Engineer (Pool Posting, Non-Represented)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Jun 01, 2024
Full Time Engineering Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $123,687.00 - $187,387.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Marketing Statement

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits, and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast-paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Job Summary

Pay Rate

Non-Represented Pay Band E06

Annual Salary: $106,187 (Minimum) - $160,874 (Maximum)

The negotiable starting salary offer will be between $106,187/annually - $133,530/annually, commensurate with education and experience.

Reports To
Senior Manager of Engineering Programs or designee

Current Assignment
This job announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months. It covers Engineers in the Electrical and Traction Power Engineering Divisions within the Office of Infrastructure Delivery at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART).

The current vacancies are capital positions and are subject to time and funding limitations.
The scope of the Electrical and Traction Power Engineering Divisions includes the development and modification of BART’s facilities and systems such as:

  • Electrical Division (Lower Voltage - 12 KV AC and below)
    • Responsible for complete electrical design and calculations for assets including facility electrical power; switchgear; switchboards; grounding and bonding; cathodic protection; fire alarm systems; emergency lighting; power distribution, conversion, control, and storage systems; lighting; battery; uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) system and backup generators.
  • Traction Power Division (Higher Voltage - 35 KV AC and above; and 1000VDC Rail voltage)
    • Responsible for complete electrical design and calculations for assets including substations, switchgear, rectifiers, traction power distribution, utility power, protective relays and PLCs, grounding, transformers, and cables.
Education and experience preferred in the Electrical branch of Engineering.
Ideal incumbents will possess the desirable skills, capabilities, and experience beyond the minimum requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering skills and experience in both field and office.
  • Understanding of electrical principles and a keen interest in keeping up with emerging technology, development, and trends.
  • Understanding of the different approaches to electrical equipment maintenance.
  • Work independently on usually smaller, well-defined projects, and develop drawings, specifications, and engineering estimate for construction contracts.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders.
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Have flexible work schedule, including off-shift and weekends, to address challenging project/technical issues and/or for maintenance-related needs.
  • Ability to work in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains.
Application Process
External applicants may only apply online, at Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at , or on EmployeeConnect. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. Online applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Selection Process
Initial screening of resumes received will begin on June 24, 2024.

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

Qualified applications received up to the initial screening date may be enrolled into the selection process. If no successful candidate(s) are identified, applications received past the initial screening date will then be reviewed for consideration.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

This posting is open until further notice.

Note: This job announcement may be closed or canceled at any time.

Examples of Duties

Performs a variety of professional engineering duties related to the subject department. Duties may include preparing engineering specifications, preliminary cost estimates, engineering drawings, sketches, calculations and analyses.

Prepares engineering designs, specifications, costs and quantity estimates for engineering construction projects; prepares and/or reviews the adequacy and accuracy of computations.

Assists in the establishment of schedules and methods for providing engineering project oversight services; responsible for the verification of quantities of materials and adherence to specifications; may recommend resources to be allocated.

Monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; evaluates proposed changes to approved plans and specifications.

Recommends approval of and submits contractor’s progress payment applications; performs audits of contractor and suppliers to ensure adherence to established policies procedures.

Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence on project matters including Inspector’s Daily Reports, monthly and final completion reports, contract modifications negotiations, field and design engineering changes, and correspondence with the contractor on fulfillment of requirements.

Discusses and coordinates engineering design or construction project activities with design engineering staff and other affected engineering personnel.

Maintains awareness of progress on assigned engineering design or construction projects to ensure compliance with designated time and cost schedules.

Provides assistance to inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction.

Reviews construction design plans to evaluate potential construction problems; monitors construction project expenditures.

Utilizes a variety of engineering programs and application including CADD.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering design and construction.

Conducts field inspections; ensures compliance with specifications.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university.


Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable engineering design and construction project experience.


Additional engineering experience as outlined above may be substituted for the above education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of engineering in assigned discipline area
  • Operations, services and activities of an engineering design and construction program
  • Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating
  • Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing
  • Engineering contract administration principles and practices
  • Materials and equipment methods utilized in engineering
  • Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in related engineering report preparation
  • Advanced mathematical principles
  • Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
  • Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in construction engineering design including CADD
  • Related building codes, regulations and provisions
  • Related Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations

Skill/Ability in :
  • Applying principles and practices in engineering design and construction in assigned projects
  • Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures
  • Preparing clear and concise reports
  • Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Equal Employment Opportunity GroupBox1

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at .

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) prides itself in offering best in class benefits packages to employees of the District. Currently, the following benefits may be available to employees in this job classification.

  • Medical Coverage (or $350/month if opted out)
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Insurance (Basic and Enhanced Plans Available)
  • Retirement Plan through the CA Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
    • 2% @ 55 (Classic Members)
    • 2% @ 62 (PEPRA Members)
    • 3% at 50 (Safety Members - Classic)
    • 2.7% @ 57 (Safety Members - PEPRA)
    • Reciprocity available for existing members of many other public retirement systems (see BART website and/or CalPERS website for details)
Money Purchase Pension Plan (in-lieu of participating in Social Security tax)
  • 6.65% employer contribution up to annual maximum of $1,868.65
Deferred Compensation & Roth 457 Sick Leave Accruals (12 days per year) Vacation Accruals (3-6 weeks based on time worked w/ the District) Holidays: 9 observed holidays and 5 floating holidays Life Insurance w/ ability to obtain additional coverage Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Survivor Benefits through BART Short-Term Disability Insurance Long-Term Disability Insurance Flexible Spending Accounts: Health and Dependent Care Commuter Benefits Free BART Passes for BART employees and eligible family members.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Oakland, California United States View Map