SSOE Group

Engineering Project Manager (Design Lead)

Job Locations US-OR-Hillsboro
Project Management
Full Time


SSOE provides unparalleled opportunities for professional growth, offering the advantages typical of a large firm combined with the collaborative and supportive culture commonly associated with smaller organizations. We prioritize an employee-centric atmosphere that fosters a healthy work-life balance, exceptional benefits, and a commitment to continuous learning.


We are seeking a skilled Engineering Project Manager (Design Lead) to join our dynamic team. In this role, you'll have the chance to shape and oversee the scope of work, schedules, and budgets for diverse design projects. They collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, architects, and project managers, to ensure successful design and implementation. This position is a hybrid role that will require you to occasionally work onsite and be located in the Hillsboro, OR area. Fully remote or travel work arrangements for this role are not available.


  • Craft and implement detailed project plans that encompass technical specifications, engineering standards, and quality control measures. Establish control procedures, and flexibly adapt to ensure project goals are met.
  • Collaborate closely with our lead engineers, design team, and senior project managers to manage project scope, schedules, and budgets.
  • Develop and manage technical frameworks to track project progress, mitigate technical risks, and proactively address engineering challenges. 
  • Champion process improvements and engineer technical solutions to project-related issues while achieving objectives. 
  • Coordinate meetings, manage document control with clients, contractors, and regulatory agencies, including RFI responses.
  • Handle increasingly complex work assignments, adhering to defined scope, schedule, and cost guidelines with moderate supervision.
  • Review and approve client billings and assist with account collections when necessary.
  • Collaborate with design and engineering teams to ensure project deliverables meet technical specifications and quality standards, proactively addressing technical obstacles. 


  • Previous experience as a Design Lead, Engineering Project Manager, or a similar role is highly preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in collaborative, cross-office environments, including interactions with international locations.
  • An Associate degree in a relevant engineering field (e.g., civil, electrical, mechanical, industrial, process, or structural). A Bachelor's degree is highly preferred.
  • Proven experience in client-facing roles within the AEC industry, demonstrating proficiency in communicating technical concepts to clients and stakeholders.
  • Certification as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is a plus.
  • Proficiency in computer applications and basic drafting software, with a strong technical aptitude for utilizing engineering software tools.
  • Salary Range: $90,000 - $120,000 per year, depending on location, education, experience, and relevant certifications.
  • Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, 401K retirement savings plan (with company matching), opportunities for professional development and training, generous PTO & paid holidays.




Why Choose SSOE?

With a history of stability spanning more than 70 years, we’ve continued to succeed in an industry of constant change and disruption. Our clients have consistently reported to us that our people are one of our greatest strengths and differentiators. At SSOE, we work to create a clear path to building your career with us. Throughout your career, you’ll be given the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects and be given training so you can deepen and extend your skills.


We look forward to having you join our team.



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