Sr. Project Manager – Rail/Transit, NY

Sr. Project Manager – Rail/Transit, NY

Website Program Management, NY

At H. J. Russell & Company, we know that exception outcomes start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life. 


Russell is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager – Rail/Transit in our New York City office to manage the rail/transit scope of work for a brand-new airport terminal project. The Senior Project Manager-Rail/Transit reports to the Project Executive and is responsible for the administration and implementation of all phases of work related to rail/transit disciplines, including pre-construction, budgeting, scheduling, procurement, contract development, shop drawing review, design coordination, construction & implementation, space turnover, and contract closeout, ensuring that expectations and budgetary guidelines are met or exceeded. Including overseeing our civil, structural, rail/transit stations, facilities, Airtrain and elevated guideways, rail bridges, and other civil/structural components related to rail/transit This will include planning, directing, managing, and providing oversight to ensure that the clients’ goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed schedule and budget parameters. Effectively communicates with management, field staff, technical staff, contractors, and leadership. Provides internal and external coordination and collaboration with project partners and stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Project management (including planning, directing, monitoring, and controlling) for Rail/Transit projects from concept through completion.

Execute project management including contract negotiation and managing scope, schedule, and budget

Act as a technical expert on rail/transit system scope at all phases of the project.

Manages project procurement and all construction activities necessary to execute projects.

Management of consultants, technical support staff, and contractors.

Track financial aspects of projects, and coordinate and adjust work efforts with the team to ensure that work is completed within parameters of the agreed-to schedule.

Implements change management processes and carry out project communications throughout the organization.

Aggressively manages the schedules and budgets to ensure positive project performance.

Oversees and manages the preparation of progress reports to monitor and control projects.

Conducts monthly project status briefs to upper management.

Exceed client expectations for safety, quality, schedule, and budget.

Performs work in a safe manner and actively encourage others to comply with safety rules and regulations, including wearing of personal protective devices.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or other related fields.

10+ years of related or equivalent experience including project management experience.

Must have 8 years of experience managing and delivering rail/transit system scope.

Must have experience in managing projects of $10M+.

Good understanding of Building Codes as they relate to the construction of the project.

Ability to read and comprehend architectural and engineering plans, with the ability to provide value engineering recommendations.

Knowledge of construction, engineering, procurement, industry standards, and other project-related activities, their interfaces, and interdependencies.

Demonstrated leadership skills.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment and the noise level is usually moderate.

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