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Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
003799-048
Job Title:
DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING (GEOTECHNICAL)
Specialty:
(GEOTECHNICAL)
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Salary Grade:
H1P
Salary Range:
$120,994 - $151,216 - $181,459
External/Internal:
EXTERNAL
Open Until Filled openings may be closed at any time without notice.

At Will**

Other Info:

This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)

 

Example Of Duties

  • Oversees and manages large-scale engineering and architectural activities for major rail and bus projects to ensure compliance with Metro, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements
  • Oversees and administers the design, procurement, construction, and installation of major bus and rail facilities
  • Oversees the management of consultant contracts for design, construction, or procurement of facilities and systems equipment
  • Negotiates consultant and equipment contracts, including contract changes; oversees change control process
  • Participates in the preparation of contract front-end documents
  • Directs preparation of feasibility and trade-off studies, engineering reports, and economic analyses
  • Administers and monitors work and contracts for compliance with budget, schedule, standards, and objectives
  • Reviews consultants plans and specifications for technical adequacy and completeness
  • Facilitates resolution of design, construction, third party, and operations problems
  • Recommends design activity improvements for efficiency, compliance, and cost-effectiveness
  • Interfaces with the various divisions of Metro
  • Plans budget and staffing needs and assists in preparing department and project budgets
  • Represents Metro before outside agencies
  • Prepares and presents reports to management, staff, the Board of Directors, community groups, and government officials
  • Serves as chairperson for design reviews and other technical meetings
  • Directs, supervises, trains, mentors, and motivates assigned staff
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out


    May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture


Experience

  • Five years of relevant management-level experience as an engineer, architect or Project Manager on major transit or public works projects with at least two years of experience in specialized area of assignment


Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • California license as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Architect

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Experience applying geotechnical engineering techniques in foundations design, soil mechanics, seismic excitation, and fault rupture.
  • Experience managing geotechnical engineering foundation design and construction of transportation related facilities, such as bridges, underground structures, tunnels, retaining walls, grade stations, and maintenance facilities.
  • Experience overseeing geotechnical investigations and recommendations based on transit rail industry standards.
  • State of California registration as a Geotechnical Engineer (GE) required.

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of applicable disciplines in architectural, civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, or environmental engineering, hazardous waste regulations, and environmental laws
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing environmental, engineering, equipment, construction standards, and rail transit operations
  • Project management and control practices
  • Financial, analytical, and statistical research and mathematical processes and procedures
  • Metro policies and procedures
  • Principles of supervision
  • Applicable business software applications


Skills:

  • Planning, organizing, and managing large-scale design and construction projects
  • Reading, analyzing, and interpreting engineering plans and specifications for large-scale engineering projects
  • Preparing complex comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyzing data and situations, identifying problems, developing and recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Negotiating

Abilities:

  • Manage projects from start-up to completion
  • Think and act independently
  • Prioritize and multi-task
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, budgets, contracts
  • Supervise, train, mentor, and motivate assigned staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.
Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro. RS

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.