Senior Project Manager - Airports

  • 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

Our Airports team provides services for a variety of airport projects including paving, grading, buildings, airport lighting, and fuel systems.  As a Senior Project Manager, you would be responsible for managing large projects and/or sophisticated, high-risk projects, and executing program management services for complex, multi-discipline projects for the firm. Responsibilities include contract negotiations, project staffing, mentoring, resource allocation, scope, schedule, project performance, and quality. The senior project manager builds and maintains positive client relationships for the firm while achieving project financial goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the planning, execution, and delivery of large and complex projects across the firm.
  • Leads and manages cross-functional teams to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Determines scope, complexity, planning, and scheduling requirements of large projects.
  • Ensures project quality to client and firm standards through the development and implementation of best practices, processes, and tools, including conducting regular project reviews and audits.
  • Ensures project management excellence through mentoring and training of staff.
  • Maximizes the pursuit and delivery of major projects, partnering with leaders to take full advantage of the capabilities of our talent from across the firm.
  • Communicates project status and updates to all stakeholders and ensures all parties are aligned with project goals and timelines.
  • Manages project resources, including staffing, budgeting, and procurement, to ensure efficient use of resources and successful project outcomes.
  • Monitors project performance and progress, including tracking project milestones and deliverables, utilizing project management technologies and best practices.
  • Identifies project performance issues and develops corrective action plans.
  • Identifies, assesses, and mitigates project risks by identifying obstacles, developing contingency plans, and proactively managing project issues.
  • Solicits feedback from clients to ensure a high level of client satisfaction and to identify opportunities to improve Olsson’s level of service.
  • Upholds Olsson’s Project Management Statement of Expectations.
  • Ensures compliance with safety requirements for project staff working on-site.

We have one current opening and will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Fayetteville, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, North Kansas City, Overland Park, Des Moines or St. Louis offices.


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:

  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, sciences, construction, planning, or a related area preferred. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, an associate degree with equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the consulting industry and 10 years of experience in project management.
  • Has a strong understanding of engineering business consulting.
  • Excellent client service orientation, communication, leadership, and presentation skills.
  • Has solid interpersonal and decision-making skills and the ability to generate innovative and effective solutions to complex problems.

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.