Associate Project Engineer (Asset Management/Bridge Engineering)

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San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission
San Francisco, California
$107,197.79 - $135,952.96 Annually
Sep 21, 2021
Oct 21, 2021
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San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission

San Francisco, CA

Associate Project Engineer (Asset Management/Bridge Engineering)

Salary: $107,197.79 - $135,952.96 Annually

Closing:  10/17/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing, and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  For more information about MTC, please visit    

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), manages and operates the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges, which are complex long-span bridges of varying age and construction.

Under the general direction of the Principal for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in MTC's Field Operations and Asset Management (FOAM) Section, the Associate Project Engineer will support a variety of tasks related to the Toll Bridge Asset Management Program.  The work involved will be technical in nature and tasks focus on overseeing the development and administration of an asset management plan to maintain the seven state-owned toll bridges in a state of good repair over their lifecycle by optimizing for risk and cost. Overall program responsibilities include identification, planning and project delivery of capital, operations and maintenance projects.

The ideal candidate would be a leader passionate about the upkeep of the seven state-owned toll bridge assets in the Bay Area and possess a strong technical background. Further, the ideal candidate should be collaborative, have a willingness to learn, and flexible to work on a variety of tasks as required.  The position will manage multiple consultants and will coordinate with Caltrans and other stakeholders to create an asset management plan. A civil and structural engineering background is ideal. Knowledge about project management and engineering principles is required.

All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Services Workers.  


The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 

Knowledge of:

•  Civil, structural and transportation engineering.

•  Asset management as it relates to physical assets and lifecycle-cost optimization.

•  Risk management principles.

•  Contracting methods, including alternative delivery methods.

•  Project and program management, quality control/quality assurance.

Skills and Abilities

•  Read and interpret engineering plans, specifications and estimates.

•  Distill complex information into concise memos, reports, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders and executives and the MTC/BATA boards.

•  Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and effectively work in a team environment; have good presentation and communication skills. 

•  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all entities/individuals in the course of work, including MTC/BATA Board members, elected officials, stakeholders, and the general public.

•  Lead and effectively manage cross-matrix staff and multiple consultants.

•  Become effective at consultant and construction procurements, negotiate contracts, and resolve contract disputes.

•  Become effective at overseeing development and implementation of asset management software. 

•  Ability to use structural engineering and asset management terms and principles and be able to oversee contracts related to toll bridge engineering work. 

•  Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations and implement industry best practices.

•  Demonstrate organizational skills, with the ability to balance and advance multiple high priority tasks, anticipate challenges, and troubleshoot effectively.

•  Ability to set objectives and goals; break down work into process steps; develop schedules and task assignments; anticipate risk, adjust for unforeseen problems and measure performance against goals and evaluate results. 

•  Demonstrated skills to ensure compliance with project schedule, scope and budgets.

•  Strong analytical abilities; use of independent judgement and initiative to solve problems.

•  Carry assignments through to completion, on time and with minimal supervision.


An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline related to the area of assignment such as transportation planning, project management, public finance, economics, business or public administration, civil engineering, structural engineering, or transportation engineering.  A Master's degree is desirable. An engineering degree is preferred.  (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)   

Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment.


Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.  A professional engineering license is desirable.


Under the supervision and direction of the Principal, specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

•  Assist the Principal Project level manager in developing and managing an asset management plan for the seven state-owned toll bridges including risk management assessments/project controls, overseeing procurements, contracts, and consultant efforts. 

•  Assist the Principal Project level manager with bridge related projects in planning, design, construction, operation, and/or maintenance phases to ensure accuracy and conformance to contracts. 

•  Assist in the completion of contract procurements and contract management for technical engineering studies and operations and maintenance contracts. Provide technical direction to consultants preparing engineering deliverables. Provide proper level of direction and review of delivered products. Ensure compliance with project scopes, schedules and budgets.

•  Communicate project status with agency management and develop and make formal presentations to the MTC/BATA board and its committees, MTC and Caltrans executives, and other stakeholders effectively (technical and non-technical staff), both orally and in writing. Interface with senior level management, contractors, consultants, legal counsel, vendors and other agencies. Collaborate with project partners including, but not limited to, FHWA and Caltrans. 

•  Assist the Principal Project level manager to draft, review and execute operations, maintenance and cooperative agreements.

•  Preside over regular meetings with Caltrans staff.

•  Perform other job-related transportation and engineering duties and assignments as needed or assigned in the Section.