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AECOM Systems Project Manager - Rail & Transit in Edmonton, Alberta

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is currently seeking a Systems Project Manager with specialized skills in Transportation Systems, to join our multidisciplinary Western Canada Systems Engineering team and work on delivering an existing and future portfolio of projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead project pursuits and prepare proposals.

  • Participate in business development by establishing long lasting relationships with clients during project execution and attracting new clients.

  • Plan and manage each stage of a project to ensure that all contractual commitments are met on time and within budget.

  • Identify the necessary resources required for the execution of Systems projects in the Transit sector from inception to completion.

  • Develop project scope, identify deliverables, and prepare work plans, schedules and budgets for all project stages while performing monitoring and control for the duration of the project.

  • Manage scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and change management with the goal of producing functionally and financially viable projects that will be completed on time within the authorized budget and to the required quality.

  • Lead project controls staff, project coordinators, as well as overall project team by interfacing with sub-discipline leads.

  • Lead and attend regular coordination meetings internal to the project team as well as client facing meetings.

  • Maintain a good understanding of the project scope in order to identify scope creep and initiate the change management process.

  • When scope changes occur, negotiate solutions to ensure outcomes meet client expectations and contractual obligations.

  • Ensure timely internal and external communication throughout all project phases, develop and maintain meeting minutes, and follow up on action items.

  • Comply with the AECOM Quality Management System methodology and project management process.

  • Participate in monthly project reviews to review project status, budget, work plan, schedule and risks

  • Conduct progress meetings to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns with various key stakeholders.

  • Ensure that all project close-out documents are submitted and forwarded to appropriate parties upon completion of the project.

  • Act as a mentor to junior project management and controls professionals.

  • Enroll and obtain the MAP (Managing AECOM Projects) Certification.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 6 years of relevant experience in delivery of Systems for rail and transit projects.

  • Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 years or more of relevant experience in public rail and transit.

  • Professional Engineer designation

  • PMP certification

  • Known to public transit clients in BC and Alberta (i.e. TransLink, BCRTC, TI Corp, MoTI, City of Edmonton, City of Calgary, and others)

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience for at least one of the following sub-disciplines and familiarity with the other two:

  • Communication Systems (i.e. fibre backbone network, telephony, radio, public address, passenger information digital displays, CCTV, intrusion and access control, SCADA, data and media storage, WLAN, cellular, video wall, and others)

  • Power Supply & Distribution (i.e. traction power, OCS, backup power, Blue Light System, outdoor lighting, stinger systems, and others)

  • Signalling & Train Control (CBTC, ATC, ATO, ATP, PTC, fixed block, level-crossings, OCC workstations and software, interface to OCC video wall, and others)

  • Experience in Stage of Good Repair projects.

  • Experience in LRV Systems, including technical reviews, vehicle integration and testing & commissioning.

  • Proven experience managing multiple projects of various types and complexities.

  • Knowledge of O&M environments within transit authorities.

  • Experience in bus projects with a Systems element.

  • Familiar with other design disciplines typically requiring coordination with Systems design such as Architectural, Structural, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical.

  • Familiar with non-technical disciplines typically requiring support from Systems team within projects such as Project Management, Requirements Management, Verification & Validation, RAM, Safety Assurance, Quality Management, and others.

  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and team skills.

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.

  • Able to multitask due to concurrent projects.

Additional Information

  • No sponsorship offered for this role

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10087831

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid