Transportation Project Manager
Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?Michael Baker International provides engineering and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction andprogram management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference. Why do we do what we do; why is it important?For most of us, it’s because it enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise andprojects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustainsand improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement. So what does a Project Manager at Michael Baker International do?A project manager oversees the planning and design of infrastructure projects, supervises preparation of the construction plans, cost estimates, specifications and permits and completes therequired coordination with utility companies, property owners, agencies and clients to construct these projects. Project managers have an active role coordinating with contractors, inspectors, construction managers, and municipal public works staff during construction of the projects we design. Can you walk me through a typical day of a Project Manager?This project manager’s typical day will have a wide variety of activities ranging from leading meetings with in house and subconsultant design teams to plan out and engineer transportation projects and develop milestone schedules to complete construction plans and bid packages, to field meetings with property owners affected by future projects, to review meetings with PennDOT, DEP, SEPTA, railroads and other agencies to acquire approvals and permits for the projects you will lead, to making presentations at public meetings to explain our engineering plans, to workingwith contractors to answers questions that arise during construction and many other potential activities. This project manager could assist with marketing efforts, proposal writing and business development as well. What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?This project manager will join a rapidly growing bicycle-pedestrian design & municipal engineering department. This group is currently working on projects numerous projects in the City ofPhiladelphia, municipalities and counties throughout the Philadelphia suburbs area and the Lehigh Valley. This role could evolve to a Department Manager role in the future. Could you be the Project Manager we are looking for?
- 7-10 years’ experience in transportation engineering design and/or project management experience
- Experience supervising 2-4 staff engineers
- Experience with bicycle/pedestrian/trail design projects as well as small to mid-size highway and bridge projects preferred
- Experience with design, bidding and construction of PennDOT, DCNR, DCED and municipal projects
- Microstation CADD and Inroads software expertise preferred