Transit & Rail Engineering Project Manager

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin   •  

Vienna, VA

15+ years

Posted 263 days ago

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Transit & Rail Engineering Project Manager

Department:VA-Tysons CornerLocation:Vienna, VA

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) is seeking a Transit & Rail Engineering Project Manager to work in our growing Capitol District market. The position could be located in either our Washington, DC or Tyson’s Corner, VA office.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

The Engineering Project Manager will manage transit and rail projects, including conceptual and preliminary, and final engineering design involving light rail transit, bus rapid transit, commuter rail, intercity passenger rail and freight rail improvements. The ideal candidate will manage a multidisciplinary team of engineers and designers in the development of plans, specifications and cost estimates for a variety of rail and transit infrastructure projects.




  •  Manage multiple, simultaneous efforts including projects of various topics and complexity
  •  Develop, manage and maintain project schedules and budgets
  •  Lead development of project deliverables and provide quality control
  •  Work directly with client project manager and maintain a good relationship
  •  Manage financial progress through timely submittal of invoices and progress reports and initiation of change orders for out of scope services
  •  Prepare technical reports and analyses
  •  Prepare and maintains resource plans
  •  Manage a multidisciplinary team
  •  Take an active role in business development and identifies planning prospects
  •  Represent VHB at regional conferences, seminars and industry events
  •  Manage and prepare technical and cost proposals
  •  Prepare and deliver technical presentations
  •  Coordinate on teaming decisions with Regional Director of Transit & Rail and other Regional Directors
  •  Assist in the development of business and marketing plans
  •  Take an active role in the development and mentoring of the Transit & Rail group staff
  •  Work with the Regional Director of Transit & Rail to assign and manage workload
  •  Work to improve the VHB Transit & Rail ‘brand’ and to achieve industry excellence and consistency


Skills and Abilities:


  •  Excellent technical written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills
  •  Excellent public speaking skills and business development skills
  •  Excellent project management skills
  •  Strong capability in use of computer applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  •  Capability in the use of project management applications such as MS Project or Primavera

Minimum Requirements:


  •  BS in Civil Engineering or urban/transportation planning discipline or related field
  •  15+ years of progressive technical experience in transit planning/engineering and implementation of bus and rail transit improvements.
  •  Minimum of 5 years as a Project Manager
  •  PE license in Maryland, DC, and/or VA or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employments
  •  Technical expertise in multiple rail design disciplines (track, grade crossings, stations and transit facilities)
  •  Proven ability to manage a multidisciplinary team
  •  We regret to inform that we are unable to offer sponsorship for employment visas at this time.


Please submit applications online.

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, tohave been doing this for 38 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.