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


Bulletin No:
Job Title:
Closing Date:
Salary Grade:
Salary Range:
$90,813 - $113,526 - $136,219

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

To perform complex engineering work and oversee a work group or project team in performing engineering projects and oversee design work performed by consultants.

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, implements and manages engineering projects in accordance with budget and schedule requirements
  • Interacts with user departments in response to service requests; researches and gathers all necessary details to determine engineering functional requirements to meet project user’s needs
  • Provides engineering design services and design support during construction; provides support for project bid and award phase, construction management, closeout, activation and startup activities for rail transit projects
  • Supports development of workplans, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs for design projects
  • Assures project compliance with design criteria and standards, workplans, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs
  • Participates in the engineering configuration management process to maintain current engineering records for rail vehicle systems
  • Reviews contract documents for compliance with design codes and standards, design criteria and policies and procedures; and substantiates contractor invoices
  • Supports the design and implementation of CCTV systems
  • Supports the design development, implementation, and technical support of smart rail systems and rail vehicle networks
  • Supports the implementation of Internet of Things (IOT) systems and devices for use on rail vehicles
  • Supports software development for passenger intercom systems
  • Provides technical support, including audio announcement modifications, for the various communication system types and designs used on all fleet types
  • Supports development of safety, security systems, facilities, and quality assurance certification standards
  • Reviews designs for quality, constructability and cost effectiveness; recommends design changes
  • Works with in-house engineering and technical disciplines, consultants and/or contractors to identify and resolve problems which may impact rail vehicle reliability
  • Provides technical support during contract bidding, negotiation, and award processes
  • 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 subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree – Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science or Telecommunications Engineering
  • 5 years’ professional engineering experience in design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of communication, networks, and IOT projects
  • Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a Professional Engineer in the appropriate discipline desirable
  • Valid California Class C driver license
Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Experience designing network systems with mobile assets (e.g. rolling stock and/or transportation field)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suit applications
Special Conditions

  • Occasional exposure to weather, physical, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards during site visits
  • Minimal travel to vendors sites


  • Theories, principles, and current practices of electrical engineering design of communication systems, wireless networks, and wired networks
  • Design and implementation of IOT systems and devices
  • Cloud-based software systems and connectivity into physical devices
  • Engineering mathematics and computer applications
  • Contract administration and budgeting
  • Project management and control practices
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing engineering design, construction, and safety practices, local building and zoning codes


  • Perform complex engineering design work in assigned discipline
  • Serve as lead for in-house specialized engineering activities for rail transit engineering projects from conception to completion
  • Monitor and evaluate work by consultants and construction contractors
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Perform job functions with minimal supervision
  • Compile, analyze and interpret complex data in order to prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Use computer-aided tools and products
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • 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 and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

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

*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.