Senior Project Manager / Client Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Mar 18, 2021
Jul 09, 2021
Full Time
Dewberry is seeking a Senior Project Manager / Client Manager to assist in leading business development and project execution efforts for real estate and commercial and land development clients in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan Area. They will be responsible for helping drive Dewberry's project efforts and identifying and developing new business opportunities to maintain and further grow Dewberry's established presence within the region.

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.


  • Contribute to the development of the overall business development strategy, maintain key relationships and lead pursuits
  • Serve as the client manager for multiple clients across multiple jurisdictions
  • Serve as a project manager on select projects
  • Create and lead key client retention initiatives
  • Develop new strategic partnerships
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Participate in the appropriate professional, civic, community activities and organizations to promote Dewberry in the region.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture or equivalent required
  • 15+ years of experience managing client relationships and projects
  • Relevant licensure required or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Established professional and social network across multiple jurisdictions in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan Area with members for the real estate, commercial and land development community
  • Prior background in the financing, planning, approval, development and/or construction of commercial projects within the region.
  • Worked previously with local government zoning officials and possesses a current understanding of the entitlement processes
  • Working relationships with state and local economic development agencies within the region.
  • Actively engaged in regional associations such as the NAIOP, NVBIA, Chambers of Commerce, etc.
  • Prior track record successfully winning and delivering large projects within region.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

*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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