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Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer


Bulletin No:
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Closing Date:
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Salary Range:
$112,902 - $141,107 - $169,312

At Will**

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


Basic Function

Oversees construction management team and manages, oversees, and coordinates major rail and bus facilities construction projects, including planning, implementing, resolving problems, and maintaining schedules, budgets, quality, and safety. This position is a management role for Section 3 of the Westside Purple line Extension, which includes two heavy rail transit underground stations and 2.5 miles of subway tunnels on the westside of Los Angeles. The position will report to a Senior Director of Construction Management managing construction for Metro on one of the construction contracts on this project.

Example Of Duties

  • Oversees and manages major rail and bus facilities construction projects, including the development of workplans, schedules, cost estimates, and specifications
  • Oversees and manages the work of Construction Managers and construction management consultants in the performance of their duties
  • Administers and monitors work for compliance with schedule, budget, technical, safety, and legal requirements
  • Oversees the review of contract documents and preparation of bid forms, pre-bid conferences, proposal evaluations and recommendations, and negotiations with consultants and contractors
  • Coordinates activities/operations with other Metro staff and public agencies
  • Attends progress meetings and oversees the preparation of reports on contract status and progress for executive management
  • Represents Metro before outside agencies
  • Expedites design and field changes
  • Reviews contractors′ request for change and employee′s preparation of contract change notices and justifications
  • Supervises and provides feedback to staff during change order negotiations
  • Coordinates with Operations staff during testing, start-up and project activation
  • Recommends policy and procedure improvements
  • Monitors claims and suggests ways to minimize construction cost exposure
  • Reviews claims entitlement position papers
  • Supervises, trains, mentors, and motivates assigned staff
  • Directs and coordinates work schedules around special events
  • 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, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field
  • Five years of relevant management-level experience in major construction, engineering, or architectural contracts
  • 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 overseeing construction methods for underground facilities in an urban environment, such as underground subway system, including deep underground excavation, civil construction, mechanical fit out, and traffic management
  • Experience managing heavy civil infrastructure construction projects for a public agency with experience overseeing inspection and quality activities, and experience interfacing with designer
  • Experience negotiating contract issues, administering contracts, resolving contract disputes, and monitoring contracts to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, and specifications
  • Experience managing the activities of internal, design, construction, consultant, and other project personnel
  • Professional certificates/licenses: Licensed Civil Engineer, Licensed Architect, Certified Construction Manager or other similar certification
  • Professional certificates/licenses: OSHA 30 Certification or similar certification
  • Master's degree in a related field


  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering and construction of rail and bus transit facilities
  • Theories, principles, and practices of construction management
  • Engineering drawings and specifications
  • Equipment and construction techniques related to the installation and construction of various rail and bus facilities
  • Applicable local, state, and federal requirements and standards governing environmental, engineering, equipment, construction standards, and rail transit operations
  • Construction inspection procedures and techniques
  • Basic principles of rail and bus operations and maintenance
  • Project management, including scheduling and cost maintenance
  • Project delivery methods, such as Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build
  • Contract administration related to major public works construction projects
  • Change orders and claims
  • Estimating fundamentals
  • Business and construction contract law
  • Applicable business software applications related to contract scheduling and financial recordkeeping

  • Monitoring major, multiple contracts to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, and specifications
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Mediating and negotiating construction contract terms
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Directing, supervising, training, mentoring, and motivating assigned staff


  • Work effectively with construction contractors, vendors, and consultants
  • Delegate and manage multiple operations effectively
  • Analyze and interpret technical materials accurately and effectively
  • Effectively solve problems and conflicts
  • Conduct meetings and provide effective leadership to construction teams
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Maintain accurate records and statistical information
  • 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. (KD)

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.

*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.