Project Manager – Railroad Bridge / Structural

  • Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Project Manager - Railroad Bridge / Structural

Benesch is seeking to hire an experienced Project Manager to join our Railroad Structural-Bridge group. As a Railroad Structural Project Manager, you will contribute to strategic initiatives that drive the growth of the Railroad group by providing direct supervision, mentorship, and overall leadership. The ideal candidate will be a seller/doer managing all parts of phase 1 and phase 2 design projects, resource planning, assisting in business development, client engagement, and proposal preparation. We are looking for a project manager who is experienced in the local office market and is looking to join a team with a deep local bench of technical design staff and bolster a national practice of talented rail professionals.


Our collaborative team operates on a Hybrid schedule, working out of our Jacksonville, FL office. Alternatively, this position can be situated in Atlanta, GA. 

Benesch’s Railroad Division is made up of highly skilled rail professionals, many of whom are former employees of operating railroads. This firsthand experience working to design and maintain active rail systems uniquely equips our team to develop innovative solutions to a wide variety of rail projects.

The Impact You Will Have

  • Developing project scope, schedule, and budget estimates
  • Identifying resources needed and effectively delegating staff duties and responsibilities
  • Demonstrating the ability to utilize accounting and scheduling software for project management
  • Creating and executing project work plans
  • Analyzing accounting reports and project schedules for variances
  • Monitoring work for adherence to project scope and identifying out of scope actions
  • Preparing and submitting project reports to your assigned Group and/or Division Manager
  • Participate in contract negotiations
  • Establish client contact and maintain positive relationships
  • Serve as the primary interface between railroad clients and staff for a given project
  • Coordinate, monitor, and review work performed by sub‐consultants
  • Promote the team environment and communication and identify and address team conflicts
  • Networking, including active participation in and leadership of professional organizations

What We Are Looking For

  • BS in Civil Engineering required
  • PE License required
  • Minimum of 10 years of railway structural engineering experience
  • Project Management experience required
  • Client interaction experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of AREMA Manual, Microstation, RISA 3D, or similar programs.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills to interface effectively with internal staff, clients, contractors, agencies, and the public
  • Practice good time management skills, demonstrating the ability to work efficiently within time constraints while dealing with numerous concurrent activities. 
  • Willingness to travel to project/work sites as necessary   #LI-MM1 

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