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Location:Los Angeles, CA
Company:Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
First posted:June 08, 2017

Basic Function

  • Manages, oversees, and coordinates rail and major facilities construction projects

Example Of Duties

  • Reviews contract documents, construction documents, contractor proposals; provides recommendations support for negotiations with contractors
  • Reviews contractors request for change and prepares contract change notices and justifications
  • Monitors claims and suggests ways to minimize construction cost exposure
  • Reviews claims entitlement position papers
  • Expedites oversight reviews for design and field changes
  • Monitors work for compliance with schedule, budget, technical, safety, and legal requirements
  • Attends progress meetings and provides support for the preparation of reports on contract status
  • Coordinates work schedules around special events, as required
  • Coordinate activities/operations with other Metro staff and public agencies, as required
  • Monitors field implementation of pollution controls for dust, noise, and vibration, as required
  • Oversees engineering support staff as well as construction management consultants, as required
  • 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 - Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or other related field
  • 3 years' of supervisory experience in the management of major construction rail facilities contracts
  • Valid California Class C driver's license
  • Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a professional engineer, or Architect desirable
  • Experience in tunneling, aerial structures, underground structures, ballasted trackwork, highways and highway bridges is desirable


  • Theories, principles and practices of engineering and construction of rail transit facilities
  • Contract administration related to major public works construction projects
  • Applicable local, state, and federal requirements and standards
  • Basic principles of rail operation and maintenance
  • Business computer use applications, related to contract scheduling and financial record keeping-Contract administration related to major public works construction projects
  • Business and Construction Contract Law


  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Clearly communicate verbally and in writing
  • Write concise and technically accurate change orders and claims briefs
  • Maintain accurate records and statistical information
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Work effectively with other Metro departments
  • Mediate and negotiate construction contract terms
  • Monitor complex contracts to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, and specifications
  • 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 (please use the apply button below) 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

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

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