Manage, review, and coordinate all technical, design and contractual matters in the specialized field of transit vehicles, with particular emphasis on rail transit vehicle design, procurement, operations, modifications, maintenance and systems testing. Leads or supervises rail vehicle contracts, including scope development, design review, scheduling, budgeting, negotiating, and contract administration. Supervise staff and consultants.
Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors. Perform related duties as required.
1. Manage and lead the transit vehicle section in TriMet's Design and Construction Department. This includes work related to the design, procurement, construction, maintenance and operation of rail systems elements, particularly light rail and commuter rail vehicles, but also including interfaces to the traction power system, the wayside signal system and the communication system.
2. Develop or oversee the development of designs, design criteria, engineering standards, requirements, specifications, and drawings for all aspects of light rail and commuter rail vehicles and associated equipment and hardware.
3. Develop and manage scope, schedule and budget for rail vehicle related projects. Coordinate project efforts with internal staff, consultants, and public and private agencies.
4. Manage the administration of transit vehicle related projects. Coordinate with other departments and outside agencies on transit vehicle issues.
5. Direct and monitor the work of consultants in the area of rail transit vehicles. Create work packages and tasks and lead consultant selection. Manage, coordinate, and review engineering support efforts for transit vehicle projects.
6. Manage and oversee testing of rail vehicles, rail vehicle equipment, and systems integration. Troubleshoot problems that occur during testing and document test results.
7. Oversee the work of engineers and technicians related to transit vehicles. Support rail operations with technical assistance, training, testing, safety, and operating and maintenance procedures related to transit vehicles.
8. Oversee and direct the design, installation and testing of changes to existing light rail and commuter rail vehicles, system installations and equipment. Manage fleet implementation of modifications.
9. Manage and oversee safety certification of rail vehicle installations and equipment.
10. Represent TriMet as a technical expert at meetings with other jurisdictions, policy groups, and the community.
Ability to exercise sound independent judgement within established guidelines.
Ability to work with a moderate level of independence, judgement and autonomy to evaluate, analyze and develop tactical implementation plans to successfully design and deliver a portfolio of projects across multiple asset classes.
Practical knowledge of coaching techniques, training practices, assessment of stylistic preferences, assessment of strengths/opportunities as applied to personnel management.
Demonstrated ability to conduct recruitment, hiring, performance management and redirection/disciplinary actions.
Ability to effectively assist others in developing capacity through a focus on skills and career development.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, consultants, other agencies, and the general public. Ability to develop this ability in others.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements, policies, and procedures as they pertain to large scale public works projects. Knowledge of techniques to cultivate this knowledge in others.
Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse workforce comprised of employees, consultants, and other agencies' employees, as well as to manage the coordination of activities with other jurisdictions, and consultants. Ability to develop this ability in others.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex problems pertaining to project management, and to negotiate pricing agreements with contractors. Ability to manage and supervise others performing these tasks.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex design, constructability, and reliability problems. Ability to develop this ability in others.
Ability to achieve established schedules and budget goals and collaboratively pursue the District's interests. Ability to develop this ability in others.
Ability to accurately and constructively represent the District's policies and priorities in technical and public forums. Ability to develop this ability in others.
Ability to effectively communicating in both oral and written forms, including formal presentations. Ability to develop this ability in others.
Advanced level ability to read, understand, interpret and prepare engineering plans, specifications, drawings, criteria and contract documents. Summarize and brief others on key elements of design and installation drawings and specifications within the area of applicable subject matter. Skill in transmitting this knowledge to others.
Utilize personal computer and applicable engineering and business software applications. Skill in transmitting this knowledge to others.
Work any days, hours, shifts as required by the District. Be available to respond to emergencies and be on-call.
Type of Position / Grade / FLSA: Grade 19, Exempt, Non-Union, Full-Time Salary Range: Minimum: $109,195 Maximum: $136,494
Selection Process – Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of: 1. Application Review/ Please Include: Cover Letter and Resume 2. Panel Interviews 3. Reference
Supplemental Information: Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.
Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.
If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays' notice prior to the need for accommodation.
TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.
Contact recruiter for more info: Yulee Kim-Whetstone, email@example.com
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required.
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Professional engineer registration from the State of Oregon is required.
A minimum of ten (10) years total credited experience.* Requires experience as a competent, practicing, professional engineer, with a minimum of three to five (3-5) years of management experience. Prefer rail vehicle and systems experience.
Or any equivalent combination of training or experience.
*The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description. Experience is prorated based on hours worked. LRHR assigns and validates the "credited experience".
Internal Number: 21-00075
TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland, Oregon, region. Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making our region a better place to live.