Senior Project Manager - Transportation

Woolpert   •  

Indianapolis, IN

Industry: Engineering Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 271 days ago

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The Senior 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 Senior Project Manager will identify new client opportunities, lead and facilitate the entire sales-cycle through procurement. The Senior 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 ten (10) 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