GENERAL PURPOSE: With $54 billion in funding over the next twenty years to expand Sound Transit service in the Puget Sound area, Sound Transit is looking for innovative, technical and creative professionals who are driven to make a difference. The Civil & Structuring Engineering Division is currently looking for a Civil Engineering Manager to join the team. As part of an integrated team, your primary responsibility will be to coordinate, manage, and supervise a team of engineers in the development, implementation, and maintenance of our technical criteria related to engineering. This may include signing and sealing plans and specifications. This Civil Engineering Manager will have a strong background in civil engineering and demonstrate the ability to effectively lead a team of engineers with varying levels of expertise.
Under general direction, manages, supervises and coordinates civil engineering activities that are necessary to support the agency's capital projects and operational support. Serves as the subject matter expert and is responsible for the oversight, development, and implementation of civil engineering technical criteria necessary to support design, construction, and operational needs. Manages staff or consultants to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time and within budget. Coordinates assigned activities with other disciplines and departments as necessary.
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 civil engineering issues; reviews and evaluates the work of civil engineer team members and makes effective suggestions and recommendations. • Coaches, trains and motivates staff; coordinates and/or provides staff training and manages employee relations. Manages the workflow and prioritization of projects and measures the performance of the assigned functional unit 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 civil engineering activities for 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 standards. • Serves as the technical matter expert and responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, contractors, consultants, and agency staff regarding engineering projects or area of expertise. • Develops and maintains Sound Transit's technical requirements and criteria related to civil 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. • 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. • Provides support to the department on matters as directed and requested; serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents reports, presentations, and other necessary correspondence. • 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 Qualifications Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, or closely related field and eight years of engineering (including four years of management experience) preferably in a light rail, heavy rail, or transit; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • Possession of a valid Driver's License. • Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Washington.
Required Knowledge of: • Senior professional knowledge of industry engineering principles and practices related to civil engineering; including but not limited to site development, utilities, drainage, traffic design, and roadway design. • Project management techniques and principles. • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations. • Agency design criteria manuals, policies and procedures, standard contract documents. • Contract and procurement strategies and management principles. • Performing negotiations and partnering with local jurisdictions and agencies, utilities, contractors, and community groups. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to civil engineering and transit programs and operations, including municipal codes, design and construction standards, and planning documents.
Required Skill in: • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Strong written and verbal communication skills to concisely and accurately convey detailed technical information to others. • Utilizing computer software programs to complete assigned work and prepare reports. • Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets. • Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles.
Physical Demands/Work Environment • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to 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 site visits and 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.
Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.