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Project Manager

San Francisco, CA

Sherwood Design Engineers: Engineering + Ecology + Creativity

Sherwood is a site civil engineering practice committed to the optimal integration of ecology, infrastructure, and design. We were established in order to provide a new generation of infrastructure services focused on both planning and implementation. The firm has implemented net-zero green building projects, district infrastructure, new street standards, and many sustainable civil projects throughout the world. Sherwood has worked on over thirty award-winning projects and has seen its work published internationally.
We specialize in sustainable infrastructure, water management strategies, green building design, and urban planning.   Important to our engineering practice is our ability to span building and landscape. Sherwood works collaboratively with project teams to find ways to maximize efficiencies through an integrated and ecological approach that results in high performance buildings and landscapes recognized for function as well as aesthetics and user experience.
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!

Project Manager
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
  • 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, contract and manage sub-consultants to include on projects
  • Develop project Work Plans, manage project budget and performance
  • Assist with the preparation of weekly duties and reporting 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, work plans, 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 other Project Managers
Job Qualifications:
  • Sign and stamp engineering documents
  • 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 and manage professional relationships
  • 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 and responsible
  • Maintains accurate and complete project records
  • Be willing and able to travel frequently

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 California Professional Engineer
  • 6 to 15 years’ experience
  • LEED Certification preferred
  • City of Petaluma 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
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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