Position Description:

As part of the organization’s Planning and Development department, the Project Manager will work to implement the goals of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware by managing the planning, design, construction, and evaluation of new public parks, trails, and streetscape improvements within the waterfront district.

This position will report to the SVP, Strategic Planning and Real Estate Development.


  • Advance capital projects through planning, design, and construction:
  • Manage day-to-day coordination with consultants and contractors
  • Assist with selection of consultants and contractors, including drafting RFPs and assembling bid materials
  • Coordinate permitting and approvals, acting as liaison with key regulatory agencies and stakeholders
  • Develop and manage project budgets and schedules
  • Manage public outreach process for capital projects and respond to community questions and concerns during all stages of project development, in coordination with Director of Planning, Policy, and Engagement
  • Develop content for DRWC web and social media accounts and quarterly and annual reports, in coordination with Communications and Marketing Department
  • Write grant applications to local, state, federal and philanthropic sources; track grant deliverables and manage grant report writing and administration related to capital projects
  • Assist with the management of long-term planning efforts, including those related to waterfront transit and transportation planning, historic preservation, and climate change adaptation
  • Compile and analyze data related to capital project development and post-construction use, develop metrics for evaluation, and suggest adaptations or revisions to plans and processes based on results
  • Prepare presentation materials for internal and external audiences
  • Produce graphic materials (maps, flyers, etc.) related to projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Design, City Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Administration or related field; and at two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding of and interest in waterfront and urbanism issues, such as public space design and activation, economic and real estate development, zoning, transportation and land use planning, and resiliency planning
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently, taking ownership of projects and ensuring their successful completion, while also communicating effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and other planning and design related software. Proficiency in GIS desired.
  • Experience managing or working on construction projects preferred
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization desired.

Please submit a resume and cover letter.

About The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC)

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is the nonprofit leading the development and programming of the six-mile Central Delaware River Waterfront, with parks like Spruce Street Harbor Park to the Race Street Pier and the forthcoming Penn’s Landing Park. We are an innovative organization redefining how cities use public space both in Philadelphia and nationally. We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join our Planning and Development team. This individual will be responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of projects as they move from planning and design through construction. The Project Manager will work closely with other DRWC staff members and stakeholders advance the transformation of the waterfront into a vibrant, authentic, and essential part of Philadelphia’s cultural and urban fabric.

DRWC is an inclusionary organization that values and promotes diversity in all aspects of its operations. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, religion, handicap, or sexual orientation.