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System commissioning 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 a system commissioning 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.

Under limited supervision, the system commissioning manager shall provide commissioning subject matter expertise to support Mott MacDonald’s client in overseeing the contractor’s testing and commissioning activities to ensure compliance with contract requirements. This role will work in close coordination with client representatives to ensure required test support is provided and ensure requirements for acceptances are accepted. You will also develop and maintain tools to track progress of commissioning activities and of related issues that preclude system acceptance.

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 system acceptance, compliance verification, testing, commissioning, and closeout.
  • Provide high level oversight of rail systems construction (ATC, traction power, communications, etc.) and assist in resolution of related issues.
  • Provide day to day oversight, planning, management, support, and coordination of systems construction and system commissioning activities.
  • Assist in the oversight of the safety certification process with focus on system testing and integration activities.
  • Provide technical assistance and recommendations in administering change orders and processing claims.
  • Prepare reports, checklists, tracking tools, and status reports as requested or as necessary to support activities described herein.

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 electrical or mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent business and technical writing.
  • In addition to degree, a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant project management, engineering and relatable construction experience is desired.
  • General understanding of rail systems (ATC, traction power, Communications, SCADA, etc.), preferably with subject matter expertise in either train control or traction power.
  • Proven team player skills with ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships
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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