Sr. Project Manager

May 26, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The City of Olathe is Future Ready, using the City's 2040 Strategic Plan as a roadmap to successfully address tomorrow's challenges in resilient, innovative, and collaborative ways. Olathe's Infrastructure Department is a national and regional leader in the delivery of innovative public works services and assets.

At the City of Olathe, we're "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service," both for our residents and our employees. It's at the Core of our Vision, Values and Mission and is the basis for our organizational culture. We're looking for employees who share our values of integrity, learning, customer service, and more. As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, we strive to find innovative, engaged employees who are excited to help shape the future of our great City. To learn more about our Vision, Values, and Mission, as well as, our Leadership Philosophy, visit the Employment page on our website and click on Vision, Values, and Mission.

We are currently accepting applications for the City of Olathe's Sr. Project Manager position within the Infrastructure Department.

Pay Range

$77,815 - $120,614

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

  • Manage the design and construction of projects involving areas of streets, stormwater, water and wastewater systems, and buildings.
  • Review and approve plans and specifications, designs, technical documents and reports ensuring compliance with city technical specifications, design guidelines and applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Review engineering specifications, costs and quantity estimates for projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of the City's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) on an annual basis.
  • Provide guidance on ensuring compliance with State and Federally funded projects.
  • Exercise professional judgment in accordance with currently accepted practices of civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture and appropriate laws and codes.
  • Provide assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction; review plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications; and approve changes to approved plans and specifications.
  • Participate in the process of selecting consultants to design various city projects; review and manage consultant studies, designs, plans, specifications and related items.
  • Assist in the preparation and supervision of consultant and contractor services contracts.
  • Maintain constant awareness of progress and budget on assigned projects; design and ensure compliance to approved budget and designated time schedules for project completion.
  • Participate in a variety of special engineering studies to determine impact of various projects; prepare technical reports.
  • Respond to questions and concerns of staff, other departments, consultants and the general public.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Experience & Qualification Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Experience: Nine to twelve years of engineering and project management experience; preferably with experience in a municipality or Public Works Department. At least three years supervisory experience preferred.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Cumulative years of specialized knowledge and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

License & Certification(s): Professional Engineer's license in the State of Kansas preferred, or able to obtain a professional engineering license in the State of Kansas within 6 months of employment. Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid Driver's License.

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