Due Diligence Project Lead - Civil (Data Center)

  • 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

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Due Diligence Project Lead to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of due diligence projects, ensuring thorough analysis, accurate reporting, and timely completion. The Due Diligence Project Lead will collaborate closely with internal teams, external stakeholders, and clients to gather information, assess risks, and make informed recommendations.

*This role offers flexible work options, including remote and hybrid opportunities, to accommodate diverse working preferences and promote work-life balance. We have one opening and candidates can work hybrid schedules, work remotely, or work out of any Olsson office location in these regions/areas.


You are passionate about:

  • Leading and managing due diligence projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Preparing detailed due diligence reports, executive summaries, and presentations for stakeholders, highlighting key findings, recommendations, and risk assessments.
  • Monitoring project progress, identify and mitigate potential issues, and optimizing outcomes.
  • Studying feasibility of client’s goals for the site, managing subconsultants and internal teams to achieve project deliverables.
  • Leading campus planning efforts, direct design staff, and prepare preliminary site, utility and grading plans.
  • Evaluating storm water design criteria, reviewing municipal code requirements, and setting project schedules.
  • Fostering strong relationships with clients and stakeholders, providing valuable insights and strategic guidance throughout the due diligence process.

You bring to the team:

  • 8 years of experience in project management, due diligence, site planning, design management, or related sectors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred), including but not limited to Civil Engineering, Community and Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to lead teams, present findings, and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess feasibility, evaluate design criteria, and interpret regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including project planning, team management, and strategic decision-making.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools for project management, design analysis, and reporting (e.g., AutoCAD, GIS, project management software).

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.