Rail/Transit Group Leader

Jacobs Engineering Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our Philadelphia office is looking to hire a Rail/Transit Group Leader who will;

  • Be responsible for the quality of engineering work performed, client service, utilization of staff, marketing, reputation of the office, contract management, billing collection, and project profitability for rail engineering projects.

  • Execute project designs for complex multi-billion dollar transit project

  • Provide effective project management to help reduce the costs of delivering projects and adding value to the business by applying proven project management techniques.

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of complex and/or multiple transit projects to ensure that goals and/or objectives of these projects are accomplished within prescribed timeframe and funding parameters.

  • Establish work plan and multi-disciplinary staffing for each project phase and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.

  • Manage, ensure and enhance project quality by providing ideas and suggestions aimed at improving the effectiveness of project activities.

  • Perform sales activities including client development, proposal and qualifications development, and interviews.

  • Direct and coordinate activities of Project Managers, Project Engineers, Engineers, and Technicians to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

  • Initiate and review proposals. Participates in interviews and presentations as applicable.

  • Maintains positive relationships with current and past clients as assigned.

  • Serves as a representative of Jacobs at client meetings, presentations, and public hearings/reviews relative to assigned projects and to ensure expectations are identified and met.

  • Develops, reviews and obtains confirmation of financial and project delivery schedule activities of design and construction as they relate to all disciplines involved.

  • Identifies causes for revisions to projects and whether such changes are billable to the client.

  • Assures the project team complies with the contract agreement, and exercises rigid cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints.

  • Develop scope and fee documents.

  • Oversee quality execution.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree is required; Master's degree is preferred.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer is required

  • At least 20 years of progressive experience in Rail/Transit project/construction management is required

  • Proven experience working with local transit agencies and utility companies in our North Region is required

  • Managed the design of underground structures

  • Experience with management of large and complex transit/rail projects in excess of $100 Million required

  • Knowledge and experience of Federal and State transportation regulations and programs is required

  • Proven business development experience is required

  • Solid history of successful project and client management

  • Extensive experience with client relationships and mentoring junior staff

  • Must have excellent communication, presentation and technical writing skills

  • Ability to demonstrate effective skills in leadership, oral and written communication, planning, teamwork, decision making, problem solving

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