ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

 

Visalia Office

 

Position Purpose

Working in cooperation with others throughout the company, the Assistant Project Manager is accountable for successfully coordinating integrated components of projects. The Assistant Project Manager works closely with the Project Manager and other QK staff (e.g., team leaders, technical experts, accounting department, marketing staff), to assure that all aspects of the project are completed on schedule and within budget. Success is measured by achieving results, based on defined standards, in the following areas:

  • Client satisfaction: the quality of clients’ experience from pre-proposal through project completion
  • On-time product delivery, including meeting or exceeding agreed-upon project schedules
  • QK’s project staff satisfaction; the quality and timeliness of information, communication and feedback related to the client and project
  • The quality of all work products

What You'll Do

ESSENTIAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with senior staff to develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members
  • Plan and monitor resources in Deltek for various projects within multiple disciplines and for multiple project managers, ensure resource availability and allocation throughout the life of the project
  • Assist project manager in formulating project proposals by researching past projects, evaluating proposal request details, and coordinating intel from various internal resources as needed to formulate a comprehensive and competitive proposal
  • Coordinate project scope, schedule and budget, including monitoring progress versus achievement of clients’ expectations, escalate to management as needed
  • Maintain continuous communication on project status with clients and all internal and external stakeholders
  • Attend meetings with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document client and stakeholder needs, project progress, timelines and quality milestones
  • Collect data to provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues
  • Documents quality control milestones and informs key stakeholders when proper documentation is not submitted
  • Participate in quality issue resolution, document for learning measures
    Assist in collecting documents needed in disputes, negotiations, arbitration or litigation, as needed
  • Monitor, track and assist in controlling outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Work with project managers to determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team. Analyze results of status reports, assist in troubleshooting problem areas. Deliver appropriate and effective management and executive level communication, especially as issues arise
  •  Anticipate client, business, and community issues and communicate suggestions to influence managerial and team attention to them
  • Monitor project performance and advise project manager of ways to correct performance gaps.
  • Build organizational relationships; understand the roles and interrelationships of all partners; foster teamwork within and across departments; and cultivate a strong, diverse network or relationships inside and outside the firm
  • Visit construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents, reporting all findings to the project manager and other stakeholders in a timely fashion
  • Attend client meetings, take notes, make presentations and represent the project manager and QK as necessary
  • Billable production: varies, typically 80-90%

Who We Need

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Proficient with Deltek and Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work well with others (as a team member) and alone
  • Ability to handle pressures related to internal and external project and proposal delivery schedule
  • Proven ability to gather and interpret information, and develop and present (orally and in writing) sound business conclusions
  • Team based approach to decision making and problem solving
  • Visual acuity and ability to communicate well, in writing and verbally, with other staff, clients, and agencies to accomplish team goals.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods and walk on uneven surfaces to conduct site visits
  • A current driver’s license and good driving record may be required if employee will be making field visits and/or meeting with clients outside the company’s office

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Desire to be helpful to internal and external clients
  • Ability to create strong relationships in a mentoring capacity
  • Proven ability to successfully work against a deadline and within constrained budgets
  • Strong critical thinking skills that allow for quick problem solving and innovative solutions
  • Proven ability to motivate others
  • Demonstrated ability to provide constructive feedback and/or make management aware of concerns in a positive and productive manner
  • Proven ability to communicate complex technical ideas and concepts to non-technical people effectively

Education

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience in project management, engineering, land surveying, planning, etc.

Organizational Relationships

The Assistant Project Manager provides both support and leadership to project manager and project teams. This person will have to develop relationships with staff in various disciplines in order to achieve the end goal of delivering a quality product. The Assistant Project Manager reports to an assigned Group Leader or Branch Manager. Assistant PMs are expected work with all disciplines throughout the entire company and develop strong working relationships with Group and/or Technical Leaders throughout the company in order to meet our “One Company” vision. Those holding this position are also expected to provide mentorship to junior staff and insight to the Senior Management Team and Branch Managers.

Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a dual role of support and leadership
  • Previous experience in engineering, construction management, planning, or land surveying preferred

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Senior Planner

Senior Planner

 

All Offices – Hybrid, or Remote Work Options

 
 

Position Purpose

Senior Planners work alongside other planners in providing site-specific analyses and geographic resources for development in urban and rural areas. They assist in land-use and infrastructure planning. Senior Planners think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. The Senior Planner most often requires advanced professional planning experience of high complexity and variety. Some functions are similar to those of the Senior Associate level, though the Senior Planner often leads or is significantly involved with larger, more complex planning assignments. Planners at this level exercise greater independence and judgment, receiving general supervision from senior management. This position is a professional position with responsibility for oversight and management of environmental planning projects and coordinating environmental planning aspects of projects as a part of more complex engineering projects. This position is one of a team or department leader who works confers with his/her supervisor on difficult or complex planning projects and generally works with minimal direction.

What You'll Do

  • Oversight of all aspects of projects, including monitoring contracts, creating budgets, monitoring timelines, developing schedules, and enduring quality deliverables
  • Formulate and conduct technical planning studies
  • Maintain communication with client and/or other project managers from project conception through completion
  • Manage, lead, train, develop, and mentor other technical and professional staff and/or Planning workload
  • Manage project plans, budgets, timelines, and ensure quality deliverables
  • Prepare and oversee research, field work, legal regulations, and documentation in support of Planning reports and documentation
  • Read, interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other technical documents  Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement meetings and workshops  Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of winning proposals and lead proposal presentations
  • Develop recommendations affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide development
  • Generate creative solutions to issues that may conflict with the client’s initial project plans
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations
  • Prepare technical studies and documents, with emphasis on NEPA and CEQA documents
  • Prepare and oversee research, field work, legal regulations, and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation
  • Read, interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other technical documents
  • Lead and manage work of other planning staff
  • Attend meetings inside and outside of the firm
  • Familiarity with, and assistance to senior staff for monitoring contracts and budgets
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Who We Need

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong technical writing, analytic, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., organizational, leadership, communication, critical thinking, financial, time management, etc.)
  • Ability to find creative solutions to complex environmental and planning issues, which may include political and socioeconomic issues, while meeting the needs of the client
  • Ability to mentor others in organizing, collecting, and analyzing data, generating and evaluating alternatives, reaching logical conclusions, and formulating consistent recommendations
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, lead teams, and lead, mentor, and supervise staff
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods
  • Strong ability to communicate well (in writing and verbally) with other staff, clients, and agencies to accomplish team goals
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to perform repetitive wrist and hand motions required
  • Ability to travel to field sites and walk long distances may be required on occasion

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Drive to be helpful to team members, including mentoring junior staff
  • Strong critical thinking skills that allow for collaborative innovation in problem solving and project planning
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and drive results
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive client relationships
  • Ability to be resourceful
  • Proven ability to successfully work against a deadline and within constrained budgets
  • Ability to teach junior staff both agency and firm standards
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback in a positive and productive manner
  • Ability to communicate complex technical ideas and concepts to non-technical people

 

Eductation

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in land use, environmental, urban, regional or city planning, community planning, landscape architecture, geography, or related field. AICP required.

Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in planning, environmental, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years general planning experience)

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Associate Planner

Associate Planner

 

All Offices – Hybrid or Remote Work Options

 
 

Position Purpose

Associate Planners must think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health of communities, and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field and a more elevated level of required duties and responsibilities compared with the Planning Assistant. The Associate Planner is expected to possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, comprehensive planning, or environmental planning. This position is a professional position with responsibility for compiling and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents including General Plans and Specific Plans. An Associate Planner is a team member who works with direction from his/her supervisor and expresses a higher level of independence than an Assistant Planner by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight.

What You'll Do

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use 
  • Research local and county ordinances, regional and state regulations, and transportation studies 
  • Assist in developing recommendations affecting land use, environmental, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide the development 
  • Assist in preparing, coordinating, and facilitating public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops 
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations 
  • Review reports, data, and/or entitlement applications completed by other staff 
  • Prepare technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials 
  • Compile, analyze, and prepare data and other materials for proposals and proposal presentations 
  • Assist in preparing noise, air modeling, land use, and socio-economic studies 
  • Conduct and oversee research and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation, and technical planning studies 
  • Perform environmental analysis and coordinate permitting and other issues with agencies 
  • Perform various planning tasks which may require interpretation or coordination of complex components (i.e., policy interpretation, habitat restoration, client specifications, etc.) 
  • Develop recommendations affecting environmental issues associated with land use 
  • Provide input and creative solutions to assist in solving those issues that may conflict with the client’s initial project plans 
  • Provide input on EIRs, EAs, and other technical documents 
  • Interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other documents 
  • Draft maps, utilizing GIS, in support of NEPA and CEQA documents 
  • Assist in teaching junior staff 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in planning, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or MA/MS plus two (2) years’ experience)

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Associate Land Surveyor

Associate Land Surveyor

 

Visalia

 
 

Position Purpose

The Associate Land Surveyor will work hand in hand with Survey Field Crews by taking the information collected in the field to draft various Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Easement and Boundary Plats according to Company and Project Specific Municipality Standards. Associate Land Surveyors also prepare and create full Civil3D Drawings beginning from field data points, generate surfaces and contours, calculate boundary lines from record maps, and Grant Deed descriptions. Associate Land Surveyors play a key role in delivering maps and documents necessary to memorialize land ownership and land use.

What You'll Do

  • Perform topographic, property, geodetic, and construction surveys 
  • Prepare the points for CAD Designers and Technicians 
  • Review, perform and create exhibits for right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including encroachment and right-of-way marking surveys 
  • Research government agency, state, county, or city records for information concerning surveys 
  • Inspect and verify survey deliverables for accuracy and correctness 
  • Perform complex computations and analysis using technical software, Trimble Business Center, etc. 
  • Coordinate and support the collections of field survey data for various projects 
  • Check and review Records of Survey, Boundary Line adjustments, Partition Plats, and other official documents in accordance with organizational standards, to be recorded at various federal, state, and county government offices 
  • Complete associated documentation and archiving, such as control and alignment reports 
  • Works with other disciplines across offices to perform design and construction tasks 
  • Maintain land survey databases and validate data quality of information entered 
  • Assist with process improvement efforts and associated administrative tasks 
  • Perform internal land survey and real property records research and coordinate with the public and other government agencies regarding requests for information 
  • Assist in training Survey Designers with AutoCAD and QK standards for drafting projects 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • One (1) year of practical experience in the survey field 
  • Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is preferred.

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Senior Land Surveyor

Senior Land Surveyor

 

All Locations

 
 

Position Purpose

The Senior Land Surveyor will guide junior staff in preparing information the Land Surveyors collect in the field to guide them in drafting of various Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Easement and Boundary Plats according to Firm and Project Specific Municipality Standards. Senior Land Surveyors also prepare and create full Civil3D Drawings beginning from field data points, generate surfaces and contours, calculate boundary lines from record maps and Grant Deed descriptions. Senior Land Surveyors play a key role in delivering maps and documents necessary to memorialize land ownership and land use.

What You'll Do

  • Facilitate engineering design, property, geodetic, and construction surveys
  • Review exhibits for right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including encroachment and right-of-way marking surveys
  • Research client, government agency, state, county, or city records for information concerning surveys
  • Create deliverables such as field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets, CAD base maps, Records of Survey and land acquisition exhibits, survey reports and narratives, encroachment and right-of-way exhibits, electronic GIS files
  • Inspect and verify survey deliverables for accuracy and correctness and notify the client if necessary of any discrepancies, and coach or correct junior staff as appropriate
  • Draft and review scopes, schedules, statements of work, and estimates for survey work performed by survey team
  • Facilitate and coordinate the work of field survey crew and office survey staff
  • Perform complex computations and analysis using technical software, Trimble Business Center
  • Coordinate the collections of field survey data for various projects
  • Check and review Records of Survey, Boundary Line adjustments, Partition Plats, and other official documents in accordance with organizational standards, to be recorded at various federal, state and county government offices
  • Complete associated documentation and archiving, such as control and alignment reports
  • Manage field survey activities with other disciplines across offices to facilitate design and construction needs
  • Review and analyze vague title policy matters and legal description issues, and advise management and/or staff of applicability
  • Maintain land survey databases and validate data quality of information entered
  • Drive with process improvement efforts and associated administrative tasks
  • Oversee internal land survey and real property records research, and coordinate with the public and other government agencies regarding requests for information
  • Manage the training of more junior staff members on QK standards for surveying projects
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Who We'll Need

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of professional surveying practices and procedures; state and federal laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is required
  • Expertise with the operation and maintenance of Trimble total stations, GPS equipment, and electronic levels and other various measuring instruments is required
  • Expertise with state plane coordinates, horizontal & vertical datums, network adjustments (least squares), and geodetic & GNSS surveying is required.
  • Expertise with electronic data collection systems and processes is required; must be able to download and process data files, perform complex survey computations using various software packages (i.e., Trimble Business Center, OPUS, NGS tools, Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to understand scopes of work, schedules, and technical specifications for complex surveying projects
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans, specifications, plats, maps and other related documents
  • Ability to work well with others as a team member, and alone
  • Ability to communicate well with other staff to accomplish team goals
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Ability to perform repetitive wrist and hand motions required
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods


PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Drive to be helpful to internal team members and external clients
  • Ability to create strong relationships, including one of a mentor/protégé capacity
  • Proven ability to successfully work against a deadline and within constrained budgets
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Strong critical thinking skills that allow for collaborative innovation in problem solving and project planning
  • Ability to teach junior staff both agency and company standards
  • Ability to drive one’s own career path, develop relationships with mentors, and seek opportunities for growth
  • Able to remain flexible with the ever-changing workload, working conditions and project/agency requirements
  • Natural ability to expand skills and knowledge through company training resources and independent direction

Education

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering or related field
  • Professional License Required

Experience

  • Minimum of ten (10) years practical experience working as a Professional Land Surveyor
  • Substantial experience working on land survey projects and have demonstrable project experience
  • Experience managing land survey crews
  • Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is required

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

 

Visalia

 
 

Position Purpose

Working in cooperation with others throughout the company, the project manager is accountable for successfully coordinating integrated delivery of complex client projects. Success is measured by achieving results, based on defined standards, in the following areas:

  • Client satisfaction: the quality of clients’ experience from pre-proposal through project completion
  • On-time product delivery, including meeting or exceeding agreed-upon project schedules
  • Project team satisfaction; the quality and timeliness of direction, communication, and feedback related to the client and project, as well as other leadership activities
  • The quality of all work products
  • Project profitability in relation to budgeted expectations

What You'll Do

  • Lead efforts in formulating project proposals
  • Define and monitor project scope, schedule, and budget, including implementing relevant, trend-based measurements to reflect the state of project activities and achievement of clients’ expectations
  • Maintain continuous communication on project status with clients and all relevant internal and external parties
  • Anticipate client, business, and community issues and influence managerial and team attention to them
  • Monitor project performance and correct performance gaps
  • Build organizational relationships; understand the roles and interrelationships of all partners; foster teamwork within and across departments; and cultivate a strong, diverse network of relationships inside and outside the firm
  • Identify opportunities among project team members for improving performance, including external and internal business relationships, and provide coaching and feedback to help develop and improve skills to achieve the highest standards of communication and performance
  • Visits the construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents.
  • Serves as on-site project representative
  • Prepares applications for funding, permits, and other planning documents
  • Responsible for monitoring completion of QA/QC forms for all deliverables and coordinates the schedule with other QA/QC reviewers at various points throughout the project development
  • Reviews projects list and planned hours for all his/her projects weekly and discuss with other team members, Project Managers, and/or Team/Group Leaders to ensure accuracy of the assigned hours and completion of planned work
  • Leads business development efforts necessary to create and maintain a pipeline of backlog and opportunities for future work through established and new client relationships
  • Mentors junior staff on all aspects of project management and client relations, as well as trains staff in the fundamentals of project management
  • Additional duties in order to maximize success the client, and/or QK

Experience

 
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as Senior Associate Engineer (ten (10) years’ experience post-PE) or the equivalent thereof
  • Extensive experience in teaching, training, motivating, and/or leading other engineering staff
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in marketing, proposal writing, and/or other related business development tasks preferred
 

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