Group Leader / Senior Project Manager at Ardurra Group, Inc.

Posted in Management 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Sarasota, Florida

Job Description:


The Group Leader / Senior Project Manager will have sales and operational responsibility for a portion of the business and plan, direct, and oversee projects. You will be responsible for profit and loss, business development, proposal development, project management, and oversight for various private and public agency projects. Excellent project management, written, and verbal communication skills are required. This is a chance to join a dynamic team, while helping expand a group that is already in place within a solid organizational platform, while identifying, winning, leading, and supporting the delivery of a variety of projects around Jacksonville. You will lead 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.  We have an interest in growing public works, roadway design, drainage, and water/wastewater businesses and open to candidates with a variety of expertise. 


Business Development Activities –

  • Identify and track project opportunities around Jacksonville, FL.

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

  • Assist in developing “understanding & approaches” for Statements of Qualifications and Proposals, including 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.

Project Delivery –

  • Serve as Project Manager and Engineer of Record for projects with responsibility for reviewing and signing/stamping of project plans.

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

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

  • Support project managers/engineers as project issues arise with clients, contractors, equipment suppliers/vendors, or reviewing agencies.

  • Execute multiple concurrent projects efficiently.

  • Perform or lead teams to perform 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.

Operational Activities –

  • Function as Group Lead within one of our Practices and have management and profit/loss (P&L) responsibility for a team of engineers and related professionals.

  • Track budgets, staff chargeability, utilization, while managing staff accordingly to meet established metrics.

  • Manage subconsultants.

  • Oversee monthly billing and track accounts receivable (AR) for your projects.

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


Skilled Leadership –

  • Team player capable of building relationships both internally and externally.

  • Communicator in both oral and written communications.

  • Building consensus and cooperation with staff at all skill levels.

  • Inspiring, motivating, and holding team accountable for delivery and client satisfaction.

Technical Expertise –

  • We are open to technical experts in public works, transportation, or water/wastewater services. An example of the type of expertise desired for water/wastewater services include:

    • Authorship of studies, reports, master plans, and related technical documents.

    • Planning, evaluation, and design of water/wastewater and advanced water treatment plants.

    • Design of water pumping stations and sewer lift stations.

    • All types of conveyance design (pipelines, flow control facilities, turnouts, pressure reducing stations, metering stations, and related facilities).

    • Master planning and hydraulic model platforms and GIS.

If the candidate has expertise in other fields, we are looking for leaders with broad experience that can develop and manage a book of work for public and private clients.

Education And Experience –

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

  • Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from an accredited institution preferred.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or the ability to obtain within 6 months.

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in public and private civil engineering 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.

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)

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