Senior Project Manager, Residential

Cary, NC/Remote
Added: May 10, 2024
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WHY WR? WithersRavenel is looking for people who are passionate about collaboration, community, and client success. Your reward for sharing your talent with us? OWNERSHIP. As a 100% employee-owned company, every employee is an owner—which adds a powerful and unique dimension to our vibrant company culture and purposeful work. Our employee owners say they love a lot of things about WithersRavenel , but the things most often cited are our amazing people and team-first atmosphere, our focus on their professional development and growth, and our commitment to the communities in which we work and live.

Bring your talent and collaborative spirit and join our team of employee owners at WithersRavenel !

We have an opening for a Senior Project Manager in our Residential Development Practice Area. This is a hybrid position working out of our Cary or Raleigh, North Carolina office.

Senior Project Managers are responsible and accountable for systematic and consistent execution of projects including the supervision and management of clients, people, processes, and resources for the mutual success of our Clients, Department, and Company. Responsibilities include coordination, communication, and enforcement of Company and Department processes, procedures, and standards and the promotion of Company culture and core values. They are responsible for the success and mentoring of the staff on their teams.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Track and coordinate resource needs with PMs and other Departments
  • Forecast workload for Team and address gaps or excessive workloads
  • Manage critical projects, delegate projects, and engage in design as necessary
  • Schedule and lead critical project meetings and assist PMs with others
  • Represent our Company in communications with clients for critical projects and assist PMs
  • Prepare critical agreements including scope, schedule, fees, and terms and conditions and communicate to project team members; review and authorize agreements for PMs; review and approve subconsultant agreements
  • Monitor and report the financial performance of all Team projects and proactively address changes in scope, billing processes, schedules, and any settlements
  • Implement and monitor Accounting and Department procedures for invoicing and collections for Team and engage in procedure initiatives
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor of any significant challenge, deviation from procedures and metrics, or incidents that occurs on Team projects
  • Responsible for oversight of the Team and potentially approval for designs, construction plans, bid documents, technical specifications, and construction cost estimates
  • Provide direction to and monitoring of your Team, utilizing experience to resolve scope, design, and other challenges ensuring adherence to all standards, QA/QC processes, and other policies related to project execution and management
  • Participate in project funding discussions and grant applications as appropriate
  • Responsible and accountable for coordination, input, and enforcement of all technical aspects and policies of the Department and Company
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for Team and Department. Determine and implement improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions
  • Lead quality control/quality assurance development and implementation consistent with Company and Department standards and the requirements of our clients and regulatory agencies
  • Lead, advocate, and monitor the use of current technology for design
  • Responsible for setting, monitoring, and achieving financial goals for the Team
  • Lead, supervise, and monitor all assigned Team Members to achieve the goals and strategies for the Department
  • Lead and/or participate in mentoring, career path planning and development (including training plans), performance plans, mentoring, and resource sharing for all Team Members
  • Lead, develop, and implement effective communication, performance management, and strategic skills needed to achieve Company, Department, Team, and project goals.
  • Lead, develop, and participate in Department/Company recruitment efforts and building your Team as directed
  • Foster a positive environment; lead and engage in Company, Department, and Team meetings routinely, team building efforts, and community involvement
  • Report and assist HR (as required) in the resolution of personnel issues for PM’s and the Team as necessary
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and participate in existing strategic client development and relationship processes for the Department and Team
  • Coordinate the development of marketing collateral
  • Monitor, review, and lead RFQ responses for responsible business sector
  • Track, input, and monitor Team’s sales pipeline per Department and Company requirements
  • Seek opportunities for cross-selling to enhance and expand our existing client relationships during and after projects
  • Lead in strategic pursuit of potential clients per Department initiatives and our core values including organizing and participation in conferences/networking events


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Professional Engineer or ability to obtain registration within six months
  • 12+ years of engineering experience with 6+ years managing teams
  • Self-motivated, engaged, team-oriented, and strategic thinking with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Strong leadership and team building and engagement skills as well as excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Experience with business and strategic planning processes
  • Proven track record of developing existing and new client relationships
  • Proven Track record of mentoring and coaching
  • Demonstrate personal investment in your career
  • Energetic, flexible, confident, and forward thinking

Preferred Requirement:

  • Project Manager training and/or certifications

Working Conditions

The assignment may require infrequent evening/weekend work. Candidates should enjoy working in collaborative, fast-paced, and client-driven environment.

Physical Requirements

The assignment may occasionally require repetitive physical tasks (such as operating a computer), standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time, extended time travelling in a vehicle, and carrying equipment and materials up to 25 pounds.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

WithersRavenel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, military service, or other non-merit factors protected by federal, state, or local laws. At WithersRavenel, we strive to build and nurture a culture where diversity, inclusivity, and belonging are a normal part of doing business, not an initiative. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. By hiring highly talented people who align with our Core Values, we continue to enrich and broaden our ownership community, as well as the employee and client experience. This purposeful approach to diversity and inclusion leads to greater commitment, collaboration, and effectiveness in our culture, work, and lives.