GENERAL PURPOSE: Sound Transit is looking for innovative, technical and creative professionals who are driven to make a difference. The Civil & Structural Engineering Division is currently looking for a proven Civil Engineering Supervisor to serve as a right-of-way expert and lead our team of Right of Way Engineers.
Under general direction, applies diversified knowledge of principles and practices related to civil engineering in a broad range of assignments. Performs advanced senior level professional engineering duties in assigned area of responsibility, including those related to design, issue analysis, project management, and contract administration; monitors work quality and adherence to professional engineering standards; performs liaison responsibilities for designated programs for the Agency, consultants and contractors; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, programs, Departments/Offices, and outside agencies; serves as a civil engineering technical expert and team leader for large engineering projects or multiple projects of smaller scope within a Program area and manages the quality, scope, schedule, safety, security, and budget related to assigned project(s) or project elements.
**THIS JOB POSTING MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work of assigned staff; assigns work activities and coordinates schedules, projects, and programs; provides constructive feedback on civil engineering issues; reviews and evaluates the work of civil engineer team members and makes effective suggestions and recommendations. • Coaches, trains and motivates staff; coordinates and/or provides staff training and manages employee relations. Manages the workflow and prioritization of civil engineering projects and measures the performance of an assigned civil engineering functional unit and all related staff and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary. Develops developmental work plans for staff, implements or recommends corrective actions, discipline and termination procedures as necessary. • Reviews civil engineering planning, design, and construction work for large projects involving multiple consultants and contractors. • Coordinates with Project Managers in the oversight of the project design and construction and the associated coordination with Sound Transit divisions, third party partners and stakeholders, consultants and contractors. • Performs advanced professional level duties in support of engineering design and construction programs; develops and applies design criteria, engineering standards, and quality control procedures. • Responds to complex questions and inquiries from the general public, consultants, contractors, engineering professionals, and Agency staff regarding engineering projects or area of assignment. • Assists in negotiations and establishment of formal agreements with contractors and consulting firms; administers assigned engineering contracts; and monitors engineering activities to assure contract compliance. • Oversees and coordinates assigned engineering, planning, design, and construction work for transit facilities involving multiple consultants and contractors; ensures adherence to technical requirements, quality, budget, and schedules; coordinates the administration and approval of assigned projects and/or project elements in support of project directors and in coordination with project managers, ; and provides schedule updates as required. • Plans, develops, negotiates, and administers formal agreements and permits with third parties, including state and local agencies, utilities, and private property owners, as required for the delivery of assigned projects; works with real estate, legal, contracts, project control, operations, maintenance and other Sound Transit departments in coordination and development; coordinates construction with third parties including reviewing construction work and schedule with cities and utilities, coordinating third party work for schedule and access, addressing questions and concerns due to construction activities, and receiving and documenting final approvals. • Serves as right-of-way expert in property rights and property acquisition in partnership with interdepartmental teams to identify and process needed property rights; creates and reviews property acquisition cost estimates and schedules; represents civil engineering in negotiations with property owners, in mediations, and in trials; works with interdepartmental teams to interpret property rights, interface with the private property owners, investigate property owner claims, and administer temporary construction easements prior to and following acquisition to plan, develop, and interpret property maintenance plans, and to negotiate access agreements with property owners. • Ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations. • Represents the function area on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as requested; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate. • Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, or closely related field and eight years of civil/architectural engineering design and construction experience that includes significant experience with project and contracts management experience, preferably in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License. • A valid Professional Civil Engineer License issued by the State of Washington.
Required Knowledge of: • Operations, services, and activities of engineering and construction programs. • Complex principles and practices of civil engineering. • Senior professional and/or technical expert knowledge of industry engineering principles and practices. • Project management techniques and principles. • Principles of team leadership. • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations. • Agency design criteria manuals, policies and procedures, standard contract documents. • Engineering consulting services and methods including reports, studies, cost estimates, plans, and specifications. • Surveys, legal descriptions, title reports, and deeds. • Property rights, outside agency real estate practices, outside agency engineering practices and standards; property acquisition under condemnation, State Laws (RCWs) related to property rights. • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil engineering design and development. • Contract and procurement strategies and management principles. • Performing negotiations and partnering with local jurisdictions and agencies, utilities, contractors, and community groups. • Risk assessment and strategic planning. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to civil engineering and transit programs and operations, including municipal codes, design and construction standards, and planning documents. • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Applying advanced principles and practices of civil engineering related to area of assignment. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Performing advanced level professional engineering duties involved in the design and development of a variety of engineering projects. • Presenting highly complex technical issues, analysis and recommendations to senior management in succinct, layman terms. • Applying project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives. • Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets. • Reading and reviewing parcel maps and assessors' maps. • Writing and reviewing complex property agreements and easements. • Administering change orders. • Presentation development and public speaking skills. • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports. • Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Developing and/or monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules. • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority. • Leading and delegating daily tasks, communicating, and providing feedback and work direction to assigned project staff.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees. Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1891500
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.