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Senior Project Director – Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise GEC Program

  • Job reference: NA-002320
  • Sector: Programme Management, Transportation
  • Location: Orlando
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Atkins (member of SNC-Lavalin Group) 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, SNC Lavalin is a premier engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with over 50,000 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. At Atkins/SNC Lavalin, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions.

The Atkins National Tolls Group is seeking a Senior Project Director for the Atkins Florida's Turnpike GEC. Under general direction, supports management of complex projects and delivery systems related to the work program (a multi-billion-dollar five-year program) and key projects within, for Atkins Florida’s Turnpike GEC program.

Projects typically involve high levels of regulatory agency involvement and/or very complex technical requirements.

Provides leadership, direction, and technical guidance to senior project managers and project managers within assigned area of responsibility to ensure that quality management and technical services are provided and that operating performance targets are met.

Lead and mentor senior project managers and project managers associated with sophisticated and unconventional projects. Works directly with Senior FDOT management to meet DOT objectives and can at times represent the department in internal and external meetings and conferences.

Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:

- Management assignments typically involve large, multi-discipline assignments, including unconventional or complex projects made up of highly sophisticated and specialized technical components.

- Provide management and leadership of key FTE GEC program components including but not limited to Transportation Development, Design, Right of Way, Program/Project Management, System Development, Planning, Financial/Bonding support, Environmental Management and Toll Operations, Systems and Facilities.

- Provide responsive and accurate program status, budget and schedule information to supervisor related to the FDOT/ FTE program.

- Work with the business unit, sales and Technical Professional Organization (TPO) to satisfy client and corporate objectives in a cost effective and efficient manner.

- Communicates project progress/status to senior management and alerts them of project production, quality control or financial performance problems. Monitors schedules, billings and reports; ensures appropriate charging of man hours.

COMPLEXITY (Variety or uniqueness of tasks; relative difficulty or importance of work performed; size of unit supported, etc.): Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices.

DECISION-MAKING (Supervision received; independent judgment or initiative; consequence of error): Consistently exercises initiative and independent judgment. Supervision and guidance relate largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Consults with supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments. Assess opportunities and constraints within program relative to strategic goals and initiatives. Decision process and actions must be oriented toward driving results.

WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS (Titles and number of personnel; type of direction given): Supervises the work of senior professionals and support staff. Support team-building, succession planning, recruiting and mentoring staff.

INTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others within the organization): Interfaces with senior technical professionals, technical managers, and administrative staff and managers as necessary.

EXTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others outside the organization): Represents the organization in conferences and negotiations with clients and/or regulatory agencies.

Job Details:

The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:

- Knowledge of FDOT policies, procedures and standards is strongly preferred.

- Additional professional registrations (e.g. A.I.C.P., R.A., or R.L.A) are also viewed as beneficial, but not required.

- Certification as a “Project Management Professional” (PMP) is desired within one year of assuming this position.

- Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; very strong financial management, team management, and leadership skills; ability to manage and coordinate efforts of various projects to produce budgeted profits and overall results.

- Possesses specific expertise to the extent that the individual is regarded as a regional or potentially national expert in a specific discipline, contract delivery method, project, planning process, design method, or modeling technique. Personal computer proficiency is required.


Bachelor's degree in field of practice. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus.

This level may be achieved by technical professionals or managers with fifteen years of experience since B.S. or fourteen years since M.S., with at least two of these years in the Senior Program Manager position with highly complex project management responsibility.

A Civil Engineering degree is preferred and registered in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer (or if registered in another state the ability to obtain registration in the State of Florida within six months). The ideal candidate will have 20 years of experience.

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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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