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


Bulletin No:
Job Title:
Rail Vehicle
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 rail vehicle 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 bus and rail transit projects
  • Supports development of workplans, specifications, manuals, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs for design projects
  • Assures project compliance with design criteria and standards, workplans, project specifications, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs
  • Participates in the engineering configuration management process to maintain current engineering records for bus and rail facilities and systems
  • Reviews contract documents for compliance with design codes and standards, design criteria and policies and procedures; and substantiates contractor invoices
  • 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 rail fleet services, and Operations/Transportation disciplines, consultants and/or contractors to identify and resolve problems which may impact the progress of the project or users existing or planned operational performance
  • Provides technical support during contract bidding, negotiation, and award processes
  • Provides rail vehicle project management quality control inspection services
  • 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 - Engineering or other related field
  • 5 years’ professional engineering experience in appropriate discipline including design and construction of public transit projects or major public agency 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 monitoring railcar manufacture's production site set to ensure compliance with project's scope and schedule
  • Experience conducting contract selection process, understanding rail vehicle commissioning process including acceptance and steps prior to putting vehicles into revenue service
  • Experience conducting vehicle inspections as it relates to rail vehicle manufacturing
  • Experience supporting project management staff with rail vehicle procurements and/or vehicle overhaul work
  • Understanding project management principles and the integration of engineering expertise to provide overarching support of rail vehicle projects
Special Conditions

  • Occasional exposure to weather, physical, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards during site visits
  • Travel to vehicle final assembly construction sites and access areas under vehicle construction
  • Potential oversight required during vehicle qualification phases


  • Theories, principles, and current practices of engineering design and construction in appropriate discipline
  • Fundamentals of architectural design, structural, mechanical, electrical, vehicle, systems and environmental engineering as they relate to assigned engineering discipline
  • Engineering principals, theories, and techniques used in rail vehicle design and manufacturing
  • Principals of public finance, including budgeting, contract management and other applicable regulations relating to rail vehicles
  • Project management and control practices
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing engineering design applicable to Metro


  • Perform complex engineering design work in assigned discipline
  • Serve as lead for in-house specialized engineering activities for bus and 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
  • 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.