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Project Manager

Merritt Island, Florida
13 Sep 2023

Project Manager

At Salas O'Brien, we tell our clients that we're engineered for impact. This passion for making a difference applies just as much to our team as it does to our projects. That's why we're committed to living our values every day: inspiring, achieving, and connecting as shared owners of our success with a focus on a sustainable future.

Building for the long-term means that all of our team members can expect to work on amazing projects with a people-first approach to problem solving. It also means that each member of our team has truly limitless potential to build a unique, meaningful, and high-impact career-and they'll receive great total rewards along the way.

About Us:

Founded in 1975, Salas O'Brien is an employee-owned engineering and professional services firm focused on achieving impact for our clients, our team, and the world. We know that tomorrow's requirements are today's opportunities, and we are here to design lasting solutions for pressing challenges.

We work across a variety of industries providing integrated engineering and consulting services. Our specialized experience includes design for data centers, healthcare, science and technology, high-rise buildings, clean energy, education, and other building types as well as structural and building sciences, infrastructure asset management, advanced robotics, and more.

Our technical expertise is paired with an exceptional team of business development, human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, and marketing professionals, all of whom play a key role in bringing our commitments to life every day.

The Engineering Project Manager is a member of the technical staff and fills a pivotal role as a design team leader who effectively manages schedule, budget, and technical scope to reduce risk and manage dynamic and changing projects. The ideal candidate would be a detail-oriented professional who also has problem-solving project manager experience on large industrial or aerospace facility or equipment design projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Receive and review project requirements and obtain clarification on any conflicting, missing, or vague items.
  • Plan project activities, costs, and schedules based on team inputs and client scopes.
  • Create proposals based on client and company expectations.
  • Initiate newly awarded projects with team and client stakeholders and establish the performance baselines.
  • Interface with clients, locations, and information that may be of sensitive or secure nature.
  • Manage the design team to ensure production of complete, timely, quality deliverables within budget.
  • Manage all project related meetings and keep minutes.
  • Manage internal cross discipline coordination.
  • Generate project reports utilizing company software tools.
  • Maintain project schedules.
  • Ensure quality control meets company standards throughout the project.
  • Control project scope when issues or changes surface and coordinate the changes with company management and clients.
  • Closeout design projects ensuring all deliverable have be provided and project documentation is complete.
  • Track lessons learned and communicate with management to support continuous improvements in company processes.
  • Seek and promote new business development opportunities.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Nelson Engineering management on project status.
  • Promote and represent the firm in a professional manner.
  • Supervise and provide performance feedback to peers and subordinates.


  • Confident and ambitious problem solver
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Self-starter
  • Dependable
  • Understands the culture of business
  • Detail oriented
  • Effective interpersonal skills and strong communication (written and verbal)


  • Minimum of an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree
  • Florida Professional Engineer (PE) registration preferred
  • 7-9 years Technical Experience in an engineering/construction environment
  • 5-7 years Project Management Experience (DoD/Aerospace projects preferred)
  • Proficient in project management skillsets like critical path, negotiation, cost control, cost estimating, risk management, contract management, and communication
  • Understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting and invoicing
  • Project management certification preferred (such as IAPM or PMP)
  • Proficient with Microsoft: Windows, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Prefer moderate proficiency with Bluebeam, SharePoint, SpecsIntact, RSMeans, CAD, Revit and Creo

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Current US Passport
  • Valid/Unrestricted FL driver's license

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:

  • Must be a US Citizen for Security Clearance requirements
  • Active/Interim or ability to obtain Secret Security Clearance

Work Environment:

Work is performed both remote and in an office environment. Occasional visits to customer locations for observation and research are also required. These may include campuses, military installations, and industrial/aerospace facilities. Air travel and customer location work may be required.


Some travel to US sites outside of Central Brevard County, FL and/or international project sites may be required occasionally.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Performing inspections and providing construction support may require climbing ladders and stairs and accessing spaces such as roofs, basements, crawl spaces or utility tunnels.
  • Industrial site investigations and field construction support will be required.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement:

Salas O'Brien provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, or local laws. Salas O'Brien will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants as required by law.

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  • Job Reference: 1112392938-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Salas O'Brien
  • Location: Merritt Island, Florida
  • Salary: On Application