*NOTE: To apply, please visit www.bart.gov/jobs, click on ‘Future BART Employees,’ and search by Job ID number 8133.
The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) department has over 1500 employees who serve San Francisco Bay Area communities by providing safe and reliable infrastructure to enable on-time service. M&E Engineering leads over one hundred design & capital construction projects along with providing technical expertise for all infrastructure assets apart from rail vehicles. We focus on safety, reliability, and innovation to benefit passengers and employees so trains and projects can move swiftly every day. We hire maintenance-friendly Engineering talent who bring a high level of technical capability, accountability, and enthusiasm for continuous improvement.
We are currently looking to recruit for a Principal Engineer with extensive knowledge in Track Construction.
Beyond the minimum qualifications, Principal Engineers in the Construction Division must have expertise as a technical lead in Engineering projects with a minimum of 10 years work experience in the field and office. This position plays a key role in facilitating construction in an operating environment with a priority on safe, swift, and compliant action. PE preferred.
Principal Engineers interact with other groups to reach common understanding and policy decisions. Mentor and supervise lower level engineers within the division and conduct performance appraisals. Prepare required Executive Decision Documents and make Board Meeting presentations. Lead project budget and schedule preparation activities.
Principal Engineer, Construction, Emphasis on Track
Conduct oversight of track construction, including manufacturing process, field installation and final inspection and acceptance of Standard and Special Trackwork. (includes knowledge of all components i.e. ballast, ties, fastening systems, rail).
Implement construction on active railway.
Execute problem solving in real time when field conflicts with Track and supporting infrastructure (including Traction Power and Train Control) arise.
Conduct field inspections and constructability reviews of Track projects.
Utilize knowledge of Transit system components and how they affect constructability/construction including Traction Power, Train Control and Operations.
Apply knowledge of track engineering design, construction, and maintenance to support longevity of an active railway.
Coordinate with maintenance personnel to facilitate track construction and access requirements.
Quality and Safety
Follow construction safety procedures and best safety practices for working on an active railway. Familiar with CPUC GO 175 and FRA CFR 213.
Utilize knowledge of construction practices for railways and understanding of access restrictions of an operational railroad.
Facilitate quality assurance and document control of Track specific documents including compliance certs, mill certs and all related materials.¿
Apply construction applications in compliance with AREMA standards.
Ideal incumbents will possess the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications:
Excellent problem-solving ability.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders.
Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams.
Understanding of critical path method scheduling.
Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains.
Essential Job Functions
Leadership of Construction Staff
Ensure compliance to project drawings and specifications.
Provide technical advice to field staff to ensure that construction procedures are being carried out correctly.
Review and provide direction on RFI’s and Submittals
Perform field quality control observations and assessments.
Issue further instructions, drawings and clarifications of detail as are necessary to ensure satisfactory construction.
Verify and approve pay applications
Ensure compliance, establish and maintain project engineering records, including, but not limited to: Project schedule, daily logs, quantity reporting and logs, contemplated change/change order (CC/CO) files and logs, request for information (RFI), submittal register, submittal log, contract document log (i.e. dates of each plan/specification issuance), punch-list log/file, closeout documents log.
Review project schedule. Identify potential conflicts/delays and provide solutions to keep projects on track.
Oversee the work of field staff to ensure the efficiency of work procedures.
Identify construction constraints and plan and carry out measures to counter them.
Day-to-Day coordination with maintenance personnel to facilitate the construction Process.
Perform constructability reviews and provide relevant feedback on future construction projects.
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional engineering project administration experience.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, registration as a professional engineer in the State of California.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned.
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; travel from site to site; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations.
Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Principles and practices of engineering design or construction contract management.
Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive engineering design or
Principles and practices of project scheduling and management.
Principles, practices, methods and techniques of construction contract management.
Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating.
Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing.
Methods and techniques of conducting facility or construction site inspection.
Contract administration and management.
Materials and equipment used in engineering and construction projects.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in construction engineering project design including CADD.
Related building codes, regulations and provisions.
Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Supervising, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level staff.
Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.
Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures.
Directing and coordinating various District engineering design and construction projects.
Preparing design and construction cost estimates.
Negotiating, managing and administering contracts.
Preparing clear and concise reports.
Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications.
Conducting and overseeing field inspections, measurements, and testing.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.