Manager of Engineering Liaison

Published
January 12, 2022
Location
Oakland, CA
Job Type
 

Description

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.

Conditions of Employment

All San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at HRDP@bart.gov .

Department

Maintenance & Engineering- Communications & Controls

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $157.35 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Non-Represented Pay Band 10
Minimum: $129,038.00/year - Maximum: $195,493.00/year
Note: Initial salary offer will be between $129,038.00/year - $178,120.00/year and will be commensurate with experience and education.

Posted Date

January 10, 2022

Closing Date

February 11, 2022

Reports To

Group Manager or designee

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

Under general direction, manages and oversees engineering activities of operating and capital programs by facilitating activities for special projects and other assigned activities within and on behalf of the Communications & Controls Engineering Group; provides complex administrative and engineering support to the Group Manager; and performs related duties as assigned.
Ideal candidates will possess the following experience beyond the minimum qualifications:

  • 5 years of professional engineering experience in design and maintenance of rail transit systems, preferably in Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) systems with at least 2 years supervisory experience

Essential Job Functions

1. Provides professional and complex engineering support to the Group Manager; plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates complex programs and engineering analysis within the area of assignment.
2. Makes recommendationsfor action and assists in the development and implementation of capital and maintenance programs for the department.
3. Conducts technical investigations of equipment and systems failures under the responsibility of the Maintenance and Engineering Department, participates in joint investigations with other district offices, and provides technical expertise to corporate and outside counsel.
4. Coordinates review of engineering design and construction documents for new systems and/or related projects; the interface and coordination of internal departments and external consultants and contractors, confers with District management staff regarding liaison activities, as assigned.
5. Assists in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned area of responsibility.
6. Manages and oversees engineering review and recommendations for permits issued to outside parties for District property and infrastructure.
7. Assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes.
8. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the budget for areas of responsibility; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary within area of assignment.
9. Interprets District policies and procedures for employees; explains programs and resolves issues.
10. Represents the Maintenance and Engineering Department to representatives of manufacturers, vendors, governmental agencies and professional and business organizations; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
11. Participates on various District management committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
12. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit systems and operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education : A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is preferred.

Experience : Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional engineering experience, preferably in design and maintenance of rail transit systems, which must have included at least two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for year basis.

License or Certificate : Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of California.

Other Requirements :

  • At time of hire must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations.

Knowledge of :
- Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive related disciplinary engineering design and special projects program
- Principles and practices of related design engineering
- Principles and practices of project scheduling and management
- Principles and practices of program development and administration
- Principles and practices of engineering project contract administration
- Design, installation, operation and modification of heavy rail transit facilities and equipment
- Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
- Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
- Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
- Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
Skill/ Ability in:
- Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary major engineering and maintenance projects program
- Developing and administering project goals, objectives, and procedures
- Analyzing and assessing operational needs and making appropriate solutions
- Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs
- Delegating authority and responsibility
- Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff
- Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports
- Preparing and administering large and complex budgets
- Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
- Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
-Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Selection Process

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.

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).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. 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. On line 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.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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 employment@bart.gov .

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 www.bart.gov/jobs.

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.
Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.

Note

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Essential Job Functions

Under general direction, manages and oversees engineering activities of operating and capital programs by facilitating activities for special projects and other assigned activities within and on behalf of the Communications & Controls Engineering Group; provides complex administrative and engineering support to the Group Manager; and performs related duties as assigned.
Ideal candidates will possess the following experience beyond the minimum qualifications:

  • 5 years of professional engineering experience in design and maintenance of rail transit systems, preferably in Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) systems with at least 2 years supervisory experience

Essential Job Functions

1. Provides professional and complex engineering support to the Group Manager; plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates complex programs and engineering analysis within the area of assignment.
2. Makes recommendationsfor action and assists in the development and implementation of capital and maintenance programs for the department.
3. Conducts technical investigations of equipment and systems failures under the responsibility of the Maintenance and Engineering Department, participates in joint investigations with other district offices, and provides technical expertise to corporate and outside counsel.
4. Coordinates review of engineering design and construction documents for new systems and/or related projects; the interface and coordination of internal departments and external consultants and contractors, confers with District management staff regarding liaison activities, as assigned.
5. Assists in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned area of responsibility.
6. Manages and oversees engineering review and recommendations for permits issued to outside parties for District property and infrastructure.
7. Assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes.
8. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the budget for areas of responsibility; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary within area of assignment.
9. Interprets District policies and procedures for employees; explains programs and resolves issues.
10. Represents the Maintenance and Engineering Department to representatives of manufacturers, vendors, governmental agencies and professional and business organizations; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
11. Participates on various District management committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
12. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit systems and operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education : A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is preferred.

Experience : Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional engineering experience, preferably in design and maintenance of rail transit systems, which must have included at least two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for year basis.

License or Certificate : Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of California.

Other Requirements :

  • At time of hire must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations.

Knowledge of :
- Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive related disciplinary engineering design and special projects program
- Principles and practices of related design engineering
- Principles and practices of project scheduling and management
- Principles and practices of program development and administration
- Principles and practices of engineering project contract administration
- Design, installation, operation and modification of heavy rail transit facilities and equipment
- Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
- Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
- Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
- Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
Skill/ Ability in:
- Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary major engineering and maintenance projects program
- Developing and administering project goals, objectives, and procedures
- Analyzing and assessing operational needs and making appropriate solutions
- Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs
- Delegating authority and responsibility
- Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff
- Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports
- Preparing and administering large and complex budgets
- Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
- Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
-Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Selection Process

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.

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).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs. 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 www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. 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. On line 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.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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 employment@bart.gov .

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 www.bart.gov/jobs.

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.
Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.

Note

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

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