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Project Management Oversight NorCal

Company: WSP
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Job Description:

Here is your opportunity to work on the first ever high-speed rail program in the U.S. while growing your career on a groundbreaking project.  The California High-Speed Rail program will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.      At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach, and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!   WSP is currently initiating a search for a Project Management Oversight NorCal to be based in our San Mateo, CA partner office.     Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief, Rail Delivery, the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) Project Oversight Manager position (“Project Management Oversight NorCal”) serves as the oversight, evaluation, and reporting lead to make sure that the requirements of the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) are delivered by Caltrain and the PCEP team. This position is the primary point of contact on a day-to-day basis for the PCEP team in terms of interface to the Authority, and must have the relevant railway technical experience, knowledge and ability to support the development and delivery of the Caltrain Electrification Project.   This role provides a broad range of management and oversight responsibilities to report and document the status of the project and ensure that it meets the technical requirements in compliance with statute, system design, national and international standards and best industry practice. The Project Management Oversight NorCal position will also support the review of invoices and progress reports for work completed by Caltrain.     Regular reporting to the Authority’s Rail and Operations Delivery Branch will enable the person in the role to understand the effectiveness with which the Authority’s funds are being utilized, progress of works against schedule, and quality of delivery against standards.  This role will also make recommendations for actions to be taken by the Authority where issues are identified.   Duties and Responsibilities: Review and report on the progress of Authority funded projects in the bookends covering the progress against the delivery plan and progress against the expenditure plan

Monitor and report on project(s) compliance with the Authority’s agreements with the project sponsor and the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) program management oversight procedures

Identify all aspects of project/program performance to determine causes of variance from planned delivery or expenditure and causes of variance from Authority Agreements and FTA procedures.  Make recommendations for recovery back to plan, or for compliance with Authority agreements and FTA procedures

Lead the formulation of corrective action plans, inform discussions with the project teams and organizations, and monitor effective implementation

Represent the Authority in any change control process established by the projects to provide effective management of the project baseline

Keep a record of all approved changes and monitor their implementation

Represent the Authority at the various technical interface meetings, change control meetings, and other meetings, as needed, and provide feedback to Authority and its strategic funding partners staff on the delivery progress of the project through development, design implementation, and delivery

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team. Requirements Minimum Qualifications: 10+ years of experience

Bachelors (or equivalent) in engineering or program/project management or related discipline in transportation/infrastructure programs

Experience of overhead electrification systems, train control systems, and traction power supply in heavy rail and/or high-speed rail operating systems

Knowledge of FTA program management oversight procedures

Knowledge/experience of the US railroad industry and/or international railroad systems

Experience at the managerial level with demonstrated strong management, analytical and decision-making skills and ability to work and communicate with diverse and multidisciplinary staff, and rail stakeholders about issues regarding railroad projects

Proficient in office related computer software applications and specific industry technical standard software

Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures

Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications: Masters’ degree (or equivalent) in engineering or program/project management or related discipline in transportation/infrastructure programs

Member of relevant professional body

Knowledge of Authority organization, operations and relevant policy issues

About WSP USA   WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa   WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.   At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started?    WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status   The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

This position is subject to and contingent upon client approval of candidates put forth for consideration by WSP.

Keywords: WSP, San Mateo , Project Management Oversight NorCal, Other , San Mateo, California

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