific responsibilities of this job include:

  • Identifying, cultivating, and pursuing new clients and business opportunities
  • Managing and mentoring engineering staff to develop plans, specifications, and reports
  • Stamping final deliverables
  • Leading and actively participating in developing public sector proposals
  • Coordinating with other in-house disciplines, as well as outside subconsultants
  • Developing and managing project scope to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Providing technical leadership for project design team
  • Designing, preparing, and leading the development of preliminary and final plans and specifications
  • Providing QA/QC review of deliverables
  • Managing and be responsible for all components of the project from proposal through construction
  • Performing site and infrastructure design per county/city standards, maintaining good communication with the planning/engineering staff of the jurisdiction to minimize future changes and misunderstandings
  • Maintaining relationships with clients to develop future opportunities
  • Actively participating in monthly in‐house Project Management Meetings
  • Doing what needs to be done
Locations:

Tualatin, and Keizer, Oregon

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