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Project controls lead - claims

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a multi-disciplined engineering and advisory consultancy, with a significant presence in the East Coast transportation and infrastructure realm. We have an opportunity for a senior resident engineer to join our ever expanding transportation team in central Boston and embark on one of the largest projects of its nature in the region.

Alongside our joint venture partner, Mott MacDonald has been engaged by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to provide construction and program management services for the red line and orange line infrastructure improvements program (RL / OL program).

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 controls lead - claims will manage the overall claims process for the program and support the change management process. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Establish and implement internal procedures for review, analysis and disposition of construction claims for the program (infrastructure & signals).
  • Coordinate with the change management lead and the construction manager to evaluate and determine claim validity.
  • Draft correspondence position letter regarding potential construction claim denials or pending reviews
  • Prepare claims analysis and report using construction industry standards and procedures.
  • Understand, administer and implement all Federal, State and client rules, regulations and laws pertaining to project claims disputes and resolution.
  • Facilitate necessary meetings with the RL/OL Team and client management to discuss and brief project claims status.
  • Identify and manage potential claim issues by reviewing the change management process and potential changes log for each project.
  • Facilitate necessary meetings with management to resolve claim disputes.
  • Administer and document claims process and close out all claims resolution and payment procedures.
  • Coordinate with the RLOL team lead financial analyst to monitor, report, and forecast impacts of project claims disputes on the projects and overall program budgets.
  • Any other claims, cost management or other tasks as needed.

Candidate Specification

Mott MacDonald's track record in rail dates back to the early 1900s. Our team of professionals provide 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:
  • ​At least five years' experience in a relatable discipline (claims management, project controls engineer, claims engineer, etc.).
  • A bachelor's degree in a relatable discipline is preferred.
  • Claims and change experience on sizable construction projects.
  • A proactive nature to address claims as and when they are made.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with the contractor, client and management team.
  • Ensure effective communication with the project team
  • Any experience on rail or heavy civil projects is preferred.
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