Railroad Utilities Assistant Project Manager

  • Full-time
  • State/Province: California
  • Business Group: DCS
  • Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is: $107,000.00 - $160,000.00
  • Legal Entity: AECOM Technical Services Inc
  • Business Line: Transportation
  • Work Location Model: On-Site
  • Operating Group: Americas
  • Primary Location: US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Railroad Utilities Assistant Project Manager to be based in Sacramento, CA.


Under the general direction of the Utilities Project Manager and the Utilities – Senior Project Manager coordinates utility work between the client, Design Builder, PCM teams, and third-party utilities.  Participate in utility and railroad issue resolution, prepare status reports, develop, and maintain project tracking systems for issues and resolutions, and address utility or railroad needs promptly.


    • Coordinate with the client, Design Builder, PCM teams, and third-party utilities or railroads, attend meetings, and review project documents.
    • Report on discovered utility/railroad issues and participate in issue resolution.
    • Prepare status reports and maintain a tracking log for issues and resolutions.
    • Prepare technical correspondence and complete comprehensive reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; and establish project goals and objectives.
    • Develops, builds, and maintains a positive and productive relationship with third-party utilities or railroads. 
    • Works with the client, PCM, and the design-builder to establish priorities, monitor progress, and ensure compliance with the client’s goals and requirements. 



      • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


      • A degree in Engineering, Business, or Law and experience in the utility/railroad field.
      • Experience in developing and reviewing alternative route studies.
      • Strong organizational skills with the ability to track large data sets, and the ability to illustrate, analyze and convey those data sets effectively.
      • Experience in reviewing utility/railroad designs to ensure compliance with utility/railroad land rights and design standards.
      • Knowledge of the Caltrans Utility Relocation Manual, Federal Statutes, and California State Statutes.
      • Maintain good communication skills and working relationships with third-party agencies, management, consultants, private sector contractors, subcontractors, and their associations.
      • Identify potential land rights conflicts that could create delays for the project.
      • A general understanding of land survey principles, and the ability to read and plot legal descriptions.
      • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and the ability to speak knowledgeably with other consultants, stakeholders, other governmental agencies, and individual citizens.
      • Proficiency and knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Power BI, scheduling software, and SharePoint.

      Additional Information

      • Travel may be required for this position.
      • Sponsorship is available for this position
      • Relocation is available for this position.
      • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $107,000 - $160,000.


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