Deputy Construction Manager - Railway

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Deputy Construction Manager - Railway

Boston, Massachusetts Direct Job ID: 2110138678



PDS Tech, Inc. is searching for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Deputy Construction Manager for railway construction and modernization projects within the Americas region. Your initial project will be leading the modernization and implementation of an Automatic Train Control System for commuter rail lines on the north side of Boston, MA.  The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Boston, MA.

MBTA Commuter Rail North Side Automatic Train Control Program includes the design and integration of a new train control system, improvements to existing signaling systems, and upgrades to the power network for the Commuter Rail lines on the Northern side of Boston. 

  • Reporting to the MBTA NSATC Construction Manager:
    Manage the installation of technological systems for the assigned Work Packages within the constraints of cost, schedule, scope, quality, safety and environmental requirements.

  • Ensure the coordination and supervision of all site activities including civil and technological works in accordance with the Approved Installation Plan.
  • Report on progress and status of work, forecasting risks and opportunities and reporting any deviations of scope, schedule, cost or quality  
  • Maintain the Project Installation Schedule throughout the life of the Project interfacing with the Project Planner to maintain the Project Master Schedule. 
  • Ensure compliance with the Approved for Construction Design and manage any non-conformances in accordance with the Quality Plan.
  • When delegated by the Construction manager, represent the Project at site coordination meetings with the Client and liaise with various project entities, third parties and/or stakeholders
  • Identify and implement recovery actions to maintain the delivery plan in accordance with the contract. 
  • Manage interface coordination efforts for site activities with other site stakeholders and Fixed Facilities Contractors, (FFC’s) as required for timely completion of the Project
  • Provide constructability reviews of plans and specifications to evaluate scheduled activities and staffing requirements for each phase of construction, and coordinate the availability of requisite equipment
  • Confer with, and direct personnel and sub-contractors with respect to interpreting specifications and executing safe work methods.
  • Provide leadership onsite to ensure the health and safety of the workforce and community and meet all environmental obligations; 
  • Coordinate with the Commissioning Manager for handover of the installed system and subsequent test, commissioning and start-up activities
  • Support Engineering and Project Management for the timely processing of changes and release of revised plans to expedite progress of the work.
Required Skills/ Knowledge: 
  • Five years of relevant Management experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing sub-contractors of various tiers and key stakeholders on projects. 
  • Knowledge of the specifics attendant to Design-Build projects.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Able to meet deadlines and successfully handle pressures associated with site construction works
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, peers and third parties. 
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential business information.
  • Working knowledge of MS Suite tools
Desired Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Excellent understanding of Construction and/or Project Management techniques, planning, and scheduling skills
  • Demonstrated experience in construction management of rail transit systems and/or transportation systems in urban environments
  • Experience working with the MBTA  
  • Experience with MS Project and/or Primavera P6 Scheduling tools 
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management is preferred

English - Proficient


A comprehensive benefits package will be provided including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. Additional benefits offered include a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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