Transit Systems 2018-02-08 2018-03-15

Project Manager

Company: Keolis Transit America View more listings
Location: Los Angeles, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 100927

For over 100 years, Keolis has been helping more people travel safely, comfortably, and efficiently than anyone else in the world. Keolis is an innovative partner working continuously to create solutions to meet the needs of our customers . . . today and in the future! We’ve been managing complex passenger transportation for more than a century and we’re on a constant quest to find better ways of helping our customers achieve their goal of providing superior service to their communities.

Position Summary:
The Project Manager is responsible for the management of proposal processes, oversight and delivery while ensuring proposal production and quality control during every step of the process. In addition to these duties, the Project Manager must also possess leadership support and offering suggestions and ideas for continuous improvement.

Proposal Process Oversight & Delivery

  • Project Management

    • Constructs, maintains, and reports on multiple project work plans as part of the business development team

    • Ensures high visibility into the status of projects, identifies scheduling risks, and works with BD leadership to adjust resources and/or priorities as necessary to balance workloads and meet deadlines

    • Supports and advises Business Analysts in the management of proposal deliverables, ensuring adherence to BD processes, agreed-upon schedules, international governance milestones, and timely delivery of each project

    • Works closely with the sales team to ensure the completeness and accuracy of project pipeline information

    • Leverages project pipeline information to determine and monitor efficient resource allocations

  • Proposal Production & Quality Control

    • Ensures compliance with RFP requirements

    • Oversees production, design, and timely delivery of proposals in collaboration with business analysts

    • Works with sales team to monitor database of contract information, upcoming project timelines, and market intelligence; supports the VP of Business Development in the conversion of market information into successful bid delivery

    • Supports BD Leadership team in communications with client procurement staff, as needed

Leadership Support / Continuous Improvement

  • Supports leadership in the design, development, and maintenance of BD processes, with a focus on project efficiency (speed/productivity), effectiveness (win rates), and adherence to internal controls

  • Regularly assesses innovative approaches to project management, including emerging methodologies and/or project management software, focused on helping the teams work smarter; presents business cases/recommendations to leadership for process improvements

  • Tracks and reports on the status of BD department action plans; leads update meetings

  • Project Management Professional certified (PMP and/or PMI-PBA) preferred; otherwise, experience w/ project management and willingness to pursue certification is required

  • Finance and/or accounting experience; familiarity with internal control

  • Experience managing staff, assessing performance, administering feedback, and developing team skills; strong leadership abilities

  • Salesforce experience (report writing/customization/administration) a plus, but not required

  • Ability to coordinate and align the goals of multiple departments, including collaboration with international divisions

  • Knowledge of emerging project management methodologies/technology solutions

  • Ability to identify efficiency opportunities and manage implementation of process improvements

  • >= 3-5 years of professional experience in a project management role

  • Transit experience a plus, but not required

  • Extremely organized with high level attention to detail

  • Desire to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter; highly proactive

  • Proficiency in Micrsoft Office Suites

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance; a proactive self-starter

If you are interested and possess the above-mentioned skills, please email your resume to Rick Diaz at


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