City of Boston

Senior Project Manager, Safe Streets for All Signals (Grant-Funded)

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Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Traffic Management
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This is a provisional appointment.

Senior Project Manager, Safe Streets for All Signals (Grant-Funded) is funded through the Safe Streets for All Grant. The position will be funded only through the final completion of implementation and closeout of the grant.


The Senior Project Manager oversees the implementation of the Safe Streets for All signals grant, ensuring that the City of Boston carries out a successful project to make signals safer across the City of Boston through retiming, new signage, and coordination with civil engineering improvements to intersections.



  • Researches, tracks, and analyzes specific project data and technical information to support project goals. Tracks and analyzes schedule, funding, percent complete, etc., for all project components. Provides preliminary schedule and cost estimates for all project components.
  • Submits all necessary federal paperwork to stay in compliance with the grant and continue to receive funding.
  • Assists in coordinating and securing all necessary internal City of Boston approvals.
  • Prepares and presents briefings for internal city stakeholders.
  • Works in conjunction with consultants and city signals engineers during the planning phase to ensure adherence to scope, budget, and schedule. Monitors and reviews consultant's work including all plans & specifications to ensure adherence to financial, technical, scope definition, and schedule requirements. Leads meetings and reviews documents to ensure that the project stays on track.
  • Oversees consultants and project costs while ensuring quality of work. Coordinates and provides necessary City support services as needed. Resolves issues that arise during the design. Participates in the Design QA/QC Plan.
  • Manages consultant, contractor, and engineering services during the implementation phase. Manages and ensures compliance with the QA/QC Plan. Coordinates bidding and contract award process. Travels to the sites and inspects project progress. Directs the consultants and contractors during implementation, as appropriate. Manages resident engineering and inspection forces assigned to the project. Conducts meetings with involved parties regarding project progress and issues.
  • Ensures timely and accurate completion of logs, daily progress reports, construction, and financial reports. Approves contractor requests for payment, amendments, and change orders. Ensures compliance with all permitting requirements. Manages the project change order process. Negotiates change orders. Tracks and ensures timely response to shop drawing submittals. Monitors contractors' work for safety, impact on the public, cleanliness, schedule, cost, and quality. Completes closeout of the project, including preliminary inspection, punch list, as-builts, guarantees and warranties, final cleanup, and final inspection.
  • Establishes and maintains coordination with public, private, and community agencies or groups to ensure the achievement of project goals. Provides liaison with other departments, agencies, and project stakeholders. Conducts presentations to various internal and external groups interested in the projects.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of full-time or equivalent part-time, three (3) years of professional engineering, of which no less than two (2) years have been in project management roles of complex infrastructure projects. Experience managing public sector and federally funded projects is desirable. Two (2) years of supervisory experience required.
  • A bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent is required.
  • Grant management experience preferred.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is preferred.
  • Experience and working knowledge of the Massachusetts public bidding process and public bidding laws are preferred.
  • Experience in construction management and public agency projects preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications and Google Suite.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.



Union/Salary/Grade: Non-Union/MM2-10
Hours: 35 per week


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