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Deputy program manager (transportation)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges. By challenging norms, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, communities, and market places in which we operate.

With a significant presence in the East Coast transportation and infrastructure realm, we're looking to welcome an additional deputy program manager to our Westwood, MA office. Our projects include the $7.3 billion East Side Access project in New York City, where we've been providing program and construction management for America’s largest infrastructure project. We've recently been appointed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to lead the implementation of the Governor's Airport Advisory Panel’s vision plan for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK).

Our projects span the realm on transportation engineering, including: transit, rail and metro, highways and bridges and ports and harbours.

Job Description

The successful deputy program manager will join our dedicated transportation group in Westwood, MA. We are seeking a professional, innovative, and detailed individual. You will primarily be responsible for key project management activities, including project preparation, delivery and client communication and management. You may work across a portfolio of different design and construction transportation projects, developing and fostering relationships between both internal and external stakeholders.

As a deputy program manager, your day to day activities will include:
  • Establish and oversee project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of corporate policy.
  • Supervise the work of team members who are overseeing the work of other personnel.
  • Initiate and maintain liaison with client and A/E/C contacts to facilitate construction activities.
  • Monitor/control construction through administrative direction of on-site superintendent or construction manager to ensure project is on schedule and within budget.
  • Investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Represent company when required at project meetings, assist in strategies, meeting, etc.
  • Manage financial aspects of contracts (fee payment, rental equipment, income/expenses, etc.) to protect company’s interest and simultaneously maintaining good relationship with client.
Based from our newly-refreshed Westwood (Boston), MA office, you’ll work alongside an experienced and knowledgeable team of engineers. It’s not all work though. We have a very active social and sporting calendar. Several outdoor activities take place on a regular basis. If you’re a cycling enthusiast, a few our colleagues frequently get their bikes out after work. We also have annual social events that are not to be missed.

Candidate Specification

Our team of professionals provides cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions for the North American transportation and infrastructure 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 civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering; master’s is a plus
  • Certification as a registered professional engineer
  • 15+ years of work experience with infrastructure projects in public or private sectors
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills to develop rapport with team members
  • A demonstrated history of leading groups of team members both direct and in-direct reports
  • Excellent ability to foster and develop relationships and rapport with external clients
If you have any questions before applying, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to receiving your application.

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.
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