Project Manager (Engineering)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Engineering Project Management

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$115,426.00 / annually - $178,912.00 (Non-Represented Pay Band 09)

Posted Date

June 18, 2019

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice

Reports To

R. Powers, Deputy General Manager

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

BART is seeking an Engineering Project Manager who has a passion for innovating safe and reliable solutions to complex Engineering problems and helping to enable over 430,000 daily riders get to work, school, and other places they need to go. Join the Engineering Revolution to Build a Better BART!

The incumbent in this position will be responsible, in coordination with BART's project delivery departments, for the managing projects for the Districts' $3.5 billion Measure RR System Renewal program. The scope of the position includes serving in the following roles:

· Serve as the lead staff liaison to the Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee.
· Support the Deputy General Manager's role as the chairperson of recurring District-wide Measure RR staff committee
· Participate in the regular updates to the Board of Directors on the status of Measure RR project delivery
· Review all monthly Measure RR project status reports
· Engage the public within the BART District in community outreach activities related to Measure RR
· Assist other departments in developing staffing, procurement, space planning strategies for Measure RR implementation
· Reject assistance in the development of financial projections for Measure RR programs and projects

Essential Job Functions

1. Manages capital program engineering design and construction projects or programs in assigned areas from conceptual design through comple­tion; project areas may include rail car procurement and rehabilita­tion, stations construction and rehabilitation, automated fare collection, and transit systems and structures design and construction; develops and directs project work standards from design through final program and equipment acceptance.
2. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned project areas.
3. Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned District and contract staff; manages and directs the work of contract consultants.
4. Directs or participates in the preparation and review of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates; ensures specifications and contract requirements comply with District standards and policies.
5. Identifies equipment or systems needs on assigned projects; evaluates functional requirements; reviews vendor and manufacturer design and specifications on project equipment and materials; coordinates equipment procurement and testing activities; oversees equipment installation.
6. As assigned, oversees contractor and consultant contracts; develops scope of work; prepares request for proposal; reviews proposals and makes recommendation on selection; assists in contract negotiation and preparation; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
7. Performs construction project management duties; prepares cost estimates; prepares and monitors project schedules and budgets; conducts field inspections as required; monitors work in prog­ress; writes, approves, negotiates and executes contract changes; authorizes contract payments upon project completion.
8. Serves as the project liaison with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves project issues.
9. Provides responsible staff assistance for higher level management staff on projects and related matters.
10. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering design and construction.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable project management and administration experience which must have included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of engineering disciplines in assigned project area.
Principles and practices of engineering design and construction in assigned project area.
Principles and practices of project management.
Principles and practices of contract administration.
Principles and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates.
Methods and techniques of coordinating and scheduling project work.
Methods and techniques of contract negotiation.
Principles and practices of procurement.
Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Current office procedures, methods and equipment including comput­ers.
Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
Skill in:
Managing, supervising and coordinating assigned projects.
Developing and implementing project goals, objectives and procedures.
Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of professional staff and contract consultants.
Planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing project work.
Managing project design concepts and solutions.
Managing and reviewing project budget analysis, calculations and cost estimates.
Preparing designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates.
Directing or conducting contract negotiations.
Conducting field inspections.
Developing and administering project budgets.
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting conse­quences
of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
Interpreting and explaining established policies and procedures for assigned District projects.
Preparing clear and concise reports.
Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.
Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.


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Job Address

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