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Project Manager - Tolls

  • Job reference: NA-001836
  • Sector: Planning, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta

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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA office as a Project Manager - Tolls.  


Major Function/Role:

  • Atkins seeks a highly motivated, self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA transportation team as a Project Manager.  
  • The intent of this position is to serve as a GEC Project Manager for the client’s [State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA)] Engineering Group.  In this role, you will manage other consultants, Atkins tolls staff and junior Atkins in-house SRTA staff as well as provide support to the client’s staff, on numerous types of design/construction projects related primarily to express lane systems and toll facilities.  
  • Functions as a mentor to project managers and technical professionals to assist in their training and development. Also performs the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and financial management.
  • The State Road and Tollway Authority is the tolling partner to the Georgia Department of Transportation.


Job Duties:

  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of the Request for Proposal documents developed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the solicitation of civil contractors to construct the express lane facilities.  The GDOT contractor is responsible for delivering the infrastructure required to support tolling operations. 
  • Coordinate and participate in discussions with GDOT operations and SRTA operations staff to support operations.  This support is required from the conceptual operations phase through implementation to ongoing operations and maintenance.
  •  Serve as the technical liaison between the SRTA Toll System Integrator (TSI) and the GDOT civil contractor.
  • Responsible for coordinating multi-disciplinary teams from both agencies to work towards technical solutions that are in the best interests of the overall project.
  • Serve as an extension to client staff, working with the Agency’s offices on a daily basis. 
  • Communicate regularly with client staff, project managers, external agency and consultant staff. 
  • Support occasional field work with technical staff, to collect site specific data as projects require. 
  • Assist in the preparation of graphic displays, presentation materials, development of reports, and concept and deliverable discussions with clients. 
  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining project work plan, scope, schedule and budget, and communicate these to client project team members; monitors/manages project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives.
  • Ensures appropriate charging of labor and expense costs to project.
  • Responsible preparing for concept reports, including coordination with internal client design groups in preparation of the reports, to be used for scoping and budgeting projects.
  • Establish and maintain project files.
  • Participates in project opportunity evaluation, consultant selection, and in preparation of firm’s qualification/experience statements.
  • Monitor TSI financials for the project for the client.
  • Monitor TSI progress and performance; reviews and approves TSI and vendor invoices; and resolves payment and project disputes.
  • Schedule and coordinate project meetings with the project team, regulatory agencies, the client, and others involved with the projects.
  • 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.
  • Guides, reviews, supervises and/or coordinates the work of a multidisciplinary project team made up of widely diverse internal teams and consultants.


Education and Experience:

  •  B.S. degree in Civil engineering or a Toll-related subject such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Transportation Planning, AND some exposure to ITS or toll operations, tolling civil infrastructure, coordination between system integrators, civil contractors and the operating agencies. Graduate degree is desirable. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus.
  • This level may be achieved with 8 years of experience in project production and technical professional activities, two years of these working as a Project Manager.
  • General Engineering Consultant (GEC) experience is a plus.
  • Typical incumbent will have 8-12 years of experience.


Special Skills:

  • Proven collaborative leadership with effective negotiation, interpersonal and partnering skills.
  • Strong written and verbal and listening communication skills; good public speaking ability.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner and be respectful of working in a client’s offices on a day to day basis.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Seasoned project planning skills with the ability to handle large workload, the ability to anticipate required tasks & milestones, and facilitate the activities of dynamic workgroups.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise appropriate solutions.
  • Experience in obtaining resources needed to effectively complete project assignments & tasks in a matrix organization.
  • Strong project financial management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft personal computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Project Server; Working knowledge of SharePoint and other Project Management / production support systems.
  • Knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency.
  • GDOT Design Build experience is a plus.


Professional Registrations:

  • Professional Registration (e.g. PE) in field of practice is required.
  • PMP certification is desirable.




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.

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