OPENING DATE: 10/18/17 CLOSING DATE: 11/08/17, 5:00 PM GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, applies diversified knowledge of principles and practices related to multi-disciplinary engineering in a broad range of assignments. Applies engineering knowledge and methods in support of multi-modal transit operational needs, including those related to design, construction, issue analysis, project management, and contract administration; monitors work quality and adherence to operating and maintenance standards; performs liaison responsibilities for designated programs for the Agency, consultants and contractors; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, programs, Departments/Offices, and outside agencies; serves as an engineering technical expert and team leader for programmatic coordination of engineering support for multiple projects. Manages the priority, quality, scope, schedule, safety, security, and budget related to assigned projects under the Operations Engineering and Technology Division.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Acts as the primary department liaison for technical support, solutioning and broad ranging engineering services in support of transit operation, asset management and system lifecycle planning. • Manages programmatically a changing portfolio of technical deliverables and support for operations, maintenance, infrastructure modifications or system changes affecting all elements of rail and facilities infrastructure. • Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work of assigned staff; assigns work activities and coordinates schedules, projects, and programs; provides constructive feedback on technical issues; reviews and evaluates work scope and makes effective suggestions and recommendations. • Coaches, trains and motivates staff where assigned; coordinates and/or provides staff training and manages employee relations. Manages the workflow and prioritization of engineering projects with partner teams and measures the functional unit performance and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary. Develops developmental work plans for staff where assigned and implements or recommends corrective actions. • Reviews diverse engineering planning, design, and construction work in support of Operations involving multiple Agency staff, consultants and contractors. • Coordinates with Project Managers in the oversight of project design and construction. • Performs advanced duties in support of system reliability analysis, engineering design and construction programs; develops and applies design criteria, engineering standards, and quality control procedures. • Responds to complex questions and inquiries from the general public, consultants, contractors, engineering professionals, and Agency staff regarding engineering projects or area of assignment. • Assists in negotiations and establishment of formal agreements with contractors and consulting firms and monitors engineering activities to assure contract compliance. • Ensures adherence to technical requirements, code, quality, budget, and schedules; coordinates the administration and approval of assigned projects and/or project elements in support of Operations Divisions and in coordination with project managers. Provides schedule updates as required. • Ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations. • Represents the function area on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as requested; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate. • Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in engineering discipline or closely related field and preferred six years of design and construction experience that includes significant experience with project and contracts management experience, preferably in a rail or transit related operating environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License. • PMP certification, preferred.
Required Knowledge of: • Transit operations, systems, functions and general engineering and construction programs. • Industry safety regulations and best practices. • Applied technical knowledge of industry engineering principles and practices. • Project management techniques and principles and performance metrics. • Principles of organizational leadership. • Agency design criteria manuals, specifications, jurisdictional codes, policies and procedures, standard contract documents. • Engineering consulting services and methods including cost structures, reports, studies, project cost estimates, plans, and specifications. • Surveys, legal descriptions, title reports, and deeds. • Understanding of engineering and architectural design drawings. • Property rights, outside agency real estate practices, outside agency engineering practices and standards; State Laws (RCWs) related to property rights. • Contract and procurement strategies and management principles. • Performing negotiations and partnering with internal teams, local jurisdictions and agencies, utilities, contractors, and community groups. • Risk assessment and strategic planning. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to civil engineering and transit programs and operations, including municipal codes, design and construction standards, and planning documents. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Required Skill in: • Work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities. • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling, analyzing and preparing complex data using spreadsheets and reports. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Applying advanced principles and practices of engineering, program and project management principles related to area of assignment. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Written and verbal communication including English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. • Adaptive presentation of highly complex technical issues, analysis and recommendations to staff and senior management in succinct, layman terms. • Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets. • Reviewing and interpreting contracts and partner agency agreements. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Developing and/or monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, scope and schedules. • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment, active construction sites, railroad guide ways, tunnels and active railroad facilities. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees. Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1880752
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