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Bowman Sr. Project Manager, Survey - Boston, MA in Boston, Massachusetts



Apply administrative, technical, and managerial techniques to assigned projects to ensure successful and timely completion within the 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. Oversee managing 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. 

  • Keep informed of new methods and developments affecting the organization and recommend new practices or change emphasis of programs.  

  • Represent the organization and maintain liaison with individuals and related organizations.

Do the Work

  • Apply knowledge and expertise acquired through progressive experience to resolve crucial issues and/or unique conditions.  

  • Manage competing demands and establish priorities for staff.  

  • Meet with prospective clients, prepare proposals, and establish budgets and schedules. 

  • Maintain close liaison with clients to resolve all project questions, such as, but not limited to, technical requirements, completion requirements and billing inquiries. 

  • Oversee all surveying activities, including review of all project changes, pending or anticipated alterations to the contract, additional work requests, and all other factors, which may significantly affect staffing requirements or budget. 

  • Supervise work of all survey personnel to ensure that it meets the highest professional standards. 

  • Coordinate with other internal departments to meet project requirements. 

  • Define the scope of multiple, complex projects and develop plan to accomplish land survey projects. Monitor progress toward deliverable schedules. 

  • Compile project status reports. 

  • Review job cost sheets/prepare monthly billings. Ensure assigned projects stay within budget allocation. 

  • Collect outstanding monies due from assigned clients. 

  • Participate in and formulate marketing presentations and attend marketing meetings. 

  • Secure repeat business from existing clients and identifying new clients. 

  • Supervise the work of Project Managers when needed.

Success Metrics and Competencies

Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate…

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

  • Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.

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

  • Strong marketing/business development skills and mindset.

  • Commitment to driving profitability and growth.

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

  • Basic understanding of financial reports and metrics.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in land surveying or related field preferred. 

  • Professional Land Surveying registration. 

  • Ten or more (10+) years of land surveying or related land development experience to include a minimum of two (2) years of project management experience. 

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Carlson principles. 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and project teams. 

  • Thorough understanding of financial principles in a consulting business. Ability to interpret and accurately apply municipal codes and regulations for Plat preparation and approval.  

  • Proven marketing and business development skills.  

  • Must be licensed surveyor in relevant state. 

  • Experience managing a Survey Department is preferred.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Partly indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.

  • Mobility around an office environment.

  • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Partly outdoor work environment which may include adverse 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 data collection equipment and/or drones, necessitating walking the assigned study area to complete data collection over the course of several hours.

  • Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.

  • 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)