Project Manager - Railroad Bridge

at Olsson in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us – and will continue to allow us – to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

As a Project Manager on our Railroad Bridge team, you will serve as a lead project manager for the team, ensuring successful project deliverables and completion for complex and high-priority projects that may span across multiple teams. This position provides project management direction to the team and ensures quality execution of key projects that provide purposeful, high-quality solutions to successfully solve engineering and design needs.

The ideal candidate will have connectivity and prior experience working with CSX / CPKC.

Primary Responsibilities will include:

+ Develops project scopes, schedules, and budgets and tracks progress to manage the financial success of projects and ensure timely completion.

+ Manages complex contract negotiations.

+ Leads the execution of project plans by assembling and managing project teams, coordinating availability of internal resources, and assigning individual responsibilities ensuring technical skills, capabilities, and expertise align with project objectives.

+ Serves as primary liaison between all parties involved in a project.

+ Monitors progress and measures project performance, ensuring deliverables fall within established scope, schedule, and budget.

+ Manages change requests, executes risk management techniques, and implements strategies to minimize negative financial impact to the project.

+ Coordinates detailed reviews of technical work to ensure high-quality work is being performed and the terms, conditions, and specifications outlined in the project contract are being fulfilled.

+ Maintains an ongoing positive relationship with clients and focuses on exceptional client service to secure future work.

+ Documents all project deliverables and maintains comprehensive records including correspondence, design plans, and other project related files.

+ Mentors staff within the team on project management best practices utilizing Olsson Project Management programs and other project support services resources.

+ Adheres to regulations and enforces safety standards.

* Olsson currently has an opportunity for a Project Manager to support our Railroad Bridge team. Qualified candidates can live anywhere in the United States and work remotely.


You are passionate about:

+ Working collaboratively with others.

+ Having ownership in the work you do.

+ Using your talents to positively affect communities.

You bring to the team:

+ Strong communication skills.

+ Ability to contribute and work well on a team.

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate Degree with equivalent experience is required.

+ Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience supporting railroad projects for CSX / CPKC.

+ Proven track record in meeting and exceeding client expectations through project management activities.

+ Excellent client service orientation, communication, and presentation skills.

+ Solid interpersonal and decision-making skills and the ability to generate innovative and effective solutions to complex problems.

+ High-level organization, leadership, and negotiation skills.

+ Detailed understanding of how the firm operates as a consulting business. Recognizing the significance of the role as a leader, committed to driving the organization towards success.

+ Professional Engineering (P.E.) license is preferred.

+ Experience in Microstation, Risa 3D analysis, and Bluebeam Revu.

+ Valid driver’s license and a good driving history.

+ Willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel as required.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

+ Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

+ Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities

+ Receive an excellent 401(k) match

+ Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles

+ Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance

+ Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.


To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
How to Apply Copy Link

Job Posting: JC260058742

Posted On: May 18, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

Please Wait ...