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Assistant project manager

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Due to our continued and sustained growth, we’re now looking to appoint an assistant project manager to support a contract for a major, transit client in the Washington D.C. area. This is a unique opportunity to join a long-term, systems upgrade program, working directly with key client representatives.

The assistant project manager will support the client project office in ensuring work is in compliance with contract requirements. Ensures work quality and adherence to established standards, policies, and procedures; and performs related duties as assigned. The assistant project manager will also develop and maintain tools to track progress of construction activities and related issues, and follow up their resolution.

Alongside the overarching responsibility of this role, your duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Develop intimate knowledge and understanding of contractual requirements related to design, materials, equipment, installation, testing, and commissioning.
  • Review project plans, project schedules, and monthly reports and provide recommendations and advice to project manager.
  • Participate in progress meetings to monitor the contractor’s construction, quality control, testing, and schedule.
  • Evaluate contractor change requests and recommend action.
  • Make visits to site to audit and oversee construction, installation, and testing activities.
  • Develop tools to track testing progress and witnessing of testing. Ensure tools are implemented and maintained up to date. Track all identified issues to closure, in coordination with project team.
  • Prepare monthly construction progress reports.

Candidate Specification

Mott MacDonald's track record in rail dates back to the early 1900s. Our team of professionals provides cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions for the North American rail and transit industry with unprecedented success. We’re looking for an individual to join our team to continue this traction and invite applications from candidates with:
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or equivalent assistant project management experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent business and technical writing.
  • In addition to degree, a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience is desired, preferably within a rail / transit environment.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable worksite safety regulations; demonstrated commitment to safe working practices.
  • Proven team player skills with ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
If you have any questions before applying, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I look forward to your application.
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