Posted on 09-30-2017 in Jobs


JOB #: 17-16508 OPENING DATE: 09/21/17 CLOSING DATE: 10/12/17 11:59 PM

SALARY: $80,615.00 - $124,147.00 Annually

UNION AFFILIATION: Steelworkers DEPT: Design & Construction

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: A valid Driver's License is required.

SAFETY SENSITIVE: This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.

ESSENTIAL CLASSIFICATION: During declared States of Emergencies, employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.

JOB SUMMARY: The Sr. Project Manager for Bridge and Tunnel Inspections will manage the development of MBTA Bridge and Tunnel Inspections and Emergency Repairs Program to include in-depth and routine condition inspections; fracture critical member inspections; scour inspections; rating analyses; and develop recommendations for rehabilitation or strengthening. The Sr. Project Manager for Bridge and Tunnel Inspections reports to the Deputy AGM of Commuter Rail Programs.


  • Manage bridge inspection and rating consultant and bridge repair construction contracts to ensure project and program requirements are fulfilled, and that contract cost and schedule requirements are met.
  • Manage assigned Capital Delivery projects in accordance with the following MBTA Manuals, policies and procedures as may be amended from time to time, or Program Specific delivery protocols and procedures if supporting a major MBTA program: Project Manager's Manual; Project Controls Manual; Quality Assurance Manual; Resident Engineer's Manual; Contract Administration Policies and Procedures; MBTA Directives published on the MBTA Web Page or provided directly by the Authority, as well as FTA Circular 4220.1F Third Party Contracting.
  • Assist in the development of Capital Delivery project scopes, budgets and schedules as part of the capital planning process.
  • Assist in the procurement of consultants and contractors, as required.
  • Negotiate project assignments, task orders, amendments, change orders and use of contingency and make recommendations for approval.
  • Review and analyze monthly payment and schedule submissions from consultants and contractors.
  • Coordinate and participate in Project Design Group meetings, value engineering sessions, constructability reviews and risk workshops, as required.
  • Coordinate project tasks with other Capital Delivery Department personnel, including contract administration staff and field staff and other project coordinators, as required.
  • Coordinate project tasks with other Departments, including the Capital Program Oversight Department (project controls and administration and finance), Engineering and Maintenance and Railroad Operations, as required.
  • Coordinate project activities with outside agencies, abutters, utility companies, community groups and other third parties affected by the project, as required.
  • Ensure that all work has been completed and necessary approvals have been obtained prior to advertising projects for construction, including budget approval, environmental permits and approvals, real estate actions and approvals, force accounts (e.g. utility, traffic, railroad operator), other agency and municipal agreements (e.g., MOU's, MOA's, Interagency Agreements) and other third party agreements.
  • Manage the construction project process from advertisement to contract closeout to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.
  • Resolve any conflicts that may occur throughout the life of a project.
  • Manage on-call emergency repair contracts and other construction contracts.
  • Assist in proactively identifying and resolving potential field issues.
  • Analyze all contract proposals or bids and provide recommendations for senior management approval.
  • Supervise professional staff including Inspectors and Engineers and other administrative personnel as assigned.
  • Secure commitments from MBTA Operating Departments concerning the availability of their resources.
  • Organize and prioritize workload, be pro-active in identifying program needs/requirements.
  • Prepare project related correspondence, reports, charts and presentations utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint.
  • Work independently in addressing complex tasks in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Follow up on actions required for task and project completion while seeking guidance as necessary.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority's Customer Service quality standard.
  • Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or attend off-site meetings.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelors of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) year of experience in design and/or construction of rail or highway bridge structures.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the management of railroad or transit projects (design and/or construction).
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Structural or Civil Engineering.
  • Bridge inspection, tunnel inspection, rehabilitation experience and rating experience.
  • Knowledge of MassDOT, FHWA and FRA bridge manuals and inspection requirements.
  • Knowledge of National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS).
  • Demonstrated success managing and supervising staff and consultants.
  • Strong project controls knowledge and ability to accurately evaluate consultant and contractor cost and schedule submissions.
  • Effective communication, organizational, analytical, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint applications.
  • Proven track record of collaboration, transparency, and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees and vendors.
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • The ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screenings, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Must have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Availability to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.


  • Master's Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Ten (10) years of bridge and tunnel inspection, design, construction or rehabilitation experience.
  • Experience in the design and detailing of bridges made from structural steel, concrete and prestressed concrete and tunnels.
  • Familiarity with AREMA and AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications.
  • NHI/NBIS certification.
  • Experience in managing multiple inspection and rating contracts for commuter rail, transit, highway, and pedestrian bridges.
  • Experience in managing on-call bridge and tunnel repair or rehabilitation contracts.
  • Experience managing multiple bridge or tunnel projects at $5 million or over in a transit and or/design or construction environment.
  • Familiarity with FTA, FRA, MBTA and MassDOT rules and regulation regarding project delivery, environmental requirements and permitting.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Structural Engineering.


  • Three (3) additional years of engineering or
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