• Los Angeles Metro
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering
  • Salary: $127,941 - $159,910 - $191,880 USD

Job Description

Basic Function
Responsible for the management and performance of the strategic and tactical activities of a Project Engineering group supporting planning, design, and construction for Metro projects. leads the tunnel discipline activities of engineering department at Metro. Responsibilities include staff management, establishing design criteria for tunneling discipline, reviewing tunnel engineering plans, resolving complex tunneling challenges, pre-feasibility studies, conceptual engineering, representing Metro at public meetings, and interfacing with other disciplines and all Metro capital projects including supporting other departments requiring tunnel engineering expertise.
Example Of Duties
  • Prepares Project Engineering Facilities or Systems group work plan and administers the group′s work for compliance with authorized budget and schedule
  • Coordinates with other Engineering Directors to plan, prioritize, update, and monitor the Department′s work and to assign staff to each project
  • Directs the activities of Project Engineering Facilities or Systems group to monitor and review the work of consultants, subconsultants, cost and schedule proposals, negotiations, and development of consultant workplans
  • Develops work scopes and negotiates consultant services contracts and contract changes; coordinates and supervises consultants' engineering design activities
  • Directs engineering and architectural activities related to the design and construction or modification of major bus and rail facilities, guideways, tunnels, and structures
  • Directs coordination with other environmental engineering activities, including site assessments, ground water remediation, soil remediation, liquid waste testing and disposal, permitting, water conservation, and regulatory compliance
  • Directs and oversees management of projects related to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), Clean Air Act, and others as mandated by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
  • Directs engineering activities related to the systems design and construction of new and existing transit systems facilities, including mechanical, electrical, and communications work
  • Investigates project problems and makes recommendations to prevent future occurrences
  • Resolves conflicts between designer and project requirements and or regulatory requirements
  • Validates that the designs perform as expected by detail testing
  • Evaluates system′s manufacturers recommended component overhaul schedules
  • Assures that state-of-the-art engineering approaches are applied during design and construction of engineering projects and work complies with Metro Standards and Criteria
  • Contributes updates to the Metro Design Criteria, as necessary, based on lessons learned on other projects
  • Ensures work complies with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and rules
  • Assists in planning, developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures and recommending improvements
  • Assists in establishing and implementing Construction Project Management′s goals and objectives
  • Prepares reports, test plans, presentations, and white papers; presents reports to management and Board of Directors
  • Confers with Metro management, staff, government officials, contractors, and consultants regarding engineering matters relating to systems improvements
  • Directs a staff of professional engineers, architects, and associates directly and through subordinate management
  • 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
  • Leads design team for plan check with city, county, Caltrans, public utilities, SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District), and other regulatory agencies
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out
  • 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, or a related field; Master′s Degree in a related field preferred

  • Five years of relevant management-level experience in facilities or systems engineering design and construction of major public agency transit projects or major public agency building projects

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • California license as a Professional Engineer (PE) preferred
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 planning and designing vertical and horizontal tunnel alignments and construction of bored tunnels, cross passages and tunnels including geotechnical and structural items
  • Experience planning, designing and providing construction support services to projects with tunneling components
  • Experience interpreting data from tunnel boring machines and geotechnical instrumentation databases
  • Experience performing tunnel engineering, including planning, feasibility, preliminary engineering, final design, design support during construction, and rehabilitation of tunnels and underground structure
  • Experience presenting complex tunneling issues verbally, email, memoranda and reports

  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering and architectural planning, design, construction of transit system facilities, bus and rail transit systems, and vehicle engineering
  • Contemporary construction methods, equipment, material, and construction costs
  • Research techniques and report preparation
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Project management
  • Safety policies and procedures
  • Public agency procurement procedures and contract administration
  • Modern management theory


  • Planning, organizing, and directing the overall functioning of an engineering department
  • Managing engineering planning, design, and construction
  • Following regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Analytics, troubleshooting, and decision making
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Establishing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Managing and directing subordinate staff

  • Read and interpret civil engineering, mechanical, and electrical drawings
  • Lead and share the vision/objectives
  • Actively listen
  • Determine risks and any long-term safety issues with a specific design
  • Think and act independently
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Travel to construction sites
  • 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 and complete an online Employment Application. (TS) 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 is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.
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.

Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

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