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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:
$136,011 - $171,018 - $205,005

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

To plan, direct, and manage major design projects within Metro, including large capital projects.

Example Of Duties

  • Establishes and monitors short-range and long-range project goals, budgets, schedules, and strategies
  • Directs performance of services by consultants and contractors for successful completion of projects
  • Manages and directs third-party coordination and public affairs activities related to project design and completion
  • Ensures all design activities meet operations and maintenance quality standards and expectations
  • Represents agency and applicable division at meetings, conferences, and public events
  • Prepares and presents reports to executive and management staff, the Board of Directors, and outside regulatory agencies
  • Sets and implements project policies, procedures, safety and work standards, and controls
  • Ensures compliance with Metro policies and procedures and applicable state, federal and local regulations and laws
  • Supervises subordinate staff or the work activities of consultants
  • Evaluates staffÂ’s overall level of knowledge, skills and abilities, and assists in developing the departmentÂ’s succession plan
  • Oversees, monitors, and adheres to departments/units budget, goals, and schedules which complies with to agency-wide fiscal responsibility
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Engineering or Architecture or related field
  • 5 years' senior management-level experience in design of major capital projects, including extensive experience managing rail transit projects
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:

  • Licensed Engineer or Architect
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary staff or projects
  • Experience planning financial and staffing needs
  • Experience preparing and presenting project reports to executive and management staff, outside regulatory agencies, and/or the public


  • Theories, principles, and practices of Engineering or Architecture as it relates to rail transit engineering, design, construction, operations, and maintenance, governmental contract policies, and public administrative methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
  • Applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and standards
  • Large-scale capital project management
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transit programs
  • Heavy construction practices and procedures
  • Modern management theory


  • Direct the overall design activities for major capital projects
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcomes
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees, public officials, and outside representatives
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • 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. (JMC)

*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.