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HNTB Alternative Delivery Project Director in Atlanta, Georgia

What We're Looking For

Responsible for leading the development and execution of the project management plan while building and maintaining effective and meaningful client relationships. This position serves as the primary client liaison responsible for managing and delivering all aspects of one or more mega ($5M+) and/or super mega ($25M+) projects including contracting, project controls, quality, risk and change management. The Project Director implements the firm’s project delivery plan using HNTB's Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SDA) on each project.

Primary Focus:

Interfacing within the program management team made up of a planning, engineering, procurement, legal, project controls, and construction teams working on various alternative delivery projects (DB, DBF, DBFM, DBFOM, CMGC). Key focus will include managing the flow of communication and accountability regarding project management for the development of concept reports, technical memos, environmental documents, preliminary plans, RFQs, RFPs while coordinating with technical experts and facilitating the process of developing and recommending strategies and solutions for project challenges. As a key member of a team in the development and/or administration of agreements between an infrastructure owner, stakeholders, utility providers, and design and construction providers this person will participate in a wide variety of meetings - client meetings, proposer meetings, design charrettes, and contractor meetings. In those meetings this role will typically act as a representative for the owner as part of the program or project management team.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can deliver stellar service to our clients through the alternative delivery process by applying expertise in support of resolving project issues, including the analysis of and application of contract provisions. Candidates should be intellectually curious and not afraid to ask questions. Customer service skills and ability to talk comfortably with executives are a must. Candidates must be detail oriented, able to multitask, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where things can and will change quickly.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary client liaison and manages the project team to deliver the scope, schedule, and budgets to completion and to the client’s satisfaction. Assists with client project scoping and contract negotiations

  • Preparation of project reports, memorandums, presentations, reports summarizing brainstorming, and project correspondence including letters, agendas, and meeting minutes.

  • Monitor Quality Control / Quality Assurance Program for Pre-Let Activities.

  • Participate in meetings with Department and General Engineering Consultants (GEC)

  • Coordinate with other agencies and entities as required, including Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and local governments.

  • Develop Procurement/delivery methodology Recommendations

  • Prepare white papers on various topics as requested by the Department.

  • Review and provide comments on project costing plans and cost estimates.

  • Facilitate Risk Management Workshops and Risk Based estimates.

  • Assist in the implementation of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and perform reviews of CPM schedule and monthly schedule updates.

  • Develop and support the establishment of project guidelines and strategies for the finalization and issuance of draft and final versions of Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), and associated addendums

  • Develop specifications and contract documents, develop design-build Request for Proposals (RFP), addendums, and as requested by the Department, assist with the design-build technical proposal evaluation process procurement documents for projects based on best industry practice.

  • Develop and support procurement and contract documents.

  • Support the procurement process and award for projects.

  • Support project communications, outreach, education, and public relations, and customer service.

  • Review of Bridge/Roadway documents developed by others.

  • Coordinate with project environmental support staff

  • Coordinate with project utility coordination support staff, GDOT & utility agencies

  • Coordinate with project traffic support staff

  • Support development of parcel acquisition strategy.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and 12 years of transportation experience

  • 8 years of experience working for or directly with a transportation client

  • 8 years of experience managing project schedules and budgets

  • 4 years of experience managing alternative delivery projects

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops and nurtures key client relationships and is the primary company contact on assigned projects. Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions and strategies.

  • Responsible for financial performance on projects. Proactive management of cash, budget, schedule and project scope to ensure adherence to project goals and completion to the client's satisfaction.

  • Sets priorities, obtains commitments, and engages required resources through collaboration with Group Directors, Department Managers and/or Section Managers to staff projects according to the project Work Plan.

  • Collaborates with office and division leadership in solving challenges and ensuring business objectives are met.

  • Supervises and mentors’ team to achieve overall project objectives. Where appropriate, oversees the project's Project Manager(s). Responsible for/oversees project staffing, including, but not limited to; recruitment, hiring, development, retention and succession of project staff; development of plan for project staff reporting; and support for performance and compensation reviews.

  • Leads pursuits of mega projects and/or actively involved as part of the pursuit team for super mega projects. Partners with Client Service Leaders to develop long term strategies to identify and pursue additional business opportunities with key clients and with pursuit champions on efforts for mega and super mega projects in accordance with HNTB's Sophisticated Sales Approach (SSA). Works with the pursuit team and marketing resources to prepare appropriate proposal and presentation materials. Leads interview and proposal presentations to the client as well as general presentations within the industry.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 12 years of relevant experience

  • 4 years experience successfully managing and delivering mega and/or super mega projects

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Locations:

Atlanta, GA

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NOTICE TO THIRD-PARTY AGENCIES:

HNTB does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies. Any staffing/employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume to this site does so with the understanding that the applicant's resume will become the property of HNTB. HNTB will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion and without any fee owed to the submitting staffing/employment agency, person or entity. Staffing/employment agencies who have fee agreements with HNTB must submit applicants to the designated HNTB recruiter to be eligible for placement fees.

Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-09685

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