Over the next 7 years Sound Transit, our consultants and contractors will add 20 plus miles of light rail service to the greater Seattle region as part of the ST2 expansion approved by voters in 2008.The Systems Corridor Design Manager role is essential to the success of these commitments.This position is responsible for the delivery of the Systems designs for the North Corridor extensions which include design support of the Northgate Link project currently in construction and development of the Lynnwood Link design expected to be in service in 2023.Sound Transit is looking for an energetic, self-motivated and proven project manager to lead multifaceted teams for two Systems design contracts valued at approximately $20M. The successful candidate will work within the Sound Transit Systems Engineering Department responsible for the design, construction, and testing of train electrification, train control, facility control, fire/life safety and communications systems for all new projects.Following the ST2 work are the voter approved ST3 initiatives which will more than double the service area again with projects extending out to the 2030s.
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Specific responsibilities includes the following technical essential functions:
• Manages complex transit related systems engineering design for; network and radio communications; train control and signals; traction power and overhead catenaries; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); and Fire Life Safety Systems;
• Administration and management of engineering Consultant contracts; including; peer reviews, design reviews, contract packaging, schedules, budgets, construction support, and risk assessments;
• Supervises the Consultant day-to-day activities and supports the Consultant in the coordination of work with other Sound Transit staff;
• Provides support to the department/division and others on matters as directed including serving as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees.
• Other essential functions including; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
• Other duties as assigned.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in engineering, or closely related field and 8 years of engineering design and construction experience that includes significant experience with project and contracts management experience, preferably in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.
• A Professional Engineer license issued by the State of Washington is preferred.
Required Knowledge of:
• Operations, services, and maintenance of rail transit programs.
• Industry engineering principles and practices of mechanical, electrical and communications systems engineering for light rail transit.
• Transit industry project principles and practices including scope preparation, cost estimating and budget preparation for multi-billion dollar projects.
• General Transit agency design requirements, contract documents, policies, procedures, and safety certification.
• Engineering consulting services and methods including reports, studies, cost estimates, plans, and specifications.
• Schedule management including baseline, milestones and critical path management.
• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.
• Contract and procurement strategies and management principles.
• Risk assessment and strategic planning.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to transit engineering programs and operations, including municipal codes, design and construction standards and planning documents.
• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Required Skill in:
• Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, and analyzing complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and transit system requirements.
• Applying advanced project management techniques and principles in defining and controlling a detailed project scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives within budget and schedule constraints.
• Performing negotiations and partnering with local jurisdictions, authorities having jurisdiction, utilities owners, contractors, and community groups.
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Presentation development and public speaking skills.
• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
• Developing and/or monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment with visits to the construction site or rail operating environment as required.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
Sound Transit was created by the state legislature to build a mass transit system that connects major regional job and housing centers in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Sound Transit carries more than 18 million riders a year on its trains and buses.