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Railroad Civil Engineer II

Company: Metrolink
Location: California City
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF POSITIONThe Railroad Civil Engineer II works closely with other staff and consultants to perform project engineering and project management duties to support railroad project assessment, design and construction. This position also works with other staff on a variety of projects including plan reviews, state of good repair assessments, preparation of various applications for environmental reviews and agreements with local agencies, railroads and third parties involving public works construction, station design, grade crossings, separations and utilities to ensure compliance with railroad engineering standards and regulatory requirements.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThis the career level of the Railroad Civil Engineer series. At this level, the incumbent has some latitude for independent judgment and may vary work methods and procedures, but usually within prescribed parameters. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVEDReceives supervision from departmental management/supervisory level rolesNo formal supervisory responsibilitiesTO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning July 28, 2023. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.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.Support the delivery of railroad related projects involving track and signals, bridges, culverts, tunnels, buildings, drainage and retaining structures, grading, and other right-of-way facilities.Write project descriptions, charters, project study reports, and regular monthly reports.Calculate construction work quantities (quantity take-off) from plans and specifications, field survey data, or direct field measurements.Prepare estimates of the probable cost of construction and maintenance activities using data from estimating tables, previous bids, production reports, or analysis of crew and equipment.Write scope of work and prepare estimates for professional services task orders.Monitor expenditures during design and construction and prepare reports of cost to date for on-going work, projected cost at completion, and anticipated outlays over life of project.Check pay applications for work performed on various contracts using measured work quantities or similar methods as specified by contract.Prepare project budgets and track funds received for projects from grants, deposits, or other sources, and prepare reports of expenses versus budget, and assist accounting department with timely billing on projects.Review submittals from contractors for conformance with the requirements of the contract, and SCRRA standards, respond to requests for information, and maintain logs, submittals, requests for information, correspondence, and other contract related documents.Assist in development of plans for construction activities using inspection and other measurement and condition data, and prepare schedules for design and construction using critical path scheduling techniques (CPM).Calculate project material requirements, prepare bid packages from standard plans and specifications, prepare purchasing requisitions, track material procurements, and record material installation locations.Maintain a culture of safety by participating in activities of safety committees, reviewing work plans for compliance with safe operating practices, and making observations of work activities.Prepare plans and specifications for job order contracts and small contract packages using SCRRA standard plans and specifications and other industry standards.Prepare or review designs of temporary structures for construction; prepare or review work plans for construction work involving railroad track and related facilities and structures including surveying and layout.Prepare correspondence to contractors, consultants, agencies, and other railroads to address engineering and construction topics.Coordinate the completion of projects in a live operating railroad environment, with various contractors, vendors, consultants, and internal departments.Recognize field conditions for infrastructure that warrant repair or replacement.Understand the rights, duties, and obligations of contracts.Perform other duties as required. Education and ExperienceBachelors degree in Engineering or related field in engineering or physical science.A minimum of five (5) years of related work experience and knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating and tracking project and resources, including monitoring and inspecting work, and contractor performance.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 Drivers license with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUIs within the last three years.Preferred QualificationsProfessional Engineer's license Prior experience working on railroad structures projects (bridges, culverts, or tunnels)Prior experience working for a Class I Railroad or Freight Railroad Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge of:The Authoritys operations and business practices, as well as the railroad regulatory environmentRailroad engineering design and construction standards and regulationsSkilled in:Use of Microsoft OfficeProject Control SoftwareAbility to:Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups at all levels within and outside of the organizationMultitask and manage multiple projectsDevelop accurate material, time, and cost estimatesLearn Primavera P6 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSTransition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locationsOperate tools to perform the duties of the position; such as computers, office equipment and work-related machineryTransport equipment or boxes up to 25lbsExchange ideas by means of communicationVisual 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 tracksBalance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations Working ConditionsPosition requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be performed in outdoor environments, street environments (near moving traffic), construction sites, in the community (homes, business, etc.), Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, warehouse environments, and shop environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, extreme heat (above 100 degrees), moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and loud noises (85+ decibels such as heavy trucks, construction, etc.) Southern California Regional Rail Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Authority will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.Selection Process: Following a review of resumes and/or applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Eligible applicants will be notified of the exact time and place of assessments and interview. Candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, skills and ability in job related areas. Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a reference check, including degree verification and criminal records check provided through SCRRA. Internal Candidates: Employees with active discipline as defined in the HR Policy No. 5.3 Positive Discipline Program and/or with performance that does not meet the standard for "meets expectations" as defined in the Performance Planning and Appraisal Process may be precluded from consideration and placement in the position. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the SCRRA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The SCRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/ADA

Keywords: Metrolink, Lancaster , Railroad Civil Engineer II, Engineering , California City, California

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