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Station, Facilities and Systems Lead - Bus Rapid Transit Projects/GoldLine/Purple Line


Salary

See Position Description

Location

MN, MN

Job Type

Full-Time

Division

Metro Transit

Job Number

2021-00194

Closing

Continuous

WHO WE ARE

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.  More information about us on our website.  
 
  We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 
 
 Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and provides more than 80 million rides a year through an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike in the Twin Cities.  Metro Transit was also recently named 2016 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award, or System of the Year by American Public Transportation Association (APTA).    2020 Metro Transit Facts - Metro Transit

Metro Transit's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Projects Department  is responsible for the development and construction of Metro Transit's BRT projects including fixed guideway (busway) projects like the Gold Line and the newest project, the Purple Line (also known as the Rush Line).  

The METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project ( (see application details) ) is a planned 10-mile BRT transit line in Ramsey and Washington counties in the eastern part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The proposed line will travel between downtown Saint Paul and Woodbury, serving the cities of Saint Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale, and Woodbury. The route will run along local roadways generally north of and near Interstate 94 primarily within bus-only lanes (dedicated guideway) and serve 21 stations, including ten in downtown Saint Paul. The stations will have enhanced features similar to existing METRO Light Rail Transit (the Green and Blue lines) and METRO BRT (the A and C lines) service. This position would plan, design, and construct improvements to the dedicated guideway (busway) BRT system including BRT stations and associated infrastructure, systems and communications and maintenance facilities including improvements to existing bus maintenance facilities to accommodate new BRT lines. 

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region: Engineers and Coordinators  within the BRT Projects Group assigned to the fixed guideway project office oversee a capital budget program of over $1 billion dollars and lead the effort to develop, design, and construct transit infrastructure and systems. We will be filling one position , as a Principal/Senior/ Engineer level and/or as a Principal/Senior/ Project Coordinator level based on position qualifications.    All positions require a diverse facility engineering/project management background.  This position will participate in the engineering of fixed guideway BRT projects (the Gold line and Purple Line) that support Metro Transit.
 

This posting will establish a six (6) month eligibility pool for 2021 current and future openings.  This position is open until filled.
   



What you would do in this job

The successful candidates will be offered employment in one of these six classifications depending upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidates.  

  Principal Engineer, Salary Range (Grade I - $79,685 - $120,286)

General Position Summary: Typically lead large sized projects greater than $10+ mil budget(s) and more than 1-year, multi- years in duration or parts of larger projects.   To perform professional engineering responsibilities in the planning, design, and implementation of complex capital improvement projects   The Principal Engineer performs all duties inherent in the planning and execution of assigned projects from an owner's or government agency's perspective. Develops project execution plans, confirms funding, administers, and controls design, construction, and startup of completed facilities/systems. Recommends approaches to matters of policy, precedent, and substantial public impact to management. Provides internal consultation in specialized field and assists in the review of consultant prepared designs (drawings and specifications), and monitors projects during installation/construction and commissioning phases.

Senior Engineer, Salary Range (Grade H - $73,694 - $111,238)

General Position Summary:  Typically lead medium sized projects of $2 -10 mil budget(s) and 6 months to 1 year in duration or parts of larger projects.  To perform professional engineering responsibilities in the planning, design, and implementation of capital improvement projects. The Senior Engineer will contribute as project engineer and project team member on projects that vary in size and complexity and may manage several projects concurrently.  Responsibilities include developing project plans required to implement assigned capital operations projects, developing budgets and project schedules, coordinating projects with regulatory agencies, managing consultants in the preparation of designs and other duties as assigned or apparent. Receive occasional assistance from principal engineers in the performance of duties.

Engineer, Salary Range (Grade G - $68,162 - $102,918)


 General Position Summary:  Typically lead small sized projects up to $ 1 mil budget(s) and less than 6 months duration or parts of larger projects.  To perform professional engineering responsibilities in the planning, design, and implementation of capital improvement projects. The Engineer will contribute as project engineer and project team member on small size projects that vary in complexity and may manage several projects concurrently.  Responsibilities include assisting in developing project plans required to implement assigned capital operations projects, developing budgets and project schedules, assist with coordinating projects with regulatory agencies, managing consultants in the preparation of designs and other duties as assigned or apparent.  Receive occasional assistance from principal and senior engineers in the performance of duties.

Principal Project Coordinator,  Salary Range (Grade I - $79,685 - 120,286)   General Summary:   Lead large sized projects  greater than $10+ mil  and more than  1 year,  multi- years in duration or parts of larger projects  To perform advanced professional/technical responsibilities in the planning, design and implementation of highly complex capital improvement projects with significant architectural features.  The position performs all duties inherent in the planning and execution of assigned projects from an owner's or government agency's perspective  This position is an advanced specialist/project manager and functions as either specialists responsible for advanced, non- managerial technical duties; or project managers responsible for leading the most complex projects.

Senior Project Coordinator, Salary Range (Grade H - $73,694 - $111,238)

General Summary:   Typically lead medium sized projects of $2 -10 mil budget(s) and 6 months to 1 year in duration or parts of larger projects.    To perform professional/technical responsibilities in the planning and design, and implementation of capital projects with significant architectural features.  This position will contribute as a project manager on multiple medium size projects that vary in size and complexity in areas of project oversight, budgets, schedules, internal and external outreach, regulatory coordination, and consultant management. 

 Project Coordinator, Salary Range (Grade G - $68,162 - $102,918)  

General Summary:   Lead smaller sized projects less than 6 months duration or assists with parts of larger projects.  To perform professional/technical responsibilities in the planning and design, and implementation of capital projects with architectural features.  This position will contribute as a project lead on multiple smaller projects that vary in complexity in areas of project oversight, budgets, schedules, internal and external outreach, regulatory coordination, and consultant management.


What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Education/Experience:

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering in the related area of discipline. 

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Minnesota or a state with reciprocity. 

    • Five (5) years of related experience in project management of capital facility projects, including coordination of multiple disciplines; and experience in the design and construction of engineering projects for industry or municipalities.

     Professional Engineer (PE) License in the State of Minnesota. PE licenses from other states must be transferred to Minnesota within six months of date of hire.

    Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering in the related area of discipline. 

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Minnesota or a state with reciprocity.

    • Four (4) years of related experience in project management of capital facility projects, including coordination of multiple disciplines; and experience in the design and construction of engineering projects for industry or municipalities.

     Professional Engineer (PE) License in the State of Minnesota. PE licenses from other states must be transferred to Minnesota within six months of date of hire.

    Engineer

    *Bachelor's degree in Engineering in the related area of discipline
     

    • At least two (2) years of related engineering experience in   project management of capital facility projects, including coordination of multiple disciplines; and experience in the design and construction of engineering projects for industry or municipalities. 

    Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam within six months of hire.
     Note: FE exam replaces the former Engineering in Training (EIT) exam.
     

    Principal Project Coordinator:

    • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Planning, or related field.
    • At least five (5) years of project management experience on large and complex capital projects as a Registered Architect or Certified Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects  is desired. 

    Equivalencies:

    • Associate degree two-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Planning, or related field.
    • At least seven (7) years of project management experience on large complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

    OR

    High School Diploma or GED

    • At least nine (9) years of project management experience on small to medium complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

    Senior Project Coordinator:

    • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Planning, or related field.
    • At least four (4) years of project management experience on medium complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

          Equivalencies:

    • Associate degree from a two-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Planning, or related field.
    • At least six (6) years of project management experience on small to medium complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

    OR

     High School Diploma or GED

    • At least eight (8) years of project management experience on small to medium complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

    Project Coordinator:

    • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Planning, or related field.
    • At least three (3) years of project management experience on small complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

          Equivalencies:
     

    • Associate degree from a two-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Planning, or related field.
    • At least (5) years of project management experience on smaller complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

    OR

     High School Diploma or GED

    • At least eight (7) years of project management experience on smaller complexity capital projects as an Architect or Project Manager.
    • Previous experience in the design, construction, and coordination of multiple disciplines on capital projects is desired.

    What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):

    • Experience in the design and construction of one or more of the following:
      • Operations and heavy vehicle maintenance facilities, control center and police buildings, knowledge of building control systems and other public transit facilities.
    • Experience in project management and coordination of multiple disciplines.
    • Experience and technical knowledge in the preparation of plans and specifications. 
    • Experience in leading and facilitating meetings with very complex and detailed materials.


      What knowledge, skills, and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job.

    • Knowledge of project management methods/techniques.
    • Knowledge of engineering theories and principles of design and construction.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, email and various database programs, and project tracking software packages.  Computer applications related to the work, including basic GIS and Auto CAD concepts and applications.
    • Skilled at communicating well orally, in writing and interpersonally.
    • Skilled in project management: including developing effective project teams, problem solving, scheduling, budgeting, presenting reports, cost estimating and contract administration.
    • Skilled in researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports.
    • Ability to interpret and apply advanced mathematical and quantitative methods and procedures typically acquired through advanced professional training.
    • Ability to provide basic client services to interagency stakeholders, the public and other agencies.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures and government regulations. 


      What you can expect from us:

    • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
    • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
    • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a good work/life balance. More about why you should join us!  


    Additional information

    Union/Grade: Non-Represented Plan:  Salary Grade G, H, I
      FLSA Status:  Exempt
      Safety Sensitive:  No
     
      What your work environment will be:
     You would perform your work in a standard office setting. Work may sometimes require travel between your primary work site and other sites. Paid overtime may be required pending departmental needs which may include occasional weekends and evenings.
     
      What steps the recruitment process involves:

    1. We review your minimum qualifications.
    2. We rate your education and experience.
    3. We conduct a structured panel interview.
    4. We conduct a selection interview.


     Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record required for all levels.
     
     Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
     
      If you are new to the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test, physical, and a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.
     
      If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.
      

    MPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.


    The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please  email  (see application details) .

    We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success!   In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels.   Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:

    • Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
    • Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
    • Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
    • Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
    The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council.  You will have access to free:
    • Well@Work clinic
    • bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
    • parking at many job locations
    • fitness centers at many job locations
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • extensive health and wellness programs and resources

  • Posted
    09/16/2021
    Location
    MN, US