The Director, Track and Signal Infrastructure Maintenance will oversee the day-to-day contract management, administration, compliance as well as the operations, activities, overall success and execution of the contract. This position will manage the scope, schedule, budget of contract mobilization and transition (estimated to begin March 1, 2021) and full delivery of services (expected to begin July 1, 2021) including the annual maintenance, rehabilitation and capital support components of the contract. Metrolink is in the process of procuring a new contract to maintain the Authority’s five-county railroad track and signal infrastructure and perform related support services. This position will manage the selected firm, with a 5-year base term and 3-year option, will be responsible for basic maintenance of Metrolink’s rail infrastructure including track, bridge, right-of-way (ROW), signal, communications, train control systems, specialized maintenance equipment and maintenance support facilities.
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SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives general oversight from Executive level management
Responsible for managing and monitoring work performance of a division or department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Provide leadership, oversight and contract compliance of contract, to ensure track and signal systems are in safe condition for passage of trains;
Act as the designated Project Manager for the Track and Signal Infrastructure Maintenance and Support Service Contract and Direct or matrixed supervision of at least one Assistant Director and support staff
Collaborate and work in close coordination with other departments including rehabilitation, capital support, safety, finance/budgets, Contracts and Procurement, track and signal materials/equipment procurement and materials/equipment inventory management, DBE/Labor compliance and legal counsel;
Manage support and matrixed staff (Track and Signal staff) to ensure budget, scope, administration and oversight of Contract requirements are adhered to
Manage the material, equipment management, inventory process under the Contract
Ensure contractor’s commitment and compliance to the Authority’s safety and infrastructure maintenance standards
Ensure Contractor’s commitment and compliance to the Authority’s DBE and labor requirements
Ensure maintenance of written records, correspondence and documentation related to the Contract
Maximize and implement business modernization and improvements in infrastructure related maintenance technical practices and standards included within Contract Scope
Communicate and present information to key stakeholders
Monitor Contract cycle through mobilization, close-out, extension, or renewal
Mitigate and address all contract related issues, while recommending strategic solutions
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or business or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and highly relevant work experience
Minimum 10 years of experience of a combination of railroad maintenance, construction, and engineering management
Minimum 5 years of experience in successfully managing railroad infrastructure contracts and contract requirements at all levels - detail, mid and high-level
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Safety Leader and advocate, leading a culture of safety among staff and contractors
Minimum 5 years of experience motivating and leading contractors and support staff to achieve all contract requirements and the goals of the contract
A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience.
Valid Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI’s within the last three years.
Experience similar in scope and complexity to Metrolink’s infrastructure; inclusive of contract scope, schedule, quality, safety and budget.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
SCRRA policies and procedures
Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, statutes and guidelines
Inventory procedures and task assignments
Organization and prioritization
Analysis, measurement and process improvement
Strong and effective leadership, team building, communication and time management
Determine entry and purchasing positions
Oversee daily meetings and briefings
Analyze inventory cycle counts
Transition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locations.
Operate tools to perform the duties of the position; such as computers, office equipment and work-related machinery.
Transport equipment or boxes up to 25lbs.
Exchange ideas by means of communication.
Visual acuity to detect, identify and observe employees or train movement and any barriers to movement when working on or near railroad tracks.
Hear and perceive the nature of sounds when working on or near railroad tracks.
Balance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations.
Position requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as heavy trucks, construction, etc.). Telecommuting may be available for this classification.
About Metrolink (SCRRA)
Hello and Welcome to the SCRRA Online Recruitment Process. First, some information about SCRRA! The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) is the joint powers authority that operates Metrolink. Metrolink was formed in 1991 and includes the 5 county agencies - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). SCRRA is responsible for reducing highway congestion and improving mobility throughout Southern California. Metrolink has grown tremendously during our more than 20 years in service with a dedicated staff of approximately 275 full-time employees and over 800 contract staff. Metrolink has expanded to 7 service lines, 59 stations and 43,000 daily boardings, all over 534 route miles and is one of the fastest growing commuter rail systems in the country.