Senior Project Manager, SUE

Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
Austin, TX
Added: January 24, 2024
Since 1980, CobbFendley has been committed to providing innovative engineering and surveying solutions with the goal of bettering communities. Our multi-discipline approach allows for the efficient completion of projects through experienced staff who focus on client communication. We are always seeking talented and qualified professionals to enhance our ability to provide clients with exceptional service.

Are You Ready To Join Our Block And Advance Your Career? At CobbFendley, People Are Our Most Valued Resource. We Offer A(n)

  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits including 401(k) Matching and Profit-sharing Contributions; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance; Employer Funded and Voluntary Life Insurance; Tuition Reimbursement; and Continuing Education Programs
  • Extended office closure from December 25 through January 1 to relax and enjoy the holidays
  • Professional and personal growth through innovative in-house training and collaborative resources
  • Community service opportunities through the CobbFendley Cares Committee, focusing on STEM Education, Hunger Relief, and Sustainable Solutions

CobbFendley is seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager in our Austin, Texas office. They will manage geospatial elements, or relevant tasks of various projects involving SUE, Survey, Broadband, or Utility Coordination. It is anticipated that work will mostly involve public and private utilities. The successful candidate will use their skill and experience to improve efficiency of existing projects and develop new business opportunities


The successful candidate’s most important qualifications include the following.

  • Recent and relative experience in SUE, Survey, UC and Broadband projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ASCE SUE standards. Knowledge of Utility Accommodation Rules in Texas is also a benefit.
  • Recent experience using geospatial tools to capture, categorize and represent utility data is GIS based platforms.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with creating and managing web-based GIS through Esri and/or other web-based GIS software such as OSPInsight, 3GIS, Cartegraph or similar.
  • Experience using the above tools for inventory analysis and asset management.
  • Experience working on projects that involve 3D mapping (of utilities in particular)
  • Experience of projects using unmanned aerial vehicles to gather data using aerial imagery and LiDAR.
  • Experience working with plan and profile construction drawings associated with roadway and underground utility improvements within public rights-of-way, records research and permitting.
  • Knowledge of Trimble Business Centre and Trimble Access.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, MicroStation, including Geopak and Axiom, and other relevant engineering and administrative software.
  • Motivation to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.
  • Desire to collaborate with professionals and clients to increase your industry knowledge and grow in your career.
  • Commitment to perform responsibilities consistent with industry standards to achieve department and company goals.
  • Interest in developing relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.

Essential Functions

  • Develop relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.
  • Use geospatial knowledge to add value to existing service lines.
  • Use geospatial skills and experience to develop standalone GIS projects.
  • Use of GIS tools to assist in identifying opportunities for funding and grants.
  • Ability to work with processed survey data files and communicate issues with Registered Professional Land Surveyors.
  • Manage office and field staff schedules to meet client deadlines. Ability to receive, assess, and respond to calls from the field supervisor outside of normal office hours.
  • Perform and submit monthly project invoicing (reviews and approvals). Write invoice progress reports.
  • Perform independent research and delegate changing priorities.
  • Work with minimal supervision and deliver accurate work product.
  • Adhere to CobbFendley’s safety standards to uphold a safe and efficient environment.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and fulfill responsibilities with integrity.

If and when the duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Mobility within the office including movement between floors and workstations.
  • Repeated motions (e.g., typing, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying).
  • Communication with other employees and clients.


  • Most work is performed in a professional office environment. Some trips to client offices and job sites for observations will be required.
  • Job site observations factors could include: walking and climbing on uneven surfaces, exposure to outdoor environments and extreme weather (heat and freezing temperatures), noise exposure, driving for extended periods of time, exposure to allergens (e.g., pollen, dust, cedar, sumac, poison ivy), exposure to construction and traffic work zones, possible hand and power tool use, and extended periods of Personal Protective Equipment use.
  • Extended use of electronic devices (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, scanners, plotters, and telephones).
  • Use of cutting tools and equipment (e.g., plotting equipment, rotary paper cutter).


  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST.
  • This position may include the need for overtime hours.
  • This position’s hours fluctuate based on department needs.


At CobbFendley, we are an equal opportunity employer, interested in qualified candidates with the requisite employment authorization eligibility to work in the United States. All candidates are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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  • Pre-Employment Screenings. All offers of employment at CobbFendley are contingent upon the prospective employee passing a drug screening, physical exam (if applicable), and various background verifications (including but not limited to 10-year history of the county, state, federal, and a 5-year history of motor vehicle records).
  • Work Authorization + Sponsorship. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The E-Verify system uses federal databases to rapidly validate individual identities and work eligibility from the information gathered in the Form I-9. CobbFendley will not sponsor applications of work visas. We understand that this could affect your decision to apply with these conditions in mind.
  • External Recruiting Agencies. CobbFendley does not and will not accept unsolicited resumes under any circumstances from independent recruiters, recruiting agencies, or similar entities. Recruiting activity on behalf of a candidate does NOT constitute CobbFendley's acceptance of terms and conditions without prior contractual agreements signed by authorized CobbFendley personnel. Unsolicited resumes through any channels including cold calling, emails, applications, social media messaging, etc., will not be reviewed.