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Manager, Project Scheduling & Claims - Construction (7019)

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jul 18, 2021
Req ID:  1512

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.      

We are currently seeking a Manager, Project Scheduling & Claims - Construction (7019) in the Project Control. 




Opening Date: 07/16/2021

Closing Date: 07/30/2021

Job Grade: SAM 42

Salary Range: Min: $92,716.00 - Mid: $115,908.00 - Max: $139,100.00 

*Note: Starting salary not to exceed midpoint.



The Project Control Department is seeking to hire a Manager, Project Scheduling & Claims – Construction. This manager will be responsible for the development, management and implementation of capital project scheduling and claims policies and procedures for SEPTA’s Capital Constructions Projects. Further responsibilities include: the allocation of resources for the review of project schedules, time impact analyses (TIA’s) and project-related claims. Administration and management of scheduling software applications like Oracle’s P6 is expected, along with clear communication of responsibilities amongst team members. This role is based in our Center City headquarters. Travel is limited to job sites within SEPTA’s service area.


  1. Administers and periodically updates the Project Management Procedures (PMP’s) for the review and monitoring of project schedules, time impact analyses, and the negotiation and processing of construction claims.
  2. Oversight and management of construction contractor schedule reviews.
  3. Reviews and prepares time impact analyses for determination of construction contractor’s entitlement to extensions of contract time.
  4. Reviews, monitors and mitigates SEPTA exposure to construction delay claims.
  5. Utilize lessons learned from construction contractor delays and claims to update policies and procedures to improve future project delivery.
  6. Evaluates consultant schedule and claims proposals for compliance with specific project requirements and SEPTA’s established policies and procedures.
  7. Evaluates construction project related claims including time impact analyses and the development of minimum and maximum potential damage calculations – and/or but not limited to research, preparation and participation in depositions, litigations and expert testimony.
  8. Assumes specific application responsibility for the design and construction Potential Change Order/Amendment (PCO) database.
  9. Maintains and updates Monthly Construction Project Scheduling Report, PCO Report, and Claims Reports.
  10. Develops and administers SEPTA’s Standard Form Construction (SFC) Contract Planning, Scheduling and Progress Monitoring Specification Exhibits including contractual requirements for the submittal of Baseline Schedules, Value Lines Breakdowns and Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling updates for construction projects.
  11. Supervises and directs the activities of Scheduling and Claims Staff.
  12. Trains Scheduling and Claims staff as well as SEPTA Project Managers.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field, and a minimum eight (8) years of Project Control, Scheduling/Claims Management or Contract Management experience or related activities required.
  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle P6 project management scheduling software or similar project scheduling software applications required. 
  • Excellent analytical, inter-personal and written communication skills required.
  • Proficient in computer software including Microsoft Office required. 

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia