Senior Project Manager

Location US-CA-Oakland
Posted Date 3 months ago(2/21/2023 3:29 PM)
Job ID
Project Staff – Managers
Min. Exp. (Yrs)


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Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a highly skilled Senior Project Manager to join our growing, minority-owned firm in Oakland, CA. Do you consider yourself results-oriented and ambitious? Are you critical thinker who needs a challenging, yet rewarding career path? If so, B&D may be the place for you! 



Position Purpose


The senior project manager leads a team that will perform implementation activities for the Oakland Unified School District. . Deliverables for implementation assignments may include cost estimating, construction monitoring, constructibility reviews, budget reconciliations, project documentation, public approvals and permitting, A&E selection management, schedule compliance, budget management, contract administration and quality control.


  • Supports Project Executive within a large-scale program with the management of a portfolio of assignments at the highest levels of complexity serving as Client’s “trusted advisor” focused on achievement of project goals for schedule, budget and quality, and providing critical thinking and analyses to ensure quality client advice. Takes primary management responsibility for large-scale implementation assignments of over $75MM in total project costs.
  • Directs or develops client deliverables, including written reports, presentations, budgets, schedules, program, etc. that are tailored to meet client’s desired outcomes and scope requirements.
  • Coordinates and directs the day-to-day activities of assigned project staff, both internal (B&D staff) and external (JV partners, subconsultants, architects, and builders) to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Participates in development, mentoring, and training of project staff under senior project manager’s direction; and provides input on annual performance reviews for those staff.
  • Directs or develops monthly client billings and ensures timely collection of receivables.
  • Participates in business development (farming) activities, including: 
    • Serves as the client’s “trusted advisor” thus focused on additional services/repeat projects;
    • Participates in strategic planning for respective operating group, attending farming meetings, developing proposal materials, and attending interviews; and/or
    • Presenting to students, industry groups or conferences, and developing thought-leadership materials all with an eye towards being viewed as a “visible expert” in respective industry market.
  • Under direction of sphere leadership, participates in advancement of quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and training programs for the sphere and firm-wide, targeted at consistent review and improvement of industry-specific methodologies and practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned with the effort and skills required to contribute to B&D’s continued growth.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The senior project manager (program leader) will manage a team of project staff.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, business, finance, urban planning, real estate management, or related field. 
  • Minimum ten years full-time pre-design and implementation experience with large-scale construction programs.
  • California public school experience is highly preferred
  • Reliable transportation and availability to work on site 5-days a week. 
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects of significant scale.
  • Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction and ethical business practices.
  • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure.
  • Aptitude and desire for mentoring and training analysts.  
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds



Why work with us?


We lead the planning, development, and management of the places that shape and strengthen our communities. At B&D, you can make an impact on the communities around you all while building your career at the same time. We strongly believe for you to invest your career in us, we must also invest in YOU. B&D provides 100% company-paid medical, prescription, and dental insurance premiums for employees and their children! Additionally, B&D offers growth opportunities, diversity and inclusion, mentorship programs, work/life balance plus a myriad of other benefits such a vision insurance, 401K, paid time off, cell phone reimbursement, parental leave and much more! Does it get better than this? We don’t think so, and if you agree apply with us today. We are excited to meet you!


Learn more about us by visiting these links: Career Graphic | B&D Brochure



The California base annual salary range for this role is currently $130,000-180,000. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members


Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-Verify. 


No recruiters, staffing or employment agencies are to contact us about this opening. No fee shall be paid for any candidate submitted to Brailsford and Dunlavey. 


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