Engineering Manager

GAI Consultants, Inc.
Glen Allen, VA/Remote
Added: March 7, 2024
GAI Consultants is looking for a Civil Engineering Manager for our Glen Allen, VA office. Your responsibilities in this position will include leading business development initiatives, managing projects within the Power Generation industry, and leading civil engineering tasks.

Essential Duties:

The candidate should be driven and be seeking the opportunity to:

  • Function as a seller/doer
  • Identify, chase, and successfully win new business opportunities
  • Lead and manage projects primarily for power generation clients
  • Technically lead engineering tasks in area of expertise

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Approximately 20% of job duties are dedicated to project management and 60% to technical delivery.
  • Delivers scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and profitability of all projects managed.
  • Plans and manages small to medium value projects, with a single or dual discipline focus and a low to medium risk profile.
  • Manages a small number of projects (typically 3 to 5) with up to $500k per year of total billings.
  • Under the direction of a PM Coach, works with Project Controls staff to analyze project performance data on an on-going basis and develop recovery plans as needed. The candidate should have the desire and ability to travel to Project sites, as needed, primarily in the mid-west and mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Business Development Responsibilities:

  • Up to 15% of job duties will be dedicated to Business Development.
  • May serve as client contact for projects managed with support from PM Coach.
  • Actively wins new work from both new and existing clients by building and maintaining customer relationships, monitoring future work opportunities, communicating regularly, and attending client events.
  • Works closely with their PM Coach and/or more experienced PMs to coordinate and develop the proposed scope, schedule, and fee for the entire project.
  • Supports senior management in contract negotiations with clients.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Up to 5% of job duties will be dedicated to supervisor responsibilities
  • Will be a direct supervisor for civil engineering staff working out of the Glen Allen, VA Office
  • Assembles and leads the project team and the scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and profit for the entire project.
  • A PM Coach will be assigned to provide close supervision and guidance through the life of their projects.

Direction Received: Works under the supervision of the PM Coach and typically reports to senior management

Travel to other offices / meet with clients / attend project-specific meetings is necessary for this position.



  • A minimum of 8 years of related experience, or less experience and an advanced degree, including at least 2 years of prior supervisory and/or project management experience, is required.
  • Civil Site and/or Geotechnical work experience and/or educational focus preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of external customer engagements and building and maintaining successful client relationships
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of fundamental project management skills and concepts such as: developing pricing, cost budget monitoring, calculating profit, etc.,
  • Willingness to learn GAI-specific project management procedures and requirements
  • Motivated, focused, and hard-working
  • Solid communication and technical writing skills

Why GAI:

At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S., and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that’s committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth.

GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Benefits To Working At GAI Include:

  • Competitive salary - GAI is committed to paying market-based salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company paid Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability (benefits start within 30 days of hire)
  • New paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption program
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401k company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement




Bachelors in Civil Engineering or related field

Bachelors in Environmental Engineering or related field



8 years: Related experience.


Civil Site and/or Geotechnical work experience or educational focus.

Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License

Professional Engineer


Project Mgmt Prof (PMP)