May 10, 2022

Senior Project Manager-San Francisco

  • ESD-Environmental Systems Design
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Capable of pursuing opportunities and managing all project activities, without oversight or support, on projects with the following characteristics:

  • Any size project
  • Standard to Complex project complexity
  • Standard to Long schedule duration projects
  • Any delivery method (Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Build with Bridging Documents)
  • Projects where ESD is the Prime consultant, managing multiple subconsultants
  • Proposal preparation, any format
  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating contracts; including, AIA and client prepared formats
  • Multi-Phase project design or multi-phase construction
  • Management of Domestic and International Projects

Experience Level

Intermediate (5-10 years)

Education Required

•Accredited engineering degree or equivalent experience required •7+ years of Project Management experience in a related field •Formal Project Management training (ex. PSMJ PM Bootcamp Training)

Required Experience


  • Drive the work on the project; set the priorities, procedures, scope and schedule; publish and coordinate project team member assignments with the Studio Leader and Operations Director; obtain resource commitment for all disciplines 
  • Manage assigned projects through all stages of the project lifecycle; including, Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring & Control, and Project Closure
  • Follow and implement all established company processes and procedures
  • Facilitate a project kick-off meeting involving all members of the project team and related personnel in order to clearly define the objectives, scope, design and schedule of the project 
  • Independently develop a detailed Work Plan for completing the design within the scope of work, project timeline and budget (Business Mindset); identify required precursors from other disciplines in a timely fashion, and track details/data/information/activities for proper project documentation 
  • Direct, coordinate, mentor and support the project team to meet the objectives of the client and the project profitability goals for ESD 
  • Maintain contractual, business and financial related records for the project; keep the client, Studio Leader, Operations Director, and the Accounting Department informed on the financial status of the project
  • Identify QA/QC requirements for the project and schedule appropriate technical reviews 
  • Manage the client’s expectations to a positive outcome; participate in client meetings as required
  • Notify the client of changes in project scope, prepare estimates for additional design fees, issue work authorization to client and obtain client approval prior to performing any additional services 
  • Actively participates in cross selling of ESD services and new project pursuits 
  • Make a personal investment in professional growth and development by seeking ways to expand responsibility, knowledge, and abilities
  • Create and maintain purpose-built tools that support the Project Management of the projects unique to your Business Unit; including templates and standardize deliverables, to increase overall project quality and efficiency
  • Develop creative and timely solutions to issues by assessing situations to determine the importance, urgency and   risks; identify underlying causes, gather and process relevant information; make clear recommendations and/or decisions for resolution which are timely and in the best interest of the organization 
  • Proactively identify and pursue opportunities to add expanded services to the client in order to add revenue; notify appropriate ESD personnel of the opportunity; responsible for repeat business due to respect and confidence in the PM from the client 
  • Manage a portfolio with a specific revenue target of $1+ million dollars annually


  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of engineering practices within own discipline and basic knowledge of practices and principles of other disciplines
  • Advanced knowledge of commonly used and accepted design and construction concepts, practices, procedures; including, American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, and international Professional Services contracts 
  • Communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner; demonstrate strong written, oral, listening, and presentation skills to confidently interact and coordinate both technical and non-technical issues with the internal project team, Client and other Consultants 
  • Manages work independently and delegates and utilizes other ESD staff and productive partners effectively 
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and time management skills regarding projects, reports and other commitments; completes assignments in a quality and timely fashion; able to manage multiple priorities concurrently; is punctual and dependable 
  • Effectively builds positive morale on the team by inspiring confidence, instilling enthusiasm and cohesiveness, and influencing employees to act
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and team-building skills by creating an atmosphere of cooperation and cohesiveness between ESD teams, the Client, and other Consultants, to foster an environment of success 
  • Maintains a positive, self-motivated, can-do attitude; is adaptable and flexible

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