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Senior Project Manager - Railroads & Rail Transit

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

Mott MacDonald is seeking a Senior Project Manager Railroad & Rail Transit join our Raleigh team. In this position you will lead planning, design, and construction management of
rail & transit projects for Mott MacDonald in North Carolina and the Southeast.

Responsibilities Include:
  1. Client management including business development and proposal preparation.
  2. Technical feasibility, planning, design of railroad and rail transit projects all the way through final design and construction.
  3. Attend and represent Mott MacDonald at public participation events, e.g. hearings, client meetings, stake holder meetings.
  4. Determine and negotiate scope, fee and man-hour estimates with our clients
  5. Project management (scope, schedule and budget)
  6. Provide technical oversight
  7. Development and review of operational studies
  8. Provide comprehensive infrastructure planning
  9. Review engineering drawings
  10. Help formulate and review computations, analyses, and reports for completeness and accuracy.
  11. Ensure soundness of applied engineering and project management principles using industry and client standards and policies.
  12. Will identify and assist in recruiting staff as needed to grow the Mott MacDonald rail practice in the southeastern United States.

Candidate Specification

  • Approximately 15-20 Years of increasing responsibilities within the rail transit or railroad industry; preferably in engineering, project management or construction.
  • Experience with infrastructure planning and design related to railroads and/or rail transit is preferred.
  • A minimum of
    5 Years of responsibility in a major Project Management, Program Management, or similar Rail Practice role, with multiple clients in the designated region.
  • Experience working with any of the following Southeastern railroad, rail transit or transportation agency clients
    (Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation, Amtrak, state DOT rail programs, transit authorities)
  • Experience, knowledge and relationships with the state, federal and local agencies involved in railroad and rail transit projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role with responsibility for developing and implementing effective business development programs, strategic plans, skill development programs, and staff mentoring.
  • Demonstrated capability to recruit qualified known staff is also an essential attribute.
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