AECOM Senior Freight Rail Project Manager in Los Angeles, California

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Senior Freight Rail Project Manager

United States of America - California

Los Angeles

Job Summary

The Freight Rail Market Sector is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Freight Rail Project Manager for immediate employment in Los Angeles, CA. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in design and project management, specific to Class I Railroads. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.


  • Organizes and conducts civil engineering related tasks and field work which has a well-defined scope.

  • Works closely with the National Freight Rail Market Sector Leadership and Client Account Managers on the execution of key growth initiatives.

  • Leads marketing to Class I Railroads, major and regional rail shippers, and other railroad clients. Provides collaboration and support to marketing efforts for the Ports and Marine group in the area.

  • This position requires the ability to assist offices throughout California and the Pacific Northwest Region and nationally on railroad pursuits, as necessary.

  • This position requires the flexibility to serve as a cross-disciplinary resource to best serve the needs of the AECOM.

  • Senior Project Manager for major rail projects in California and the Pacific Northwest and also supporting the transit and rail business line on other projects within AECOM.

  • Will be accountable for the success, including financial, of freight rail projects as well as accountable for the delivery of project documentation to the high standards of AECOM and the client within specified timeframes. Will assist with the preparation of design tenders and proposals and participate in workgroup technical activities.

  • Will interact with a multi-disciplinary team comprised of track, structures, geotechnical, signals, mechanical, electrical, environmental, and civil engineers and scientists. Will identify and build teams for complex and significant freight rail projects for project pursuits.

Travel will be required in the region and to client sites, around 20%.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field

  • 10+ years of extensive and diverse experience in the freight rail industry including experience as a project manager for passenger or freight rail projects

  • Railroad Capital Construction Experience

  • Railroad Force Account Experience

  • Project Management Experience (minimum $10M annually)

  • Must have thorough working knowledge and understanding of rail design and construction projects.

  • Must also have demonstrated success in leading projects of capacity improvements, rehabilitation, new construction, and overall infrastructure enhancements.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership experience in business development including strategic planning, market positioning, proposal preparation, client presentations, scope-schedule-fee estimates, contract negotiations, and risk management.

  • Proven ability to successfully develop client relationships and win work.

  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication, leadership, planning, and mentoring skills.

  • Must have strong people skills as well as good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186932BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.