Civil Engineer Project Manager (Design)

POSTED ON 11/1/2022 CLOSED ON 12/16/2022
Sherwood Design Engineers Hired Organization Address Los Angeles, CA Full Time
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Job Posting for Civil Engineer Project Manager (Design) at Sherwood Design Engineers

Project Manager - Civil Engineering

Los Angeles, CA


About Sherwood


Sherwood is a civil and environmental engineering firm that is committed to investing in and embracing people, communities and the environment. 


Our team has delivered net zero energy and net zero carbon systems, net positive water systems, resilient coastlines, natural resource protection, green streets, living roofs and more for thousands of clients across the globe. We specialize in sustainable infrastructure, water management strategies, green building design, and infrastructure support of urban planning. Our focus is on the conservation and management of the consumption of all site resources — carbon, energy, water, and waste. We’ve worked on over thirty award-winning projects, and our work has been published locally and internationally.


Our mission is to engineer an environmentally and socially regenerative planet. Will you join us?

Role Summary


The Project Manager (PM) role is a client-focused position for which the candidate must have extensive project management experience for engineering design services. Working with the team, the PM will lead a variety of project types including site development incorporating  best practices related to grading, utility systems, drainage and stormwater design, master planning from campus to district scales, and helping drive entitlement and planning approvals through creative and innovative implementation of infrastructure development. The successful candidate will have a passion for sustainable design, building client relationships and maintaining quality management processes to ensure work remains on track, within scope and on budget. This role includes mentorship of direct reports and will leverage and promote each team member’s strengths as a unique value add. 


Minimum Skills


  • Typically 8 years experience delivering engineering and construction projects with solid technical knowledge and skills across the civil industry, including a strong background in condition assessment, planning, rehabilitation, and design

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, sanitary, environmental, chemical or mechanical engineering, or related degree

  • Typically 2 year leading engineering teams through the successful completion of construction, master planning, and entitlement projects

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey complex information, to motivate and influence others

  • Dedication to recruit, build, mentor, and foster a diverse engineering team

  • Ability to travel to other offices/sites as needed

  • Professional Engineering (PE) Registration in California or ability to obtain a PE within one year after starting the role


Preferred Skills


  • Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering - Civil and/or Environmental

  • Knowledge of civil programs (Civil 3D, LDT, Storm and Sewer Analysis, Hydro CAD, Flowmasters, StormCAD, etc.) 

  • Design Build project management experience, especially those with civil industry experience or those with experience in industrial (process) oriented construction fields

  • Relevant certifications or other sustainability-oriented accreditation (iLEED , Envision, Living Building Challenge, EcoDistricts, DBIA)

  • Knowledge of GIS principles



Expected Outcomes

  • Develop and implement innovative design techniques that enhance projects and productivity within assignments

  • Directly oversee and manage engineering efforts from project inception through completion of construction in coordination with Design Team, Client, and and construction teams

  • Execution of all work professionally, safely, and ethically according to company values, engineering code of ethics and applicable law 

  • Regular client engagement resulting in continually expanding trust relationships and successful project delivery

  • Coordinate with Principals and Operations leadership to assemble the project team and regularly review the project

  • Project manage teams to meet scope, schedule, and budget requirements, resulting in consistently profitable work

  • Develop, mentor and assist staff in gaining experience and expertise in existing and emerging services, building and strengthening the team’s competencies

  • Diligent and timely compliance with and implementation of company business practices, key among these being time entry 

  • Maintenance of a Professional Engineer license for employment duration


What We Offer


  • Own a part of the firm with ESOP eligibility after one year

  • Flexible working - with every other Friday off

  • 100% employer-paid portion of competitive base Health plans, including PPO and HMO options, and significantly discounted Dental and Vision plans

  • 1% Learning and Development stipend to use as you see fit

  • Generous PTO and 8 paid holidays

  • Automatic 401k enrollment

  • Fun team events, lunches and happy hours to get to know colleagues outside of work

  • A tangible opportunity to truly help the environment!


Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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