Santa Ana, California

Supported by more than 3,400 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, and a wide range of private commercial and residential development clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.

Through an integrated approach to all stages of land development, Michael Baker guides clients through the entire life cycle of a project, from due diligence, initial site planning, and entitlement approvals to final engineering, construction management and surveying. Engineering integrated with in-house planning and surveying excellence and combined with a commitment to achieving clients’ strategic goals, results in quality service and project delivery in a timely and cost-effective manner. Michael Baker’s skilled land development team engages with high-priority clients on a wide range of project types, including commercial and retail developments, industrial and office parks, educational and governmental facilities, housing developments, and public infrastructure.

The successful candidate will be joining our robust Land Development team in Santa Ana, CA. The Senior Project Manager position is ideal for a motivated Doer-Seller with experience in the land development industry. This position must demonstrate strong project management skills and have the ability to adapt to the Michael Baker International operational processes while working with a positive, innovative team comprised of youthful and seasoned professionals. The Senior Project Manager position will grow and manage a team dedicated to land development services to execute existing work and to grow the practice.

•Lead project delivery in a position responsible for technical design, project financial performance, scope and schedule management, and quality control.
•Lead business development including technical and price proposal development.
•Participate in developing and implementing of the Land Development business strategy.
•You’ll be expected to lead diverse project teams and directly supervise and mentor staff.
•Participation in marketing, professional industry involvement, and client development activities.
•Interaction with internal and external clients to ensure project delivery and client satisfaction.

•You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 15 years of related industry experience.
•Registered Professional civil engineer in California.
•Demonstrated successful working relationships on behalf of client interests; experience and professional ties within the commercial, industrial, residential, and /or institutional markets.
•Drive to be a leader in the company and professional community.
•Strong engineering judgement with hands-on experience and technical skills in land development design.
•Strong track record of overseeing successful delivery of projects that include land planning and feasibility, entitlements, site design, site grading, earthwork balance, drainage, utilities, sanitary collection and water distribution systems, storm water management, erosion and sediment control designs/plans.
•Experience leading profitable projects; developing and tracking project scope and budget, negotiating client and subconsultant agreements, change orders, and invoicing.
•Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring a team and collaborating with other design professionals to development high quality design solutions resulting in client satisfaction.
•Entrepreneurial spirit to grow client base and grow the practice.
•Demonstrated track record of winning and serving clients.
•Strong relationships with local agencies and first-hand knowledge of permitting process.
•You’ll have experience participating at local municipal meetings, coordinating with other project professionals, meeting with clients, and meeting/negotiating with various permit agencies.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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Santa Ana, California

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.


When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.


Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.


Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.


To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.




The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.


Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.

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