Cordoba has an immediate opportunity for a seasoned construction management professional. Under the supervision of the Regional Director and Chief Engineer, the Construction Program Director will provide overall direction and oversight for design and construction activities that support the California’s High Speed Rail Authority’s multi-billion-dollar program.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is overseeing the design and construction of a $64-billion-dollar state-of-the-art high speed rail system, connecting mega regions with 800 miles of track with trains that operate at speeds over 200 mph.
The high-speed rail system is being built through a series of design-build contracts, construction packages. Currently, the Authority has identified four construction packages (CP) within the Central Valley of California:
32 mile stretch from Madera County to Fresno County. It includes 12 grade separations, 2 viaducts, 1 tunnel and a major river crossing over the San Joaquin River.
A combined package of CP 2 and CP 3, CP 2-3 is 60 miles from the terminus of CP 1 running from Fresno County to one mile north of the Tulare-Kern County line. It includes approximately 36 grade separations, including viaducts, underpasses and overpasses.
22 mile stretch ranging from one mile north of the Tulare/Kern County line to the south. It will include construction of at-grade, retained fill and aeriel sections of the high-speed rail alignment and relocations of four miles of existing BNSF tracks
Provide senior level guidance to the Regional Director and Chief Engineer in the assessment of technical management and design for railway construction
Anticipate program challenges and/or regulatory issues and mitigate innovative approaches to carry out action plans
Manage the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for all design and construction deliverables
Provide senior leadership that complies with state standards and ensure schedule completion within budget with contractual obligations.
Facilitate communications with local, state and federal officials and stakeholders on program concerns
Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field
A PE license in California or the ability to obtain one through reciprocity within six months
Formal project management methodology
Experience (15+ years) in managing portfolio of projects in the multi-million dollar range within a matrix organization; including managing large transportation infrastructures
Extensive knowledge in rail delivery and/or design-build projects
Capability to deliver sensitive and controversial information to the public, including but not limited to, government officials and board members
Employment authorization to work in the United States immediately
Physical Demands and Requirements:
Ability to conduct site visits within the program’s service territory, including uneven terrain.
Cordoba Corporation is a nationally recognized civil engineering, construction management, program management, and planning firm. We specialize in education and facilities, transportation, and water and energy. In collaboration with our clients, Cordoba has facilitated the development of several complex and highly visible infrastructure projects throughout California. Our efforts have resulted in ...national recognition for four consecutive years as a “top 100 professional service firm,” in addition to a “top 50 program management firm” by Engineering News-Record. Cordoba's business model has been commended for its efficiency, encouraging work dynamic, and its multifaceted approach toward projects. Many of our professionals have received praise in the media as leaders in their field of expertise. We have established a statewide presence throughout California. Headquartered in Los Angeles, we also have offices located in San Francisco, Santa Ana, and San Diego.