Assistant Project Manager

Date: Jul 21, 2024

Location: Secaucus, NJ, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18040 

Benefits Offering
RailWorks is committed to helping our employees live better lives.  We offer comprehensive benefits packages to eligible employees, including competitive pay, medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, and additional performance incentives.


Pay Range: $100000 - $115000 / year 


Position Summary
Assists the project manager in managing rail construction projects including executing plans, organizing, budgeting, and cost reporting. Assists in meeting project requirements and controlling costs by coordinating and effectively utilizing all the resources needed on each project. 
Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties 
•    Assists in assessing scope of work and resources required to successfully complete the project.
•    Assists in verifying estimates based on detailed review of proposal specifications.
•    Supervises project activities to ensure that the project is executed in accordance with designs, budgets, and schedules; takes appropriate action to minimize the impact of deviations.
•    Assists with resolution of any problems that may arise during project execution.
•    Assists with monitoring the efficient use of materials and equipment and the contractual performance of the project; works with project staff to ensure that assigned duties and responsibility are performed per agreed upon expectations.
•    Assists in coordinating onsite activities.
•    Assists with ensuring that quality, productivity, and safety standards are being met
•    Attends project meetings.
•    Assists with the administration of financial tracking systems to monitor project costs and estimates.
•    Performs administrative and recordkeeping duties.

Required Skills and Qualifications  
•    A minimum of 5 years of heavy civil construction industry experience required; railroad construction experience a plus
•    Basic knowledge of project accounting, project controls (cost, schedule, change management, etc.), material management, contract management, subcontract management, safety, and quality
•    Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
•    Strong organizational and administrative skills.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
•    Frequently works outdoors at construction sites and occasionally works indoors. 
•    Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction. 
•    Sits, reads, writes, and uses a keyboard. 
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
•    May be exposed to loud noise.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. 


RailWorks is North America’s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada. We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity.  We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance.  RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success. 


RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark