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Senior Project Manager - CoMET

Company: Kleinfelder
Location: Laguna Hills
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job ID#:52353

Job Category:Operations

Position Type:Full-Time


Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.

Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder's integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.

Kleinfelder, a long-standing industry leader in southern California, seeks a senior project manager experienced with Construction Materials, Engineering, and Testing (CoMET) to join our Los Angeles Area offices (Los Angeles, Ontario, Laguna Hills, Riverside). Kleinfelder offers:

  • Competitive Wages;

  • Benefits, including medical, dental, vision, & life insurance; HSA & FSA; 401K; paid holidays; and paid time off (PTO);

  • Certification, training, and professional development assistance;

  • Employee referral bonuses;

  • Career advancement opportunities with one of the largest and most respected firms in the industry.

    We're looking for a CoMET professional with proven client service focus and technical leadership abilities to join us in meeting the needs of our diverse client base on projects throughout southern California and the surrounding area. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented individual with a background in construction materials testing, special inspection, construction management, and/or construction related engineering services. This role's primary function is to ensure Kleinfelder exceeds client expectations through frequent client communication and leading Kleinfelder's service delivery team, planning and execution of technical work, and monitoring and controlling project budgets to deliver services while working to expand our client base. This role offers a dynamic work environment, the opportunity to work on multiple high-profile projects, and be part of an industry leading company.

    Position responsibilities include:

    • Lead project and service delivery teams.

    • Supervise operational staff (field and laboratory personnel).

    • Communicate with clients, staff, and supervisors to successfully and profitably deliver construction services on a consistent basis.

    • Coordinate work to assure projects/contracts are properly managed thereby assuring budgets and schedules are met and work product meets both client's needs and Kleinfelder's standards.

    • Target and achieve results based goals, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

    • Provide technical leadership and guidance for staff.

    • Sell Kleinfelder's services to new and existing clients aligned with Kleinfelder's business plan.

      Consideration for this position requires the following minimum competencies or experience:

      • 10 years of experience in materials testing, special inspection, construction management, and/or other construction-related engineering service.

      • At least 5 years of project management experience, including responsibility for direct client interaction, as well as the ability to plan, organize, execute, and direct various size projects.

      • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or construction related field.

      • Professional Engineering (PE) license is the State of California.

      • Ability to work independently and as a team member, maintaining composure and working effectively in a high-pressure environment with changing priorities.

      • Must have excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.

      • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record and ability to pass drug test.

      • Able to use a company provided laptop or tablet computer and a working knowledge of MS Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

      • A good work ethic, attention to detail, and high level of personal integrity.

      • Authorization to work in the United States.

        In addition to the above required competencies and experience, hiring preference will be given to those candidates with the following certifications or experience:

        • Applicable construction inspection and testing experience and certifications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Code Council (ICC), National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET); and/or the American Welding Society (AWS).

          Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

          Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)


          Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.

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