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KLJ Senior Structural Project Manager in Helena, Montana

Description

KLJ is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Structural Project Manager to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will help pursue larger structural engineering projects and oversee and manage engineering projects from conception to completion, ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety and efficiency. This role requires strong technical expertise in structural engineering, project management proficiency and excellent leadership abilities. If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of structural engineering while managing impactful projects from concept to completion, this is the role for you.

Responsibilities

  • Project Management:
    • Lead and manage structural projects from initiation to closeout; ensuring adherence to project scope, budget, and schedule.
    • Develop project plans and reports, schedules and budgets in collaboration with the team.
    • Coordinate with clients, stakeholders and other engineering/planning disciplines to ensure project objectives are met.
    • Monitor project progress, identify risk and implement mitigation strategies to ensure successful project.
    • Conduct regular project meetings, provide updates and communicate with project team members to ensure alignment and accountability.
    • Demonstrates competency in multiple project phases (planning, design, construction, etc.)
  • Structural Engineering:
    • Provide technical expertise in structural design, reports, estimates and construction. Lead/assist with design, plans and specifications as needed.
    • Perform/oversee modeling and analysis using industry standard software.
    • Review and approve reports to ensure concurrence with KLJ quality standards.
    • Conduct site visits, inspections and assessments as needed to support project requirements.
    • Conduct public input/engagement meetings as required by the project.
  • Client Management:
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, addressing inquiries, resolving issues and managing expectations throughout the project life cycle.
    • Cultivate strong client relationships and identify opportunities for addition project work.
    • Ensure client satisfaction by delivering high-quality engineering and planning solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Provide leadership, guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, planners and project team members.
    • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting knowledge sharing and professional development.
    • Delegate tasks effectively, monitor performance and provide feedback to support individual and team growth.
    • Serves as a technical resource/lead on projects or tasks for large scale projects.
  • Quality Assurance and Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant codes, standards, regulations and industry best practices.
    • Review project deliverable for accuracy, completeness and compliance with quality standards.
    • Implement quality assurance processes and procedures to enhance project outcomes and deliverables.

Qualifications

Education:

  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an ABET-accredited post-secondary institution.
  • PE is required.

Preferences:

  • 15+ years of relevant experience
  • PMP, PgMP, PfMp, CAPM or equivalent certification
  • Master's degree with Structural focus
  • Previous project management experience in a professional services firm

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of codes, regulations and industry standards related to structural engineering.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact with clients, team members and stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership abilities with experience in pursuit and management of structural engineering projects.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced world.
  • Judgment and interpretation is required to select or establish appropriate guidelines in a given situation
  • Use common courtesy while interacting with people to satisfactorily perform the job.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

The employee is regularly required to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and crawl
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Talk or hear and communicate clearly

The employee must:

  • Frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual work 40+ hours per week with 90% of the time spent in the office and 10% in the field.

Other Duties

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive and other duties may be assigned. It is a description of the job as presently defined and is subject at any time to revision. This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed.

About Us

At KLJ, we love engineering, moving forward, and bringing ideas to life. Our work is more than a project, it's a long-term solution for the communities in which we live and work. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience to our customers - every project, every time. We reimagine what projects can be through innovative planning, design, and support of infrastructure projects of all shapes and sizes. Join our team and reimagine what your career can be.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the US. KLJ does not sponsor applicants for employment-based visas.

What else you need to know

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive and other duties may be assigned. It is a description of the job as presently defined and is subject at any time to revision. This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed.

The salary for this position is expected to range between $126,000 - $148,000. This estimated salary represents the middle of the range. Factors that may be used to determine actual salary include education (or applicable experience), training, job location, competencies relevant to the role, and internal equity.

At KLJ, we offer a competitive full suite benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, performance bonus, 401k, employee stock ownership program and a flexible work environment that gives you options to support excelling both professionally and personally. The options available for the current year are described at www.kljeng.com/careers/benefits.

Who we are

Here at KLJ, we are Safe, Inclusive, Learners, Performers and Owners. We care that you get home safely. Every person, every idea, and every voice matters. We encourage personal and professional growth. We celebrate performance. As a 100% employee-owned firm, your decisions and efforts will help shape OUR great company.

Why work at KLJ

KLJ Engineering might be just the company you have been looking for. We are that perfect size - not so big that you become a number, not so small that our resources are limited. Here, you can be you, in all your engineering, surveying, planning and scientist glory. Just as you are. We embrace how much you love engineering, because we love it too. We love it when a road curves just right, when we see a familiar water tower on our drive home, or when we consider the fiber in the ground connects us to our friends and family. If you are looking to join a great firm, with amazing technical talent, we know just the place, here at KLJ.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the US, without employer-sponsorship. KLJ does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas and does not participate in any OPT training program.

KLJ will not be partnering with third-party recruiters on this position. Please review our third-party recruiting policy at www.kljeng.com/careers.

Position will be posted until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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