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Assistant Project Manager

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Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Assistant Project Manager

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Under the general direction of the Supervising Transportation Engineer (Sup TE), the Licensed Engineer will serve as the Deputy Project Manager. This role involves overseeing technical designs for preliminary and advanced engineering documents and deliverables.

The Deputy Project Manager will manage and track specific tasks and deliverables within the design contract, ensuring compliance with the policies and procedures of the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), the State Contracting Manual (SCM), and the California Government Code (GC).

Additionally, the incumbent will ensure that assigned contracts and agreements are administered and managed in accordance with federal and State of California laws and regulations, contract provisions, and the Authority’s policies and procedures.

Furthermore, the Deputy Project Manager will assist in coordinating utility and local facility relocations impacted by the Authority’s project.

Job description

  • Assist to oversee technical design for engineering plans, calculations, and reports, including performing a programmatic review of technical submittals to ensure product quality and conformance with applicable design criteria, directive letters, specifications, contract constraints, and applicable laws.
  • Provides oversight and guidance to consultants performing a wide variety of professional engineering work under contract with the Authority related to the high-speed rail project, holding them accountable for ensuring that assigned contracts and agreements are administered and managed in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures of the Authority, the SCM, and the GC. Performs required independent quality assurance and verification inspections of deliverables.
  • Provides technical support, analysis, and interpretation of documents such as reports, studies, and plans to conform to structural engineering codes, third party, local agency design, and engineering requirements, amongst other requirements.  These documents range from engineering, right-of-way, environmental services, rail operations, planning, and sustainability; also the candidate will also work with the Sup TE to provide Over the Shoulder review, which is a concurrent review that is coordinated with the various functions of the Authority.  
  • Performs complex, comprehensive, and detailed analysis of contractual documents.
  • Provides innovative technical approaches to meet project milestones and to ensure quality deliverables. 
  • Initiates and drafts changes to configuration documents related to engineering design on project sections. Coordinates configuration item changes with internal stakeholders, including Real Property, Infrastructure Delivery, Rail Operations, Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Planning and Sustainability, and Contract Management.
  • Identifies project risks and helps to identify mitigation as needed.
  • Works closely with the project team to monitor the timely completion of contract and task order scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk elements, and deliverable requirements and makes recommendations for resolution of contract discrepancies.
  • Performs reviews of project and contract files to ensure that complete and comprehensive files, including records and logs of communication with contractors, are maintained with the assistance of the Contract Administrative Support Unit (CASU) staff.
  • Other job-related duties as required.


General knowledge of various phases of high-speed rail project development with specific knowledge of the preliminary and detailed design phases for the civil works (alignment, earthworks, drainage, structures, road and public utility diversions, construction method).

This includes coordination with rail systems (track, power supply, overhead contact line, signaling, telecommunications), train operations, construction scheduling and testing and commissioning.


Position location

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6-Engineer’s degree

Minimum level of experience required

6-10 years