Sound Transit SR SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENGINEER Job #17-01192
SALARY: $99,206.00 - $124,008.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 10/19/17 CLOSING DATE: 11/09/17, 5:00 PM GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction from the Chief Safety Officer or designee, act as a liaison and represent this Division in all stages and phases of each project that has SAFETY impacts. Is responsible to attend all meetings during planning, design, construction, safety certification for revenue services and operations; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, programs, Departments, Offices, and outside agencies; serves as a professional resource on resolving changes to design, construction and other related issues that impacts SAFETY; and responds to questions and inquiries from the contractors, consultants, engineering professionals, and Agency staff regarding engineering information related to SAFETY.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 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. • Represent the Division and act as the liaison between this Division and other agency Divisions and Departments. • Coordinates all technical aspects between senior managers and other Departments. Reviews Technical documents and recommends approval to the Chief Safety Officer. • Provides constructive feedback on project design phases (30%, 60%, 90% and IFB); reviews engineering plans and documents such as Environmental Impact statement, Value Engineering workshops, Configuration Review Board, Change Control Board and makes effective suggestions and recommendations. • Coordinates with Operations on engineering issues that impacts SAFETY. For example, reviews CRBs documents, coordinates the SAFETY impacts to managers in this Division and recommends approval to the Chief Safety Officer • Participates in Preliminary Hazard Analysis and manages all Engineering Service Requests for this division • Provides information and prepares reports for local, state and federal regulatory agencies; provides a variety of status reports and responds to required audits. • Administration and management of engineering consultant contracts, including peer reviews, design reviews, contract packaging, design management, and section designers. Manages, negotiates, and recommends approvals of change orders of the consultant contract to the Chief Safety Officer. • Manages scope, schedule, and budget on all assigned tasks • Working with ST staff, attends projects Risk Register and monitors SAFETY items and coordinates the SAFETY impacts to this Division's managers. • Representing this Division and gives feedback to the team that negotiates, and administers formal agreements and permits with third parties, agreements; • Coordinates with other ST and this Divisions' Managers, (Corridor Design Managers, System Engineering Manager, Systems Integration Manager, Principal Construction Manager, Operations Manager, Community Outreach Manager, Project Control Lead, Deputy Directors). Provides design support during construction. • Provides support to the Division and others on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; 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.
This Divisions gets assigned task that impacts SAFETY. This position will take the lead in these special assignments and recommend actions to the Division Director
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in engineering, or closely related field and 8 years of engineering design and construction experience that includes experience with projects 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 Driver's License. • A Professional Engineer license (in Civil, Mechanical, etc.) issued by the State of Washington. • Position of PMP is preferred
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF: • Operations, services, and activities of transit engineering, site civil and construction programs. • Complex principles and practices of civil, mechanical, electrical and systems engineering for light rail transit. • Senior professional and/or technical expert knowledge of industry engineering principles and practices including cost estimating, budget preparation, and schedule performance for multi-billion dollar transit projects. • Agency design criteria manuals, policies and procedures, standard contract documents, surveys, right of way policies, and outside agency real estate practices. • Engineering consulting services and methods including reports, studies, cost estimates, plans, and specifications. • Schedule management including baseline, milestones and critical path management including techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities. • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in (Transit) engineering design and development. • Contract and procurement strategies and management principles. • Performing negotiations and partnering with local jurisdictions and agencies, utilities, contractors, and community groups. • Risk assessment and strategic planning. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to engineering programs and operations, including municipal codes, design and construction standards and planning documents. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
REQUIRED SKILLS IN: • Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets. • Applying project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives. • Performing advanced level professional engineering duties involved in the design and development of a variety of engineering projects. • 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. • Applying advanced principles and practices of civil engineering related to area of assignment. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Presentation development and public speaking skills. • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports. • Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Developing and/or monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment and construction site. • 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.
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.