22 days old

Project Management

Chicago, Illinois 60661
  • Payrate
    $72,658 To $110,395 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.

The Project Delivery Department was established in 2020 to ensure Metra is positioned to utilize the influx of new capital funding effectively and efficiently from the State of Illinois’ Rebuild Illinois program. By establishing a project management oversight (PMO) function, the department will provide a structure to coordinate the array of tasks and deliverables required for delivery of capital projects.

We have several Project Manager positions we are actively looking to fill. These positions will manage a wide range of small to complex commuter rail projects including stations, civil infrastructure, bridges, and support facilities ensuring projects are  delivered on time, within budget, and in compliance with quality standards.

Duties include preparing project budgets; overseeing the preparation of project cost estimates, scope of work, staffing plans, and schedules for assigned projects; working with subject matter experts to review plans and designs prepared by in-house staff or consultants for efficiencies, cost effectiveness and constructability; and recommending changes as needed to ensure compliance with scope, budget, and schedules.

Conduct on-site inspections to monitor progress and accomplishments against goals; ensure compliance with quality standards, construction engineering best practices, and quality and safety standards; and assist in resolving construction problems.

Participate in the contract administration process including reviewing bids and awarding contracts; approving, negotiating, and processing contract changes;  authorizing contract payments upon work completion; and evaluating vendor performance and recommend appropriate action when performance does not meet contract specifications.

Monitor progress and identify and manage project risks; recommend solutions to keep projects within budget, scope, and on schedule; and ensure compliance with contract specifications, construction engineering best practices, and quality and safety standards.

Develop and maintain strong stakeholder relationships both within and outside the organization to facilitate project coordination.

Maintain project files and prepare status reports.


Positions require a Bachelor's degree in Construction, Project Management, Engineering, or other relevant fields.

Positions require anywhere from a minimum of two to seven years of engineering or construction management experience.


Posted: 2022-07-21 Expires: 2022-09-04

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