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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:
$125,424 - $156,770 - $188,115

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

Directs the overall operation of the Facilities Engineering Department and directs and administers all Operations Bus Facilities′ Capital Projects to ensure projects are conducted on schedule and within budget.

Example Of Duties

  • Directs and plans departmental functions such as Capital Projects, Engineering Service Requests, the Permit Desk, and Facilities Engineering departmental support system-wide
  • Directs and oversees the development and administration of the annual Capital and Operating budgets for Facilities Engineering
  • Directs all Bus Facilities Capital Projects, including all aspects of engineering and construction, technical support, schedules, budget, funding, grants management, staffing, agency reporting, and prioritization of work
  • Directs the development and implementation of work plan goals, objectives, policies, procedures, budget, and work standards for the Facilities Engineering Department
  • Directs, plans, assigns, monitors, and evaluates the work of assigned staff
  • Establishes, maintains, implements, and audits cost and schedule management activities for all Bus Facilities Capital projects to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and plans
  • Develops procurement and contract strategies for professional services or construction contracts that result in optimal execution and delivery of the project scope
  • Analyzes federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations to determine impact on engineering and construction of capital projects
  • Coordinates with other Engineering Directors to plan and prioritize the department′s work and to provide staff assignment to each project
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets project design and construction budgets, schedules, and costs to ensure conformance with authorized scope, time, and dollar requirements
  • Reviews, analyzes, and monitors actual project performance related to budget, cost, and schedule management activities
  • Identifies problems and recommends resolutions to budget, cost, and schedule-related activities
  • Prepares and presents reports to management, the Board of Directors, outside agencies, and the public
  • Directs performance and evaluates work of consultants to ensure compliance and consistency with agency, department, and project objectives
  • Confers with Metro management, staff, government officials, contractors, and consultants regarding engineering and construction matters relating to bus facility improvements
  • Represents Metro before the public, governmental entities, associations, professional organizations, and at other meetings
  • Directs, supervises, and mentors assigned staff comprised of engineers, architects, and other technical trades
  • Directs, 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 assigned employees
  • 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 two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction, Business, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred


  • Five years of relevant management-level experience in project management of transit-related or heavy civil projects

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • California license as a Professional Engineer (PE), Geologist, or Architect may be required

  • 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 (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:

  • Experience working in a transportation environment with a focus in regional rail such as Class 1 railroads, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), Caltrans, and other related local jurisdictions
  • Experience managing multiple capital projects
  • Experience supervising personnel on multiple capital projects


  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering and project management, including budget cost management
  • Capital and operating budgets
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing the construction of transit facilities for a public agency
  • Engineering and construction concepts
  • Public agency procurement procedures and contract administration
  • Applicable business software applications
  • Modern management theory

Skill In:

  • Directing, planning, and organizing all the activities of an engineering and construction department for a large public agency
  • Developing, directing, and implementing major capital and operational programs
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Preparing complex comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Establishing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, developing and recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, Board of Directors, and outside representatives
  • Directing, supervising, training, mentoring, and motivating assigned staff
  • Mediation and negotiation

  • Negotiate contract terms and monitor multiple contracts to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, and specifications
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • 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.