GENERAL PURPOSE: In conjunction with subject matter experts, this position is responsible for the production, control and maintenance of engineering technical documentation, standards and policies for all Sound Transit projects for all modes of transportation for the Design and Engineering Division in the Department of Engineering and Construction Management. This role is similar to an Assistant State Design Engineer role elsewhere.
Under general direction, directs, manages, assigns, plans, prioritizes and participates in the work for the production and control of technical documents related to Sound Transit Design and Engineering Division in support of rail system extensions and associated projects. Ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and professional engineering standards. Coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, programs, Departments/Offices, and outside agencies. Serves as the Design and Engineering lead for development, implementation, and maintenance of Design and Engineering technical documents. Single point of contact and accountability to ensure technical documents are maintained and updated as needed to support Sound Transit goals and objectives. Additionally, this position must exercise strong management and coordination skills to ensure collaboration with Sound Transit technical leads and departments to ensure effective and efficient implementation and control of design and engineering standards. This position must also demonstrate excellent technical writing skills.
This job posting may be used to fill multiple positions.
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. • Serves as Project Manager for creation, implementation, update and maintenance of Sound Transit Design and Engineering Division standards, criteria, policies and procedures. • Collaborates with other managers and staff in order to formulate, implement and monitor policies, procedures, goals, objectives and standards. • Monitor effective and efficient use of policies and procedures to ensure compliance and make adjustments as necessary through design directives or information for designers. • Lead planning, organizing and managing of the work to develop, implement and monitor division policies, procedures, criteria and standards in collaboration with other technical managers and Sound Transit resources. • Lead development of criteria, application instructions, procedure manuals, and policies for Sound Transit Design and Engineering programs in coordination with subject matter experts. • Plans, prioritizes and participates in the work for the production and control of the documents related to Design and Engineering. • Establishes schedules and methods for providing technical documentation services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management and technical staff; allocates resources accordingly. • Technical writing of standards documents. • Participates in the develop of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures' makes recommendations and implements recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures for Design and Engineering. • Recommends and assists in the establishment and implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. • Prepares and revises procedures and standards for technical documentation • Serves as document coordinator with Sound Transit and consultant and contractors as appropriate to ensure review and input meets agency's needs. • Presents and provides training to diverse audiences including technical and executive management on technical documents. • Researches, reviews and compiles information on updating standards and manuals for all needs in support of Design and Engineering. • 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. • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices. • Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, or closely related field and six+ years of civil/structural engineering design and/or construction experience or equivalent that includes two years of staff supervisory, budgetary, or management responsibility, preferably in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications: • A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of Washington.
Required Knowledge of: • Operations, services and activities of a technical documentation program. • Principles and procedures of record keeping. • Principles, systems and practices of technical documentation control. • Principles and practices of technical writing. • Principles of lead supervision and training. • Materials, tools and equipment used in the reproduction, control and dissemination of technical documents. • Operational characteristics of applicable computer software applications. • Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. • Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. • Senior professional and/or technical expert knowledge of industry engineering principles and practices. • Project management techniques and principles. • Principles of team leadership. • Engineering consulting services and methods including reports, studies, cost estimates, plans, and specifications.
Required Skill in: • Management and development of technical criteria • Management and development of process and procedures • Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards. • Developing, reviewing, updating, and managing design manual and specifications. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Outstanding communicative skills including presentation development and public speaking. • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports. • Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles. • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Applying project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives. • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Developing and monitoring departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules. • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority. • Communicating complex engineering activities and policies to staff and executive levels.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment with frequent visits to construction sites. • Subject to normally 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.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.