Sound TransitSENIOR SAFETY & QUALITY ASSURANCE ASSESSORJob #17-01228SALARY: $67,147.00 - $83,934.00 AnnuallyOPENING DATE: 11/14/17CLOSING DATE: 12/14/17, 10:00 AM GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, leads the performance of audits, assessments, and surveillances of safety, design and construction related activities for the Agency and prepares associated and required reports; provides technical support for reviewing submittals in support of project schedules, performing design reviews of contract documents, specifications and drawings, and developing quality assurance programs, plans and policies; provides technical support to safety and systems assurance, including review of specification and criteria conformance and assists in reliability analysis; provides other related quality assurance and control support as needed including training support, nonconformance reviews and corrective action processing.This job posting may be used to fill multiple positions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only 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.• Leads and performs audits, assessments and surveillances of safety, design and construction related activities for the Agency; and prepares associated and required reports.• Reviews submittals and design reviews related to quality in support of project schedules, contract documents, specifications and drawings, developing quality assurance programs, plans and policies; and provides technical quality assurance support relating to training, nonconformance processing, and corrective action processing.• Researches, develops and implements quality assurance programs, plans and policies for the Agency.• Provides technical support to safety and systems assurance, including review of specification and criteria conformance; and assists in reliability analysis.• Interfaces with construction contractors, design consultants and third parties to discuss quality status and issues; and collects, analyzes and reports on nonconforming issues and corrective actions.• Provides support to the Safety Audit Manager on matters as directed; participates on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:Bachelor's Degree in engineering, industrial engineering, business administration, or closely related field and five years of quality engineering, safety, auditing, and assessment in systems and/or civil design and quality control in a construction/transit related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications:Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License. Required Knowledge of:• Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a construction site safety program area.• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.• Principles and practices used in the development of quality, system safety, and design criteria documents.• Quality assurance and assessment practices and procedures and reliability requirements.• Transit safety and quality assurance and control principles and requirements, fundamentals of auditing, industrial and local jurisdiction standards for inspection and testing.• Design engineering, construction management, construction inspection, project management, quality control, and quality assurance principles and practices.• Applicable safety codes, transit codes, and references of standard safety and operations practice in transit environments.• Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration.• Advanced project management techniques and principles.• Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.Required Skill in:• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.• Managing and maintaining quality functions such as auditing and quality engineering.• Determining procedures necessary to safeguard against design and construction issues sufficient to conduct construction reviews of submittals and design review.• Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.• Working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.• Applying project management techniques and principles.• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.• Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agenciesPHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:• Work is performed in a standard office environment.• 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, physical harm, and extreme noise when working in the field.The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. 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.Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1903317We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.