This is a technical engineering management role. The purpose is to provide expert engineering judgement and manage work teams providing electrical, mechanical, fire protection, and automated control system engineering for Sound Transit major capital projects, small projects, and operations support. Relies upon knowledge and experience of systems integration, engineering, management, and leadership to ensure that the work performed by assigned engineering teams is completed efficiently, on-time, and to a continuously improving level of quality. The Civil / Systems Integration team ensures that all engineering and architectural elements of transit passenger stations and maintenance facilities are properly integrated and function effectively to meet specified requirements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of assigned staff and consultants developing agency technical design criteria, and providing broad engineering support to major capital projects and operating systems. • Provide technical approval of agency design criteria and standards for systems and assets in assigned engineering discipline. • In collaboration with interfacing system owners and stakeholders, approves deviations from established agency standards and criteria in assigned engineering discipline. • Reviews, provides input to, and accepts formal contract deliverables and submittals to provide assurance of project compliance with established agency technical criteria, policies, and procedures for design development, systems interface coordination and integration, construction, and testing and commissioning. • May be required to review and approve (sign and seal) engineering drawings and specifications within assigned engineering discipline. • Recruits, coaches, trains, and motivates staff and manages employee relations. Prepares developmental work plans for staff, recommends and implements corrective actions and disciplinary procedures as appropriate. • Provides other support to the department / division as directed including serving on committees and review boards for cross-functional work. • 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. • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices. • Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree (from an ABET accredited college) in engineering, eight years of technical systems engineering experience (four of which must include management functions), that includes working with consultants and contractors, preferably in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer. • Valid state driver’s license.
Required Knowledge of: • Engineering principles, methods, and techniques relevant to the assigned technical discipline applied during design, construction, testing and commissioning, operations and maintenance of transportation infrastructure projects. • Codes and related regulations applicable to area of practice. • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to emerging trends and innovation in area or practice.
Required Skill in: • Troubleshooting, diagnostic, and root cause analysis - ability to systematically investigate equipment failures in complex systems, determine the root cause, and recommend corrective action. • Time management - ability to manage a large workload, prioritize effort, delegate effectively, and manage commitments. • Collaboration - Excellent ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agency staff, consultants, contractors, authorities having jurisdiction, and other stakeholder groups. Is able to consistently reach consensus with diverse groups of stakeholders. • Communication - Excellent skill in the ability to communicate clear and accurate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences in verbal and written form. • Meeting management - Advanced skill in planning, conducting, and recording effective meetings. • Systems thinking - Advanced skill in understanding the whole problem, seeking different perspectives, understanding interdependencies, and decomposing complex problems into solvable elements. • Negotiation - The ability to negotiate technical and commercial issues with internal and external stakeholders. • Conflict resolution - ability to respectfully reconcile different points of view held by diverse stakeholders on matters pertaining to area of practice. • Performance management - Ability to develop well defined goals and evaluate performance objectively. • Coaching - Ability to foster a relationship with employees focused on continually developing technical and interpersonal skills.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: • Work is performed in a standard office environment and in a transit system field environment including rail tunnels and equipment rooms. • 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, and physical harm when conducting field surveys and when working in the field. • Role requires occasional nightshift / weekend work typical of major infrastructure projects and operating transit systems. • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.
About Sound Transit
Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit service throughout the urban region of Seattle. Sound Transit is currently experiencing major growth and is in the process of planning and building the most ambitious transit expansion in the country. Named by Kiplinger’s as one of the “10 Best Cities to live in the Next Decade”, Seattle is a vibrant city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty, economic opportunity, cultural events and educational excellence. It is home to a diverse and growing population with hundreds of thousands of commuters riding Sound Transit services daily.We contribute toward this growth by providing the community with quality service that will generate a better quality of life for commuters and Seattle as a whole. This is an exceptional opportunity with a progressive organization that offers growth potential both professionally and personally. We offer an attractive compensation package to include competitive benefits and a chance to have a positive impact on the environment as well as becoming a key contributor toward Seattle’s quality of life. Join Sound Transit and be a part of its culture which is built around inclusion and respect where everyone is treated fairly and every voice is heard.