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Director of Fleet Management

  1. Chicago
  1. Transportation
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Chicago, IL Rail & Transit Group as a Director of Fleet Management.


Provide project leadership/management of complex rail equipment projects. Immediate opportunity is associated with a potential 9 year contract/program involves responsibility for detailed budgets, equipment operation management/deployment, regulatory agency involvement and coordination of highly complex technical requirements. The role, as Director of Fleet management shall involve providing leadership, direction, and project/technical guidance to the client as well as to the fleet management oversight consulting team comprising senior project managers and project managers within assigned areas of responsibility to ensure that quality management and technical services are provided to the client(s) and that operating performance targets are met.

  • Staff leadership of the fleet oversight consulting team comprising a Fleet Manager, Finance Manager and Subject Matter Experts.
  • Oversee and administer the Fleet Management Contract (three 3-year extensions).
  • Oversee project budgets.
  • Oversee fleet warranty administration.
  • Oversee fleet spare parts inventory.
  • Oversee fleet maintenance & tools to track the Operator/maintainer performance.
  • Oversee contract and insurable issues with Operator/maintainer.
  • Provide project management support (cost, schedule, planning etc.) to the client as called for during the day to day delivery of the fleet management leadership role.
  • Perform such other duties as the Supervisor may deem necessary from time to time.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering preferred. This level may be achieved with fifteen years experience since Bachelor's or fourteen years since Master's. In lieu of a degree, 20 years of theoretical and applied experience in advanced Rail Signaling Systems required. Typical incumbent has 20+ years of experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of a major transit signal system. Strong quantitative, analytical, problem solving, decisionmaking skills, and critical-thinking abilities. Strong persuasive ability, technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees. May be eligible for project management training.

  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer is generally required. However, extensive experience may be substituted in lieu of licensing.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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