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Project Engineer (Ops Supp) (1015)

Category:  Engineering
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jan 24, 2023
Req ID:  4057

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.     

We are currently seeking a Project Engineer (Ops Supp) (1015) in the B&B/Bridges & Buildings. 

SEPTA currently requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at their pre-employment medical appointment.


Opening Date: 01/24/2023

Closing Date: 02/24/2023

Job Grade: SAM 40

Salary Range: Starting salary $97,864.00


There are 4 job positions open for this posting.



This position is responsible for undertaking engineering/quality assurance assignments that are considered to be of "moderate complexity" in size and scope. This position is further responsible to provide technical support and direction for engineering/quality assurance activities, including the definition and coordination for design review and implementation, establishing inspection plans, program/project development and consulting, statistical methods, audits, and continuous improvement approaches to ensure activities are consistent with SEPTA mission values and goals. 


I.  General (Applicable to all) 

  • Consults with senior level engineer/supervision in project definition. 
  • Exercises proper judgment in application of moderately complex engineering and quality assurance principles. 
  • Assists in preparation of budgets for proposed projects and work to be accomplished through third party. 
  • Generates written memoranda, technical reports, specifications, audits, presentations, etc. in a professional effective manner. 
  • Generates equipment specifications for procurement purposes in sufficient detail to ensure contractor/vendor interpretation. 
  • Adapts to team efforts where indicated in resolution of matters not suitable for singular contribution. 
  • Interfaces with Governmental Agencies and, as necessary, other transit Authorities concerning pertinent matter. 
  • Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities. Reports any safety concerns, compromises or hazards affecting operations, the public, self and/or other employees. Responsible for personal safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others. 

II.    Program Management & Construction Engineering Disciplines:   

  • Assists in the preparation of Force Account Plans and schedules, Requests for Proposals, and budgets for proposed projects by estimating contractor and force account labor, and consultant materials and/or choices of materials. 
  • Document for record all major design concepts, approaches and agreements made with any and all parties involved in the project.   
  • Furnishes Senior Project Engineer with periodic reports as required of progress of the work and of Contractor’s compliance with the progress schedule and schedule of Shop Drawings and submittals. 
  • Monitors consultant’s performance and participate in design review process by coordinating in-house design review tasks. 
  • Conducts job progress meetings and coordinates project support functions. 


III.    Vehicle Engineering Disciplines: 

  • Provides technical guidance to vehicle maintenance personnel upon request. 
  • Defines, implements and documents new or more effective maintenance procedures for an assigned fleet of vehicles to the proposed. 
  • Provides engineering design input to drafting arm in furtherance of vehicular assignments/projects.   
  • Utilizes computerized maintenance records (V.M.I.S.) as an aid in resolving issues related to vehicle system faults or malfunctions. 
  • Assesses bid submissions for vehicular materials and technically evaluates their merit.   
  • Creates file maintenance inputs to ensure material for vehicle repair/renewal is properly designated. 


  • B. S. Degree in Engineering and five (5) years of satisfactory progressive relevant work performance that indicates that the individual can perform the technical and supervisory responsibilities of the position required. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, AutoCAD, and relevant discipline-specific applications as required. 
  • Valid driver’s license required.  

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia