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Bowman Water/Wastewater Project Manager - Richmond, VA in Richmond, Virginia



Apply administrative, technical, and managerial techniques to assigned projects to ensure their successful and timely completion within the allocated budget. 

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Direction

  • Receive broad guidance from senior-level management relating to overall key objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters and general parameters for execution. Manage people and processes to ensure effective execution. Review work produced by staff for quality assurance.

At the Operational and Company Level

  • Assist with the marketing of the firm’s capabilities to establish new clients and enhance relationships with existing clients. 

  • Coordinate with other internal departments to meet project requirements. 

Do the Work

  • Perform project development for complex projects, including finalizing scope of projects, preparing bid summaries, preparing project budgets and cost estimates. 

  • Prepare and direct preparation of designs, specification, plans, estimates and reports for projects. 

  • Review job cost sheets and prepare monthly billings.  Ensure assigned projects stay within budget allocation. 

  • Responsible for the monitoring and management of work-in-process, billings, and outstanding accounts receivable collection efforts. 

  • Maintain healthy client relationships and possess solid operational insight for driving projects and executing deliverables.  

  • Conceptualize the initial civil design approach for assigned phases of large land/site development and/or civil engineering work. 

  • Maintain close relationships with clients to resolve all project questions including technical requirements, completion requirements and billing inquiries. 

  • Assist with marketing presentations and attend marketing meetings. 

  • Assist team leader in securing repeat business from existing clients and identifying new clients. 

  • Supervise work of project personnel to ensure that it meets the highest professional standards. 

  • Liaise with clients and agencies, subcontractors, and design teams on projects. 

  • Review project changes, pending or anticipated alterations to the contract, additional work requests, and all other factors, which may significantly affect staffing requirements or budget. 

  • Provide technical assistance in the resolution of design problems including field investigation or inspections, detailed design work, detailed review of design computations done by others and general coordination of design aspects. 

  • Review job cost sheets and assist with preparation of monthly billings. 

Success Metrics and Competencies

Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate…

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and external partners.

  • Strong sense of urgency in responding to constituents.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Self-reliance and ability to operate independently with limited direction.  

  • Strong marketing/business development skills and mindset.

  • Commitment to driving profitability and growth.

  • Effective working relationship with internal leaders and peers, as well as external clients.

  • Commitment to becoming a “citizen” of the broader organization, breaking down barriers and silos.

  • Basic understanding of financial reports and metrics.

Education, Work Experience, Licensure/Certifications, and Technical Requirements

  • Seven or more (7+) years of experience within the A/E industry to include years of project management.  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, land surveying, planning, or related discipline required at time of employment. 

  • Registered professional in field of expertise.  

  • Thorough understanding of business and financial principles in a consulting business as well as municipal codes and regulations. 

  • A proven track record of innovation, leadership, and creativity. 

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Partly indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.

  • Mobility around an office environment.

  • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Partly outdoor work environment which may include adverse weather conditions, varying temperatures, excessive noise, and/or potential hazards.

  • Mobility around a job/construction site to include walking, bending, crawling, climbing, squatting, or kneeling and wearing of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Frequent and prolonged use of data collection equipment and/or drones, necessitating walking the assigned study area to complete data collection over the course of several hours.

  • Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.

  • Occasional lifting or carrying up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional pushing or pulling up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional reaching outward or above shoulder.

Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.





  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility



  • Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering

  • Bachelors or better in Environmental Engineering

  • Bachelors or better in Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Bachelors or better in Mechanical Engineering

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)