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Company Description


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Job Location:
LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Project Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
$139131.00 - $209706.00  year



Basic Function:

Plans, directs, and manages diverse teams and major projects within Metro, including large capital projects or management of other types of large projects or programs. This role will provide executive level management oversight and decision making for a major capital project, specifically the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 1, including overseeing, interfacing with and managing various Metro Project staff, Metro Construction Management and Engineering Consultants and Metro′s Design/Build Contractor. This position will also work closely with outside governmental agencies and utilities. This position performs a key role in managing the overall Project with an emphasis on maintaining the Project′s cost and schedule.

Example Of Duties:

  • Directs performance of services by assigned staff, consultants, and contractors for successful completion of projects and contracts in a thorough and timely manner
  • Plans, assigns, monitors, and evaluates the work of assigned staff
  • Manages and directs third-party coordination and public affairs activities related to project design and completion
  • Establishes and monitors short- and long-range project goals, budgets, schedules, and strategies
  • Ensures all project design and/or construction activities meet operations and maintenance quality standards and expectations
  • Develops and manages information security and recovery capabilities; oversees current information technology interface with other related Metro databases
  • Evaluates work of consultants to ensure compliance and consistency with agency, department, and project objectives
  • Represents agency and applicable division at meetings, conferences, and public events
  • Provides expertise and leadership in conducting technical studies and analyses
  • Prepares and presents reports to executive and management staff, the Board of Directors, and/or outside regulatory agencies
  • Sets and implements project policies, procedures, programs, safety and work standards, and controls for the overall functioning of assigned unit
  • Ensures compliance with Metro policies, procedures, and standards, and applicable federal, state, and local regulations and laws
  • Supervises, trains, mentors, and motivates assigned staff
  • Evaluates staff′s overall level of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and assists in developing the department′s succession plan
  • Oversees all contracts, operating budget, and capital budget for section; monitors, and adheres to department/unit budget, goals, and schedules which comply with agency-wide fiscal responsibility
  • Communicates Metro's safety vision and goals; oversees the implementation of agency and departmental safety rules, policies, and procedures; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out
  • May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment:

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor′s Degree in Engineering or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred


  • Five years of relevant senior management-level experience in the design and/or construction of major capital projects, including extensive experience managing mass transit projects

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements:

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • California license as a Professional Engineer (PE) preferred
  • Construction management and/or project management certification preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Experience managing heavy rail transit projects, specifically in underground stations and tunnels using design-build contracting
  • Experience utilizing geotechnical instrumentation to monitor, review, and interpret geotechnical baseline reports for underground construction
  • Experience performing construction and design-build management of architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and systems integration for underground stations
  • Experience experience working in construction management, including working with contractors, consultants and other stakeholders
  • Experience resolving construction issues post-design, including contract changes, claims and dispute resolution


  • Theories, principles, and practices of rail transit engineering, design, construction, operations, and maintenance
  • Governmental contract policies and procedures
  • Public administrative methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
  • Applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and standards
  • Large-scale capital project management
  • Contract management for both consultants and construction
  • Social, political, and environmental issues influencing transit programs
  • Heavy construction practices and procedures
  • Modern management theory
  • Applicable business software applications


  • Directing the overall engineering and construction activities for major capital projects
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Establishing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Preparing complex comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of metro employees, Board of Directors, public officials, and outside representatives
  • Negotiating and problem solving


  • Meet time constraints
  • Multi-task and prioritize
  • Maintain focus on objectives
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • 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:

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(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.

*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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