Senior Project Manager, Transportation at CobbFendley in Austin, Texas

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Since 1980, CobbFendley has been committed to providing innovative engineering and surveying solutions with the goal of bettering communities. Our multi-discipline approach allows for the efficient completion of projects through experienced staff who focus on client communication. We are always seeking talented and qualified professionals to enhance our ability to provide clients with exceptional service.

Are you ready to Join Our Block and advance your career?At CobbFendley, people are our most valued resource. We offer a(n):

  • Effective 2024, CobbFendley is proud to announce that FMLA-eligible employees will receive fully paid leave in the amounts of eight (8) weeks for maternity cases and two (2) weeks for paternity or adoptions cases. CobbFendley pays for the entire cost of this benefit.

  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits including 401(k) Matching and Profit-sharing Contributions; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance; Employer Funded and Voluntary Life Insurance; Tuition Reimbursement; and Continuing Education Programs

  • Extended office closure from December 25 through January 1 to relax and enjoy the holidays

  • Professional and personal growth through innovative in-house training and collaborative resources

  • Community service opportunities through the CobbFendley Cares Committee, focusing on STEM Education, Hunger Relief, and Sustainable Solutions

CobbFendley is seeking a Transportation Senior Project Manager
in our Austin, Texas office.


The successful candidate’s most important qualifications include the following.

  • 10-15 years of relevant experience in roadway design PS&E.

  • Engineer with a BSCE and Texas Professional Engineering License.

  • TxDOT roadway design project engineering and management experience. Drainage design is a plus.

  • Strong written/verbal skills.

  • Strong organizational skills to effectively manage a group, manage schedules, and monitor project budgets to achieve department performance goals.

  • Strong business development, team building and operational skills.

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Motivation to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.

  • Desire to collaborate with professionals and clients to increase your industry knowledge and grow in your career.

  • Commitment to perform responsibilities consistent with industry standards to achieve department and company goals.

  • Interest in developing relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.


  • Provide Senior Project Management services for sustained growth of the Central Texas Transportation service-line and within CobbFendley’s multiple office locations, such as Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, McAllen and surrounding areas. Help maintain and enhance teaming relationships and opportunities with other firms, in coordination with the Corporate Business Development Lead (CBDL) and Regional Manager.

  • Provide Senior Project Management services (such as oversight and leadership) for major roadway schematic and PS&E type projects. This includes active participation in projects and providing oversight to production coordination (planning, organizing, directing, and controlling schedules and deadlines), financial management (budgets, invoicing, and collections), marketing, and personnel.

  • Market to existing and potential clients to identify and obtain Transportation contracts such TxDOT and other major pursuits. Work with Corporate Business Development Lead (CBDL) to provide pertinent technical responses to TxDOT, and various local County and City RFQ's. This includes assisting marketing staff with marketing packages, proposal preparation, proposal review, presentations, and marketing meetings.

  • Contribute to the successful development, planning, and execution of the business strategy in collaboration with the Region Manager and other Leaders within CobbFendley.

  • Learn CobbFendley’s QA/QC procedures to ensure the quality of services and deliverables including designs, engineering reports, layouts, schematics, plans & specifications, and cost estimates. Oversee project adherence to QA/QC guidelines. Engage the QA/QC committee to perform a minimum of one project audit annually for the Central Texas Transportation service-line.

  • Meet with clients regularly to review project performance and sustain a feedback loop that results in continuous improvement of our services to clients.

  • Manage budgets and invoicing to achieve healthy financial project profitability. Develop a complete understanding of the CobbFendley accounting system for project management.

  • Serve in a leadership capacity for the Central Texas Transportation Group.

  • Identify and recruit qualified staff as needed to perform project work in partnership with other service line leads and HR, including offer letter preparation and onboarding new staff.

  • Coordinate training and mentoring initiatives to promote staff development in partnership with other service-line leads and the Corporate Trainer.

  • Engage staff through various Company initiatives such as FOYS, monthly events, etc. to retain staff. Be mindful of turnover trends and how to address them.

  • Perform formal employee evaluations annually for employees that perform survey services and collaborate with Discipline Leads on evaluations for those in other service lines. Recommend increases for individuals and discretionary performance bonuses for high performers in their group.

  • Work with HR to address performance concerns, grievances, involuntary separations, medical leaves and accommodations. Listen to individuals’ feedback and resolve issues or conflicts within the group.

  • Prevent discrimination, harassment, workplace violence, in all terms of employment and notify HR.

  • Travel to CobbFendley offices, client office, and project locations will be required as needed.

  • Support all aspects of company policies, protocols and procedures that include human resources, information technology, accounting, marketing, and health and safety.

  • Maintain a professional attitude and fulfill responsibilities with integrity.

  • Be self-motivated to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.

If and when the duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.


  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.

  • Mobility within the office including movement between floors and workstations.

  • Repeated motions (e.g., typing, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying).

  • Communication with other employees and clients.


  • Most work is performed in a professional office environment. Some trips to client offices and job sites for observations will be required.

  • Job site observations factors could include: walking and climbing on uneven surfaces, exposure to outdoor environments and extreme weather (heat and freezing temperatures), noise exposure, driving for extended periods of time, exposure to allergens (e.g., pollen, dust, cedar, sumac, poison ivy), exposure to construction and traffic work zones, possible hand and power tool use, and extended periods of Personal Protective Equipment use.

  • Extended use of electronic devices (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, scanners, plotters, and telephones).

  • Use of cutting tools and equipment (e.g., plotting equipment, rotary paper cutter).


  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST.


At CobbFendley, we are an equal opportunity employer, interested in qualified candidates with the requisite employment authorization eligibility to work in the United States. All candidates are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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  • Pre-Employment Screenings.All offers of employment at CobbFendley are contingent upon the prospective employee passing a drug screening, physical exam (if applicable), and various background verifications (including but not limited to 10-year history of the county, state, federal, and a 5-year history of motor vehicle records).

  • Work Authorization + Sponsorship.Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The E-Verify system uses federal databases to rapidly validate individual identities and work eligibility from the information gathered in the Form I-9. CobbFendley will not sponsor applications of work visas. We understand that this could affect your decision to apply with these conditions in mind.

  • External Recruiting Agencies.CobbFendley does not and will not accept unsolicited resumes under any circumstances from independent recruiters, recruiting agencies, or similar entities. Recruiting activity on behalf of a candidate does NOT constitute CobbFendley's acceptance of terms and conditions without prior contractual agreements signed by authorized CobbFendley personnel. Unsolicited resumes through any channels including cold calling, emails, applications, social media messaging, etc., will not be reviewed.

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