Sound TransitStructural Engineering ManagerJob #18-01383SALARY: $109,375.00 - $136,719.00 AnnuallyCLOSING DATE: ContinuousGENERAL PURPOSE:Under general direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the structural engineering activities that are necessary to support the agency's capital projects and operational support. Serves as the technical matter expert and is responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of technical criteria related to structural design. Ensures work quality adherence to professional engineering standards. Manages staff and/or consultants to ensure assign projects are delivered on time and within budget. Coordinates and assigns structural engineering support with other departments and manages staff and/or consultants to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time and within budget. 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; assigns work activities and coordinates schedules, projects, and programs; provides constructive feedback on structural issues; reviews and evaluates the work of structural team members and makes effective suggestions and Coaches, trains and motivates staff; coordinates and/or provides staff training; and manages employee relations. Manages the workflow and prioritization of structural projects and measures the performance of the structural division and all related staff and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary. Develops developmental work plans for staff, implements or recommends corrective actions, discipline and termination procedures as necessary• Oversees assigned structural engineering planning, design, and construction work involving multiple consultants and contractors and multi-million dollar budget responsibilities; ensures adherence to quality, budget and schedules; and ensures work meets both Sound Transit and local Agency requirements.• Serves as the technical mater expert and responds to questions from the general public, contractors, consultants, and agency staff regarding area of expertise.• Develops and maintains Sound Transit's technical requirements and criteria related to structural design, including but not limited to design criteria, standard specifications and drawings. May be required to sign and seal technical requirements. Review and assess requests to deviate from established requirements. Collaborates closely with Construction, Operations, and others to continuously validate and improve requirements based on current industry best practices.• Provides structural support to Project Managers in the day-to-day oversight of the project construction and the associated coordination with Sound Transit divisions, third party partners and stakeholders, consultants and contractors; organizes and provides structural engineering technical expertise and administrative support to the construction management team; responds to contractor request for information and processes contractor submittals including change orders.• Performs advanced professional level duties in support of structural engineering design and construction programs; develops and applies design criteria, engineering standards, technical criteria, and quality control procedures.• Responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, consultants, contractors, engineering professionals, and Agency staff regarding structural engineering projects or area of assignment.• Assists in negotiations and establishment of formal agreements with individual contractors and firms; administers assigned engineering contracts; and monitors engineering activities to assure contract compliance.• Coordinates assigned activities and functions with other agency staff, local, state, and federal agencies/jurisdictions, and business partners. Interact, share knowledge, negotiate issues, and develop collaborative relationships.• Coordinates the administration and approval of all necessary changes to the baseline scope, schedule, and budget for all contract work for assigned projects including achieving required approvals from the Change Control Board.• Provides support to the department/division and others on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as requested; 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; incorporates new developments as appropriate; 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.• 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.
Minimum QualificationsEducation and Experience:Bachelor's Degree in civil/structural engineering, or closely related field and eight years of civil/structural engineering experience (including two years of management experience), preferably in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications:• Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License.• A valid Professional Engineer license issued by the State of Washington.• A valid Structural Engineer license issued by the State of Washington.Required Knowledge of:• Operations, services, and activities of an engineering and construction program.• Complex principles and practices of structural engineering.• Project management techniques and principles• Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.• Senior professional and/or technical expert knowledge of industry engineering principles and practices.• Principles of team leadership.• Engineering consulting services and methods.• Principles and practices of contract administration and management.• Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil engineering design and development.• Engineering maps and records.• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to transit operations.• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.• Advanced principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.• 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 department 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.• Applying advanced principles and practices of structural engineering related to area of assignment.• Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients.• Performing advanced level professional engineering duties involved in the design and development of a variety of structural engineering projects.• Applying advanced project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives.• Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets.• Presentation development and public speaking skills.• Administering change orders.• Assuming budgetary responsibility for expenses associated with projects and areas of responsibility.• Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals.• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.• Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.• Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles.• Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.• Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.Physical Demands/Work Environment• Work is normally performed in a standard office environment with frequent visits to construction sites and operational site visits.• Subject to normally 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, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when conducting construction and operational site visits and while 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: http://220.127.116.11/counter.php?id=130765We 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.