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Oversees technical staff and consultants performing geotechnical engineering design services related to rail and bus facilities.
Example Of Duties
Oversees and manages Metro geotechnical engineering activities for major rail and bus facilities to ensure compliance with Metro, federal, state and local regulatory requirements
Oversees and administers the design, procurement, construction, and installation of major bus and rail facilities
Oversees the management of consultant contracts for design, construction, or procurement of facilities and systems equipment
Negotiates consultant and equipment contracts, including contract changes; oversees change control process
Directs preparation of feasibility and trade-off studies, geotechnical engineering reports, and economic analyses
Administers and monitors work and contracts for compliance with budget, schedule, standards, and objectives
Interfaces with the various divisions of Metro
Plans budget and staffing needs and assists in preparing department and project budgets
Represents Metro before outside agencies
Prepares and presents reports to management, staff, the Board of Directors, community groups, and government officials
Facilitates resolution of design, construction, third party, and operations problems
Recommends design activity improvements for efficiency, compliance, and cost-effectiveness
Serves as chairperson for design reviews and other technical meetings
Participates in the preparation of contract front-end documents
Reviews consultants plans and specifications for technical adequacy and completeness
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 subordinate employees
Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
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:
Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a Geotechnical Engineer
Master’s degree - Civil Engineering with a specialization in Geotechnical/Tunnel Engineering
Experience reviewing geotechnical engineering reports, plans, and specifications
Experience resolving geotechnical issues for major construction projects
Experience designing and constructing transportation related facilities such as tunnels, underground structures, or bridges
Theories, principles, and practices of applicable disciplines in civil, geotechnical, or environmental engineering, hazardous waste regulations, and environmental laws
Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing environmental, engineering, equipment, construction standards, and rail transit operations
Project management and control practices
Principles of supervision
Plan, organize, and manage large-scale design and construction projects
Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Supervise subordinate staff
Read analyze and interpret engineering plans and specifications for large-scale engineering projects
Read, write, speak, and understand English
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.
To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net 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
Telephone: (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.
Requirements For Employment
Bachelor's degree - Civil Engineering or related field
5 years of senior-level or lead experience as a geotechnical engineer or Project Manager on major transit or public works projects