Career Opportunities

PHOENIX: 40 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe AZ 85281 Office

Project Manager

Who We Are:

Great people. Great places. Great projects. kW Mission Critical Engineering, a WSP company, is a high-performance, fast-paced consulting engineering firm designing data centers and mission critical environments across the globe. We hire smart, responsive, team players to work in collaborative and mentoring office settings. Our mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, controls, telecommunications, and security building system designs keep many of the world’s top Fortune 100 financial, technology, enterprise, hyperscale, and colocation companies up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We work on innovative, award-winning, large-scale projects. We travel to construction sites to see our designs being built. As part of WSP, we are able to offer our employees increased professional development and career opportunities in addition to kW MCE’s office culture which is consistently recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work.”  Join our great people at our great places designing great projects.

What You’ll Do:

As a Project Manager with us, you will lead a diverse group of engineers from project initiation through completion. This includes setting up and participating in regular communications and coordination with clients, managing expectations, writing, and managing proposals, creating change orders, composing budgets and invoicing.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead teams of Engineers, Designers and other staff through completion of multiple small to medium sized projects at one time
  • Prepare project work plans, proposals, and schedules, and obtain management/client approval
  • Maintain regular communication with clients regarding project status and project quality, and proactively resolve issues
  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients and vendors, regulatory authorities and technical agencies, and the public. This involves keeping the stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables, and meet the project schedule
  • Address change management matters promptly and professionally with clients and internal departments
  • Maintain awareness of project budget maintenance, key performance indicators and forecasting
  • Lead and manage business development initiatives including Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals
  • Compile comprehensive and realistic scope of work and assist in the preparation of fee estimates
  • Provide general administrative and technical leadership for the project and maintain all project records
  • Schedule and facilitate all project meetings required to successfully coordinate work activity
  • Administer subconsultant agreements as assigned
  • Implement and manage the kW Quality Control Plan for each project
  • Proactively track and report workload management throughout the project
  • Manage client and subconsultant invoicing

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate has experience managing multiple projects simultaneously in an engineering consulting environment. Candidate thrives in an extremely fast-paced and ever-changing environment requiring flexibility, pivoting, and an open-minded approach.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of experience in Project and/or Program Management
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams of project professionals; concurrently managing issues, scope and quality while bringing projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including experience making presentations to senior management
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
  • Strategic, conceptual and analytical thinking and decision making skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, and adapt to ambiguity and change
  • Proficiency with computer office productivity (i.e. MS Office) and project management software tools
  • Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Preferred Qualifications
  • Project or Program Management Professional certification (i.e. PMP)
  • Experience in an engineering consulting environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, project management
  • Experience in project planning, cost management and schedule management, and methods of analyzing and reporting project performance on financial and other KPIs

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