Senior Project Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Jan 12, 2021
Feb 18, 2021
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking an exceptional candidate to serve as a Senior Project Manager in our Fairfax, VA, office, to play a key role in growing our resilience and water resources services. In this role, the person will have responsibilities that include project management, technical leadership. business/client development, client relationship management, and sales. Candidates must have a proven track record of obtaining and sustaining strong client relationships and successful sales performance. The individual selected for this position will work closely with Dewberry's national experts in resilience, water resources, and hazard mitigation, and will have opportunities to support Dewberry projects in other markets.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Candidate will serve as a water resources senior project manager on a variety of projects related to resilience planning, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, GIS mapping, risk assessments, and related services. Work responsibilities may include:
  • Winning new resilience, water resources, and hazard mitigation projects and adding new clients
  • Managing, leading, executing, and/or providing technical support for resilience, water resources, and hazard mitigation projects within the municipal, regional, and Federal markets.
  • Communicating with clients, establishing goals and objectives for project teams, and scheduling and coordinating resources to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the performance expectations of the client.

Leading teams in the preparation of winning proposals and successful presentation, as well as developing scopes of work, budgets, and schedules for various projects.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • B.S. Degree or higher in Civil or Environmental Engineering (or related Engineering field), with emphasis in resilience. Advanced degrees preferred.
  • At least 15 years' professional experience in water resources, disaster risk mitigation and climate resilience, flood management, and infrastructure resilience.
  • Experience with developing new business pursuits and with a solid client base in the resilience arena.
  • Client service management skills and proposal preparation experience
  • Proven record of delivering projects within a matrix organization successfully, profitably, and to the client's satisfaction
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in resilience planning, water resources engineering, and GIS.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as this is a leadership position requiring the individuals to manage clients and mentor staff.
  • P.E. (or ability to obtain quickly) required
  • PMP, CFM preferred

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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