Rail Construction Management Coordinator

Michael Baker International
Alexandria, Virginia
Nov 27, 2023
Nov 28, 2023
Position Type
Roadways / Bridges
Full Time
Organization Type
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International's focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker International's Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Rail is among the most energy efficient modes of transportation for freight and passengers. Come join Michael Baker in the exciting role of assisting our rail passenger and freight rail clients in the planning for and delivery of critical infrastructure that advances sustainable development in our communities, reduces emissions and supports healthier landscapes. Michael Baker is a leading provider of program management, construction management, planning, design, and construction phase services, providing support for capacity, operations, and maintenance projects for multiple rail carriers throughout the country. We demonstrate our dedication to enhancing the rail freight and passenger experience through the development of exceptional transportation centers, rail stations, freight right-of-way infrastructure, and a host of rapid transit projects.

Michael Baker is seeking a talented Rail Construction Management Coordinator with a specialization in freight rail projects and program management, to help make a difference in our Rail and Transit Practice. This position will directly support Michael Baker's engagement to supply program and construction management services to our freight rail client CSX Transportation as a partner in the public-private partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia to deliver significant rail enhancement projects for the Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) initiative. Our team consists of on-location support in our Alexandria, VA office with technical expertise also from other offices. The candidate will report to the Alexandria office with further options to support a hybrid work engagement.

This individual will support the program management team and a group of construction managers, resident engineers, and inspectors focused on providing construction services to freight rail and passenger rail clients within the Richmond to DC corridor on multiple projects as part of the TRV Program. We are looking for a motivated, Railway-focused contributor who will collaborate with our construction management team focused on serving our rail practice and to provide high quality construction services.

The Rail Construction Management Coordinator will supervise the planning, coordination and implementation of railway, civil and bridge construction projects in the Richmond to DC corridor. Project responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Support Michael Baker International's TRV Program Manager and/or Deputy Program Managers
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for delivery of project quality, cost, schedule, and safety:
    • Develop, maintain, distribute, and update project-specific Project Management Plan, including Health and Safety Plans and Quality Management Plans
    • Conduct safety meetings and training programs to ensure safety requirements are met
    • Coordinate audits of quality management processes and procedures
    • Sustain continuous improvement for all processes
  • Provide inspection, field engineering, technical advisement for issues related to civil, track, and bridge construction activities, as-needed
  • Review project proposal and scope of work to determine schedule, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project success, assisting in contract negotiations, as required
  • In support of the Program Management team establish work plan for large and complex projects, arrange for staffing for each phase of project, including subconsultant engagement
  • Coordinate project with activities of government regulatory or other government agencies
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure progress remains on schedule and within prescribed budget
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans, as required
  • Prepare project reports for management, client, or others
  • Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems. Oversee and mentor junior staff
  • Generate and/or approve invoices, credits; review and approve time sheets
  • Attend job, CM/Design coordination meetings, and most technical meetings. Coordinate with design review on RFIs and other issues
  • Oversee coordination of staging, and shutdown/start-up operations to ensure uninterrupted rail, yard or facility operations
  • Assist in hiring staff as needed to support project needs
  • Possess proven Client Management Skills including:
    • Develop and maintain client relations to ensure satisfaction
    • Interface with Key stakeholders and community public outreach programs, as needed
    • Gather/disseminate information and intelligence regarding potential upcoming pursuits
    • Participate in business development activities as required for existing and potential new clients, to include general marketing, client meetings, and proposal development
  • Other duties as assigned

Occasional to moderate local/regional travel will be required.

  • 4-year college degree in civil engineering, construction management or a related field
  • 8+ years of experience in construction oversight
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project safety, scheduling (CPM scheduling, Primavera, Microsoft Project), staffing, cost estimating, risk management, quality management, and project/document controls
  • Ability to serve and manage various levels and numbers of staff
  • Aptitude for communicating with owner/client staff, contractors, and subconsultants (Excellent English language skills, written and verbal, are essential)
  • Commitment to and confirmed track record of safely delivering projects on time, under budget, and of the utmost quality
  • Dedication to project goals, client satisfaction, corporate aspirations, business development, growth objectives, staff development, and operational excellence
  • Coordinate project with activities of government regulatory or other government agencies
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license a plus
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) a plus
  • Familiarity with working in active rail facilities is required
  • Track safety certification is preferred
  • Proven experience working for freight rail and/or passenger rail clients
  • Experience in the Virginia/DC area a plus

The approximate compensation range for this position is $94,675 to $130,178. This compensation range is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation is dependent upon factors such as education, qualifications, experience, skillset, and physical work location.