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Project Delivery Manager

Requisition ID:  257811

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Position Summary

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues’ team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Bechtel is seeking a Design Delivery Manager to join the Riverside, California team. This team oversees the design and construction of many projects on the state highway system under Caltrans’ oversight and following Caltrans’ standards and procedures. In addition, the team oversees the design and construction of commuter rail expansion projects on various freight and commuter rail lines in Riverside County. In the Design Delivery Manager role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of industry professionals across the globe to support the Team.


Work includes supervising all activities relating to one, or several concurrent planning, design, or construction contracts, as assigned by management. The specific responsibilities of the Design Delivery Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Serve as the primary contact between the client (RCTC) and the planning, environmental, and design consultants, proactively engaging and leading the consultants to successfully perform, complete and close out contracts and to assist the project team to successfully deliver the environmental clearance and design through construction of the projects.
  • Manage the Bechtel team assigned as project coordinators to the client’s Project Managers for the various planning, environmental, and design capital projects.
  • Manage Highway, Rail, or Trail projects in:
  • Planning Phase
  • Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA&ED) Phase
  • Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) Phase
  • Design support during construction
  • Environmental compliance during construction
  •  Manage projects and seek approvals from the following agencies:
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR)
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8
  • County of Riverside
  • March Joint Powers Authority
  • United States Army Corp of Engineers
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, Corona, and Eastvale
  • Monitor planning, environmental, and design-progress to ensure actual progress meets planned progress and critical milestones. Guide consultants to adjust activity logic, and activity durations on an as-needed basis to meet schedule.
  • Anticipate any regulatory agency, local government, state, and federal government reviews.
  • Resolve design clarifications and site conditions to facilitate project progress. This task requires interactions with design consultants and oversight agencies, e.g., Caltrans, SCRRA, BNSF.
  • Chair weekly / bi-weekly progress meetings and other meetings as-needed. Generate meeting minutes. Follow up on action-pending items.
  • Update and maintain the myProject tracking database and report on project status at bi-weekly client meetings.
  • Evaluate consultant schedules (contract baseline, updates and revisions, 4-week rolling-schedules, etc.) and contract-time-extension requests, including obtaining and considering input by oversight agencies.
  • Enforce compliance of the consultant’s safety program to achieve zero accidents.
  • Enforce compliance of the consultant’s program management and quality plan.
  • Perform periodic audits of the consultants to ensure that they are properly monitoring the project work and enforcing compliance with all applicable contract requirements and their quality assurance program.
  • Review and comment on consultants’ technical submittals in a timely manner for compliance with contract requirements. This requires interactions with design consultants and other agencies. If necessary, participate in the actual review.
  • Coordinate and resolve interfaces between different disciplines within a contract (e.g., between structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, telecom, environmental, etc.)
  • Supervise Project Coordinators assigned to the contract, ensure compliance with reporting requirements, and prepare their annual performance review.
  • Coordinate and resolve interfaces with other RCTC departments. Review design changes, issue design changes to the consultant/contractor, obtain price quotes, assist in negotiation of prices, document negotiations, and contract time extensions. Review consultant’s change requests, tacit approvals, and prepare amendments per Agency requirements and obtain client Project Managers approvals, etc.
  • Develop total project cost estimates along with the project’s Project Controls teams and track changes to provide advice to the client Project Manager.
  • Ensure the Project Coordinators are overseeing the consultants’ monthly progress payment application.
  • Monitor the project budget and funding and ensure there is early notification to the client if the costs are trending higher that the funding.
  • Ensure the consultants compliance with contract administrative procedures as specified in the contract documents or quality management systems (QMS).
  • In coordination with RCTC Procurement, assist in the development of construction contract bid documents, provide support throughout construction procurement process and review contractor bids for conformance with the procurement documents. Participate in pre-bid meetings, site visits, and bid evaluations as assigned. Participate in kick-off meetings for the assigned contracts. Participate in the preparation of fiscal year work plan (projected annual consultants’ expenditure). Coordinate with the local utility companies and other departments to assist consultants to obtain work permits.
  • Review the development of and monitor Environmental Compliance Records. Review and assists in the applications for and compliance with building permits and storm water control requirements.
  • Review consultants Illness and Injury Prevention plans as required by RCTC and/or Caltrans’ requirements. Monitor work for compliance.
  • Identify and champion training for team members.
  • Perform discussions with team members for professional development and performance issues.
  • Ensure Project coordinators are ensuring that progress payments are segregated by funding source and provide status reports to the client’s planning and programing teams. This may include modification of the Consultant’s progress payment and segregating the costs by funding source.
  • Ensure the Project Coordinators are tracking the project funding and are aware of the requirements of each source. 
  • Provide monthly updates on the funding used for the project and assist in the necessary reporting to the State or Federal Agencies.
  • During project design and development, provide constructability review and value engineering of the design prior to completion.
  • Ensure the Project Coordinators are developing the scope of work and Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Construction Management (CM) consultant early to support the CM’s constructability review of the design prior to the issuance of the 100% design package.
  • In coordination with RCTC Procurement, develop the necessary RFPs for various consultants. Review and rank the proposals, participate in the interviews with the consultants, review the consultant cost proposal for accuracy and completeness.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • University Degree in Civil Engineering with minimum fifteen years of transportation experience
  • A minimum of 15 years of hands-on experience in the Planning, PA&ED, and PS&E phases of projects under the authority of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of hands-on experience in managing commuter rail station design/construction under the authority of the Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) and Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA)
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in projects under the review authority of the Caltrans, Cities of Riverside, Corona, Perris, Moreno Valley, or March Joint Powers Authority desired.
  • Working experience and detailed knowledge of all studies required to obtain California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Working experience and detailed knowledge of all necessary environmental permits required for construction of a project including 401, 404, and 1601.
  • Experience in working with Caltrans District 8 and Caltrans District 8 Local Assistance.
  • Work experience and knowledge of working with Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority.
  • Hands-on planning and design management experience covering 5 key aspects: contracts, quality, scheduling, cost, and safety.
  • Licensed Civil Engineer in the state of California, preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in working within Riverside County, California on highway, rail, and/or trail projects desired.
  • Proof of Vaccination will be required to access the client's office.


 Basic Behavioral

  • Ability to explain work processes and procedures to all levels.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Must be results and solutions oriented and be able to solve problems.
  • Be able to prepare correspondence, reports, analysis, etc., in the English language, associated with construction related issues.







Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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