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Jacobs Senior Project Manager - Transit / Rail AFP Lead in Ontario, Canada

Senior Project Manager - Transit / Rail AFP Lead


The People, Places and Solutions Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Senior Project Manager - Transit/Rail AFP Lead

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the capability to manage a large project of above average complexity.

  • Act as one of the company’s prime contacts with the client and is responsible for overall work progress and technical performance on the project.

  • Work with Business Group project delivery leadership who provide oversight and mentoring. Support the development of less experienced project managers through active coaching and mentoring.

  • Specific duties include:

  • Lead and manage the project team through all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout, consistent with established project delivery processes to the meet the scope, schedule, budget and other specified requirements stated in the contract.

  • Complete the scope of work to the satisfaction of the client, while simultaneously ensuring that Jacobs HS&E, quality, financial, risk management; business and policy expectations are met.

  • Lead or play a significant role in the business development activities leading to the award of the contract. This typically includes client relationship development, project-specific positioning activities, proposal preparation, orals presentation, and contract negotiation consistent with established business development processes.

  • Development of reference concept designs, requests for qualification, requests for proposals (including project agreements and project specific output specifications), addendums, and responses to requests for information to deliver procurement of greenfield rail/transit systems and brownfield rail/transit upgrades

  • Responsible for independently applying advanced management techniques and analyses for problems and methods

  • Trouble-shooting and guidance to drafters, designers, managers and engineers in the fields of rail/transit planning, procurement, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and/or management

  • Interact with clients at the most senior levels and articulate complex concepts persuasively

Job Specifications:

Leadership and management of Jacobs Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) specialists and sub-consultants for our clients major Transit / Rail Programs; these teams perform a wide variety of technical, commercial, and procurement advisory activities in the initial planning, concept design, and procurement phases of DBFOM (Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain), DBFM (Design-Build-Finance-Maintain), and DBF (Design-Build-Finance) projects.

Other responsibilities include:

  • With Capital Project Group’s (CPG) strategic delivery partners, assist program and project managers to develop and implement governance structures, organization structures, business processes and delivery models for CPG programs and projects

  • With Capital Project Group’s (CPG) commercial consultants, set up a Commercial Integration team, including policy and oversight of pre-award commercial functions (supply chain, procurement, negotiation) and post-award commercial functions (administration, claims, dispute, negotiation)

  • Review and development of emerging reference concept designs, requests for qualification, requests for proposals (including project agreements and project specific output specifications), addendums, and responses to requests for information

  • Assist CPG to negotiate with proponents at commercially-confidential meetings

  • Assist CPG in the compliance review and technical evaluation of responses to RFQ and RFP

  • Assist CPG to manage technical advisors; coordination with legal, transaction finance, insurance and fairness advisors

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the business objectives, priorities and strategies of Jacobs and its clients.

  • Business development activities and preparation of proposals for work packages and services additional to existing contracts


Education, Experience, & Certifications:

  • 15 years of experience, including more than 10 years of experience in program and project management on large projects/programs (over $10 Billion)

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years experience of public/private partnerships in the rail/transit sector

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in planning, procurement, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and/or management in the rail/transit sector, preferably including both heavy rail and light rail experience

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in structuring public-private partnerships, including risk allocation and incentive regimes

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in AFP model and RFQ/RFP template documents

  • Experience in working with senior levels of government, transport agencies, and integrated legal/ financial/ technical teams

  • Experience in risk identification and quantification for projects with operations and maintenance components

Terms of employment: 40 hours / week

Language of work: English

Location of work: 10 Bay St. Toronto, ON. M5J 2R8

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Sick time, health spending account, life and AD&D, Insurance, RRSP employee match up to 3.5%, Association and License fees, vacation 25 days

Salary: $240,000 - $260,000 per annum

English fluency

Eligible for annual salary increases

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Job Project Management

Primary Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto-CA Toronto - Bay Street

Job Type Experienced

Travel No

Req ID: CAN00003M