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Project Leader

IMS Infrastructure Management Services
Tempe, Arizona 85284
Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to combine your project management expertise and your leadership skills? We are looking for an extremely talented, growth-oriented individual to join our growing, 50-person engineering services firm as a Project Leader to  to bring deep project management expertise to our team. With a team of two Project Coordinators and an organizational portfolio of 90+ projects, IMS is a national leader in pavement management for Cities and Counties. The ideal candidate will be ready to hit the ground running in a fast-paced  environment and help to craft this role from scratch.

About IMS:
IMS is a growing pavement analysis company with operations across North America. For more than 35 years, the company has used high-tech equipment to scan streets, sidewalks, and other road-related assets for city and county governments. We are growing quickly and are looking for top-notch players to join us in our growth.

We specialize in the collection of road condition data and right-of-way assets (such as street signs, streetlights, curbs/gutters, and sidewalks). The data is collected through a variety of technology solutions including electronic sensors and observations captured through touch screens. The data is post processed and analyzed to produce asset inventories, condition assessments, financial evaluations, and multi-year infrastructure improvement plans for our clients.

We take pride in being a great place to work for everyone at IMS - from our engineers to our field crews. This starts with a culture based on our 5 Core Values, which we use as the foundation of our hiring and performance review processes:
  • Take Pride in Expertise
  • Be Fearless
  • Be Tenacious
  • Cultivate a Low Ego
  • Exceed Expectations of Clients and Colleagues 
In addition to a positive culture that encourages personal and professional growth, we also offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.


The Project Leader will supervise our team of project coordinators, based in our Tempe office, to guide each of our projects from start to finish and have a direct impact on client relations. This role not only provides leadership and mentoring to the team but will also manage a portfolio of technical projects, interact with clients, work with all teams within IMS to identify and resolve bottlenecks, and apply critical thinking to effectively solve any issues that arise. If you are looking for an opportunity to develop a team and professionalize the project management processes in a small environment, we want to hear from you!

Candidate Competencies:
Successful applicants will demonstrate the following characteristics:
Grit and Initiative: Willing to do whatever it takes to overcome challenges and obstacles. Can think of creative solutions to problems that appear to have none.
Clear Communication: Able to clearly and concisely communicate with clients, management, and other team members. 
Interpersonal Intelligence: Able to rapidly build relationships over phone or email and navigate conversations with diverse individuals.
Leadership: Can effectively lead and motivate as well as provide mentorship and direction to improve the project management process.
Grace Under Pressure: Can prioritize decisions and activities for maximum impact to manage a large project load of technical projects.

Project Leader Responsibilities:
  • Supervision of the project management team, providing leadership and mentoring to the project coordinators to improve the overall quality of the team.
  • Work with the marketing/sales team to provide insight into capacity, backlog, and timeline expectations for new projects.
  • Build relationships across the organization to identify bottlenecks and work with leadership to solve them. 
  • Maintain a portfolio of projects (including internal R&D and process improvement projects) as well as maintain a global overview of all active projects.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years of recent project management experience and PMP Certification (or equivalent) OR a minimum of 10 years project management experience.
  • Proven leadership abilities in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Experience managing engineering and/or technical projects is a plus.
  • Municipal or civil engineering experience is a plus.

Salary Details

Pay is commensurate with experience.

In addition to a positive culture that encourages personal and professional growth, we also provide the following benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan with Matching
  • Available Vision Insurance
  • PTO + Holidays



Posted: 2021-07-06 Expires: 2021-08-20

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