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Rail Systems Engineer

Valley Metro

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for supporting and overseeing the planning, design, construction, and capital renewal and replacement of rail and bus systems elements. These elements include the signaling system, communications system, traction electrification system, automated fare collection system, on-board vehicle systems, passenger stations and stops, park-and-ride/transit center facilities, maintenance and service facilities, and the Operations and Control Center.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in support of the planning, design, construction, and capital renewal and replacement of systems elements on rail transit projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Arizona Driver’s License

Ability to organize heavy and complex workloads, establishes and adjusts priorities, and accomplishes objectives within established scopes, budgets, and schedules. This includes project management duties for smaller capital projects, as assigned.

Effective communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executive managers, city staff representation, and transit constituencies.

Must possess technical and procedural writing skills as well as excellent verbal and presentation skills.

Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) are required.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Supports and oversees all systems engineering planning, design, construction, and capital renewal and replacement work by Valley Metro staff, consultants, and contractors including signals, communications, traction electrification, light rail vehicles, fare collection, passenger stations, park-and-rides/transit centers, and maintenance and service facilities and the Operations and Control Center; and ensures adherence to quality, budget, and schedules for all projects.

Attends and participates in professional meetings including the Safety Certification Committee, regional working groups, and others as assigned; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in rail related fields; incorporates new developments as appropriate.

Coordinates designs with other divisions/departments to assure effective interfaces.

Provides updates of the design criteria, standard specifications, standard drawings and other standards for Valley Metro’s projects.

Develops engineering designs and cost estimates.

Provides technical analysis and review in support of Valley Metro’s projects.

Establishes and manages effective internal and external communication and coordination with Valley Metro departments, consultants, contractors, and member agencies.

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of:
Systems elements such as signals, communications, traction electrification, light rail vehicles, fare collection, passenger stations, park-and-rides/transit centers, and maintenance and service facilities and the Operations and Control Center;
Management principles and practices;
Transit design, construction, maintenance and operations;
Applicable current principles, practices, methods, procedures, and trends in electrical engineering;
Project quality, schedules, budgets and cost estimates;
Local, regional, state, and federal agencies, groups and organizations involved in transit planning and development;
Laws, codes, regulations, and legal requirements related to public transportation.

Skill in:
Using computers and related software applications;
Prioritizing and assigning work;
Developing and implementing work plans;
Developing and monitoring budgets;
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals;
Responding to changing situations and needs;
Handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
Preparing and presenting presentations;
Interpreting and applying policies, procedures, laws, and regulations;
Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, driving, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noises, and travel.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE AT: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/valleymetro/default.cfm

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Engineer

Arizona Water Company

Arizona Water Company, an investor-owned public utility serving customers throughout Arizona, is seeking a full-time Engineer for its Phoenix corporate office. This is an entry-level position.
Responsibilities include: design water systems, prepare cost estimates, engineering specifications, work authorizations and contracts. Also, checks drawings for accuracy of design and dimensions, conducts tests of materials and equipment, and makes field surveys. Works with and provides technical assistance to local managers, developers and contractors. Must hold a BS degree in engineering and have knowledge of surveying techniques. Also, must have a valid Arizona driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package, including company paid health insurance, 401(k), and holiday, vacation and sick leave.

Send detailed resume to:
awc-hr@azwater.com.

3/1/2021


Senior Engineer

Arizona Water Company

Arizona Water Company, an investor owned water utility, is seeking a Senior Engineer in its Phoenix office. Responsibilities include designing Company water systems; prepares cost estimates, engineering specifications, work authorizations and contracts; checks engineering drawings for accuracy of design and dimensions; conducts tests of materials and equipment; makes field surveys; works with Division Managers, developers and contractors to ensure that all water system construction conforms to Company specifications; provides technical assistance and guidance to Division Managers; performs other duties as assigned. Must be a college graduate with a B.S. in engineering and have knowledge of surveying techniques. Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in water utility system design at a professional level. Must be proficient in all phases of engineering analysis and design; be able to interpret and prepare drawings, specifications, contract documents; effectively represent the Company with customers, government agencies, suppliers and contractors. Must be able to inspect all construction sites and water system facilities. Must have a valid, appropriate Arizona driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Must be a Registered Arizona Professional Engineer. Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

Send detailed resume to:
awc-hr@azwater.com.

3/1/2021


Senior Civil Engineer

Valley Metro RPTA

Valley Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY $83,632 – $125,448 Annually

The Senior Civil Engineer is responsible for managing the rail transit standards and criteria and reviewing corridor design and construction projects including evaluating scope, budget, and schedules. Typical duties include managing and coordinating engineering activities in support of transit capital improvements; reviewing designs and plans for compliance with Valley Metro standards and criteria; and providing highly responsible and complex technical support to the assigned Manager and capital projects teams.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and six years of increasingly responsible experience in managing capital projects, including light rail and other transit facilities.

Licenses and Certifications:
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Arizona.

Background Investigation:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Reviews the work and work product of engineering staff and consultants and/or related project contractors, ensuring quality work products and timelines are met.

Provides direction to staff in technical lines of work for the successful completion of capital improvement projects by ensuring all governmental and private agencies (stakeholders, cities, utility companies, etc.) are represented in the design and construction processes.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings, and on the Technical Review Advisory Committee and Safety Certification Committee.

Provides continuous updates of the design criteria manuals, standard project specifications, and standard details for Valley Metro’s light rail program through program status reporting to the assigned Manager. Reviews and approves Design Criteria Revisions/Deviations.

Develops engineering designs and cost estimates, particularly for smaller projects and upgrade projects (e.g. park-and-ride expansions, pavement repairs at Valley Metro facilities, etc.). Manages smaller capital projects on behalf of Valley Metro and/or member agencies.

Oversees all aspects of project implementation as assigned, including development of design and construction, and ensuring compatibility and consistency within the overall program.

Provides technical analysis and review in support of projects associated with Valley Metro’s Project Development, including Planning, Design and Construction.

Provides technical expertise and oversight of rail standards and issues for Valley Metro and interacts with design consultants, contractors, and the development community near and adjacent to Valley Metro’s transit system.

Provides assistance in real estate technical matters related to project real estate definition and acquisitions.

Establishes and manages effective internal and external communication and coordination with Valley Metro departments, consultants, contractors, and member agencies.

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of:
AMERA Manuals and Standard Detail Drawings;
FTA Project and Construction Management Policies and Procedures including Management Plans and Risk Assessments;
Management principles and practices;
Transit operations;
Civil engineering, architectural design and systems design and construction;
Project budgets, estimating and related documents;
Local, regional, state, and federal agencies, groups and organizations involved in transit planning and development;
National, State and Local Laws, codes, regulations, and legal requirements related to public transportation;
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible Guidelines including Public Right-of Way Accessible Guidelines.

Skill in:
Using computers and related software applications;
Delegating responsibility and authority to project staff;
Representing Valley Metro to civic groups, regulatory agencies and others in the community;
Coordinating and enhancing the knowledge and efforts of Valley Metro staff;
Written communications such as preparing Board reports, technical reports, scopes of work, project management plans, interagency agreements, meeting summaries;
Preparing and delivering oral presentations;
Communicating in order to interact with co-workers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical Demands:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various construction projects and facilities; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone or radio. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Work Environment:
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. At construction sites, work with exposure to potential hazards.

APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE AT: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/valleymetro/default.cfm

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