Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or physics, or closely related field; Eight years of noise/vibration impact analysis, design or noise/vibration field work and mitigation design that includes project and contract management experience, preferably in a rail or transit related environment and familiar with track design and installation in a variety of settings, including light rail transit ways, underground facilities, and aerial guideways; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
• A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Washington
• Masters degree in related field noted above
Required Knowledge of:
• Complex principles and practices of acoustics, noise, and vibration analysis and mitigation design.
• Ability to analyze, review, and direct noise models.
• Familiar with principles and practices of light rail vehicle-rail-structure interaction in transit engineering.
• Experience in field noise and vibration survey and measurements, as well as on-site noise and vibration troubleshooting.
• Project management techniques and principles.
• Principles of team leadership.
• Engineering consulting services and methods.
• Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in noise and vibration mitigation design and development.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to transit noise and vibration.
• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
• Principles of business letter writing and technical report preparation.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
• Operations, services, and activities of a rail transit engineering and construction program.
Required Skill in:
• Performing advanced-level professional engineering duties involved in the monitoring, analysis, and mitigation design of noise and vibration for direct application to rail engineering projects, including track and structure design.
• 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 these to various constituencies, as appropriate.
• Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients.
• Presenting highly complex technical issues, analyses, and recommendations to senior management in succinct, appropriate terms.
• Applying project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives.
• Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority, as appropriate.
• Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and technical reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets.
• Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals.
• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Preparing, analyzing, and reviewing complex data and comprehensive reports.
• Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is normally performed in a standard office environment.
• 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, and extreme noise when conducting construction and operational site visits while 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.