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National Transit & Rail Facilities Lead in Los Angeles, CA , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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What You Will Do

Company Overview

For more than 100 years, we’ve been a leader in global infrastructure solutions with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse array of markets and disciplines. Across more than 60 offices, 2,000+ highly qualified professionals are united in an unyielding commitment to deliver excellence to every client and every project, every day.

Excellence Delivered As Promised. It’s more than a slogan. It’s our standard. It’s the expectation we place upon ourselves as individuals and as a company. It represents our commitment to our valued clients, industry partners, and employees. It’s our earnest pledge to do what we say. It’s the core of who we are as a firm and the foundation upon which all of our relationships and projects are built.

What You Will Do

Gannett Fleming is looking for a National Transit and Rail Facilities Lead. This position represents a tremendous career opportunity for someone with strong strategic leadership and client management capabilities.  This individual will lead strategic initiatives and key pursuit planning to promote sales growth and revenue for our Transit Facilities business within our Transit and Rail Business Line. The successful candidate will serve as a Project Principal for Transit Facility projects as well as Senior Project Manager for large and complex programs. In addition, the successful candidate will drive innovation; thought leadership; implementation of best practices, quality and consistency; and professional development of technical staff for technical delivery of planning, design, and construction phase services of transit and rail projects. Given the national focus of this role, there is flexibility on the location to include New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Successful candidates will have 15 plus years of experience in Transit Facilities with a strong background in planning, design and/or construction of passenger facilities and rail and bus maintenance facilities.  The successful candidate will have experience and a proven track record of winning and managing large scale rail & transit facilities projects, providing oversight and direction to multi-disciplined teams and strengthening market share by meeting or exceeding client expectations.  Additionally, this leadership role requires strong industry knowledge and network including client and industry partner relationships. 

The National Transit and Rail Facilities Lead provides strategic plan and delivery on key client and program success; has broad program management impact; prepares and delivers presentations on behalf and in support of the client’s program; serves as the single point of contact to the client and acts as a liaison between management and clients on advanced program-related issues; interacts with executive level government or public officials and/or executive level clients on significant program matters often requiring coordination between organizations and assesses and manages risk on behalf of the client.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Transit and Rail Business Line, Area and Regional Managers on development of strategic marketing plans and execution of significant project pursuits
  • Formulate and execute project opportunity capture strategies, including teaming and positioning for specific pursuits
  • Establish and expand relationships with both external clients and customers, including industry associations and other potential consultant team members
  • Work with area and regional business development leaders to identify upcoming transit pursuits in the US transit market
  • Manage a Transit & Rail facilities staff with diverse capabilities to efficiently deliver projects and meet client requirements.
  • Identify technical capability and required staff resources and hire additional staff to win and effectively deliver projects and support growth.
  • Coordinate with other business lines within Gannett Fleming to apply our expertise to our clients’ problems and cross sell all of our capabilities to Transit & Rail clients.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or related technical discipline
  • Registered as Professional Engineer or Registered Architect
  • 15 + years of project management experience including multidisciplinary team management
  • Proven track record with client management, and pursuit planning and execution
  • Track record of exceptional client service and program delivery
  • Familiarity with local and federal funding and project development requirements
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Life at Gannett Fleming

At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status. Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Location: Washington DC, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA

Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM

Employment Status: Full-Time

Internal Requisition ID: 2018-4704



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