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Municipal Transportation Project Manager

  • Job reference: NA-001816
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Roads & Bridges, Transportation, Urban Development, Water
  • Location: Dallas
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.


Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Dallas, TX Public & Private Group as a Municipal Transportation Project Manager.

This is a great opportunity to lead or support the successful delivery of urban and rural transportation infrastructure and civil engineering projects throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. Additionally, this key team member will be involved in identifying and developing new business opportunities with existing and potential clients in the public and private sectors. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate recent broad-based civil, municipal, and transportation engineering experience in the consulting industry and/or experience working with, or for, public sector clients in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area.

Under direction, applies technical expertise and project management experience to manage project teams on conventional and unconventional projects. Also performs the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing assistance. Functions as a mentor to technical professionals to assist in their training and development.


JOB DUTIES

Coordinates and participates in contract negotiations with clients and subcontractors, and drafts complex professional service agreements and addenda for review by senior management.

Directs project team and client compliance with contract terms and monitors subcontractors' compliance with contractual commitments.

Prepares project work plan, scope, schedule and budget, and communicates these to project team members; monitors/manages project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives.

Monitors reports and schedules to ensure appropriate charging of manhours, costs and expenses to projects, and to communicate project progress/status to senior management.

Establishes and maintains project account files on the computerized project management information system, and periodically reviews project reports for accuracy and completeness.

Monitors client billings, assists in obtaining payment from clients, and resolves client disputes, adjusting project billing records as required.

Monitors subconsultants' progress and performance, reviews and approves subconsultant and vendor invoices, and resolves payment and project disputes.

Schedules and coordinates project meetings with the project team, regulatory agencies, the client, and others involved with the projects.

Reports financial status of projects to technical managers.
Identifies new business opportunities for the firm, coordinates and participates in project presentations to clients and other external groups, and promotes firm's capabilities, marketing its services among existing and prospective clients.

Participates in project opportunity evaluation, consultant selection, and the preparation of firm's qualification/experience statements.

May supervise technical professionals, associate project managers and design staff including workload and staffing management.

Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.




EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Graduate degree desirable. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. This level may be achieved with 8 years experience in project production and technical professional activities, two of these working as a Sr. Technical Professional.


SPECIAL SKILLS

Local experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex preferred.

Experience working to NCTCOG and TxDOT specifications and deliverables; relationships within the local municipalities and DOT, highly desired.

Proven interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; strong project financial management and team management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency.

Good technical writing, computer and communications skills required.

Multidiscipline background, ideally including Highway Design, Construction Management, Drainage, and Hydraulics.

Experience and familiarity with the following programs is preferred: AutoCAD, MicroStation, GEOPAK.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

PE License is required.


General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to assemble and analyze data, and plan/prioritize project tasks.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:
http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf  

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