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Project Manager in Palmer at Terrasond

Date Posted: 8/28/2020

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Job Description

TerraSond, part of Acteon Group, is an experienced multidisciplinary organization, that remains one of the few truly independent, agile, client-focused survey companies. We deliver innovative, reliable geospatial solutions with a strong company-wide culture in HSEQ.

Our mission is to collect, compile, and identify geospatial and geophysical information that provides the best possible solution offering the lowest risk for our clients. Local around the globe, we excel at executing remote and challenging surveys. We have successfully completed thousands of surveys in over 28 countries around the world for over 330 clients. These range from inland surveys to deep ocean seabed exploration and mapping projects.

TerraSond is looking to add an organised & meticulous Project Manager to the team here in Palmer Alaska. The successful candidate will be responsible for the lifecycle of their projects from sourcing, bidding, planning to executing, in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and company philosophy. Sales efforts and projects to be mainly focused around Alaska projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and ensure safety standards on current project(s) and take a proactive role in HSEQ and promote a culture of safety and quality awareness.
  • Create and review cost estimating and project planning to determine appropriate pricing and asset requisition.
  • Plan, execute and deliver contractual deliverables.
  • Assure adherence to contract standards and requirements.
  • Be clearly aware of project budget, scope of work, quality requirements and time schedule to meet Company and Client requirements.
  • Monitor and review project financial performance.
  • Maintain and ensure timely and accurate status reports on current contact(s) / project(s).
  • Undertake monthly accruals, prepare contract invoicing monthly/as required.
  • Organize and schedule contracted projects to meet deadlines and profitability targets.
  • Build client relationships to gain understanding of client requirements.
  • Communicate with clients, contractors, subcontractors, engineers and subject matter experts to coordinate functions and manage project activities across projects.
  • Assign or delegate responsibilities to subordinate employees.
  • Provide supervision, discipline and support to subordinate employees.
  • Dispatch and manage multiple field personnel.
  • Establish and update field policies, working through the Chief of Surveys, as needed or required.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentoring to others within assigned project(s).
  • Serve as a company representative and work to maintain ongoing positive relationships with project related agencies, officials and organizations.
  • May have Review and evaluate staff performance, conduct performance conversations, assist in establishing staff goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for the management of project employees.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or engineering discipline or construction management, or similar experience in engineering/project management is essential.
  • A project management qualification (APMP, Prince2)
  • Exposure to survey and mapping.
  • Master's degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and ten years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience with management.
  • Candidate must be legally eligible and insurable to drive to regular assignments.
  • AS/AA or BS/BA in Geomatics, Cartography, Geography, Natural Sciences, Engineering, or other relevant discipline.