Senior Project Manager - Federal

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

As a Senior Project Manager, you are responsible for the successful planning, execution, monitoring, control, and closure for federal planning and design projects. You will serve as project manager on a variety of challenging and complex projects for the firm and will organize, coordinate, and lead multi-discipline project teams to ensure successful execution.  These projects will include vertical facilities (dormitories, hangars, dining facilities, visitor centers, etc.), horizontal facilities (roads, trails, airfields, utilities, etc.), and water resources (dams, channels, flood-plain management). 


  • Maximize the pursuit and delivery of projects, partnering with leaders to utilize the capabilities of our talent across the firm.
  • Oversee project team’s adherence to Federal guidelines and design criteria.
  • Work across teams and with design professionals to ensure deliverables are on time and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Lead design-build proposals and provide complete designer of record services as part of the design-build team.
  • Communicate project status and updates to all stakeholders and ensure all parties are aligned with project goals and timelines.
  • Determine scope, complexity, planning, and scheduling requirements of large projects.
  • Monitor project performance and progress, including tracking project milestones and deliverables, utilizing project management technologies and best practices.
  • Identify project performance issues and develop corrective action plans.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities
  • Empowering others to use their talents

You bring to the team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, sciences, planning, landscape architecture, business, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience in the industry
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in project management
  • Project experience with a variety of clients; including the US Army Corps of Engineers, Army, Air Force, Navy, Veterans Affairs, and National Guard-Bureau.
  • Proficient in engineering, design, and plans & specs production
  • Knowledge of federal design criteria
  • Federal experience in both stand-alone project contracts and on-call/indefinite delivery contracts
  • Experience with Federal Statement of Qualifications submittals

*Typical salary range for this position is $138,000 to $198,000 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.