Senior Project Manager

Date: Mar 30, 2024

Location: Remote, WA, US

Company: Bentley Systems


Senior Agile Project Manager


Location: Hybrid / Remote within US  


Position Summary:

The role is to lead the project management of large, agile, and complex digital transformation projects for our client organisations.  This role owns all delivery aspects of the project, adopting appropriate methods, managing the relationship into the client team, and orchestrating all Cohesive consulting and technical activities to deliver beneficial outcomes to our clients.

Digital transformation projects are designed to unlock value and build resilience within our client’s projects and businesses by delivering, operating and optimising their built assets. This position is customer facing, project KPIs and strong presentation skills are a must. 

The Senior Project Manager utilises their knowledge of industry ways of working, best in class subject matter expertise in the digital transformation area, and a passion for harnessing the value of data, which are critical to delivering a first-class service to our clients. Key to this will be the ability to understand business processes across Cohesive’s existing and prospective clients and interpret those processes in alignment with the technology solutions.

The Senior Project Manager has a broad range of skills, experience and capabilities and key to this is the ability to understand business challenges being faced by our clients, defining beneficial outcomes, capabilities required to deliver these, and then aligning business change, process change, and technology services in a structured and aligned way to deliver change. 

The Senior Project Manager takes a role in guiding and supporting the more junior members of the team.


Your Day-to-Day / Responsibilities:

  • Client Management
    • Act as the main point of contact for the client for delivery of the contract scope and ensure that services are delivered in line with client expectations
    • Manage the client relationship and escalate issues as required
    • Manage stakeholders through effectively communicating project plans, progress, expectations, risks, assumptions, project KPIs and dependencies in a timely and clear fashion throughout the project
    • Manage strategic issues and Functional and Non-Functional requirements
    • Identify further opportunities for Cohesive with the client
    • Provide influence into the client organisation and strategic advice on best ways of delivering change
  • Delivery Management
    • Ensure clarity of scope, programme, budget and responsibilities and ensure that this is understood within the project team
    • Lead on managing the programme, budget and any variations in scope
    • Ensure client governance and key gateways are delivered
    • Ensure that the Technical lead is effectively briefed on client requirements through the development, sign-off and communication of User Stories
    • Lead on the production and maintenance of the schedule of deliverables and a detailed delivery programme
    • Ensure that assignment information is managed in accordance with Cohesive Operational Procedures
    • Manage the project financial administration & resource planning
    • Develop and maintain the project resource plans track delivery progress, produce client dashboard reports and hold regular reviews with the client
    • Review detailed design to confirm this meets the client’s functional and non-functional requirements
    • Create and manage the Project Risk & Opportunity Register and manage accordingly
    • Manage the Early Warning and Change Control process throughout the project
    • Agree on project success and acceptance criteria with all involved parties
    • Pro-actively identify and escalate any significant project concerns or issues
    • Development of UAT test plans and assess Client business readiness
    • Support clients with communications, roll out and training strategies
    • Ensure that the project is successfully closed, and the Learning from Experience process is completed
    • Commercial management, profit, contract reviews, extension paperwork etc.
  • People Management
    • Work with the line managers and team members to identify any development needs and provide any support that the team may need to learn and perform effectively on the project
    • Lead, communicate with and motivate the team
    • Guide and support junior team members, encourage continuous improvement, mentor them to enable their development and monitor performance and provide feedback.
  • Requires sitting or standing at will while performing work on a computer.


What You Bring to The Team:

(Qualifications, Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience)

  • Qualifications
    • Degree and / or Higher National qualifications related to Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Information Management or Computer Science or AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) or equivalent work experience 
    • Project Management qualifications e.g. Prince 2, APMP; Member of a relevant professional institutions e.g. ICE, APM, BCS
    • Desirable: Extended Project Management qualifications e.g. Prince 2, APMP
  • Knowledge / Experience
    • 7+ years’ experience of which 5 years have been in a Project Management role on agile, complex and large digital transformation projects
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required
    • Experience in leading on projects
    • Experience of systems integrations and Agile Development project management methodologies
    • Experience with GIS systems and standards and an understanding of BIM including the BS1192 suite of documents and ISO 19650
    • Experience of developing communication, roll out and training programmes
    • Experienced problem-solver, capable of efficiently providing complex solutions and working in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
    • Knowledge of current digital trends
    • Excellent report writing nd communication skills
    • Highly experienced in business development, stakeholder engagement and communication with clients 
    • Experience managing projects in a consultancy environment
    • Experienced with recommending and leading business process changes
    • Requires sitting or standing at will while performing work on a computer (or any other physical requirements).
    • 20% travel availability


    • Experience of managing solutions on cloud platform (AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud)
    • Experience implementing Maximo and/or Bentley AssetWise products
    • Knowledge of Digital Engineering and how it can add value and delivery efficiencies to existing processes and practices



What We Offer:

  • A great Team and culture
  • An exciting career as an integral part of a leading full lifecycle digital integrator
  • Competitive Salary and benefits.
  • The opportunity to work within a global and diversely international team.
  • A supportive and collaborative environment.
  • Colleague Recognition Awards.




Who We Are:

Cohesive, an independently operated division of Bentley Systems, is a full lifecycle digital integrator delivering transformational outcomes through the built and natural environment (

We have over 700 skilled engineers, consultants, analysts, PMs, data scientists, writers and people coaches, with global reach and scale that bring our clients the world's leading digital engineering, enterprise asset management, asset delivery, content production and asset service performance optimization solutions. We provide strategic advice, integration services, systems deployment, content production and service operations that enable our clients to excel in achieving their business outcomes. 

We work in three regions (Americas, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific) creating partnerships and collaborations to provide outstanding service and advice. We leverage the skills and expertise of our teams and a select handful of high-calibre complimentary partners to meet and exceed expectations.

Staying connected. Sharing our knowledge. Always learning, we never let go of our pursuit for better.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Cohesive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion/belief, national origin, caste, age, or any other characteristic protected by local law or unrelated to job qualifications.




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