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Transit Program Manager

  • Job reference: NA-002263
  • Sector: Information Communications, Mass Transit, Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 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 Rail & Transit Group in our Atlanta, GA office as a Transit Program Manager.



Under general direction, manages complex and unconventional technology or delivery systems for a single  significant project within a defined technical specialty. Projects typically involve high levels of regulatory agency
involvement or very complex technical requirements. Typical projects might include construction management  engagements, significant design-build or design-build-operate-maintain undertakings, major and unique structures, major wastewater treatment facilities, etc. 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 to clients and that operating performance targets are met. Mentors senior project
managers and project managers associated with sophisticated and unconventional projects. Projects of this magnitude generally involve net revenues totaling between $2.5 million to $5 million annually and require specialized expertise.


Duties within framework of specific client program:

Facilitates and confirms requisite Quality Assurance processes are being followed.

Schedule - Monitors and reports to management on progress of project activity as impacts project schedule delivery (milestones) and costs. Responsible for schedule development, maintenance, monitoring and recovery plan as necessary.

Facilitates regular meetings with management team to review and report on project status and identification of action items as necessary.

Facilitates discussions with clients and key stakeholders, and expedites resolution of action items following meetings.

Project delivery/Task order management – plans, directs, supervises and controls execution of task orders (scope, budget, schedule). Ensures proper requirements and supporting deliverables for projects are completed in accordance to client specifications.

Resource responsibility – works with others to ensure that the project teams have appropriate resources to accomplish the work; responsible for executing project plans to staff understanding qualifications and strengths. Provides input or may perform performance reviews and development plans for staff.

Maintains strategic partnerships with clients and project stakeholders to establish prioritization of requirements specific to each task order.

Supports process improvement initiatives.

Performs other responsibilities associated with the position as may be appropriate.

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.

PM duties reflective of Atkins overall:

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

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.


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 twelve years of experience since B.S. or eleven years since M.S., with at least three of these years in the Senior Project Manager position with highly complex project management responsibility.


Strong interpersonal skills.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Thorough knowledge of transit industry practices and regulations.

Thorough knowledge of current technology and able to apply appropriate engineering software for use on projects.

Working knowledge of project controls: cost control, scheduling software and schedule control, document control and project administration. Working knowledge of earned value methods of assessing and reporting physical progress

Working knowledge of engineering work program development process.

Leadership and negotiations skills.

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS projects and SharePoint strongly desired.

Ability to effectively present information to stakeholders, top management and/or clients.


P.E. license is highly desirable.

PMP or PMI Certification is highly desirable.


Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise appropriate solutions. Ability to work under the pressure of multiple projects. Travel may be required. For those positions where frequent local travel is required and no company vehicle is available, incumbent must own, and be legally able to operate, a motor vehicle. The vehicle must be in good working order, and insured. Mileage reimbursement allowance will be available.

Client specific criteria:

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate may be frequently required to sit and talk or hear; use hands or fingers, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The staff member is occasionally required to walk.

Candidate may be required to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Client will require testing and compliance with client’s drug and alcohol program.

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:  

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