Parsons Corporation Principal Project Manager - Rail Systems in Boston, Massachusetts
Principal Project Manager - Rail Systems
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Parsons is seeking a Project Manager for our rapidly expanding Rail Transit Systems Division. This position is responsible to sustain and grow our core competency areas of systems engineering, design-build, and client consultation. The selected individual must have proven experience in managing significant rail systems projects, with specific experience in train control, preferred.The Project Manager will manage complex rail systems projects, providing overall direction for project staffing, customer interface and internal reporting. The successful candidate will be an aggressive advocate of project delivery, with the ability to provide that vision to employees and customers. Ability to travel to client or project site locations is required. More specifically, the successful candidate will provide project and design management ensuring:
POSITION OVERVIEW :
Provides direction and management for medium-sized projects, or several small projects, and ensures on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations. The Project Manager is responsible for the scope development, scope management and commercial performance of the project to meet project goals and objectives. Plans and defines program goals and devises methods to accomplish them; develops in-depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms, and corporate policies. Should be familiar with the integration of engineering/technical aspects, as well as procurement and construction activities. This level of Project Manager typically manages projects up to $50 million in total installed cost.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES :
Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Markets and secures additional work with client. Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project.
May participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.
Oversees establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.
Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria. Responsible for the development and distribution of a one to two-page description of the project to all members of the project team for reference.
Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project. Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths. Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates. Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required.
Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work. Discusses the qualifications required of the key project positions in specific detail with the profit center and department managers. Collaborates with the office facilities staff to address project space requirements.
Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project. Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.
Works with the key project individual to devise and execute actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work. Advises the client and company management of any such changes. The Project Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.
Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes. Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule. Establishes weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
- PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 4-year degree in Engineering or related technical/business field and at least 15+ years of experience in rail / transit projects. Incumbent should have a broad general technical and business background, as well as previous project management experience on similar or related projects. Professional registration may also be required.Candidate should have experience in OCS, traction power, communications, rail systems, and / or signaling. SKILLS/COMPETENCIES :Incumbent must meet Parsons' project management certification requirements. Proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are also required. In addition, must be knowledgeable of current technology and how it can be effectively utilized on the project.
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