Jul 01, 2021


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

Job Description

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)


Bulletin No: 002001-008



Closing Date: 26-DEC-19

Salary Grade: H1O

Salary Range: $102,045 - $127,066 - $153,067

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP)

Basic Function

Manages, oversees, and coordinates timely construction of rail and bus facilities projects from start to finish and within approved budgets.

Example Of Duties

  • Manages, drives, and monitors rail and bus facilities construction projects, including developing workplans, schedules, cost estimates, and specifications
  • Oversees the work of construction management consultants and/or acts as Resident Engineer supervising construction Inspectors, Construction Engineer, and administrative support
  • Monitors work for compliance with schedule, budget, technical, safety, and legal requirements
  • Collaborates with contractors, specialists, and lead agencies
  • Reports on work progress and budget to senior management
  • Monitors compliance with the contract
  • Manages assigned Metro staff
  • Has budget accountability for an area of responsibility
  • Reviews contract documents and assists with bid forms, pre-bid conferences, proposal evaluations and recommendations, and negotiations with consultants and contractors
  • Coordinates activities/operations with other Metro staff and public agencies
  • Resolves design and field construction problems
  • Attends progress meetings and reports on contract status
  • Expedites design and field changes; negotiates change orders
  • Reviews contractors′ requests for change and, if appropriate, prepares contract change notices with appropriate justification
  • Advises on content of operations and maintenance manuals
  • Recommends policy/procedure improvements
  • Monitors claims and suggests ways to minimize
  • Coordinates work schedules around special events
  • Monitors field implementation of pollution controls for dust, noise, and vibration
  • Monitors parcel acquisition to ensure availability before construction
  • Conducts site audits and testing
  • 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 assigned employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

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 overseeing the construction of transit projects
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing construction claims
  • Experience writing technical papers and reports, and responding to Contractor letters, Requests for Information (RFI's), and Requests for Changes (RFC's)
  • Experience utilizing computer programs for project management such as Primavera P6, Primavera Contract Management, or Bluebeam
  • Experience reviewing, modifying, and administering construction contracts and specifications
  • Experience preparing bid packages and procurement documents, drafting change modifications and justifications, preparing tasks orders, and analyzing and negotiating changes and claims
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing construction schedules
  • Experience tracking, reviewing, and responding to Requests for Information (RFI's), Submittals, and Change Order requests

Certifications/Licenses / Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • State of California registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect preferred


  • Theories, principles and practices of engineering and construction of rail and bus transit facilities
  • Equipment and construction techniques related to the installation and construction of various rail and bus facilities
  • Applicable local, state, and federal building and construction requirements and standards
  • Basic principles of rail and bus operation and maintenance
  • Project contract documents and plans
  • Metro General Conditions, General Requirements, and TRs (Technical Requirements) and specifications
  • Construction terminology
  • Safety and Security Manuals
  • Business computer use applications related to contract scheduling and financial recordkeeping


  • Interpreting design plans, shop drawings, and construction calculations
  • Understanding engineering terminology
  • Analyzing complex construction issues, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Using various business applications and software, including Excel, Outlook, and MicroStation
  • Document and budget tracking
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Effective inter- and intra-agency communication


  • Monitor multiple contracts, keeping them on schedule and within budget
  • Mediate and negotiate construction contract terms
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Take accurate and detailed notes and meeting minutes
  • Oversee assigned staff effectively
  • Type well and hand write legibly
  • Obtain cost savings where possible
  • Maintain accurate records and statistical information
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Exercise sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • 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. (TS) 

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.

*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

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 two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field
  • Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience in the management of construction contracts; experience in tunneling, aerial structures, underground structures, ballasted trackwork, highways, and highway bridges preferred

Internal Number: Bulletin No: 002001-008

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


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