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Project manager (transit)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a multi-disciplined engineering and advisory consultancy, with a significant presence in the East Coast transportation and infrastructure realm. Our projects include some of the biggest and most prestigious design, construction and advisory projects in transit and rail; working alongside major clients like the MBTA and WMATA.

As a result of our continued and sustained growth, we’re now looking to appoint a project manager to support a contract for a major, transit client in the Pittsburgh, PA area. This is a unique opportunity to join a long-term project, with responsibility to grow and establish a team.

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

The project manager role is multi-faceted, with the primary aim to support the Mott MacDonald leadership team with the effective delivery and management of an exciting transit project. You’ll be tasked with growing and developing a team of transit and rail specialists. In order to work towards achieving this, you’ll need to succinctly acquaint yourself with an intimate and developed understanding of the contractual requirements.

Alongside the overarching responsibility of this role, you’ll also be required to:
  • Mentor, manage and develop a team of specialists to support a major transit portfolio.
  • Gain knowledge of and effectively use Mott MacDonald management systems, tracking documents, and related procedures.
  • Attend meetings and foster relationships with clients, sub-consultants and contractors.
  • Document in-progress activities and track deliverables associated with the contract.
  • Develop and win new work from existing and new clients.
  • Manage an exciting multi-discipline array of transit services in the project.
This is a unique opportunity to join Mott MacDonald to own the project management function for a prestigious project, whilst being encouraged and supported to grow a team and the business.

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:
  • Experience providing a full range of rail / transit (LRT) services; including: LRV and LRT system design, right of way and facility system design, system design, construction support services and inspection phase services.
  • BS in engineering or a relatable major.
  • PE license, desirably in Pennsylvania.
  • Excellent communication, team and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience managing multi-discipline projects
  • 15+ years' professional experience
  • Experience managing task order contracts would be desirable.
You’ll be a career minded individual with aspirations of working in the program management field and developing, mentoring and managing your own team. You’ll need a positive attitude to promote the project, our organization, and our achievements.

If you have any questions before applying, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to receiving your application.
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