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Group Leader/Senior Project Manager at Ardurra Group LLC

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Poway, California

Job Description:

Ardurra seeks a Group Leader/Senior Project Manager to join our team in San Diego, CA.

Primary Function

The Group Leader/Senior Project Manager will have operational responsibility for a portion of the business and plan, direct, and oversee water/wastewater/recycled water/purified water treatment projects within Ardurra’s California Water Practice. You will be responsible for overall operations and profit and loss, business development, proposal development, project management, and oversight for various public agency projects. Excellent project management and written and verbal communication skills are required. This is a chance to join a dynamic team and help build a group from an already in place and solid organizational platform and lead and support the delivery of a variety of projects across California. You will lead a group as well as project delivery teams and provide exceptional client service. You will provide technical expertise to ensure that projects are delivered on budget, on schedule, and the technical and quality standards meet all expectations. In addition to your project responsibilities, you will provide technical solutions and advice, mentoring and development to other engineers.

Key Responsibilities

Project Delivery

  • Serve as Project Manager and Engineer of Record for water/wastewater/recycled water treatment and conveyance projects with responsibility for reviewing and signing/stamping of projects

  • Provide technical leadership for projects performing a variety of tasks to plan, execute and deliver the completed project

  • Plan, organize, and manage the production of project deliverables to ensure on time delivery, technical quality and within budget

  • Support other project managers with technical evidenced proposals as project issues arise with clients, contractors, equipment suppliers/vendors or reviewing agencies.

  • Execute multiple concurrent projects efficiently

  • Perform or lead teams to perform hydraulic analyses, design calculations, prepare engineering reports, and recommend design criteria.

  • Conduct alternative analyses to support business case evaluations for project decisions.

  • Effectively apply industry standards as well as client standards and requirements.

  • Work with project teams to coordinate permits for projects, which may require meetings with clients, contractors, utility companies, and reviewing and permitting governmental agencies.

Supervise and Mentor Young Professionals

  • Mentor developing professionals to guide their career development objectives.

  • Review work and provide technical guidance on design approach and challenges.

  • Perform on technically complex projects and act as a technical resource by providing guidance to other team members.

  • Recognize when technical problems develop and initiate guidance for corrective actions

  • Conduct work in a safe manner and promote health and safety within the office and outside of the office while visiting clients and job sites.

Business Development Activities

  • Identify and track project opportunities across California

  • Meet with clients to pre-position Ardurra for select projects

  • Develop Statements of Qualifications and Proposals and assist with preparing the technical aspects for project interviews conducted by clients.

  • Develop positive relationships with clients, earn their confidence and become their trusted adviser

  • Participate in local and national professional associations including ASCE, AWWA, CWEA, and others. Actively participate by seeking leadership roles in the organization and presenting at conferences.

Operational Activities

  • Function as Group Lead within the Water Practice and have management and P&L responsibility for a team of engineers and related professionals

  • Track budgets and staff chargeability and utilization and manage staff accordingly to meet established metrics

  • Manage subconsultants

  • Oversee monthly billing and track accounts receivable for your projects

  • Provide leadership to your staff including annual engagement process and annual and discretionary compensation management


Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Skilled leader and team player capable of building relationships both internally and externally

  • Skilled communicator in both oral and written communications

  • Skilled at building consensus and cooperation with staff at all skill levels

  • Skilled at inspiring, motivating and holding team accountable for delivery and client satisfaction

Technical Expertise

  • Experienced with authorship of studies, reports, master plans, and related technical documents.

  • Experienced in the planning, evaluation, and design of water/wastewater and advanced water treatment plants.

  • Experienced in the design of water pumping stations and sewer lift stations.

  • Experience in all types of conveyance design (pipelines, flow control facilities, turnouts, pressure reducing stations, metering stations, and related facilities)

  • Experienced with master planning and hydraulic model platforms and GIS.

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil/Environmental Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Master of Science in Civil/Environmental, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution preferred.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in California

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in water/wastewater infrastructure design projects.

Why Ardurra?

While Ardurra offers competitive compensation and rich benefits programs, it is our culture that truly sets us apart from our peers. We nurture a family-like culture, striving to create a work environment that is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding but also fun. We are acutely focused on developing our staff, whether through our internal Ardurra Academy or through our industry-leading Leadership program. We have made a deliberate and focused commitment to nurture a people-centric culture where people are: valued as individuals; supported in their professional and career development with multiple, varied career paths; provided the tools and resources to be successful, engaged, and satisfied in their work; and positive benefits, time-off programs, and flexibility to help maintain a healthy balance between work and home.
Ardurra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


Ardurra does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Agency Agreement, Ardurra will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. If a resume or candidate is submitted to any hiring manager without a previously signed agreement, Ardurra reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. These candidates will be considered property of Ardurra. We’re not currently looking to add any more agencies to our list of approved vendors, so please do not contact any of our managers or recruitment team with sales calls or details of your candidates.

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