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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:
$77,334 - $96,658 - $115,960

At Will**

Other Info:

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


Basic Function

Develops, monitors, and analyzes cost, budget, and schedule functions for large and complex capital projects.

Example Of Duties

  • Employs cost engineering methods to monitor and forecast project costs
  • Works with various Metro departments, design, or construction consultants and contractors to collect required data for cost reports
  • Maintains monthly project cost forecasts
  • Recommends alternative solutions to reduce cost
  • Prepares, reviews, and presents special studies and analysis
  • Reports overall project finances/schedules to management
  • Reviews invoices and funding allocations for accuracy
  • Monitors cost reports for accuracy and adherence to department procedures
  • Monitors all budget/scheduling changes
  • Tracks consultants' monthly performance and expenses
  • Maintains and compiles monthly cost/schedule records and reports
  • Serves as central receiving point for all financial/scheduling matters for existing and new projects in development
  • Leads, oversees, trains, mentors, and motivates assigned staff
  • 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 Business Administration, Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field

  • Three years of relevant experience performing project cost/scheduling work

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • 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 maintaining and monitoring monthly project cost forecasts and budget/scheduling changes
  • Experience analyzing and summarizing financial information for preparation of management reports
  • Experience tracking and analyzing actual expenditures versus budget performance
  • Experience utilizing financial accounting systems such as Oracle FIS (Financial Information System), Oracle Discoverer, etc.


  • Theories, principles, and practices of cost engineering, cost forecasting, fiscal year budgeting, and scheduling
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
  • Department policies and procedures
  • Sources of estimating data in the construction industry, such as labor and equipment productivity rates, composition of standard crews, construction cost indexes, etc.
  • Advanced capabilities of specified software, including Primavera Scheduling Software
  • Applicable cost and scheduling software, such as FIS (Financial Information System), EcoSys, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle P6, and Microsoft Project
  • Applicable Project Management Information System (PMIS), such as Oracle Primavera Unifier, CM14, CMI (Contract Management Interface), and SharePoint
  • Applicable business software applications


  • Performing complex cost work in support of design and construction phases of capital projects
  • Performing scheduling work for construction products
  • Tracking and analyzing actual expenditures versus budget performance
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives


  • Produce required deliverables and meet deadlines
  • Organize and manage time efficiently
  • Make financial decisions within a budget/timeframe
  • Analyze and summarize financial information for preparation of management reports
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive cost reports, cashflow projections, burn rate analysis, and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements within Metro guidelines
  • Travel to offsite locations to gather cost and schedule status updates
  • 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 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.