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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:
$61,089 - $76,356 - $91,624

At Will**

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


Basic Function

Provides intermediate-level engineering support to Operations and support department projects in order to deliver service that is reliable, safe, and efficient for Metro customers and employees.

Example Of Duties

  • Compiles and analyzes data for engineering projects; recommends materials and equipment
  • Provides engineering support for various departments
  • Reads and interprets system drawings for all lines
  • Assists in preparing feasibility studies/engineering reports and in managing smaller projects
  • Develops scopes of work for projects
  • Prepares plans, sketches, specifications, and estimates for design, construction, and modification of Metro facilities
  • Reviews consultants' plans, sketches, certifications, and related documents for compliance with Metro standards and requirements
  • Troubleshoots, modifies, and repairs engineering systems, software, and equipment issues
  • Develops and researches permanent and sustainable solutions for issues; plans and implements preventive maintenance programs
  • Prepares project reports and correspondence
  • Performs project control activities, such as budget and schedule reviews
  • Develops procedures for maintaining remote terminal units and computer systems for various applications
  • Provides guidance and assistance to new or entry-level employees in operating engineering systems, software, and equipment
  • Updates databases and maintains records of changes
  • Represents Metro with construction/engineering/supplier community
  • May respond to site emergencies
  • 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:


  • Bachelor′s Degree in Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred


  • One year of relevant experience performing engineering work in appropriate discipline; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment


Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Professional Engineer License preferred
  • 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


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 supporting the creation, development, implementation, and inspection of overhead catenary systems, heavy rail traction power third rail systems, and underground ventilations systems
  • Experience utilizing electrical system protection units software (e.g. Siemens, BBRI & CPC) and programmable logic controller software (e.g. Rockwell/WinPac)
  • Experience supporting the creation, development, implementation, and inspection of high voltage traction power substations


  • Design, construction, installation, and maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Engineering hardware and software
  • Local building and zoning codes
  • Industry standard drawings
  • Microsoft Office Suite applications


  • Performing engineering work and calculations
  • Performing diagnostic tests and repairs on engineering systems
  • Reading, interpreting, and applying plans and specifications
  • Comprehending electrical wiring diagrams and drawings
  • Compiling and analyzing complex data
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing


  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Provide guidance and assistance to new or entry-level staff
  • Adapt to a flexible work schedule
  • Learn in a fast-paced environment and with on-the-job training and experience
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Travel to project sites
  • 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.