21 days old

Senior Project Manager

J.A. Watts, Incorporated
San Marcos, CA 92078
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  • Job Code
    149495769

J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together.

This role is responsible for understanding the overall project/program scope and managing all aspects of the assigned project or group of projects, including but not limited to the design, planning, implementation, construction, closeout, stakeholder coordination, cost control, client satisfaction, team performance, and quality functions. The Senior Project Manager shall lead by example and personify the Company's Mission, Vision, and Values; taking ownership of their assigned project(s) or program. Projects will be in the aviation industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for high-level planning and programming analysis work including preparation of technical documents, testing plans, and proposals.
  • Establish and implement project objectives, policies, procedures, roles and reporting structure, and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications.
  • Collaborate with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems.
  • Act as the primary interface representing the client and lead the project team through the entire project process.
  • Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. Schedule and lead job meetings.
  • Ensure effective communication is always maintained within the team structure and Senior Management.
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports concerning work progress, costs, and scheduling. Produce project schedule; coordinate schedule updates and distribute internally and externally.
  • Manage all financial aspects of project contract(s), including labor, expenses and staffing projections, to protect the company's interest.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the client at all times.
  • Oversee budgets, create and manage project forecasts, schedules and expenses; anticipate potential changes to budget, schedule, and expenses and provide guidance and analysis of changes.
  • Responsible for interviewing, recommending, and negotiating contractual service agreements. Prepare, negotiate, and authorize revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • Manage project staff and job site Investigate potential situations and implement corrective measures as necessary. Develop contingency plans in advance to mitigate potential risk.
  • Provide guidance, oversight, coaching, and mentoring to junior and mid-level Project Managers.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality.
  • Prepare items; manage the closeout process to completion.
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Perform other duties as may be required/directed.


  • A bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience; Project Management certification (PMP, PMI), EIT or Professional Engineer preferred.
  • 8+ years of progressively responsible project management experience, preferably in engineering, construction management, or program management; experience in transportation, construction, or aviation industries preferred.
  • Experience as a leader managing a team of direct reports, mentor, and problem solver with a commitment to excellence.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of contract management and budgeting/estimating.
  • Advanced interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills; including the ability to work with diverse personalities to negotiate and resolve conflict.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with managers, peers, and subordinates.
  • Active participation in industry organizations a plus.
  • Experience using MS Office suite and industry related project management software.

Direct Reports

Management of internal Project Management team(s)

Company Benefitsiego

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available
  • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options
  • Company-provided IDTheft protection coverage
  • Company-provided student loan repayment resources
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and tuition assistance

EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled





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Posted: 2021-10-07 Expires: 2021-11-08

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