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Task Lead - Transit and Rail

Company: HNTB Corporation
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

What We're Looking For The time is now to join HNTB! We're seeking a Task Lead to join our Transit and Rail practice in the Mid-Atlantic area. What We're Looking For Want to make a difference on the daily life of thousands of people? Want to play a key role in the successful modernization of public transit and passenger rail services? Want to have a lasting impact on the Washington, D.C. region? Want to improve public sector project delivery? HNTB is seeking a transit-minded Task Lead to support the Capital Program of its client, which is a major provider of public passenger rail and bus services in the Washington, D.C. region (the Client). With $25 billion in capital needs and $1.5 billion in annual dedicated capital funding, the Client has hired HNTB Corporation to play a significant role in making the Client's capital dollars go farther and faster through comprehensive and coordinated project delivery strategies. In this role, HNTB Corporation is supporting the Client to drive organizational change, improve processes, and establish good practices. The Role and Responsibilities The Task Lead is a key member of the HNTB program management team that provides oversight and management of Task Order contracts from inception through implementation for a wide array of projects and initiatives supporting the Client's dynamic and continuously evolving Capital Program. Current, major initiatives that are focused on meeting the needs of its customers include station platform reconstruction, track, tunnel, and bridge rehabilitation, railcar procurement, bus garage construction, and replacement of radio infrastructure. In this role, you will simultaneously manage and advance multiple Task Order contracts using a structured and auditable process from the initial phases of development, during the procurement stage resulting in the selection of a Contractor, and through the performance phase of the Task Order's services. The Task Order management activities will require coordination and interaction with the client's Task Managers and department staff throughout the client's organization. As part of the management of the Task Orders, the Task Lead will be in a position to evaluate Task Order issues and recommend solutions to the client's Task Managers and department staff. The Task Lead will perform important program support activities that includes evaluating budget forecasts, performing financial analysis, attending Task Order progress meetings, and developing executive summaries used to convey Task Order status to the client's executive leadership. Other Important Duties Include: * Reviewing and leading the evaluation of technical proposals submitted by Consultants* Leading the evaluation of price proposals and facilitating negotiation sessions* Developing Task Order procurement and award documentation* Coordinating the Change Management process and developing applicable documentation* Monitoring schedule, budgets, invoicing, and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) participation levels* Evaluating and processing third-party staffing requests* Facilitating termination or stop-work actions* Evaluating merit of claims* Monitoring the receipt of submittals/deliverables and recommended approval disposition* Supporting program reporting based on Task Order status* Participating in client meetings* Providing Quality Assurance/Quality Control support The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate possesses the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and deliverables through planning and preparation. He or she works well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic work environment with a combination of team-based tasks as well as independent work assignments. He or she is proactive and takes personal accountability for results by scheduling work assignments, assessing the level of effort required, then delivering on time. He or she will be expected to build upon demonstrated previous experience in roles requiring organization, timely correspondence, effective written and oral communication, and the ability to handle multiple demands and priorities in order to advance Task Orders through the lifecycle. While a background in engineering or business is not required, it would be considered an advantage in understanding the delivery process of capital projects and the procurement activities related to on-call, as needed Task Order contracts that include evaluating technical proposals, analyzing cost proposals, participating in negotiation sessions, and understanding change management processes. The successful candidate will work with engineers and other technical staff on a daily basis and will be expected to have a basic understanding of technical concepts. He or she will need to be able to articulate technical information clearly and concisely to various audiences. Minimum qualifications for consideration: * Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or relevant degree* 8 years relevant experience* Strong written and oral communication skills* Demonstrated experience articulating engineering and/or technical concepts* Experience preparing and responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs), developing price proposals, and/or participating in negotiations* Understanding of contract types* Experience monitoring costs and budgets* Ability to manage, track and report progress* Microsoft Office proficiency with an emphasis on Word and Excel* Microsoft SharePoint experience Qualifications that will be highly valued (but not required): * Experience delivering projects in the Architectural and Engineering industry* Ability to develop and evaluate procurements, contracts, and estimates for professional services* Experience working for transit or public transportation agencies What You'll Need Essential Responsibilities: * Responsible for the delivery of project discipline scope elements within budget and schedule.* Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team's work. Guides team to overall project objectives.* Serves as technical liaison with client at staff level for work within the discipline.* Assists with project management duties.* Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Engineering* 6 years relevant experience Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. EOE including disability and vet #TransitAndRail

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