The Manager, Communications and Signals will primarily oversee the rehabilitation of the Communications and Signal systems and will support the day-to-day operations of the C&S Maintenance Departments.
This is the first level of the Manager (various) series. At this level, incumbents may independently represent the organization. May be responsible for a specialty program area that has a major impact on the organization.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives oversight from departmental management.
First-line supervisory responsibility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Manage rehabilitation projects from inception to completion;
Work with Agency Staff and contractors to identify aging, worn and unreliable C&S equipment;
Prepare plans and specifications for Contract Task Orders (CTO) and small contract packages using SCRRA standard plans and specifications and other industry standards;
Review the preparation of work plans, maintenance, cost estimates and change orders as related to the installation, inspection, testing, diagnosing and repairing the railroad communications and signal systems;
Monitor expenditures accrued during the design and construction process, and prepare reports of cost to date for on-going work;
Prepare and update project related documents and reports, as well as provide both written and verbal reports to Agency staff members;
Review and comment on contractor provided work plans, construction related maintenance activities, cost estimates and change orders as related to the installation, inspection, testing, maintaining, diagnosing and repairing the railroad communications and signal systems;
Ensure the installation of new equipment meets SCRRA standards and guidelines as well as regulatory requirements;
Review, monitor and generate reports, documents and records for compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) signal system requirements;
Conduct field inspections of completed work jointly with contractor for conformance to SCRRA and regulatory requirements, specifications and project requirements as specified in various Contract Task Orders (CTOs) and agreements;
Conduct efficiency testing in accordance with SCRRA rules and other regulatory requirements;
Provide technical training on PTC, Communications and Signal systems to other SCRRA team members and Agency staff;
Audit contractor safety plans and actions related to construction projects to ensure compliance with Agency requirements;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Project Management or related field.
Six years of work experience on a Class I regional railroad or equivalent, constructing and/or maintaining the railroads grade crossing warning and train control signal systems, including at least three years of work experience coordinating the work of contractors, consultants and staff in the maintenance of railroad signal facilities and systems.
A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience.
Valid Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI’s within the last three years.
10 years of Class 1 Railroad Signal Maintenance Supervisor or C&S Construction Management experience.
Experience with the installation and maintenance of Class 1 railroad “typical” PTC systems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Budgeting and accounting principles.
SCRRA policies and procedures
Must be conversant in FRA and CPUC regulations as related to communications and signal operations including 49 CFR § 214, 217, 218, 219, 220,233, 234, 235 and 236.
The General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR).
Class 1 Railroad Signal and Communications systems design, maintenance, repair & rehabilitation.
Reading Signal Circuit Plans.
Class 1 Railroad Signal Logic Controller programming and cutover procedures.
Class 1 Railroad Grade Crossing Predictor programming and cutover procedures.
Managing projects, creating project schedules and preparing report to upper level management on project status.
Preparing and managing construction contracts.
Transition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locations.
Operate tools to perform the duties of the position; such as computers, office equipment and work-related machinery.
Transport equipment or boxes up to 50lbs.
Exchange ideas by means of communication.
Visual acuity to detect, identify and observe employees or train movement and any barriers to movement when working on or near railroad tracks.
Hear and perceive the nature of sounds when working on or near railroad tracks.
Balance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations.
Telecommuting may not be available for this classification. Position requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as heavy trucks, construction.)
Hello and Welcome to the SCRRA Online Recruitment Process. First, some information about SCRRA! The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) is the joint powers authority that operates Metrolink. Metrolink was formed in 1991 and includes the 5 county agencies - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). SCRRA is responsible for reducing highway congestion and improving mobility throughout Southern California. Metrolink has grown tremendously during our more than 20 years in service with a dedicated staff of approximately 275 full-time employees and over 800 contract staff. Metrolink has expanded to 7 service lines, 59 stations and 43,000 daily boardings, all over 534 route miles and is one of the fastest growing commuter rail systems in the country.