Bolton & Menk, Inc. Senior Transportation Project Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Are you looking for a new challenge in your engineering career and work for a top regional firm? Join Bolton & Menk and start leading and growing the Iowa Transportation Services team.

As a Senior Transportation Project Manager you will be responsible for leading the planning, development and completion of transportation improvements within our Iowa Services market. If you are great at building relationships we are looking for you! This role will have client contact, completion of business development activities in designated areas, and scheduling and execution of preliminary and final highway design projects. We are looking for someone with a strong desire to break free from normal, daily routine. If you are looking for new and exciting challenges, this position would be a perfect fit. We are looking for candidates who have the inner drive to contribute to the growth of our transportation group and firm by identifying and securing opportunities through effective leadership and management of projects while working with and supported by an excellent and diverse team.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply broad understanding of civil engineering and other fields to reach innovative and interdependent solutions

  • Develop, coordinate and review the final design and preparation of plans and specifications

  • Responsible for the work of other engineers and technicians; plans and organizes project assignments

  • Responsible for leading and managing the planning, scheduling, budgets, and performance of multiple engineering projects

  • Coordination of internal and external specialized work teams including municipal utilities, water resources, surveying and structural on complex county and state highway projects

  • Provides technical advice regarding design, construction or modification and repairs to clients, contractors and other staff members

  • Read and interpret engineering plans, specifications and reports

  • Perform effective technical writing and correspondence

  • Perform business development activities (client needs, research, proposals, etc.)

  • Coordinate construction administration

  • Travel periodically to work sites and other project related locations

Education and Experience:

  • The selected candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • Eight (8) or more years of progressive engineering experience

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of IA

  • Experience preparing highway and intersection designs in Microstation CAD and/or AutoCAD

  • Experience developing and delivering federal aid projects

  • Supervisory and staff mentoring experience

  • Business development experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of industry standards and guidelines including Roadway Functional Classification, IA/DOT Road Design Manual and IA/DOT State Aid Requirements.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including, but not limited to

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Active listening and negotiation skills

  • Ability to understanding others’ perspectives

  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. Minimal travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering or other related field

  • Proven ability to find and apply new technologies to advance quality and efficiency

  • Experience in construction administration, design of storm water management systems, and/or transit facility design

  • Experience with complex traffic operations, municipal engineering, and public involvement

WHY BOLTON & MENK? Work with a creative and hardworking team, who believe in client satisfaction and building relationships. For over 66 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients in the Upper Midwest with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned and is ranked among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms. With over 400 employees and 16 offices in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available.

OUR BENEFITS At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.