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Project Manager

San Francisco, CA

Sherwood Design Engineers: Engineering + Ecology + Creativity
Are you ready to join the forefront of sustainable engineering? Sherwood Design Engineers is changing the way cities are built in the 21st Century. Help chart the course to a greener future as part of our dynamic, mission-driven San Francisco team.

Sherwood Design Engineers is an international civil engineering practice committed to integrating ecology and climate resilience into infrastructure through innovative, cutting-edge design. We partner with top design teams from around the world working at the building, neighborhood, and city scale. We bring specialized leadership in innovative site engineering, including watershed management, sustainable water systems, green building, and urban ecological systems.
We have pioneered the intersection of infrastructure with ecological-urban design on hundreds of leading international engineering projects in more than 20 countries. Our work is often the first-of-its-kind in applying green infrastructure systems, strategies and concepts to a spectrum of planning, engineering and construction projects. We deliver highly integrated, highly collaborative design developed in tandem with the world's leading architecture and landscape architecture firms.

Founded in 2002, our award-winning projects include Hudson Yards in New York (the largest private real estate development in U.S. history), San Francisco Better Streets Plan, Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, revitalization of the iconic waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the 35 square-km Baietan Urban Area Plan in the heart of Guangzhou, China.

Essential Functions: ­
  • Budgetary, planning, scheduling, public relations, and technical activities related to broad range of engineering, administrative, and other projects or programs
  • Develop and implement innovative design techniques that enhance the projects and the productivity of the assignments within the company
  • Motivate staff to excel in day-to-day work environment and maintain a creative spirit within a team
  • Support each project with the ability to evaluate, forecast and advise the Principal or Director of Operations from a financial and budgetary standpoint
  • Ensure engineering designs are in compliance with current applicable state & local regulations
  • Work with a team of design engineers, CAD designer to assure Quality Assurance and Quality Control through various phases of projects
  • Assist in preparing and reviewing requests for proposals and contracts
  • Identify industry related sub-contractors to include on project related work
  • Manage project budgets
  • Plan and monitor project performance
  • Assist with the preparation of weekly status reports that include: deliverables, milestones of current projects, proposals, staffing needs
  • Review and identify current and potential discrepancies with budgets and contracts and cost overruns (i.e. timelines, etc.)
  • Monitor project billing and accounts receivable which includes direct communication with clients for collection efforts
  • Reinforce the company’s core standards and expectations through mentoring, communication, and coaching
  • Be able to fairly and accurately assess performance of staff members and participate in performance reviews
  • Participate in recruiting and hiring collaboration with Human Resources
  • Contribute to the company’s technological requirements through identifying technological solutions
  • Contribute to the company’s strategic plan, through engaged leadership and results-oriented action plans
  • Work closely with other Principals and Project Managers
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for leading team of several project engineers/ design engineers.
  • Responsible for resource allocation within assigned group
  • Responsible for training, coaching and mentoring assigned team
  • Assigns projects and resources to projects
Job Qualifications:
  • A clear understanding of engineering designs of tasks and assignments, including problem analysis, concept, formulation, form development, integration, and review
  • Demonstrates ability to develop and manage a team effectively while producing quantifiable results
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to multiple schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills for working within an overall design team environment
  • Effectively able to work well with others at all levels of the company; both on-site and remotely
  • Ability to contact clients with the approval of the Principal-in-charge
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of sensitive company information
  • Must have strong and versatile computer drawing and design skills, excellent presentation and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must have digital and hand graphic skills and ability to grasp all technical interrelationships among the projects
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, multi-task and use time effectively
  • Works independently under general supervision, uses initiative and good business judgment
  • Ability to read and interpret written information including business documents, contracts, forms, email correspondence and follow instructions
  • Ability to prepare analysis, reports, correspondence, and memos
  • Reliable attendance
  • Detail-oriented
  • Maintains accurate and complete project records
  • Be ready and able to travel frequently
  • Be ready and able to travel internationally and able to interact and present to international and foreign-speaking clients.  No foreign language skills are required, however those with foreign language skills are preferred
Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil (and Environmental Engineering preferred) Engineering
  • Additional course work/degree in Architecture, Planning or Landscape Architecture (preferred)
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer
  • 10 to 18 years’ experience
  • LEED Certification preferred
  • City of San Francisco infrastructure and streets (preferred)
Computer Skills
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Working knowledge of Windows, MS Office, Google Apps
  • Knowledge of GIS and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of civil design programs (Civil 3D, Hydro CAD, Flowmaster, Storm CAD, etc.) preferred
Mathematical Skills
  • Intermediate mathematical skills are required
  • Ability to understand project budgeting and the financial objectives of the company required

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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