Jul 01, 2021


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

Job Description

Basic Function

Performs senior-level technical planning, programming, or project support and performs a range of functions in an assigned organizational unit.

Example Of Duties

  • Supports analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of transportation projects, programs, and policies
  • Prepares specific components of scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, contracts, and agreements
  • Schedules and coordinates meetings with Metro departments and external parties
  • Participates in meetings with Metro staff, community organizations, cities, and other public agencies
  • Assists in negotiations and execution of various agreements
  • Manages small, single-site or region-wide projects or funding programs; manages small consultant contracts or assists with the management of large contracts
  • Manages project schedules, budgets, tasks, and assigned activities
  • Conducts analyses and makes policy recommendations
  • Provides technical guidance to local jurisdictions and outside agencies on Metro programs
  • Assists in evaluating the costs, benefits, and risks associated with various plans, programs. and projects
  • Prepares and delivers reports, presentations, and correspondence
  • Coordinates with other Metro departments on programs and projects
  • Applies, develops, and implements statistical analysis procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

A Typical Combination Includes

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 year-for-year basis.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, etc.), Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Finance, or a related field
  • Three years of relevant experience in transportation planning, project management, urban design, transportation system design and research, travel simulation and demand modeling, transportation finance, operations planning, or other related area; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

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 serving as a liaison between executive management and other departments within an organization to perform project coordination and provide administrative support
  • Experience compiling and preparing reports for executive management
  • Experience creating correspondence, and coordinating meetings and events


  • Theories, principles, and practices of transportation, urban and regional planning, land use planning and regulations, programming, public financing techniques mobility, and/or fiscal analysis
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, funding sources, real estate leasing, mobility and development practices
  • Financial, analytical, statistical research, and mathematical processes and procedures
  • Technical research methods, analysis, and innovation
  • Best practices regarding project management and planning
  • Applicable business software applications
  • Emerging business models and opportunities to test new models of service delivery


  • Conducting comprehensive planning studies and projects
  • Identifying problems and analyzing data in pursuit of solutions and/or to test new models of service delivery
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • 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
  • Mediating and negotiating
  • Communicating project opportunities, risks, and constraints


  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Convey ideas clearly and in a timely fashion
  • Think and act independently
  • Navigate Metro's complex organizational structure
  • Develop and execute strategies to meet project and department goals
  • Be flexible, adaptable, and able to iterate as obstacles are encountered during project delivery
  • Develop and maintain external relationships to ensure project success
  • Understand, interpret, and apply theories, laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and agreements
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Handle confidential information
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • 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.

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. (JD)

  • 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.

Lacmta Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Sick time
  • Vacation time
  • Pension plan
  • Social Security coverage
  • Transportation passes
  • Credit union
  • Tuition assistance
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • 401 (K) Thrift Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Jury duty
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

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


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