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Location:Seattle, WA
Company:Sound Transit
First posted:May 25, 2017


Closing Date/Time: Sun. 06/25/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $81,617.00 - $102,022.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Union Station, Seattle, Washington

General Purpose   Benefits   Supplemental Questions

Under general direction, supervises and coordinates the oversight of all vehicle maintenance, ROW maintenance and maintenance record keeping functions performed under contract for the Central Link Light Rail System; oversees the maintenance operating and capital budgets for Central Link; ensures contractor is following terms of the Inter-governmental agreement (IGA); analyzes the maintenance cost and operations procedures to identify improvements and/or deficiencies that may exist and works with the contractor to mitigate them through planning and ensuring the station is properly equipped with the tools, training and resources necessary; coordinates services and operations with multiple departments and local jurisdictions to accomplish objectives; assists the division/department by meeting departmental and Agency goals and objectives; and assists the Light Rail Maintenance Manager on any and all matters as assigned.

 Essential Functions:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only 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.

  • Administers and coordinates multiple budgets and projects concurrently while ensuring that costs are controlled by utilizing the competitive bid process; researches multiple avenues such as government surplus, utilizing state contracts for procurement; procures tools and equipment necessary for operating the Central Link light rail; serves as procurement point of contact for the operating company that the Agency has hired to run the light rail system; and researches and coordinates with contracts and finance to ensure that procurement protocol is followed.
  • Responsible for keeping all of the system maintenance plans current and up to date, which involves working with numerous departments for input and data gathering; assists in developing maintenance procedures, reviewing them for content and ensures they are implemented on schedule; reviews or drafts agreements, scopes and work plans both internally for our operating company and externally with other municipalities as necessary and requested.
  • Coordinates with resident engineers, external vendors and Agency operating company to ensure that all spare parts are verified, inspected, counted, and entered into the maintenance system; ensures that all assets are tracked, protected and maintained to a level consistent with Agency agreements and internal policies.
  • Reviews all systems as they are modified or turned over from construction to ensure they are safe, completed, function as designed, and any necessary tools or equipment are supplied or procured; reviews future extensions and construction activities; reviews and comments on all designs for construction and coordinates all activities directly or indirectly involving Agency operating company.
  • Works with resident engineers and vendors to approve and review all training programs, operations & maintenance (O&M) and O&M manuals for accuracy; provides comments and ensures manuals are corrected and distributed; schedules all systems and equipment training necessary for operations; and ensures that all employee certifications and annual training is completed and evaluates for any necessary updates or improvements.
  • Monitors all craft employees to ensure safe work performance and ensures work is completed according to APTA, AREMA, SMP's, Manufacturer's Recommendations, and company policies or industry standards.
  • Performs a variety of administrative functions such as data collection, filing, and report preparation; creates and works with spread sheets used for a variety of analysis and reports; produces and drafts reports, plans and presentations as necessary/assigned; and reviews all invoices and expenditures for accuracy and authorizations.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, priorities and budgets for assigned projects, services, and functional area within the Division; and makes recommendations and forecasts for future funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Provides support to the division/department and others on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; 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.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Associates Degree or technical school certification in engineering, planning, business administration, or closely related field and five years of rail maintenance experience that includes two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility for a service transit system; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License; may be required to obtain CDL license.

Required Knowledge of:

  • Principals and practices of Light Rail Transit operations and maintenance.
  • APTA Rail Standards & Practices, design criteria, federal reports such as those from FTA, NATB. 
  • Rail maintenance systems such as signals, communications, track, LRV, and electrical/traction power.
  • Contract management.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Contract procurement strategies and management principles.
  • Policy and procedure development.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to light rail transit operations.
  • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Required Skill in:

  • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
  • Interpreting and using all types of operating manuals related to a light rail system.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable standard operation procedures, standard maintenance procedures, operating rules, federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Procurement of goods and services.
  • Principles of research and analysis.
  • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
  • Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.
  • Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles.
  • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
  • Developing and monitoring departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.

 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.
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.

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