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Construction Manager

Company: Keolis North America
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:


  • Effective communication skills at interpersonal and group levels, with a variety of disciplines, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust in relationships.
  • Demonstrated capability to influence, negotiate and facilitate buy-in with a variety of stakeholders up to and including labor organizations, clients, external PTAs and other counterpart transportation agencies.
  • Proven ability to lead by example to foster positive cross-functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must excel at working collaboratively and independently dependent on what the activity requires.
  • Must possess excellent verbal, writing, and basic accounting skills. Knowledge and Experience:
    • Knowledge of the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, Association of American Railroads, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules and regulations.
    • Competency in Construction Means and Methods
    • Direct experience with projects in the Rail Industry related to Track, Signal, Bridge & Building, and Environmental
    • Minimum 5 years of practical experience working in Construction Management.
    • Proficient in Project Controls: Scheduling, and Resourcing
    • Commercially astute with good negotiating skills.
    • Experience with a Passenger Train system or a Class 1 Railroad is essential.
    • Key personal traits, forward-thinking, proactive, resilient, sound judgment, innovation where its required, driven by the relentless pursuit of excellence Key Accountabilities Construction Management:
      • Manage, Direct, and Oversee Construction Projects assigned from inception to completion with a focus on Field Activities.
      • Coordinate construction activities with contractors and project management staff including the scheduling of flagging, signal, electrical and track support and proposed track outages.
      • Perform oversight and inspection of Construction Activities to ensure conformance to the outlined scope of work.
      • Develop reports related to active construction projects highlighting the health of the current project
      • Attend Project Related Meetings
      • Collaborate with Project Management to oversee the project and deconflict issues as they arise.
      • Identify and resolve safety concerns, and scheduling conflicts
      • Develop and layout project-specific field activities working alongside organization leadership and Project Management
      • Manage relationships with 3rd Party Vendors and collaborate on the development of subcontractor scopes of work.
      • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders. --- Assess, Manage, and Mitigate project risk.
      • Support the development of specifications for project field services that will be outsourced Quality:
        • Maintain the highest level of quality in work products produced.
        • Optimize the performance of the KCS asset safety, reliability, and availability by embedding good or best practices, instilling a culture of continuous improvement, implementing technical innovation, and improving management systems.
        • Responsible for quality assurance of the work performed.
        • Attend and participate in all construction meetings with various contractors and client.
        • Identify opportunities to improve and enhance quality. General:
          • Demonstrate understanding and adhere to the KCS principles of Employee Engagement, Operational Excellence & Safety, Customer Satisfaction, Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Performance.
          • Ensure departmental policies, procedures and strategies continuously support Track and Communications & Signals (C&S) objectives, as well as programs to assure compliance with federal, state, and other applicable rules, regulations and KCS / MBTA Contract Agreements.
          • Provide safety and quality assurance that appropriate mandatory, MBTA and KCS standards are being delivered, both internally by KCS staff and externally by KCS suppliers.
          • Drive improvement of safety performance in sync with the annual safety plan for the Building & Bridges Department. Plan for and direct operations during service disruptions and periods of extreme weather to ensure a safe working environment. Additional Statements Drug and alcohol screening: Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. Must pass a physical examination. Safety commitment: Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world. Environmental commitment: Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate. EEO statement: Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. ADA Reasonable Accommodation:-- Keolis CS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Keolis CS will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please contact Elizabeth Weber, Director Diversity, Inclusion, Title VI & ADA at or 617-352-0799. Disclaimer and closing statement: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible. #CB #INDHP

Keywords: Keolis North America, Somerville , Construction Manager, Professions , Somerville, Massachusetts

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