Senior Project Manager - North Carolina

  • North Carolina
  • 1390 Poplar Hill Rd, Conover, NC 28613
  • Full-Time



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Description of Work


Salary Grade: GN19 Salary Range - $72,172 $137,456

Note: This posting is for four positions which includes 60029466,60025462, 60029372, 60025454. Applicants need only apply once to be considered for all four positions.


This position manages the day-to-day activities associated with a portfolio of centrally-managed STIP projects during the pre-construction phase to ensure project schedules and defined outcomes are met which includes estimate, validate, re-estimate (as needed) project times and schedules; maintain overview of project tasks and consistency with established project schedule; maintain project milestones in enterprise tracking system (STaRs); work with team members to expedite the completion of critical tasks to meet deadlines and review their work; prepare and update reports; track project changes; frequent interaction with resources and permitting agencies; participate and review of NEPA and SEPA documents; facilitate and guide transportation projects through the project development and merger process. Assists the Team Lead in managing the allocation and utilization of all resources by focusing resources on project delivery with the outcome of delivering projects within scope and on schedule; setting performance measures and goals; measuring work accomplished; making recommendations regarding employee performance/disciplinary issues; providing instruction, guidance and coaching to team members and participating in the hiring process for filling vacant positions. Collaborates and coordinates with Divisions, initially and during project development, on project scope, deliverables, schedule, key decisions, and other issues. Interacts with Chief Engineer, Division Engineers, Unit Heads, local government officials, legislative representatives, congressional delegates, advocacy groups, and the general public.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies


Qualified Applicants must submit an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and direct project management personnel, particularly related to the development of transportation infrastructures projects, including project planning, preliminary and final design and/or technical/engineering analyses.
  • Experience in scope development, man-day estimation, contract negotiation, progress report validation, invoice approval, and consultant evaluation.
  • Experience with collaboration and decision making, including: working cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, anticipating and developing solutions to unique problems and situations, resolving complex and unusual problems, making timely and effective decisions to facilitate project delivery and enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of the overall NCDOT project delivery process, including transportation and highway engineering, techniques, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies that apply to area of administration; Federal and State regulations and laws; FHWA policies and guidelines; and NCDOT organization, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Additional Expectations:
    Knowledge of professional engineering, techniques, practices and procedures; organizational structures, historical budgetary and/or extraneous factors or implications; skills in applying this knowledge. Ability to apply thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the area of work. Ability to manage projects and team resources. Ability to lead team members to accomplish project goals and objectives. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple priorities. Ability to delegate and assign work. Ability to mentor, coach and manage the total competencies of team members as it relates to project management, technical issues, and unit policies and processes. Ability to resolve unusual problems. Ability to anticipate and develop solutions to unique problems and situations. Ability to communicate and resolve major and/or complex situations and actions, internal and external to the organization. Ability to ensure that fiscal rules and regulations are interpreted correctly, internal and external to the organization. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness. Ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. Ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities; ability to mentor, coach and train staff on project management. Ability to manage professional services contracts, including scoping, estimating, negotiations, invoice review/approval, project closeout and consultant evaluation. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in an applicable field of engineering from an appropriately accredited institution and five (5)years of progressively responsible experience including three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Necessary Special Qualification:
    May require registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.



    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.