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Senior Construction Manager - Transportation

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, defence, 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

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead business development and strategic initiatives that result in a successful Construction Management Practice in Southern California.
  • Providing leadership experience with multiple aspects of construction management including costs, planning, scheduling, engineering, supervision and management of personnel.
  • Leads Mott McDonald's professional commitment to site safety and the delivery of high quality projects for our clients.
  • Manages to ensure all work is completed in accordance with all applicable Owner construction standards, processes, and procedures.
  • Manages the accurate and complete close-out of all aspects of projects including the distribution of close-out documents in a timely manner in accordance with company and Owner standards.

Candidate Specification

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, other relevant or comparable degrees may be considered based on work history, qualifications and experience.
  • 15-20+ years’ experience in construction and project management.
  • Professional Licenses or engineering designation is desirable, i.e., PE or PMP.
  • Extensive construction experience with management and delivery of major metro, railway, road/highway, tunnel and water projects.
  • Experience with procurement methods, i.e. design/build, design, bid, build etc. and knowledge of the contractual relationships and forms of contract.
  • Experience in developing strategy for personnel development, career mentorship and recruitment of high quality people.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management and deliver of projects in excess of $100M required.
  • Responsive to the owner/client contractor dynamic and able to resolve issues quickly and equitably when appropriate.
  • Experience working on multiple concurrent commissions, and representing the company to clients.
  • Experience using computer analysis programs commonly used in construction management projects.
  • Proven leadership and team management skills.
  • Knowledge of government regulations, legislation, standards, safety regulations and procedures.
  • Sound judgement; effective organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including technical report writing skills and excellent presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-discipline technical teams, deal with issues and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Excellent organizational ability capable of planning, organizing and leading project teams in the delivery and documentation of project requirements for transit, highways, water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with client engagement and development, proposal preparation, marketing strategy, and client interviews which lead to new contracts.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage teams of senior, intermediate and junior engineers.
  • Team player who understands the value of strong working relationships and the ability to develop close working relationships with colleagues in Regional Offices as well as National Practice Leaders to develop a strategy for a sustainable construction management business in the Southern California and the Western US.

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