From its inception in 1991, Weaver Consultants Group has been founded upon the tenets of attentive and responsive customer service, strong project management, and solid internal financial controls. The quality of our people, our focus on understanding and responding to our clients' needs, and our application of good business management practices have resulted in most new projects originating from our existing customer base. Over the years, our professionals have faced the challenges of a constantly changing industry. Shifting federal and state regulations, cultural trends, and technical innovations have vastly impacted the way businesses work. Throughout it all, our team has remained dedicated to our clients, helping to identify pragmatic solutions to help them achieve their business objectives.
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Professional Practice and Technology Leadership
Develop and maintain technology leadership in environmental remediation.
Ensure delivery of appropriate technical expertise to projects.
Serve as technical integrator for large and complex multi-disciplinary projects.
Assure that up-to-date and validated technical methods, and practice tools are applied.
Champion quality and demonstrate leadership by personal high standards for work processes and products and exemplary service to clients.
Actively participate in professional societies, conferences, and meetings that will increase the visibility of the firm to potential clients and recruits.
Finance and Project Management
Responsible for meeting individual business performance goals including: (i) profitability;
(ii) backlog; (iii) productivity; (iv) invoicing; and (v) prompt collection of A/R.
Mentor subordinate managers on the use of project management and financial tools.
Monitor personnel requirements and anticipate needs for additional personnel.
Assign staff to project teams to maximize employee potential to achieve success and growth in project execution, client service, project management and profitability, and technical expertise.
Negotiate and agree on project scope, job tasks, contract terms, budget, and schedule with clients. Assist Project Managers to develop realistic budgets and time schedules with due dates and resource requirements.
Review and authorize the approach, scope, schedule, budget, and staff for projects.
Provide successful management to multi-disciplinary projects. Manage projects to achieve goals for technical excellence, budget control, quality control and client satisfaction.
Manage work to meet contract schedules, appropriate codes and regulations, regulatory compliance and/or enforcement and industry standard-of-care criteria.
Periodically meet with clients to evaluate project team performance and degree of client satisfaction (both during the project and at project completion). Evaluate project team performance and provide feedback and mentoring to the team.
Risk and Quality Management
Implement appropriate risk management practices including but not limited to (i) opportunity evaluation, (ii) design, construction and design-build services, (iii) conflicts of interest, (iv) hazardous substances, (v) contracts and sub- contracts, (vi) health and safety, (vii) disputes and potential claims; and (vii) document retention.
Communicate the quality requirements for each project to the project team and provide management oversight to achieve compliance with the requirements.
Provide guidance to project staff and confirm their compliance with policies and procedures.
Monitor contracts, subcontracts, change orders, and other agreements.
Recruit and hire professional staff with outstanding career growth potential. High growth potential is associated with technical excellence, exceptional written and oral communication skills, entrepreneurial enthusiasm and drive, winners’ attitude, leadership skills, and relationship building skills.
Encourage and facilitate staff flexibility, cooperation, and participation on multiple projects.
Mentor staff, at all levels, in the following areas: technical competence; project, risk and quality management; process improvement; pleasing clients and client satisfaction; building client relationships and obtaining new work; professionalism an ethics; and compliance with firm policies and procedures.
Develop and maintain career development and succession plans for key mid-senior level employees to ensure they are ready to move into critical positions as needed.
Provide frequent informal and, as necessary, formal feedback to subordinates about performance; coach and counsel employees to achieve performance excellence.
Review performance, salary and career development progress of staff on a timely basis.
Promote culture of technical excellence and innovation, entrepreneurship, quality deliverables, outstanding client service, and exceptional teamwork.
Health and Safety
Actively support and participate in the company health and safety program by teaching and enforcing health and safety standards, regulations, and procedures.
Ensure that work-related accidents and near misses are timely reported.
Support investigation of accidents and near misses occurring on projects or within department and implement all required corrective actions.
Educate employees on health and safety practices and raise awareness via personal example and mentoring.
Participate in periodic H&S project site visits.
Meet a baseline goal of developing $1.0M in new and repeat net revenue annually. Generate at least one new client annually, with new client net revenues of at least $100,000. Obtain new or follow-on assignments from 85 percent or more of existing quality clients.
Provide outstanding service to clients, to the point that clients sole source new work opportunities, expand relationship with firm, and write letters/testimonials as to the quality of service. Maintain close personal relationships with existing and prospective clients.
Lead proposal preparation efforts. Lead proposal go/no go decisions. Take ownership in proposal success. Develop winning strategies and ideas. Communicate with client prior to and during proposal process to identify client needs and desires.
Serve as a Project Director to help the Project Manager(s) succeed by assisting with technical and business components of projects.
Provide oversight for the project, including meeting scope, schedule, budget, and health and safety requirements.
Education and Experience
Senior Project Managers are well-trained and experienced practitioners, typically exhibiting: BS in engineering with at least 10-15 years of progressive professional experience in discipline; or a MS in engineering with at least 13 years of professional progressive experience in discipline. Senior PMs will hold professional engineering registration in multiple states. Note: progressive professional experience involves performing and leading increasingly complex and varied technical and project assignments, supervising professional and administrative employees, successfully managing multiple multi-disciplinary large projects, and achieving success in business development and client relationship-building activities.
Superior oral and written communication skills are fundamentally-important attributes of Senior Project Managers. Senior PMs must be adept at: reading, analyzing, and interpreting the most complex documents; responding effectively to the most sensitive inquiries; and authoring reports, proposals, technical articles, and correspondence that are very well written and organized, very clearly presented, focused on the subject at hand, have the proper level of complexity and tone for the intended audience, and appropriately describe assumptions, limitations, and standard-of-care applied to the document. Senior Principals must be able to make clear, well organized, and persuasive oral presentations on controversial or complex topics to clients, senior management, public groups, and other stakeholders. Senior PMs communicate clearly, logically, persuasively, and in a professional manner.