Sr. Project Manager / Office Lead

  • Rapid City, SD
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Simply Put, A Great Place to Work

Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country – creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you’ll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Statistics show that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. If this statement resonates with you – don’t be so hard on yourself. Apply for the job!

Senior Project Manager

We have a career opportunity for a Sr. Project Manager, with a proven track record of successfully managing a broad range of complex projects. In this role, you will both self-perform and direct project teams in the planning and design of structures projects, as well as play an important role in managing client relationships. You will also contribute to strategic initiatives that drive the growth of our new office. Ideally, our candidate would be a seller-doer who has a strong transportation background. This is a senior-level position in the firm, requiring at least 10 years of growth-oriented experience, with the right combination of professional and leadership skills that we can build an office around, effective at balancing technical project management, business development, and people. Benesch is a privately held company with all shares owned by key employees throughout the company. The successful candidate for this position will be afforded opportunities to become a shareholder.


This position will be based in Rapid City, SD.

The Impact You Will Have
  • Immediate contribution to contracted backlog
  • Developing junior staff providing design and construction phase services
  • Manage scope, schedule, budgets, and resources for multiple projects 
  • Contribute to local, regional, and corporate strategic growth initiatives
  • Assemble competent project communications, including meeting minutes, technical documents, and reports
  • Assume responsibility for assigned design calculation files, assuring adequate independent QC reviews 
  • Develop and oversee task work plans for Engineers, Designers, and Technologists 
What You Will Need
  • BS in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering degree required
  • PE License
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience; SDDOT and/or City of Rapid City experience is a plus  
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment 
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with project delivery
  • Progressive experience working directly with clients developing relationships, with proven ability to win work
  • Excellent leadership, communication, business development, project management, and client relation skills
  • Ability to recruit new talent


Explore the Benefits of working at Benesch! 

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

Our benefits package is designed to take care of our employees. The health and wellness of our employees is essential to their success both personally and professionally. That is why we invest in our employees’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package to help them live a healthy lifestyle. Each option can be customized to meet the needs of our employees and their families. 

Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

From insurance and retirement plan to our wellness programs, we provide employee benefits that meet your wants and needs. Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of working at Benesch! 

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We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis until a candidate is found.

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