Project Manager

Transportation Newport Beach, California


We are searching for a Transportation Project Manager in Newport Beach!

BKF Engineers has an immediate opening for a civil engineering Project Manager specializing in transportation-specific projects. The ideal candidate would have experience with managing projects, client communication, staff and business development as well as be able to plan, design and coordinate projects from beginning through completion. 


  • Maintain ongoing client relationships, pursue new professional connections, and seek new project opportunities with new and current clients.
  • Be required to prepare technical sections of project proposals, and participate in interview presentations.
  • Be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling project team activities, including but not limited to; reviewing and/or supervising technical aspects of work as well as defining the project scope, budget and schedule.
  • Have primary responsibility for quality control and be the primary client contact for each project.
  • Be responsible for setting goals, evaluating staff performance, and serving as a resource and mentor to less experienced staff members.
  • Be required to coordinate staff resources with other PM’s and Principals throughout the company.
  • Participate in contract negotiations, approve client billing, and secure contract amendments for changes to scope and fees.
  • Be expected to meet or exceed group and individual performance goals.
  • Communicate project requirements to all team members.
  • Commit resources of the firm issuing start and stop orders relating to the project progress and client's directives within contract requirements.


  • 10+ years of experience preferred
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field from an ABET Accredited Curriculum or equivalent, plus appropriate continuing education.
  • Must have a Professional Engineering license in the State of California. 
  • Significant experience managing site development, and design projects involving residential and/or commercial subdivisions, roadways, and utility systems. Demonstrates capability to oversee and manage a staff of engineers. 
  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D mastery required.


  • Competitive salaries, end-of-year bonuses, profit sharing, and 401k
  • BKF pays 100% of the premiums for medical, dental, and vision coverage and 50% for your dependents
  • 14 days of paid vacation time, 6 paid sick days, 8 paid Holidays
  • Flexible schedules
  • Education reimbursement, Paid annual dues for professional and societal organizations
  • BKF offers competitive and award-winning benefits and perks. To learn more click here.


  • The typical base salary range for this position is $127,000 - $168,850 annualized depending upon skills, experience, education, and geographical location. This is a salaried position paid biweekly.


Workplace Awards: 

  • "Top Work Place” 2014 - 2021 by the Bay Area News Group 
  • ZweigWhite "Best Firms to Work For" Top 100 in the U.S. 2014 - 2019
  • "Best Firm to Work for North Bay" North Bay Business Journal for 8 years
  • ENR 2017 California's Design Firm of the Year

BKF Engineers provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, 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 or local laws.