Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Hillsborough, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, HSA, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), service awards, paid voluntary/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Summit Design and Engineering, one of the fastest growing companies in the Triangle area, is seeking a full-time Project Manager. This position may report to any of our offices in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Hillsborough or Pittsboro), Wilmington or Charlotte area (Indian Trail or Fort Mill, SC).


  • Supervise the execution of projects including technical, financial, client coordination, approvals and permitting issues.
  • Prepare proposals with project schedules and fees.
  • Establish budgets and time schedules for proposed work.
  • Effectively manage and assign duties and schedules to assigned team members.
  • Exceed client's expectations and foster client relationships by collaboration and problem solving with the client as needed.
  • Communicate with clients regularly to provide project status and updates.
  • Ensure individual and department QA/QC procedures are followed.
  • Fully permit and secure entitlements of projects including rezoning, special use permits, conditional use permits, site plan approvals and required construction document approvals and permits.
  • Supervise construction administration related duties such as meetings, site visits, responses to RFIs, and review of shop drawings.
  • Lead and mentor staff, including civil designers and CAD technicians assigned to project team to ensure all responsibilities are met and that time is spent efficiently and effectively.
  • Prepare monthly invoices for assigned projects and review and approve sub-consultant invoices.
  • Business Development by maintaining existing client relationships and acquiring new contacts/clients through attendance to local meetings, workshops and/or social events.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting project budgets and schedules.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or related field
  • Registration as a Professional preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of experience
  • Working knowledge of various computer programs including Civil 3D, AutoCAD, MS Office
  • Specific design experience required with planning, site layout, landscaping, grading, storm drainage, stormwater management, utilities, and erosion control
  • Familiarity with entitlement processes and local permitting regulations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to prepare presentations and effectively deliver those to Boards, Commissions, and Communities
  • Effective collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage and grow key relationships with clients and to market the services to clients
  • Ability to work independently as well as on teams
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand and walk on job sites as needed for job
  • Ability to drive

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering services firm. Established in 1997 and operating as Summit since 2004, we are a compact engineering and design firm structured to adapt quickly and offer clients the most current technology, innovative design solutions and comprehensive project management for turn-key delivery. We know that one size rarely fits all. That's why we look at the individual needs of every project and match it with our proven technical expertise and experience. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with other offices in Raleigh, Asheville, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Charlotte, and Wilmington. Summit also has offices in Richmond, Franklin and South Boston, Virginia; Fort Mill, South Carolina and St. Petersburg, Florida. For the past six years we have been named one of the fastest growing companies in the Research Triangle area.

Why Work for Summit?

We foster a caring and collaborative work environment that also encourages commitment to the communities that we serve so our employees and clients will succeed together. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build. We maintain a close-knit team culture where we measure our success by the success of our people and clients. We can help you take your career to the next level!

Criminal and driving background will be performed and must be in good standing. Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal opportunity employer/affirmative action. E-verify

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