Public Projects Manager

  • Roseville, CA
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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!

Public Project Manager 

We are seeking a highly motivated Public Project Manager to join our Railroad team. As a Public Project Manager, you will work under the guidance of the Group Manager and collaborate with other Project Managers to oversee and manage railroad infrastructure projects. This mid-level management position offers excellent opportunities for professional growth and project management training within the dynamic railroad industry.

Benesch’s Railroad Division is made up of highly skilled rail professionals, many of whom are former employees of operating railroads. This firsthand experience working to design and maintain active rail systems uniquely equips our team to develop innovative solutions to a wide variety of rail projects. If you are a motivated and experienced professional seeking an exciting opportunity to grow your career in the railroad industry, we encourage you to apply. 


While this position offers remote work, candidates must be located near the Roseville, CA office due to potential traveling requirements to project sites.

The Impact You Will Have: 

  • Supervise and lead project staff, ensuring their effective performance.
  • Execute project work plans in collaboration with the Group Manager.
  • Monitor project budget, scope, and schedule estimates.
  • Research and develop unit costs for estimating extra work.
  • Analyze accounting reports and provide performance updates.
  • Coordinate survey requirements with the Surveyor.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations and maintain up-to-date records.
  • Prepare and review project correspondence and reports.
  • Schedule and conduct project meetings with staff.
  • Establish and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Coordinate work with sub-consultants and assist with agreements.
  • Assist in contract negotiations and conflict resolution.
  • Complete necessary project initiation and compliance forms.
  • Verify invoices and prepare contract compliance support.
  • Follow up with clients on invoice collection.
  • Ensure compliance with quality guidelines and procedures.
  • Track and share lessons learned.
  • Perform project close-out and staff evaluations.
  • Manage onsite vehicle and equipment allocation.

What We Are Looking For: 

  • High School diploma required, AAS or BS preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience owning project assignments within multiple states and successfully progressing projects through the preliminary engineering phase into the construction phase.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of civil engineer or railroad infrastructure projects preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in collaborating with local and state agency project sponsors.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to effectively work with a diverse team.  #LI-MM1 

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay Act.  The final agreed-upon compensation is based on numerous factors, including but not limited to individual education, qualifications, prior work experience, and geographic location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary, overtime, and bonuses. 

California Pay Transparency

$45$63 USD

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! 

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

Benesch is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the below documents:

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

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