Survey Project Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Monroeville
Survey / Geospatial


As a licensed Professional Survey Project Manager for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) for our Monroeville, PA location, you'll work directly with our Survey Practice Lead and existing office and field teams providing technical oversight, mentoring and project management. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to expand the group as well as expand its client base and capabilities. This position is the initial transitional step from primarily technical responsibilities to project management. This transitional step generally includes an introduction to business development and marketing responsibilities and goals, and increased management responsibilities for technical staff and work products.


General Characteristics

This position requires comprehensive knowledge of engineering / geological / hydrogeologic / land surveying or environmental science principles and practices in defined areas of assignments and related fields. A Project Manager I selects design methodologies to be implemented by members of a project team in the solution of technical problems. A Project Manager I is required to represent the organization in conferences and meetings, and to plan and coordinate work. This position requires knowledge of advanced technical methodologies and practices of the field and related disciplines. A Project Manager I requires sufficient technical and professional management experience to demonstrate competence as an overall project team manager and leader for small to medium sized and moderately complex projects. The knowledge and expertise required for this position is attained from progressive experience.



  • Technical Development
  • Project Management
  • Staff Development
  • Client and Business Development
  • Supervision
  • May perform survey / geospatial fieldwork occasionally


In the technical development capacity, a Project Manager manages the technical development and implementation of technical solutions to small to medium sized and moderately complex project concerns. This position typically requires utilization of established or proven technical approaches to address project concerns. In a supervisory capacity, a Project Manager manages project direction, coordination, client communication, and quality assurance and quality control aspects of small to medium sized and moderately complex and important engineering or environmental projects. This position requires management of the budgeting and accounting aspects of projects. A Project Manager is introduced to the management of the overall business planning of projects. This includes the development and preparation of proposals, cost estimates, staff scheduling, and subcontractor coordination.


A Project Manager is responsible to assist in the professional growth and development of the technical staff working under their direction. This assistance typically involves:

  • Guidance to technical staff on quality control and loss prevention issues;
  • Mentoring of Assistant Project Managers, particularly with respect to introducing them to client development and management, and business development networking; and
  • Completion of staff performance evaluations and goal setting.


In a client and business development capacity, a Project Manager, in coordination with the firm's senior management and Principals, makes determinations of prospective clients and participates in client relations and business development activities. A Project Manager I is introduced to and participates in management and marketing functions within the organization.


Direction Received

Generally performs assignments independently, with supervision and guidance related primarily to critical issues, new concepts, policy matters, and contractual negotiations. A Project Manager consults with and may rely on more senior project managers and the firm's Principals concerning unusual project problems and developments, fee negotiations, contractual issues, and project management. A Project Manager receives guidance and direction from more senior project managers and the firm's Principals on business development issues.


Responsibility for Direction of Others

A Project Manager I supervises, coordinates, manages, and technically reviews the work products and quality assurance and quality control aspects of a small project team, which may consist of a 0 to 5 person staff of engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, surveyors, environmental scientists, CAD designers and CAD technicians, field technicians, and subcontractors.





  • Bachelor's Degree is a plus.

  • 5-10 years of professional surveying experience, 3+ years licensed, working in a professional office environment
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Geologist, or Land Surveyor in the geographic areas of CEC's practices

  • Professional Land Surveyor registration (PLS) is desirable
  • Knowledge of technological advances, principles, techniques and practices of land surveying; 
  • Experience with survey project management; including preparation of proposals, tracking project budgets, and billing review;
  • Ability to speak and write professionally;
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring to staff in the survey practice;
  • Ability to assist in growth of survey practice using marketing and networking techniques.

About Us

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture.  Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success.  You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients. 


In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance.  Join our team where your contribution matters.


CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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