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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:
$122,970 - $153,691 - $184,434

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

Responsible for the management and performance of Rail Systems activities of the Project Engineering group within Metro Construction Project Management Division.

Example Of Duties

  • Prepares Project Engineering Systems group work plan and administers the group’s work for compliance with authorized budget and schedule
  • Coordinates with other Engineering Directors to plan and prioritize the Department’s work and to assign staff to each project
  • Directs the activities of Project Engineering Systems group to monitor and review the work of consultants, cost and schedule proposals, negotiations, and development of consultant workplans
  • Develops work scopes and negotiates consultant services contracts and contract changes; coordinates and supervises consultants' engineering design activities
  • Directs and oversees management of projects related to ADA, Clean Air Act and others as mandated by Federal, State and local regulatory agencies
  • Directs engineering activities related to the design and construction or modification of major bus and rail facilities, guideways, and structures
  • Directs, oversees and administers the design, procurement, construction, and installation of Electrical Systems, Train Control, Traction Power, Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) and Communications Systems
  • Directs, manages and oversees rail systems design with emphasis on reliability and efficiency in accordance with Metro Rail Design Criteria (MRDC)
  • Manages and oversees rail systems design plans are in conformance with AREMA, CPUC, NFPA 130 and fire life safety criteria in tunnels, underground stations, elevated, at-grade stations, maintenance shops and yards
  • Coordinates and maintains relationships with various internal and external stakeholders with respect to rail systems elements to enhance operability and reliability of capital improvement projects
  • Provides guidance to engineering team and recommends engineering solutions on project challenges to mitigate delays and cost overruns
  • Evaluates system’s manufacturers recommended component overhaul schedules
  • Assures that state-of-the-art engineering approaches are applied during design and construction of engineering projects and work complies with Metro Standards and Criteria
  • Ensures work complies with federal and state laws, regulations and rules
  • Assists in planning, developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures and recommending improvements
  • Assists in establishing and implementing Construction Project Management’s goals and objectives
  • Prepares and presents reports to management and Board of Directors
  • Confers with Metro management, staff, government officials, contractors and consultants regarding engineering matters relating to systems improvements
  • Supervises a staff of professional engineers, architects and associates
  • 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 (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil) or related field
  • 5 years’ management-level experience in systems engineering design and construction of major transit projects or major public works projects
  • Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a Professional Engineer (PE)
Preferred Qualifications

Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience managing the design and construction of large rail systems engineering projects or communications engineering public works projects
  • Experience managing management of large rail systems engineering projects or communications engineering public works projects
  • Experience utilizing System-wide electrical systems related to rail systems
  • Experience complying working with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) interface requirements
  • Experience utilizing working with train control
  • Experience utilizing working with traction power
  • Experience utilizing Overhead Contact Systems (OCS)


  • Theories, principles, and practices of Rail Systems engineering and construction for subway and light rail systems
  • Design and construction in Traction Power OCS/Third Rail Systems, Train Control, Communications and System-wide Electrical Systems
  • Rail systems testing, commissioning and start-up/activation
  • Contemporary construction methods, equipment, material and construction costs
  • Public agency procurement procedures and contract administration
  • Modern management theory


  • Plan, organize and direct the overall functioning of an engineering department
  • Manage engineering planning, design and construction
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets and labor/management agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Supervise subordinate 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 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. (TW)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

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.