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Company Description

LA METRO - Telephone: (213) 922-6217 - Website: www.metro.net


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Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Construction Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:



Salary Grade: H1Q

Salary Range: $122,970 - $153,691 - $184,434

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

Basic Function:

Oversees, directs, and coordinates Metro's capital project construction delivery.

Example Of Duties:

  • Oversees contractor activities and major construction projects
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for the planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling of major construction projects
  • Coordinates Metro construction engineers and agency support teams, such as Safety, Environmental, Quality, and Engineering.
  • Coordinates rail design and construction activities with utilities, public and private organizations, and other individuals
  • Assists in negotiating with contractors regarding changes to design, construction work scope, and schedules
  • Monitors compliance with construction contract terms to ensure that contracted work is on schedule, within budget, and complies with technical and legal requirements
  • Oversees preparation of final design documents, bid forms, pre-bid conferences, and evaluation of received proposals
  • Prepares construction project status reports and updates
  • Has budget accountability for assigned area or more than one specialty area
  • Represents Metro before the public and other governmental agencies
  • Negotiates scope of work and associated costs for Design Services (DS) consultants and Construction Management Support Services (CMSS) consultants
  • Oversees consultants and consultants in the execution of DS and CMSS
  • Manages assigned staff directly and through subordinate management team
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

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 Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or a related field


  • Five years of relevant management-level experience in construction management or engineering, requiring management experience in area of assignment

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements:

  • State of California Professional Engineer or Architecture certificate may be required
  • 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

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.

  • Experience overseeing engineering design and construction of Highway, Express Lanes, Active Transportation, and Rail Transit facilities
  • Experience developing design and construction contract procurement document
  • Experience resolving design and construction conflicts with local and State public agencies (i.e. City of Los Angeles' Department of Transportation and Department of Public Works)
  • Experience developing project budget and managing monthly budget forecasting
  • Experience managing professional services, architectural/engineering, and construction contracts in support of capital project delivery


  • Construction means and methods
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations governing the design, procurement, and construction of heavy civil transportation projects for a public agency
  • Contract language and bidding process
  • Theories, principles, and practices of construction techniques, and engineering related to the construction of heavy civil transportation projects
  • Industry accepted project management and construction management practices and principles
  • Human resources practices and modern management theory
  • Budgets and budgeting process
  • Business computer use and applications related to contract scheduling and financial recordkeeping


  • Planning, organizing, and directing the activities of design, construction, consultant, and other project personnel in a matrix organization
  • Reviewing and analyzing complex construction proposals, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and evaluating outcomes
  • Negotiating contract terms, administering contracts, and monitoring multiple contracts to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, and specifications
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, the Board of Directors, and outside representatives
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Leadership
  • Effective meeting management
  • Reading and understanding complicated documents
  • Time management


  • Manage all phases of a major construction project from planning through closeout
  • Develop and implement an effective Project Management Plan
  • Deal with confrontational discussions
  • Resolve complex construction changes, claims, and other project issues
  • Handle sensitive information
  • Work effectively with both internal and external parties to the project
  • Provide effective direction and manage assigned staff
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Speak in public
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and other correspondence
  • 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 www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. (EY) 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.

*Open to the public and all Metro employees




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