Coordinates and manages activities, provides oversight, and field inspection of DART Light Rail Transit bridges and tunnel inspection and repair projects, including routine maintenance, capital maintenance, and new construction. Formulates, translates, and defines scope and objectives with an understanding of industry, FTA, and TxDOT standards and requirements.
Coordinates and interfaces with internal and external clients to identify and resolve issues.
Develops planning, budgeting, scheduling and oversight of capital projects, maintenance, repairs and improvements for DART bridges, tunnels, and infrastructures including review and approval of invoices for accuracy of timecards, material, equipment, and subcontractor prices.
Enforces safety policies and reviews/analyzes problem areas to determine need for improved procedures.
Evaluates pricing, invoices, and monitors usage of materials, parts, supplies and inventories.
Reviews contracts for non-compliance issues and obtains documentation from vendors to correct non-compliance issues.
Prepares a variety of reports for management review, including auditing of Contractor records such as inspection report, timecards, bill of materials, etc.
Acts as a resource to and a liaison between division and other DART departments and external stakeholders regarding engineering technical support and related issues.
Acts as DART representative for coordination, quality assurance and monitoring of construction projects.
Directs administration of projects and contracts to include necessary Board approvals, contract specifications, budget development, etc. for the group. Develops, submits for approval, and monitors agency operating and capital budget(s) related to assigned project(s). Takes actions to correct variances. Participates with budget preparation and periodic reviews.
Interviews, selects, develops, directs, evaluates, counsels, and if necessary, recommends termination of subordinate personnel in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines to include Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) programs, goals, and objectives.
Makes formal presentations to staff, consultants, government entities, and other related parties, as required to communicate related project performance,
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Structural, Civil Engineering, or related field.
Seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in structural/civil engineering construction projects, contracts, maintenance of way activities (track, bridges, retaining walls and culverts) to include three (3) years’ experience in project management and oversight of maintenance contracts, or construction and three (3) years’ experience supervising staff.
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas preferred.
Valid Texas Class A, B, or C driver’s license, no Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction within the last sixty (60) consecutive months, and not more than three (3) convictions of moving violations within the last thirty-six (36) consecutive months to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
Pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical (medical) examination, which includes a drug screen to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
Proficient in computer skills and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of budget development/analysis, and operational cost factors.
Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex interpersonal, technical and administrative problems.
Ability to demonstrate a fiduciary obligation to section, division, department, and DART in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.
Ability to make good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement.
Ability to work irregular hours to be available to work on short notice.
Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Ability to blend people into teams when needed. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Fosters open dialogue. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
Ability to marshal resources to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal.
Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems.
Ability to quickly develop technical understanding; is good at learning new industry, company, or technical knowledge.
Ability to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals. Breaks down work into the process steps. Develops schedules and task/people assignments. Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks. Measures performance against goals. Evaluates results.
Ability to read a situation quickly. Good at focused listening. Can effectively negotiate difficult agreements and settle disputes equitably. Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas, Texas, and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trips fast, comfortable and economical. Our extensive network of DART Light Rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes, GoLink on-demand services, and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across our 700-square-mile service area.
To benefit the region by providing a sustainable system of innovative, affordable, reliable and safe mobility options for our riders that enhances the quality of life and stimulates economic development.
Transforming our region with mobility options that connect people, communities and destinations.