Project Manager – Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Project Manager – Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) to join our team! In this role you will get to lead efforts in support of planning and implementation of CBTC systems.

Candidates must be local or willing to relocate to the DC/MD/VA area.

What You'll Be Doing:

Parsons is a recognized leader in the field of communications-based train control (CBTC). Our team of industry experts have been satisfying clients including CBTC suppliers and owners of major transit systems around the world. We’ve developed long-term relationships with our clients as we help them achieve their strategic visions. 

Our client plans to replace their existing automatic train control (ATC) system with CBTC technology. The program may also include the systemwide implementation of platform screen doors. Parsons is seeking a Project Manager with extensive CBTC systems implementation experience. This candidate will lead a team of experts supporting the planning and implementation of CBTC systems in a brownfield environment, so if you are very familiar with the CBTC systems architecture as defined in IEEE 1474 - this is a great opportunity for you to be involved in a career making, billion-dollar program!  We need an experienced leader, one that inspires loyalty and commitment, to lead a Program Management and Engineering team on this large-scale rail transit project. We expect you to have strategic vision--as well as an eye for the small details--and be able to lead programmatic and technical meetings with the client, suppliers and the consultant team regarding all aspects of CBTC funding, procurement, design and implementation.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Develop documentation on program benefits to help build stakeholder support and secure program funding
  • Support the client's plans to coordinate the CBTC program with a new railcar procurement program
  • Present technical information to a non-technical audience in clear, complete, concise and non-ambiguous terms
  • Develop functional/performance requirements and documentation for CBTC and platform screen door systems based on client needs and requirements
  • Review and progress migration planning and cut-over 
  • Review and refine CBTC system implementation schedules
  • Prepare plans and procedures for the transition of the client's operations, maintenance and control center functions from the existing train control system to CBTC
  • Lead/chair client discussions by professionally and accurately communicating system information
  • Develop specifications, interface specifications and test requirement documents
  • Lead the development of contract documentation for the CBTC system procurement and railcar conversion
  • Assess plans and technical documentation to support a safe, reliable, maintainable, high quality, and sustainable train control system
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to the engineering teams including setting priorities and schedules
  • Review technical designs and submittals to assess compliance with specifications and standards
  • Identify and assess technical risks and propose mitigations
  • Maintain high personal productivity while working interactively with other team members and client groups

Management Responsibilities

  • Lead the project team by defining work, coaching, monitoring their progress and giving general direction and guidance
  • Provide work plan estimates and descriptions based on knowledge of the work and project requirements

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • 5 years minimum in the deployment of brownfield signaling/train control systems
  • 10 years minimum in the deployment of signaling/train control systems”
  • Bachelor's degree or higher or in a related discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or equivalent
  • P.E. preferred
  • Knowledge of requirements management tools, such as DOORS
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Advanced writing skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of related industry systems engineering standards and processes and best practices
  • Understanding and experience with industry best practice structured engineering design and development processes
  • Ability to apply IEEE 1474 and/or CENELEC standards and/or working knowledge of these standards

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range: 

$121,900.00 - $219,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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