Project Manager – Community Development

Charlotte Metro (Rock Hill, SC) 

Founded in 1954, Keck + Wood, Inc. is a growing and dynamic employee-owned consulting firm with four offices in Georgia and South Carolina. Our 60+ employees serve Community Development, Transportation and Utility clients across the southeast by providing quality engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and land surveying.

Today, Keck & Wood offers great opportunities for individuals interested in Engineering, Landscape Architecture or Planning to join our team and make a difference. 

“Collaboration By Design” is not just a tagline, it is the foundation of how Keck + Wood serves clients, improves communities, and strengthens its employees. 

Challenging and rewarding opportunities are here….are you ready? 

Challenging and rewarding opportunities are here….are you ready? 

Our Project Managers are our foremost representative to our clients, and this role is a blend of leadership, management, relationship building and mentoring. Project assignments range from site development, parks and recreation, stormwater, bicycle and pedestrian facilities to community planning and development plan reviews.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys being part of a collaborative team, is motivated to provide unsurpassed service as a trusted advisor to our clients, and can serve as a strong leader to mentor and develop a high-performance team. Reporting to our SC Community Development Market Leader, this position will be responsible for:

  • Managing scope, schedule and budget on assigned projects, preparing and distributing monthly invoicing and progress reports, and maintaining sufficient backlog for staff utilization
  • Regularly communicating with clients, consultants, and design staff and attending functions or serving on committees with clients as needed
  • Assisting clients with unforeseen needs to help advance projects or initiatives
  • Mentoring and training less experienced staff and providing input on performance and development needs
  • Identifying potential new clients and new opportunities with existing clients and drafting proposals which define scope, schedule, hours and fee
  • Providing QA/QC and design guidance to junior level team members

As your experience and capabilities develop, our Pathways to Success provides opportunities to grow your skills, manage more complex projects, enhance your client interaction skills, build your communication acumen, and develop your leadership skills.

The right skills….for your success!

We’re looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • 7+ years directly related experience
  • PE certification and ability to obtain SC PE certification
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil3D, MS Office and Google software
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Experience preparing and designing construction and bidding documents and administering construction contracts
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize a variety of tasks under competing deadlines
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Work is primarily performed in an office environment with occasional travel to project sites for construction review and contract administration. Office work requires the ability to sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk working on a computer using hands to type and use a mouse, finger, handle and reach with hands or arms. Fieldwork involves exposure to weather, traffic, and loud noise and requires extensive walking over uneven surfaces and various terrains. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, copiers and scanners and is frequently required to talk, hear, stand or walk. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Our goal is to make you successful in work…and in life! 

Keck & Wood provides a culture for you to thrive, instead of just collecting a paycheck. From team outings to company events, we provide opportunities for you to connect with others in the company on both a professional and personal level. Our flex schedule attitude helps you achieve a suitable work-life balance to grow your career, without having to give up your life to do it.       

Supporting our competitive pay, our compensation packages can also include 401(k) contribution match, spot bonuses, performance-based incentive pay, and our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Benefits can provide peace of mind to focus on your career, so our packages typically include medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, paid time off for sick & vacation leave, paid time off for eligible volunteer service, and more. 

Visit our  website for a full list of compensation opportunities and benefit options to grow your career and build your life. 

Looking to build your career…talk to us! 

Visit our Careers section on the website, or contact us via email at Include your resume, area of interest, and preferred geographic location.

Keck & Wood, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information or any other classifications protected under federal, state or local law. We ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Human Resources, at 678-417-4000 or

With our steady growth and “Pathways to Success” advancement mindset, the right candidate has incredible career potential at Keck + Wood. If today is the day to give your career the boost it needs, please contact us!


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