The Senior Civil Engineer is responsible for managing the rail transit standards and criteria and reviewing corridor design and construction projects including evaluating scope, budget, and schedules. Typical duties include managing and coordinating engineering activities in support of transit capital improvements; reviewing designs and plans for compliance with Valley Metro standards and criteria; and providing highly responsible and complex technical support to the assigned Manager and capital projects teams.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
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.
Reviews the work and work product of engineering staff and consultants and/or related project contractors, ensuring quality work products and timelines are met.
Provides direction to staff in technical lines of work for the successful completion of capital improvement projects by ensuring all governmental and private agencies (stakeholders, cities, utility companies, etc.) are represented in the design and construction processes.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings, and on the Technical Review Advisory Committee and Safety Certification Committee.
Provides continuous updates of the design criteria manuals, standard project specifications, and standard details for Valley Metro's light rail program through program status reporting to the assigned Manager. Reviews and approves Design Criteria Revisions/Deviations.
Develops engineering designs and cost estimates, particularly for smaller projects and upgrade projects (e.g. park-and-ride expansions, pavement repairs at Valley Metro facilities, etc.). Manages smaller capital projects on behalf of Valley Metro and/or member agencies.
Oversees all aspects of project implementation as assigned, including development of design and construction, and ensuring compatibility and consistency within the overall program.
Provides technical analysis and review in support of projects associated with Valley Metro's Project Development, including Planning, Design and Construction.
Provides technical expertise and oversight of rail standards and issues for Valley Metro and interacts with design consultants, contractors, and the development community near and adjacent to Valley Metro's transit system.
Provides assistance in real estate technical matters related to project real estate definition and acquisitions.
Establishes and manages effective internal and external communication and coordination with Valley Metro departments, consultants, contractors, and member agencies.
Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of:AMERA Manuals and Standard Detail Drawings; FTA Project and Construction Management Policies and Procedures including Management Plans and Risk Assessments; Management principles and practices; Transit operations; Civil engineering, architectural design and systems design and construction; Project budgets, estimating and related documents; Local, regional, state, and federal agencies, groups and organizations involved in transit planning and development; National, State and Local Laws, codes, regulations, and legal requirements related to public transportation; Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible Guidelines including Public Right-of Way Accessible Guidelines.
Skill in: Using computers and related software applications; Delegating responsibility and authority to project staff; Representing Valley Metro to civic groups, regulatory agencies and others in the community; Coordinating and enhancing the knowledge and efforts of Valley Metro staff; Written communications such as preparing Board reports, technical reports, scopes of work, project management plans, interagency agreements, meeting summaries; Preparing and delivering oral presentations; Communicating in order to interact with co-workers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands: Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various construction projects and facilities; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone or radio. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Work Environment: 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. At construction sites, work with exposure to potential hazards.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and six years of increasingly responsible experience in managing capital projects, including light rail and other transit facilities.
Licenses and Certifications: Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Arizona.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
About Valley Metro
Valley Metro is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit
options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of advancing a total transit network, Valley
Metro plans, develops and operates the regional bus and light rail system.
In 1993, the name Valley Metro was adopted as the identity for the regional transit system in the Phoenix
metropolitan region. Under this brand name, local governments set the policy for the regional system
that operates throughout Valley. In 2008, the first 20 miles of light rail began service. Currently, six light
rail extensions are under way creating a 57-mile system by 2032.
Valley Metro is governed by two Boards of Directors. The Regional Public Transportation Authority
Board consists of 16 public agencies (15 cities and Maricopa County) that set the policy direction for all
modes of transit except light rail. The METRO Board consists of five cities that set the policy direction for
light rail. The Boards and the agency work to improve and regionalize the public transit system.