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.
The Atkins Public & Private Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Calverton, MD office as a Project Manager - Highway Engineering.
The Transportation Project Manager will support and lead Roadway and Highway projects for Transportation clients in the Washington DC Metro area and nationally.
Under direction, provides professional and project management expertise for complex projects requiring multiple technical units and/or subcontractors, heavy regulatory agency involvement or extremely complex technical requirements
Functions as the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) for the Transportation department
Performs the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing
Coordinates and participates in contract negotiations with clients and Subcontractors, and drafts very complex professional service agreements, arranging for their review and execution by senior management
Directs project team compliance with contract terms, monitors subcontractors' progress, performance and compliance with contractual commitments
Participates in contract dispute resolution and litigation concerning project performance, administration and other liability issues
Reviews and approves subconsultant and vendor invoices, and resolves payment disputes
Develops, communicates and manages project quality assurance, administrative procedures, communication guidelines, project deliverable formats and specifications, and progress reporting requirements
Monitors schedules, billing and reports
Ensures appropriate charging of manhours, costs, and expenses to projects
Assists in obtaining payment form clients; resolves client disputes and adjust billing records as required; communicates project progress/status to senior management and alerts them of project production, quality control or financial performance problems
Identifies new business opportunities to the firm, coordinates and participates in project presentations to the 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 in the preparation of firms' qualification/experience statements
Coordinates communication between internal and external associates and client, and between firm and regulatory agencies. Maintains frequent contact with clients and regulatory agency personnel to determine their respective needs and requirements, and serves as expert witness at project hearings and judicial proceedings if necessary
Supervises other project managers, technical professionals and other design staff including managing weekly project workload and manpower forecasting
Conducts project management training workshops and serves as mentor to associate project managers
Monitors and reports financial status of projects to technical managers
Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary
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