Project Manager - Transportation

Woolpert  •  Indianapolis, IN

8 - 10 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/28/17
Indianapolis, IN
8 - 10 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/28/17

Job Details


Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications.  Woolpert was recently certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work®.  We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth, we are seeking an experienced Project Manager - Transportation based in our Indianapolis, IN office.

The Project Manager is responsible for operational leadership, profitable sales and growth of Woolpert’s industry-leading transportation team.  Experience and established network in the transportation industry, specifically with road and bridge design and planning projects.  Woolpert’s transportation projects including but not limited to: traffic and safety studies, roadway design, drainage, maintenance of traffic, bridge design and estimating.  The Project Manager will identify new client opportunities, lead and facilitate the entire sales-cycle through procurement. The Project Manager is a “seller-doer” that serves as Principal Consultant and Subject Matter Expert on complex, multiple cross-discipline project teams with a focus on enhancing the client’s industry-leading position within the energy sector.  This is a highly-niched role which applies management solutions and consulting principles to any industry with a strong client focus. 


  • Develop and execute an operational business plan and business development strategy that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability
  • Identify and engage prospective new business leads to obtain master service agreements and purchase orders
  • Facilitate and engage appropriate cross-functional internal and client stakeholders at various stages throughout the sales process and project execution
  • Create sales opportunities and serve as the Transportation Subject Matter Expert throughout the sales cycle and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Understand how to apply Engineering and Geospatial principles to the Transportation sector and lead communication with the client and internally with the project team
  • Participate in scope meetings with clients to construct needs analysis and project definitions
  • Analyze project resource needs and work with Discipline Leader/Team Leader to determine budget and appropriate resources for projects
  • Negotiate project schedule, fee, and scope and assist practice leader with contract terms
  • Lead and supervise the project teams on all project phases from conceptual/preliminary design, detailed design, construction, installation/start-up, commissioning and validation while assuring their quality and accuracy
  • Conduct regular project status update meetings to communicate, address, resolve and anticipate project issues (progress, trends, concerns, etc.)
  • Ensure quality standards are met in accordance with the agreed scope, schedule and budget
  • Actively contribute to process improvement initiatives
  • Communicate client needs and expectations
  • Manage and support internal and client cross-functional teams
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident
  • Identify, address and resolve any project issues impacting project profitability, goals, objectives and/or client satisfaction
  • Facilitate client-facing change management and provide on-going communication throughout the project
  • Accountable for the successful delivery of assigned projects and manage project implementation


  • Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences, Engineering or related program and a minimum of eight (8) years related experience
  • Strong working knowledge of DOT/Transportation operations, processes and business practices
  • Indiana Professional Engineer (P.E.) License is required
  • Certifications: PMP is a plus
  • Must be able to travel up to 30-40% as needed to client sites
  • Prior exposure to CAD, MicroStation software is required
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Strong technical proficiency required, including Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment; offer constructive feedback and direction to support goals
  • Quickly adapt and respond to industry changes as well as internal initiatives
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