Systems Project Manager - 9369

Dallas, TX

Systems Project Manager - 9369

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-Time Systems Project Manager for our Dallas TX, office. This position reports to the Managing Director of Transit and Rail, Texas District, within WSP's Transit & Rail National Business Line.

Your Impact

  • Responsible for managing various systems disciplines in design and delivery of project tasks and managing scope, budget and quality control 
  • Responsible for the coordinating project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the proper resources at the appropriate time 
  • Responsible for technical coaching and mentoring and efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing high-quality service
  • Responsible for hiring, supervising, and developing staff members, as well as establishing and approving budgets for the group
  • Strong understanding of Interface Management and Systems Integration principals among various disciplines like systems, civil, track, vehicle etc 
  • Strong understanding of commuter and light rail start-up testing and commissioning principals
  • Strong understanding of Design and Construction Management
  • Supervise a team of engineers and other technical staff
  • Manage sub consultants and sub-consultant contracts
  • Effectively communicate between clients, contractors, construction management teams, and rail project partners
  • Strong understanding of Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration requirements for project implementation
  • Strong understanding of project implementation processes
  • Strong understanding of project management processes
  • Scope development and definition 
  • Prepare level of effort (LOE) rough order magnitude (ROM) estimates for engineering services
  • Familiarity with CPM scheduling practices
  • Remain current in the latest transit and rail engineering techniques and practices
  • Collaborate with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide “trusted advisor” service and future-ready solutions for clients.
  • 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.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or closely related discipline
  • Candidate must relocate to Dallas, TX
  • Minimum 10 years' experience of the design, construction, testing and commissioning of Train Control Systems 
  • Professional Engineer's (PE) License (multi-state preferred).
  • 5+ years working in a management position
  • Experience in Systems Engineering
  • Experience in the delivery and design of public transportation and rail projects
  • 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
  • Strong ability to quickly adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility to a variety of schedules and hours to meet business needs 
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Experience with train control systems for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, Commuter Rail, Mass Transit and High-Speed Rail Projects
  • AREMA, CMAA, or other technical association involvement