Under general direction, performs professional duties involved in serving as technical expert for assigned project control functions of managing schedules and analysis for the Project Controls Division of DECM; assumes responsibility for a variety of project control activities including reviewing, analyzing, and updating design, right of way (ROW), permitting, third-party and construction activity on assigned contracts; evaluates project schedule trends to ensure timely, accurate, and critical project progress reporting; ensures adherence to adopted policies and procedures related to procurement, contract, and project administration; provides technical expertise; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Project Controls Manager, Scheduling, Cost Estimating, Risk and VE, and the Director of Project Controls.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are 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.
• Implements scheduling tools for Agency including Oracle Primavera P6 R16.2, Microsoft Project, Acumen Fuse; updates and maintains assigned project(s) master schedule, including third party/permitting, right of way (ROW), planned construction activities, and contract procurement; provides timely schedule reports to project management team; maintains schedule enterprise structure in database; performs schedule “what-if” analysis and recommends corrective, mitigating or improvement actions to project team; provides input to contracting process, including bid analysis and consulting on selection/award and prepares schedule analysis in support of negotiations with consultants/contractors; participates in the development and implementation of scheduling procedures and contract specifications. • Reviews and approves baseline and monthly updates for design schedules and contractor submittals for assigned project(s) final design and system design consultants; supervises and oversees scheduling work by design consultants; creates, updates, and maintains schedule risk models for ongoing risk assessments for assigned project(s); updates monthly schedule reporting template for the Agency Progress Report; creates new schedule graphics and reporting tools as projects move from design into construction; reviews monthly schedule status and issues for assigned project(s); reviews design package construction schedule and specifications submitted by design consultants. • Analyzes project schedules to identify trends and potential risks; recommends resolutions to critical scope, schedule, and cost issues; participates in the change management and progress payment processes for assigned projects; provides timely, accurate, and thoughtful project progress reporting; ensures adherence to adopted policies and procedures by internal and external project team members; Provides assistance to the Program Manager – Schedule Engineering on procedural and organizational issues when requested. • 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. • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices. • Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, business administration, or closely related field and/or four years of construction schedule management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: Valid state driver’s license.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) certification.
Required Knowledge of: • Basic engineering principles. • Understanding of construction methods, scheduling theory, basic engineering principles, Oracle Primavera P6 scheduling software experience, and organizational skills. • Design documents, Internet, software manuals, and proven practical experience. • Principles and practices of program development and administration. • Critical Path Scheduling. • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Reviewing, interpreting, and analyzing complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets. • Managing and developing master schedules and performing cost and schedule tracking and analysis for assigned project controls projects. • Presentation development and public speaking skills. • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Preparing and analyzing data and comprehensive reports. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • 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, potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when visiting construction sites 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.
Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.
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