Senior Project Manager

Shafer Kline & Warren   •  

Lenexa, KS

Industry: Engineering Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 344 days ago


Communities begin at Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW). Since 1950, our surveying, engineering and construction services have helped our clients make everyday life better, easier and safer. Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, with offices in Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Texas, SKW’s team serves projects throughout the U.S. Through our expertise, we provide comprehensive solutions for energy and infrastructure in communities large and small.

At SKW, we are ready to lead a new era for the A/E/C industry, and we’re looking for talented, motivated engineers, surveyors, technicians and construction professionals who are eager to lead the charge. Join us to start making the most of your time and talents.

Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. (SKW) is seeking a Water/Wastewater Senior Project Manager with a cross section of design, personnel management, and client management experience to join our growing team of professionals. The engineer will work withexperienced professionals and provide senior level expertise to a range of clients in both the public and private sectors. Along with leadership and mentoring, the engineer will serve as a client liaison, manage projects, perform business development and marketing for proposals, and be responsible for undertaking projects from proposal to completion. This Leadership position will report directly to the Managing Director of Water Resources and will likely after some acclimation period, include direct supervision of a team.

The primary technical and supervisory responsibilities of the position include:

  • Perform computer modeling and analysis of water/wastewater systems, and design water/wastewater systems and related components.
  • Plan and designs water mains, pumping stations, storage tanks/reservoirs, water treatment plants, and well water systems.
  • Plan and design sanitary mains, wastewater pumping stations, wastewater treatment plants.
  • Prepare engineeringreports, engineering drawings and specifications for complex water/wastewater projects.
  • Prepare estimates, schedules and change orders for public improvements.
  • Perform construction administration and periodic inspection during construction of water/wastewater facilities.
  • Attend public meetings with municipal engineers and clients as required. Attends evening Board meetings of municipal clients as required.
  • Conduct quality check of all documents and reports, verifying accuracy of data, information and calculations.
  • Direct a multi-disciplined planning & design team with special focus on enhancing a culture of performance and collaboration.
  • Mentorship of our staff to think creatively, seeking first to diagnose and then to find practical and efficient solutions to our clients’ challenges.
  • This role will be expected to be partially billable on projects in a project management and/or engineering capacity.
  • Inform Managing Director of work status, workload, progress of work, and engineeringbudget.  Coordinate resources to meet deadlines and maintain consistent utilization.




  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental engineering
  • Professional Engineering P.E. licensure
  • 5-7years’ relevant water/wastewater direct design and project management experience with all facets of municipal water or wastewater systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to write routine technical reports and correspondences
  • Strong organizational, time and resource-management skills
  • Knowledge of plan set development while working with a multi-disciplined team.


  • Master’s degree in civil and/or environmental engineering or business management
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)