Senior Project Manager - ATL Airport


Employment Type:  Full Time

FLSA Status:              Exempt

Salary:                        $150,000 - $160,000 Annually  

Location:                    Atlanta, GA - ATL Airport

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Job Description Summary:

Jacobsen|Daniels is seeking a Project Manager with demonstrated construction experience to support a variety of projects at the Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport. Candidates should be self-motivated critical thinkers and have the capacity to work within a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates will be capable of working individually and in team environments. Strong oral communication skills, including the capability to understand and follow oral and written communication, are also required.

The Project Manager has primary responsibility for and leads overall project performance including costs, schedule, quality, and project status. This position involves liaison with company Clients, design teams, general contractors, airport management and staff, and key stakeholders. Additionally, the Project Manager is responsible for the management of the technical and financial aspects of the contract.




The Project Manager will report to the Director – Program & Construction Management and will share and support the following responsibilities:

  • Overall accountability for the planning, design, permitting, construction, and turnover of construction projects.
  • Deliver projects on time, on budget, and to mutually agreed expectations.
  • Lead or assist with developing and accessing procurement strategies and delivery of FF&E or other segments of the client’s budget.
  • Facilitate involvement of the project’s key stakeholders at appropriate levels and times.
  • Support client’s project administrative needs.
  • Contribute to and own the development of program processes and tools that facilitate consistency and quality execution across the project/program.
  • Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standards to complex documents affecting construction projects, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, work letters, project charters, surveys, and drawings.
  • Interfaces directly with clients to define project requirements. Prepares scope of work, project delivery resource requirements, cost estimate & budget, work plan schedule & milestones, quality control, and risk identification.
  • Identifies project delivery resources from pre-qualified lists or through individual project qualification process; conducts standard requests for proposals; completes bid analysis; recommends resources to clients.
  • Implements project documentation governance aligned with company and Client requirements. Ensure project data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely, and coordinated.
  • Tracks progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines. Reports status and variances. Creates action plans to meet objectives, budget, and schedule.
  • Implements change management routines to assess change requests, make recommendations, secure client approvals and issue change orders. Assesses change requests to determine impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality, and risk.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.
  • Oversee operations of the general contractor and sub-trades
  • Oversee design development and associated permitting
  • Proficient in reviewing construction drawings and specifications
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the owner, architect, consultants, subcontractors, and other key stakeholders
  • Liaise with governing authorities and regulatory agencies
  • Establish and maintain project reporting procedures
  • Understand and enforce contractual responsibilities, contract documents and provide dispute resolution
  • Prepare/verify and monitor progress billings to the owner and from contracted service providers
  • Provide performance status reports regarding project progress, cost forecasts, schedule, and safety
  • Engage in all facets of project close-out 
  • Travel may be required
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director – Program & Construction Management


  • Must possess demonstrated leadership ability in managing staff and project efforts, and embody a progressive and innovative attitude toward construction technologies, and a thorough understanding of all project systems. 
  • Strong abilities to facilitate productive meetings between stakeholders are highly desirable.
  • Additional preferred qualities and skills include superior organizational ability and strong process orientation, the ability to train and mentor others, and effective people skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, SharePoint, AutoCAD, Primavera P6, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam, etc.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
  • Jacobsen|Daniels will not sponsor an employment visa for this position. 
  • Employment with Jacobsen|Daniels is contingent upon passing a substance abuse test and the ability to pass a TSA and Homeland Security background check for an airport SIDA badge.

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent. A minimum of ten (10) years of proven experience as a Project Manager on commercial construction projects valued at $5 million or more. 5 or more years of progressive project responsibility desired.


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to obtain Airport Security Badging Credentials


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential job functions:

  • Interpersonal skills – competent in building and maintaining collaborative relationships throughout the organization and with clients and vendors.
  • Oral communication — speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, and participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication — edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and can read and interpret written information.
  • Initiative – identifies and acts upon opportunities to enhance results. Manages problems without needing to be asked.
  • Above-average presentation skills.
  • Must possess a basic knowledge of reading and interpreting construction documents (construction contract documents, construction plans, and specifications). Must be able to understand and interpret construction and master schedules. Must also have an aptitude for construction estimating (conceptual and detailed estimating tasks).
  • Must have the self-knowledge, character, and ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • Software/Office Equipment – proficient in computer software applications utilized to administer terms of the contract through project controls (e.g., MS Project, SharePoint, Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, etc.)
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Planning/organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans
  • Quality control— demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit for long periods, bend, use hands to manipulate (type), talk and hear; walk; sit, and lift or move no more than ten (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information, and documents; analyze and solve problems, use math, and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with occasional interruptions, and interact with staff and other organizations.

Working Conditions:

Primarily working at a construction site out of a field office or construction trailer. May be required to travel occasionally as needed to satisfy company and client needs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to Director – Program & Construction Management

Reporting Location:

Atlanta, GA – ATL Airport

Supervisory Responsibility:

Project Coordinator/Engineer