Structural Design Project Manager

Philadelphia, PA


Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters for the entire life cycle of the project, by performing the duties listed below. Typical advancement is based on the quality performance of essential duties and responsibilities. Discretionary advancement is based on the employee’s actions and accomplishments. This role indirectly supervises employees as it relates to the applicable and specific project tasks.

Essential Duties

  • Review client requested proposals or plans to determine procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements and allotment of available resources for all phases of each project (estimating, scheduling, design, permitting, construction support and close-out).
  • Supports and develops project proposals through establishing, delegating, and performing the outlined work plan, assignments and staffing for each phase of assigned project(s), including, but not limited to durations, hourly rates, budget, and schedule.
  • Serve as primary contact for exchange of project information and communication between the firm and the client, with the support of senior staff.
  • Complete and review status reports and monitor intermediate and internal design reviews, such that documents adhere to the firm’s standards for completeness, quality, and accuracy.
  • Ensure compliance with the client’s standards.
  • Prepare project reports and schedules for management and client requests.
  • Ensure that all forms and scoping documents are complete and available for project team consumption.
  • Direct and review approach used by project staff in completing assignments.
  • Confer with other project managers and senior project staff to ascertain coordination, completeness, and accuracy of critical technical and non-technical requirements.
  • Provides technical support or clarification on questions from the client, or members of the project team.
  • Write technical reports, memos, or other correspondence that conform to the prescribed style and format of the client and the firm. This may include final exhibit reviews and legal descriptions based on division and state requirements.
  • May sign/seal drawings or other required documentation based on division and firm policies.
  • May support Division Recruitment efforts including participation in virtual & in-person interviews.
  • May provide and support initial new hire and ongoing training as applicable.
  • Support marketing efforts through technical writing in response to RFQs and RFPs.
  • Monitors new technology, evaluates, and recommends purchase of new equipment, software, and supplies.
  • Follow and abide by the DMA employee and safety manuals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Requirements

  • Be detail oriented, versatile, and enthusiastic.
  • Exhibit flexibility to work on multiple projects and react to changing client and company expectations.
  • Ability to take direction and function independently with limited supervision.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Capable of multi-tasking on a wide range of projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Participate and become an active part of the project and division team through active listening & open communication.
  • Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools (SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook, etc.) and Document Control Management Software.
  • Maintains time sheet, tracks mileage, and reimbursement documents in compliance with company policies

Required Skills

  • Thorough understanding of discipline principles, practices, and tools.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD/Revit and other design, data recording, and analyzation software. This may include MicroStation/GeoPAK, Trimble Business Center and other software based on assigned discipline.
  • Thorough understanding of materials, methods, and tools involved in construction.
  • Thorough understanding of safety regulations related to assigned projects.
  • Experience working on various project types and scales.
  • Ability to perform basic design calculations, figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Must be willing to learn and use various fully integrated and transparent cloud-based products.
  • Ability to effectively present information to the DMA team, clients, potential clients, and multi-disciplined design teams through verbal communication, technical reports, memos, or other project correspondence.
  • Previous experience in assigned discipline.

Education & Experience

  • An Industry relevant Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent education from a four-year college or university is preferred.
  • Minimum 5-years’ experience in development, management, or construction of discipline-specific projects.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

  • Registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or holds Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) license required for all engineering-based roles.
    • Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred for all engineering-based roles.
    • Able to be licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the primary jurisdiction of the office within 6-months required for all engineering-based roles.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Able to be seated at a standard workstation for 75% or more of workday.
  • Able to use desktop, laptop and/or tablet computer and smart phone for 75% or more of workday
  • Able to occasionally travel both locally and long distance.
  • Work performed typically be in an office environment with moderate noise level.
  • Work may be performed remotely based on the company & Division’s in-office attendance policy.
  • Occasional travel to other offices or vendor/company partner/job site locations may be required. Some on-site locations may require employees to sit, kneel, balance, crouch, crawl, reach, etc.
  • The Employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; slippery when wet paved. embankments; potholes, usually hidden by underbrush; railroad tracks with loose rock ballast slopes; vertical walls such as storm channels; large sewer tunnels with uneven or curved slippery floors; or gravel/loose stone creek bottoms.
  • The Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To provide equitable employment and advancement opportunities, employment decisions at David Mason + Associates are based on merit – an alchemy of professional qualifications, demonstrated capabilities, and the ability to be innovative.  We recruit and hire the best available talent regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. DMA strives to treat all employees equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement.