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Group Design Leader – Rail and Transit in Philadelphia, PA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

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Job Description

Our culture is built around our people. Voted a Top Workplace in the Philadelphia region by our employees, we are committed to advancing careers and providing a foundation for professional growth. Urban offers a wide range of health, welfare and financial benefits to our employees, as well as career development through our own Urban Training Institute, tuition assistance program, and certification incentives.

Founded in 1960, Urban provides services for buildings, ports, transit, railroads, airports, bridges, and highways. We specialize in engineering design, environmental, planning, construction services, and program management. By providing innovation, technical excellence, and on-time performance, we create value for a proud Urban family.

With more than 50 active engineering contracts, Urban Engineers team has the demonstrated experience to improve railroad systems across the country. Our integrated multi-disciplinary staff includes planners, designers, and construction professionals who have decades of experience solving the toughest of challenges related to rail and transit projects. From the initial stages of planning to celebratory ribbon-cuttings, Urban takes a vested and focused interest in improving the quality of rail transportation in the United States. The firm is looking for a Rail and Transit Group Design Leader to join this team.

This position allows for growth and will report to the Rail and Transit Regional Leader. The candidate will be responsible for the project staffing, engineering quality, efficient utilization of staff, client satisfaction, and profitability of projects for both public and private sector clients. The position also includes business development activities and proposal development.

Our primary expectations for this Group Design Leader – Rail and Transit position includes:

Oversee the preparation and development of high quality plans, specifications, schedules, and estimates
Manage design project budgets and schedules
Recruit, mentor and develop staff
Execute and coordinate designs for complex multi-discipline projects
Manage and guide project managers and engineers
Prepare staffing performance evaluations
Support design and proposal needs of remote office managers
Support regional office managers in leading project pursuits and identifying teaming partners.
Assist in the preparation of proposals and statements of qualifications

Minimum Candidate Qualifications are:

Bachelor s Degree in Civil Engineering or related technical discipline
Eligible for registration as a professional engineer in multiple states
15+ years of design experience of multi-discipline Rail and Transit related projects including track, civil, structures, systems, as well as passenger and maintenance facilities
10 years of project management experience
Proven experience working with Rail and Transit clients
Business Development Experience
Strong ability to lead, manage and recruit project level staff
Active participation in Rail and Transit related organizations
Some travel time will be required #LI-ST1