Senior Project Manager - MEM Airport


Job Title:                      Senior Project Manager, Director

FLSA Status:                Exempt 

Employment Type:    Full Time 

Salary Range:              $110,000 - $140,000 Annually

Location:                       Memphis International Airport

Position Description Summary: 

Jacobsen|Daniels is seeking a Project Manager (PM) with demonstrated design and construction experience to provide leadership, direction and management of Terminal related capital development projects acting as the owner’s representative and manage staff augmentation on a range of airport terminal, apron, roadway, and ancillary facilities. 

The PM 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 PM is responsible for the management of the technical and financial aspects of the contract. 

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. 




  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the owner, architect, consultants, subcontractors, and other key stakeholders 
  • Build, direct and manage project team of up to twelve staff members 
  • Review design and construction drawings and specifications 
  • Develop and monitor the project schedule and budget and work with other team members to ensure scope, schedule and budget adherence for all elements of a project(s) 
  • Understand and enforce contractual responsibilities, contract documents and provide dispute resolution 
  • Support the review of change orders, including processing and assessing cost and schedule impacts, and providing recommendations for approval/disapproval 
  • Plan and define program goals, including the development/implementation of key performance metrics to demonstrate project goals/objectives 
  • Act as the Client Program representative with planners, design consultants, design-builders, contractors and various stakeholders during the design and construction 
  • Provide updates and reporting to executive management 
  • Establish and maintain project issues log and reporting procedures 
  • Oversee document control system 
  • Work with client to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work 
  • Maintain current and timely change orders and reporting 
  • Establish regular meetings to review project status and resolve project issues  
  • Contribute to the advancement of client’s goals through commitment to productive collaboration with all stakeholders 
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as assigned 


  • 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.? 
  • Proven ability to perform in a management capacity 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations required 
  • 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, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Document Management Systems 

Education and Experience: 

  • Four-year degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related technical/business field 
  • At least ten (10) years of work experience with progressively increasing responsibility and large scale project experience ($100M+) preferred 
  • Broad experience in design and construction management/administration of major commercial construction projects at airports, preferred 
  • Experience should include interfacing with Architects, Engineers, General Contractors and Sub- Contractors. 
  • Experience with CMAR and/or Design/Build (DB) and other alternative project delivery methods 


  • Valid Driver’s License 
  • Ability to obtain an Airport Security Badging Credentials 
  • Professional registration or certification is preferred (i.e. PE, RA, PMP, etc) 


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, 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. 

The incumbent may be required to travel, work various shifts as needed, and work overtime. 

Reporting Relationships: 

Reports to Vice President, Facilities 

Reporting Location: 

Memphis, TN 

Supervisory Responsibility: 

Project Coordinator/Engineer