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Executive Project Manager - Rail / Transit

at Jacobs

Posted: 8/9/2019
Job Reference #: BIA0006GY
Keywords: operations

Job Description

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector.   Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities.  We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery.    The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.


Position Summary

We are currently seekinga Rail/Transit Design Manager to help deliver major rail projects.


This is a hands-on,senior position delivering design oversight services for a multi-billion railproject. The position is responsible for the oversight of designs and coordination of the designs with other parties.  The Design Manager will lead a team ofmulti-disciplinary staff. The position will be collocated with the client andultimately the delivery entities, it is hands-on with daily interaction at alllevels of client staff. 

  • Overseethe design a complex, multi-billion dollar rail project with and on behalf ofthe client from concept through to final design
  • Lead a multi-disciplinaryteam
  • Provideleadership and advice to client delivery teams
  • Serveas primary design interface between various contractors and consultants andclient
  • Managebudgets and schedules, and ensure quality 
  • Resolvecomplex design related issues, disputes, and disagreements amongst stakeholders
  • Leadmeetings to review design progress, identify issues, and drive actions forresolution 

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Bachelor of Architecture or Engineeringrequired; Professional Engineer (PE) or Architect license/certification in required

At least 15 years of Design Management experiencerequired

  • Significant prior experience as a designer andDesign Manager in rail projects with project construction values in excess of $500million 
  • Conversant with all elements of design andconstruction
  • Conversant with operations and maintenance of arail system
  • Conversant with Design/build delivery
  • History of resolving complex design relatedissues, disputes, and disagreements
  • Led a multi-disciplinary rail transit design team 
  • Must be available and committed for a long-termassignment 

At Jacobs, we help preparepeople for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level,openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and officesaround the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, andthrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safetyinitiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find aflourishing career here at Jacobs.