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Technical Director - Rail/Transit Communications Systems

Company: Parsons Corp.
Location: New York
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Job Description:

DEMAND FOR EFFICIENT AND SAFE TRANSIT IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH! SINCE 1944, PARSONS HAS SET THE STANDARD FOR SAFE, EFFECTIVE, AND RELIABLE RAIL AND TRANSIT SYSTEMS AROUND THE GLOBE. PARTNERING WITH MORE THAN 400 TRANSIT AGENCIES, WE HAVE WORKED ON EVERY MAJOR TRANSIT SYSTEM IN NORTH AMERICA AND MANY OF THE MOST RENOWNED SYSTEMS OVERSEAS!

Are you an industry leader with design experience on complex network systems and Rail Transportation infrastructure* We are seeking a Technical Director to expand our Rail/Transit Communications team in North America Systems Division. In this role, you will play a key role in developing business strategy, business development, and leading technical teams on large complex projects in Rail communications. The successful candidate will be an effective seller/doer that balances business development, operational and client management and project management responsibilities. Willingness to travel to client or project site locations is expected.

The candidate will have a broad range of knowledge and experience in the design and implementation of the following Systems disciplines: Rail Coms/Telecom Systems Integration, Engineering and Operations, Wayside/Backbone communication networks design experience, CBTC or PTC integration, SCADA integration, rail, positive train control (PTC), vehicle, Safety Certification, Testing and Commissioning Systems. Candidate must have experience with and understanding of design build (DB) and design bid build (DBB) project delivery.

Client Management is a key aspect of the job and the candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships. The ideal candidate will be able to foster trusted advisor type relationships with local clients such as NYCT, TTC, PANYNJ, BART, MUNI, VTA, and other Transit agencies to position Parsons for new Rail Transit Systems opportunities as well as grow existing opportunities. Additionally, the candidate will establish relationships with other consultants, DBEs/SBEs, General Contractors and Electrical Contractors in support of teaming on future projects.
RESPONSIBILITIES

* Create a challenging professional environment of innovation, opportunity, development and continuous improvement that supports division objectives

* Develop strategic initiatives and business plans for the area that align with the overall goals of the region and division.

* Assesses present and future needs, trends, problems and identifies profit opportunities for the Rail Systems Group.

* Participate in development of policies and procedures related to the operations of Rail, Transit and Industrial Systems.

* Successfully win and manage complex systems projects within the operational and strategic framework.

* Recruit, retain and develop top industry talent.

* Review and appraise performance of subordinate managers and recommends compensation changes as appropriate.

* Commitment to quality and continuous improvement through innovation, creative thinking and improved results.

* Establish and maintain cooperative and productive work relationships with all employees, clients and other stakeholders.

* Ensure consistency in project quality, budgetary constraints and expectations and that appropriate monitoring and control mechanisms are developed and administered.

* Ability to represent Parsons in industry policy and engineering committees

* Enhance Parson s profile and extend to adjacent markets

QUALIFICATIONS

* 20+ years of related work experience in signaling and/or rail/transit communication systems (Signaling, Wayside, CBTC, PTC)

* 5+ years of Technical Leadership/staff management experience on large Rail/Transit projects

* Technical experience in the area of Communications systems design, testing and integration

* BS in Electrical Engineering or related technical field

* Design-build experience preferred

* Licensed PE preferred

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

* Knowledge of the Engineering and Construction industry and Transportation Infrastructure business

* Excellent technical and management skills, Strong organizational skills, collaborative skills as well as ability to new and evolving requirements within a matrix environment

* Entrepreneurial approach to the business

* Core values include safety, quality, integrity, diversity, innovation, and sustainability

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

Keywords: Parsons Corp., Hackensack , Technical Director - Rail/Transit Communications Systems, Executive , New York, New Jersey

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