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Bowman Civil Project Manager - Charlotte, NC in Charlotte, North Carolina



To execute through administration, technical and management techniques assigned projects to ensure the successful completion, on time and within 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.

  • Drive the profitability and growth of projects.

Do the Work

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

  • Perform day-to-day project management on multiple projects to meet time and budget milestones.

  • 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.

  • Be 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.

  • 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 the 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.

Success Metrics and Competencies

Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate...

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

  • Ability to effectively participate as part of a project team.

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

  • High degree of discretion and ability to manage highly confidential information.

  • High level of motivation and a problem-solving attitude.

  • Strong sense of urgency in responding to constituents.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.

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

  • Commitment to promoting the reputation of the company through quality of work and attention to detail.

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

  • Commitment to working in partnership with others inside and outside the organization.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple time-sensitive tasks.

  • Outstanding client management skills.

  • Commitment to driving profitability and growth.

  • Ability to be a self-starter with strong marketing/business development skills.

  • Focus on improving return on investment.

  • Basic understanding of financial reports and metrics.

  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.

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

  • Strong project management and communication skills.

  • Proven marketing and business development skills.

  • The ability to collaborate and team well across offices and be able to facilitate agreements.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline.

  • Registered Professional in field of expertise strongly preferred.

  • Eight or more (8+) years of experience in civil engineering experience to include a minimum of three (3) years’ assistant project management experience.

  • Land development engineering experience and skills, including residential and commercial developments.

  • Thorough understanding of municipal codes and regulations.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D, AES, CIVILD, WSPGW, PCSWMM, StormCAD, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Projects).

  • Experience with Storm Drain Modeling and Rational Method Hydrologic Calculations.

  • Experience with Open Channel & Detention Basin Modeling and Design.

  • Experience with HEC-RAS modeling and CLOMR/LOMR applications and processing.

  • Experience researching zoning, development standards, development review processes, compliance matters, regulations and standards.

  • Ability to write reports, prepare narratives, development applications, submittal documents and response letters.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Primarily indoor professional office environment, which can consist of possible bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.

  • Mobility around an office environment.

  • Occasional outdoor work environment and may be exposed to outside 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 standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • 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

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)