Rail is among the most energy efficient modes of transportation for freight and passengers. Come join Michael Baker in the exciting role of assisting our rail passenger and freight rail clients in the planning for and delivery of critical infrastructure that advances sustainable development in our communities, reduces emissions and supports healthier landscapes. Michael Baker is a leading provider of program management, construction management, planning, design, and construction phase services, providing support for capacity, operations, and maintenance projects for multiple rail carriers throughout the country. We demonstrate our dedication to enhancing the rail freight and passenger experience through the development of exceptional transportation centers, rail stations, freight right-of-way infrastructure, and a host of rapid transit projects.
Michael Baker is seeking a talented Deputy Program Manager - Design with a specialization in freight rail projects and program management, to help make a difference in our Rail and Transit Practice. This position will directly support Michael Baker’s engagement to supply program and construction management services to our freight rail client CSX Transportation as a partner in the public-private partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia to deliver significant rail enhancement projects for the Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) initiative. Our team consists of on-location support in our Alexandria, VA office with technical expertise from other offices. The candidate will report to the Alexandria office .
Under limited supervision, the candidate will assist the Program Manager with owner’s representative services including plan development oversight, plan review, schedule development, cost estimating, scope and fee estimates, project reporting, meeting support, project inspection/site-walks and coordinating construction observation services for railroad projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. The ideal candidate is a professional Engineer licensed in Virginia and/or the District of Columbia and will be based in Northern Virginia.
Assist the Program Manager in managing the Transforming Rail program management, design and construction management contract in support of CSX
Build intimate familiarity with railroad public projects manuals and policy, AREMA manuals and Class I design manuals and standards
Represents Michael Baker International at meetings, presentations, and public hearings relative to assigned projects either on site or virtually with public agency and railroad representatives as required
Supervises the design and ongoing progress of multiple projects on the program including the coordination of the project with Class I, passenger rail and other agencies
Coordination with all complimentary disciplines (roadway, drainage, structural traffic, public involvement and environmental), technical preparation and supervision of roadway and planning design tasks, perform plan quality reviews and participate in value engineering studies
Reviews construction submittals for conformance with approved contract plans and railroad policies
Reviews plans, prepares or reviews technical specifications, contract documents and estimates
Assist with maintaining necessary program documents including schedule and budget information
Ability to develop scope and fee estimates
Collect, compile, and analyze project files
Organize and maintain file system and files correspondence and other records for inclusion in reports or presentation materials and memorialization.
Provide detailed weekly and on demand project reporting
Obtain all required railroad safety certifications and trainings and support safety initiatives
Other duties as assigned.
Occasional to moderate local/regional travel will be required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Railroad Engineering or equivalent
Minimum of 8+ years of demonstrated experience on various types of rail or transit projects
PE license in Virginia and District of Columbia or ability to obtain quickly required; NCEES record a plus
Project experience with Class I Railroads and familiarity with AREMA standards desired
Familiarity with MUTCD, AASHTO and state department of transportation specific design manuals
Civil design experience for Virginia, District of Columbia agencies desired
Ability to travel to other office and job site locations in the region
Basic construction inspection experience desired
Demonstrated experience with track engineering or civil engineering related to track engineering projects and development of multidiscipline plan deliverables
Experience reviewing construction plans and specifications
Experience in working on multiple projects concurrently, managing project deadlines and on-time submittals
Possess client management skills and ability to enhance and develop solid client relationships
Ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and problem-solving ability
Strong work ethic and integrity
COMPENSATION The approximate compensation range for this position is $107,921 to $155,830. This compensation range is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation is dependent upon factors such as education, qualifications, experience, skillset, and physical work location.
Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.
Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.
We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.
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