Terracon Senior Project Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana


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Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

Manage all aspects of a Transportation focused geotechnical project to ensure that it is safely completed on time and within scope and budget. Responsible for completing the project as per its contracted scope; monitor progress and performance against the project plan. Troubleshoot and recommend or resolve operational problems and minimize delays. May be responsible for resource management, project scheduling, budgets and forecasts, and working with external vendors, subcontractors or contractors. Conducts meetings and prepares reports to communicate the status of the project to project team and client. Set priorities, assign tasks, and coordinate project staff to meet project targets and milestones. May have responsibilities to communicate with the client and deliver work products to satisfaction of client. Coordinates effort with APR to make sure that APR has opportunity to engage throughout the project, particularly at critical junctures. Is involved with approving invoices, preparing change orders, and collections.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of a small to medium sized geotechnical engineering projects in public transportation sector.

  • Works with clients to define project scope, schedule, and budget. Maintain client communications with respect to projects.

  • Developing project schedules, budgets and forecasts; and selecting materials, equipment, and external contractors.

  • Design, communicate, and implement a project plan according to DOT design guidelines.

  • Prepare and review calculations, designs, reports, and work specifications.

  • Set priorities, assign tasks, and coordinates project staff to meet project milestones while maintaining high quality standards.

  • Write geotechnical engineering reports, technical memoranda.

  • Take action to resolve operational problems and minimize delays.

  • Promote continuous quality monitoring and improvement on projects. Monitor quality standards and practices. Engage APRs on projects at their onset.

  • Leads safety efforts including preparation and compliance with approved safety plan.

  • Develop understanding and be aware of project-related risk. Be familiar with what could go wrong on a project and how to protect the Company. Be familiar with company risk policies.

  • Coordinate with accounting for financial management of business intelligence, invoicing and collections


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline practices by the Firm including Engineering, Environmental Science or Geology and a minimum of 10 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 14 years’ related experience.

  • P.E. license in Indiana, or ability to obtain within 6 months of the start date

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.


  • Master’s degree with an emphasis in Geotechnical engineering

  • Ten to 15 years of professional Geotechnical Engineering experience

  • Strong technical writing skills




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Posting Title:

Senior Geotechnical Project Manager

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Indianapolis, IN

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 4,000 employees in over 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Project Management