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Principal Engineer, Major Projects

Company: Metrolink
Location: Pomona
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF POSITION The purpose of the position is to support the annual State of Good Repair (SGR) program at Metrolink, which includes the preliminary project planning phases, through design and construction of funded projects. This may also include the support of grants funded outside of the annual budget process or support new capital projects where a major component of the project incorporates SGR improvements. The SGR Program at Metrolink represents some of the highest priority and safety critical projects in the agency. TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning May 11, 2023. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This job description is not part of a job series. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Receives general oversight from director or executive level roles.Responsible for supervising and monitoring performance for a group of employees. The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Provide oversight for SCRRA's inspections, condition ratings, state of good repair, asset management system rehabilitation programming, under the direction of the Assistant Director, Rehabilitation.Act as Project Manager for major State of Good Repair projects.Act as Metrolink's FRA 237 Bridge Engineer, which includes the following activities:Providing oversight of the QC/QA program for structures in conjunction with the bridge, culvert and tunnel inspection program.Report findings to Bridge Management Program stakeholders.Review and approve inspection reports, as required.Audit and provide oversight for the performance of bridge inspections.Review and approve load rating reports provided by designated Railroad Bridge Engineers. Manage SCRRA's Project Management (PM) and Construction Management (CM) consultant contracts.Oversee the delivery of SCRRA state of good repair projects. Coordinate SGR project design with the Principal Engineer of Design and Construction.Ensure internal and external projects are managed according to requirements and expectations for scope, schedule, budget, functional quality and safety and meet stakeholder expectations. Participate in the review and coordination of Railroad High - Wide Heavy Load movements. Act as Railroad engineering subject matter expert with internal and external clientsProactively manage scope, budget, schedule, functional quality, internal and external impacts and assure projects are designed and constructed safely with no or minimal impacts to railroad operations.Perform and/or review engineering work, highly specialized design, research and analysis.Provide support and guidance for the establishment of asset management tools, and reports; such as the Trapeze EAM system, RAMS Database, the Metrolink Rehabilitation Plan; or other condition measuring tools or programs.Assist the Assistant Director, Rehabilitation in the establishment of the annual rehabilitation budgets, including inputting project details, verifying field data, and preparing reports or presentations on the annual program. Manage consultant contracts, contract task orders, schedule, cost and scope.Provide oversight for the work of consultants and contractors performing work on the SGR program.Coordinate with internal departments, provide technical review of the design work, manage task orders and monitor schedules for design, and compile and review project cost estimates.Coordinate preliminary programming of annual SGR projects through the annual budget cycles, which includes: determining the scope of work, estimating engineering cost, estimating labor and materials, providing information to the project engineer to assist in determining whether project design or construction can be done in-house or contracted outside.Evaluate progress of project(s) to determine if time schedules will be met and submit reports to the executives.Direct small or short deadline project designs related to the SGR program.Represent the Authority at public and joint department meetings; make presentations to groups including the Board of Directors.Provide coordination and support for SCRRA maintenance department, and participate in prioritization meetings to effectively spend SGR funding in the proper locations.Plan, manage and direct the work of staff and consultants; effectively supervising, coaching and training. Perform other related duties as assigned. Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a closely related field. A minimum of 10 years of total experience with a Bachelors Degree or 8 years of experience with a Masters degree, which includes the following:A minimum three (3) years' design or construction experience with a Commuter/Passenger or Class 1 Freight Railroad or as a consultant or contractor working on long term assignments involving Commuter/Passenger or Class 1 Freight Railroad Projects. A minimum six (6) years of relevant and progressively increasing experience in the area of construction, or engineering. Experience must include at least two (2) years of contract management of engineering or construction projects and two years of experience managing the work of staff or consultants.A minimum five (5) years of experience in managing railroad or transit construction projects including three years of experience managing railroad projects on dense traffic "active" railroad corridors.Years of experience can be counted concurrently. California Professional Engineers License, or ability to obtain the license within 12 months. A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience.Must pass tests for Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) and Railroad General Code of Operating Rules (GCQR) within one year of employment.Valid Class "C" California driver's license with a satisfactory driving record of no more than 3 moving violations and no DUI's within the last 3 years Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: FRA's Bridge Management ProgramPublic sector and SCRRA Skilled in: Excellent, communication, interpersonal, decision making and problem-solving skillsUse of MS office Ability to: Work independently, manage multiple concurrent engineering tasks or projects both in the office and in the field effectively and critically analyze information are essential to successFoster a team environmentWork nights and/or weekends, as necessary, for railroad construction projects PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Transition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locations.Operate tools to perform the duties of the position, such as computers, office equipment and work-related machinery.Transport equipment or boxes up to 25lbsExchange ideas by means of communication.Visual acuity to detect, identify and observe employees or train movement and any barriers to movement when working on or near railroad tracks. Hear and perceive the nature of sounds when working on or near railroad tracks.Balance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations. Working Conditions Position requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as heavy trucks, construction, etc.) Southern California Regional Rail Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Authority will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.Selection Process: Following a review of resumes and/or applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Eligible applicants will be notified of the exact time and place of assessments and interview. Candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, skills and ability in job related areas. Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a reference check, including degree verification and criminal records check provided through SCRRA. Internal Candidates: Employees with active discipline as defined in the HR Policy No. 5.3 Positive Discipline Program and/or with performance that does not meet the standard for "meets expectations" as defined in the Performance Planning and Appraisal Process may be precluded from consideration and placement in the position. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the SCRRA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The SCRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/ADA

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