Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Aut SENIOR ENGINEER (CIVIL) in Los Angeles, California

Basic Function

  • Performs complex civil engineering work relating to major rail transit projects and oversee a work group or project team in performing engineering projects and oversee design work performed by consultants

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, implements and manages engineering projects in accordance with budget and schedule requirements
  • Interacts with user departments in response to service requests; researches and gathers all necessary details to determine engineering functional requirements to meet project user’s needs
  • Provides engineering design services and design support during construction; provides support for project bid and award phase, construction management, closeout, activation and startup activities for bus and rail transit projects
  • Supports development of workplans, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs for design projects
  • Assures project compliance with design criteria and standards, workplans, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs
  • Participates in the engineering configuration management process to maintain current engineering records for bus and rail facilities and systems
  • Reviews contract documents for compliance with design codes and standards, design criteria and policies and procedures; and substantiates contractor invoices
  • Reviews designs for quality, constructability and cost effectiveness; recommends design changes
  • Works with in-house engineering and construction disciplines, consultants and/or contractors to identify and resolve problems which may impact the progress of the project or users existing or planned operational performance
  • Provides technical support during contract bidding, negotiation, and award processes
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Civil Engineering or other related field
  • 5 years’ professional engineering experience in appropriate discipline including design and construction of public transit projects or major public agency projects
  • Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering
  • Master's Degree in related field desirable
  • Valid California Class C driver license


  • Theories, principles, and current practices of engineering design and construction in civil engineering discipline
  • City of Los Angeles design standards and permitting requirement for utilities, grading and drainage design
  • Engineering mathematics and computer applications
  • Contract administration and budgeting
  • Project management and control practices
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing engineering design, construction, and safety practices, local building and zoning codes


  • Perform complex civil engineering design work related to utilities, grading and drainage design
  • Serve as lead for in-house specialized engineering activities for bus and rail transit engineering projects from conception to completion
  • Monitor and evaluate work by consultants and construction contractors
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Compile, analyze and interpret complex data in order to prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Use computer-aided tools and products such as AutoCAD and Microstation
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

**METRO Headquarters, Employment Office One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone:**(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (MSU)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

Bulletin No: 003806-034


Closing Date: 28-OCT-16

Salary Grade: H1N

Salary Range: $90,813 - $113,526 - $136,219

External/Internal: EXTERNAL