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Railway Construction Project Manager II at Michael Baker International

Railway Construction Project Manager II

Michael Baker International Linthicum Heights, MD (On Site) Full-Time


Michael Baker International’s Construction Services staff supports clients by acting as their trusted on-site agent through all phases of construction, from pre-design to close-out, by providing qualified construction managers, inspectors, constructability reviewers, schedulers, estimators and safety experts. As new technologies evolve throughout the construction industry, innovative ideas are required to maintain and deliver successful construction projects.


Michael Baker continues to expand our growing construction services practice located in Baltimore, MD. To enable continued growth, Michael Baker’s Maryland CS Practice seeks a Senior Railway Construction Project Manager. This growing group of construction managers, resident engineers and inspectors is focused on providing construction services to clients both within Maryland and within the larger Mid-Atlantic Region. We are looking for a Railway focused leader who will collaborate with our CMs focused on serving our other markets to provide high quality construction services. In addition to project responsibilities, you will be directly involved with development and implementation of the construction services business strategy, while also helping to win work and expand our project portfolio and client base.

The Railway Construction Project Manager II for Michael Baker International will supervise the planning, coordination and implementation of railway, tunnel, and/or bridge construction projects in the Maryland/DC area.  Project responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for delivery of project quality, cost, schedule, and safety:
    • Develop, maintain, distribute, and update project-specific Project Management Plan, including Health and Safety Plans and Quality Management Plans
    • Conduct safety meetings and training programs to ensure safety requirements are met
    • Coordinate audits of quality management processes and procedures
    • Sustain continuous improvement for all processes
  • Provide inspection, field engineering, technical advisement for issues related to tunnel, track, and bridge construction activities, as-needed
  • Review project proposal and scope of work to determine schedule, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, assisting in contract negotiations, as required
  • Establish work plan for large and complex projects, arrange for staffing for each phase of project, including subcontractor engagement
  • Coordinate project with activities of government regulatory or other government agencies
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure progress remains on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans, as required
  • Prepare project reports for management, client, or others
  • Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems.  Oversee and mentor junior staff.
  • Generate and/or approve purchase orders, invoices, credits; review time sheets
  • Attend job, CM/Design coordination meetings, and most technical meetings.  Coordinate with design review on RFIs and other issues
  • Oversee coordination of staging, and shutdown/start-up operations to ensure uninterrupted rail, yard or facility operations  
  • Possess proven Client Management Skills including:
    • Develop and maintain client relations to ensure satisfaction
    • Interface with Key stakeholders and community public outreach programs, as needed
    • Gather/disseminate information and intelligence regarding potential upcoming pursuits
    • Participate in business development activities as required for existing and potential new clients, to include general marketing, client meetings, and proposal development
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 4-year college degree in civil engineering, construction management or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in construction oversight
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project safety, scheduling (CPM scheduling, Primavera, Microsoft Project), staffing, cost estimating, risk management, quality management, and project/document controls
  • Ability to manage various levels and numbers of staff
  • Aptitude for communicating with owner/client staff, contractors, and subconsultants (Excellent English language skills, written and verbal, are essential)
  • Commitment to and confirmed track record of safely delivering projects on time, under budget, and of the utmost quality
  • Dedication to project goals, client satisfaction, corporate aspirations, business development, growth objectives, staff development, and operational excellence
  • Coordinate project with activities of government regulatory or other government agencies
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license a plus
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) a plus
  • Familiarity with working in active rail facilities is preferred
  • Track safety certification is preferred
  • Proven experience working for freight rail clients
  • Experience in the Maryland//DC area


The salary range for this position is $89,067 - $204,096. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

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