Valley Metro: Office Engineer
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 04/14/22
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Open until filled with a first review of applications on April 27, 2022
THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE USED TO HIRE PERSONS THAT SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS WITH DEDICATED FUNDING. THE DURATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING FOR THOSE PROJECTS.
The Office Engineer reports directly to the Manager, Construction and Utilities and assists the Project Manager with all project related items consistent with construction of Transit Systems, Light rail, Streetcar and Bus. Typical duties include assisting with monitoring construction activities and confirming compliance with contract requirements; ensures work quality and adherence to specifications; prepares and processes change orders; reviews contractor monthly pay applications; conducts audits to ensure compliance; and prepares and maintains project records.
As a member of the Valley Metro’s Capital and Service Development team, demonstrates the Agency’s Core Values of Whatever It Takes, Team Player and Positive Customer Care/Service in performance of daily duties.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, talking, and hearing.
Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, and travel.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Desired Education & Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related field and four (4) years of experience in engineering design and construction of transportation projects including a minimum of two (2) years of experience in public agency projects preferred; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed.
- Licenses and Certifications: Valid Arizona Driver's License. Engineer-in-Training (EIT) preferred Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check
Desired Skills & Abilities
- The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
- •Processes and coordinates responses to contractor submittals and RFIs;
- Develops, prepares and processes change orders, proceed orders and all relevant documentation; ensures project documentation is processed in a timely manner;
- Reviews contractor monthly pay applications and verify payment quantities; prepares and reviews the adequacy and accuracy per the contract;
- Coordinates with the Design Consultant for technical review of required project documents; ensures drawings and material submitted are reviewed and are on schedule and adhere to the established policies and procedures;
- Implements and monitors the use of the Project Control System (PCS) to maintain project records;
- Reviews the contractor's as-builts to verify conformance to the specifications;
- Prepares and develops a variety of reports and correspondence on project matters including daily, weekly, monthly and final completion reports, contract modifications, engineering changes and correspondence with contractor on fulfillment of requirements;
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings, and coordinates with the Technical Review Advisory Committee as well as the Safety Certification Committee;
- Supervises inspection staff and reviews inspector daily reports of project performance. Provides assistance in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction;
- Resolves contractor performance issues that may be impacting the timely delivery of the project, the quality of the finished product and/or the entire cost of the project. Performs audit to ensure contractor compliance with local and federal regulations;
- Assists with compliance of safety requirements and regulations including, but not limited to: OSHA, state safety oversight (SSO) program, and fire and building code.
- Knowledge of: Transit operations; Working knowledge in civil, track, railroad and transportation engineering principles; Electrical, mechanical engineering principles and practices; Interpreting contract documents, manuals, and specifications; Understanding of the Buy America program and process; Federal and State regulations affecting public transportation; Methods, practices and procedures involved in maintenance of a public transit system; Local, regional, state, federal agencies, groups, and organizations involved in transit planning and development.
- Skill in: Using computers and related software applications; Bluebeam, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, MicroStation and Microsoft Office; Reading, interpreting and preparing engineering plans, specifications, drawings and schematics; Prioritizing and assigning work to lower level staff; Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
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