Transportation Project Manager – Design – PE – Northern California

Michael Baker International
January 1, 2022
Walnut Creek, CA
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Supported by more than 3,400 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction, and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, and a wide range of private commercial and residential development clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.

The Transportation Project Manager will be responsible for selling and building the transportation portfolio of work throughout Northern California.  The successful candidate would be a leader for our team of engineers and designers in all aspects of design and plan preparation for roadway, highway, and freeway improvement projects for the state DOT, county DOT’s and municipal public agency clients across California in one of our northern California offices.

The Transportation Project Manager will: 

•Lead proposal strategies, content, etc. and participate in the interview process to win work, as well as s(he), will be a visible and an active member of the California Transportation industry through professional organization involvement.

•Develop marketing strategies to network and pre-position Michael Baker for transportation projects.

•Deliver projects per agreed to work plan, budget, client expectations, and quality objectives.

•Lead, assign, and review work of the project delivery team and provide technical guidance and oversight for the design for transportation projects; QA/QC work and progress and identify changes of scope and additional services.

•Staff mentorship and development, as well as the development and overseeing of budgets and schedules.

•Be a thought-leader in strategic planning while building and maintaining relationships with key client decision-makers, keeping abreast of upcoming project advertisements and changes in the clients’ organization.


•Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field

•Professional Engineer (PE) license

•10+ years of roadway design experience with increasing levels of responsibility

•DOT experience is a must

•Design-build experience is a plus 

•Strong track record of overseeing successful project delivery

•Have the drive to be a leader in the company and in the professional community

•Possess strong engineering judgment with a strive for quality and financial excellence


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