The Senior Engineer, State of Good Repair will be responsible for working closely with consultants and other staff in the delivery of Rehabilitation projects in Metrolink’s Project Delivery group. The Senior Engineer, State of Good Repair will be a Project Manager in-charge of delivering Metrolink’s portfolio of State of Good Repair projects which may include track, structures and Signal projects and will work with Metrolink’s Maintenance department to coordinate aspects of the projects that impact maintenance and operations.
TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning March 6, 2024. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This is the senior level of the Railroad Systems Engineer series. At this level, work may be performed under limited supervision or under limited direction. Incumbent possesses considerable latitude to accomplish tasks, which may include lead worker or supervisor duties.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives supervision from departmental management/supervisory level roles.
No formal supervisory responsibilities; may lead the work of lower-level staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
The primary responsibility for this role will be providing Project Management duties for Metrolink’s growing list of State of Good Repair projects.
Provide oversight, coordination, and management of construction activities for State of Good Repair projects.
Drive project schedules and provide communication to Program Management Office on status updates, cash flows, and accomplishments on a monthly basis.
Monitor condition assessments with Agencies maintenance Contractor and program annual rehabilitation funds based on the condition of the infrastructure.
Develop scopes of work for State of Good Repair projects during the project development phases.
Practice excellent Project Management skills which will take the projects from initial grant funding all the way through Construction and Close-out.
Prepare estimates of the probable cost of construction and maintenance activities using data from estimating tables, previous bids, production reports, or analysis of crew and equipment.
Monitor expenditures during design and construction and prepare reports of cost to date for on-going work, projected cost at completion, and anticipated outlays over life of project.
Maintain a culture of safety by participating in activities of safety committees, reviewing work plans for compliance with safe operating practices, making observations of work activities, and testing contractor employees for compliance with railroad rules.
It is anticipated that this position will require 80% office work and 20% field work, and that work on nights and weekends will be required in some circumstances.
Perform other duties as required.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Construction Management), or a related field, four (4) additional years of applicable experience to the below requirements are required without an Engineering degree.
A minimum of seven (7) years of work experience on transportation projects, with preference on railroad/transit projects on an operating railroad.
A combination of training, with a minimum of an Associate Degree 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.
Valid Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI’s within the last three years.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Common forms and terms for construction contracts such as unit price, lump-sum, and design-build.
General Project Management skills.
Use of Microsoft Office.
Verbal and written
Time management and
Multitask and manage multiple
Work on and around railroad right-of-way and construction
Work irregular hours, nights, and weekends when necessary.
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 25lbs.
Exchange 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.
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.
Metrolink is governed by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority that was formed in 1991 and comprises five county agencies that were tasked with reducing highway congestion and improving mobility throughout Southern California: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority, Riverside County Transportation Commission, San Bernardino Associated Governments and Ventura County Transportation Commission. SCRRA created Metrolink in October 1992 to fill a void in Southern California’s transportation infrastructure. Our organization has served as the link between six Southern California counties by providing commuters seamless transportation connectivity options. Metrolink has grown tremendously during our 20 years in service, expanding from three service lines, 11 stations and 2,300 daily boardings to seven service lines, 59 stations and 44,000 daily boardings, all over a 536 route-mile network.