Jun 01, 2021

Sr Engineer (Civil/Roadway)

  • Los Angeles Metro
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer Transportation Engineer

Job Description

Job description

Basic Function

To perform complex civil/roadway engineering work related to major rail transit projects and oversee a work group or project team in performing engineering projects and oversee design work performed by consultants.

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, implements and manages engineering projects in accordance with budget and schedule requirements
  • Interacts with user departments in response to service requests; researches and gathers all necessary details to determine engineering functional requirements to meet project users needs
  • Provides roadway engineering design services and design support during construction; provides support for project bid and award phase, construction management, closeout, activation and startup activities for bus and rail transit projects
  • Supports development of workplans, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs for design projects
  • Assures project compliance with design criteria and standards, workplans, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs
  • Participates in the engineering configuration management process to maintain current engineering records for bus and rail facilities and systems
  • Reviews contract documents for compliance with design codes and standards, design criteria and policies and procedures; and substantiates contractor invoices
  • Reviews designs for quality, constructability and cost effectiveness; recommends design changes
  • Works with in-house engineering and construction disciplines, consultants and/or contractors to identify and resolve problems which may impact the progress of the project or users existing or planned operational performance
  • Provides technical support during contract bidding, negotiation, and award processes
  • Provides resident engineer/quality control inspection services
  • 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

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Civil Engineering
  • 5 years professional engineering experience in civil engineering, including design and construction of public transit projects or major public agency projects
  • Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering

Preferred Qualifications

Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience in roadway design, grading, drainage, and utility relocation
  • Experience leading or managing engineering projects
  • Knowledgeable of City of Los Angeles and Caltrans standards and procedures


  • Theories, principles, and current practices of engineering design and construction in general civil engineering, engineering, roadway design, drainage and grading disciplines
  • City of Los Angeles design standards and permitting requirements
  • Design related to rail facilities, underground utilities, roadway design, grading, drainage design, and utility relocations
  • Engineering mathematics and computer applications
  • Contract administration and budgeting
  • Project management and control practices
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing engineering design, construction, and safety practices, local building and zoning codes


  • Perform complex civil engineering design work related to rail facilities, underground utilities, and utility relocations, roadway, grading, and drainage for major rail transit projects
  • Serve as lead for in-house specialized engineering activities for bus and rail transit engineering projects from conception to completion
  • Monitor and evaluate work by consultants and construction contractors
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Compile, analyze and interpret complex data in order to prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Use computer-aided tools and products such as InRoads, AutoCAD, or MicroStation
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • 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 www.metro.net 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.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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