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Assistant Project Manager - Rail

Remote, California · Construction/Facilities
We are seeking a talented Assistant Project Manager – with Rail experience to support the Palmdale-Burbank project of the California High-Speed Rail program. The system will connect the 500-mile stretch between the Los Angeles region with the San Francisco Bay Area, with up to 24 stations.
This role is for the Los Angeles area, Sacramento or can be remote. Must have the ability to work in the West Coast time zone. 

For over 30 years, our client has been an industry leader providing Project Management Solutions on Capital Construction Projects. Focusing on the Utilities, Oil, Gas, Water and other Large Construction Projects, their Project Controls Professionals have worked on some of the largest Capital Construction Projects throughout the US. They are Certified as a Federal Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and State of California Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE).
The Assistant Project Manager will assist the Project Manager in the management of the project section through the environmental approval process and preliminary engineering (15%) for project definition. They will also support the Project Manager in managing the regional consultant, responsible for quality, on-time delivery of environmental clearance documents and preliminary engineering.
Essential Job Duties:
• Assists in managing scope, cost, schedule, and budget.
• Ensures quality consultant deliverables, with the project manager.
• Coordinates and attends meetings with local agencies and third parties.
• Supports the project manager in developing reports and presentations.
• Supports the project manager in conducting research, analyses, identifying issues, recommending solutions, identifying, and mitigating project risks.
Position Requirements:
• Knowledge of various phases and functional responsibility of rail project development and delivery.
• Knowledge of federal and state contracting laws and regulations.
• Demonstrated experience in project management and managing multi-discipline teams to meet project milestones.
• Good knowledge of project management of tunneling projects.
Preferred Qualifications – The ideal candidate will additionally possess the following (preferred, but not required):
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent.
• Ten (10) years of experience with transportation projects and disciplines.

Primary Work Location:
• Sacramento, or Los Angeles, or Remote

Compensation for this role is depending on experience and will be in the approximate range of $115,000 to $195,000. 

The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties may be assigned. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. SmartHire is not legally responsible for any change of jobholder's responsibilities or activities, by our clients, that differ from this job description.  

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