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Senior Project Engineer (1014) - Bridges & Buildings Facilities

Category:  Engineering
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jan 24, 2023
Req ID:  3445

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 Senior Project Engineer (1014) - Bridges & Buildings Facilities in the B&B/Bridges & Buildings department.

 

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: 02/21/2023

Grade: 41

Starting Salary: $108,160.00

       

OVERALL DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for undertaking engineering/quality assurance assignments that are considered to be of "significant 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. In this role the Senior Project Engineer will act as the drafting coordinator and provide quality control for this area.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

I. General 

  1. Consults with managerial level as necessary in project/program definition.
  2. Exercises proper judgment in application of advanced engineering and quality assurance principles.
  3. Assists in preparation of budgets for proposed projects/programs and work to be contracted to a third party.
  4. Demonstrates effective technical writing skills.
  5. Provides highly specialized technical expertise in support of project/program activities.
  6. Assists manager on request in furtherance of his/her duties.
  7. 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.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

DISCIPLINE RESPONSIBILITIES

II. Program Management & Construction Engineering Disciplines

  1. Prepares Requests for Proposals, and manages consultant contracts, and coordinates design concepts and review with Operations departments. May represent the Authority with special interest groups and/or local communities, and presents designs at public meetings.
  2. Assists Project Manager during the construction and/or procurement stage of a project. This includes project management, construction management, and coordination with governmental agencies and SEPTA's Operating departments.
  3. Assists Project Manager in project management tasks and directs Project Engineers/Architects.
  4. Responsible for managing projects, determination of resources, and maintaining budget and schedule.
  5. 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.

ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINE RESPONSIBILITIES

III. Facilities, Engineering & Construction Disciplines

  1. Responsible for Engineering (Architectural) design and analysis in assigned field (i.e. CE, ME, EE, Structural, Track).
  2. Responsibilities shall include conceptual, preliminary, final design, and costing of projects as directed by senior level supervision/management.
  3. Implement design plans, specifications, and construction procedures in areas of responsibility.
  4. Participate in field investigations relative to adequacy of end product(s) being acceptable.
  5. Accumulate sufficient knowledge of current state-of-the-art processes, procedures and availability as they affect ones assignment.
  6. Possess the experience to detect appropriate contract/specification compliance in work assignments involving internal and/or third party contractors.
  7. Generate, review, and implement compliance processes for regulated infrastructure. Ensure documentation accuracy in order to obtain all required certifications.
  8. Perform field equipment inspections, participate in problem resolution with maintenance staff, and generate and track service requests.
  9. Generates written memoranda, technical reports, audits, etc. and interfaces with government agencies when appropriate to support compliance requirements.  
  10. Performs other duties as assigned. 
  11. Utilizes and maintains the Departmental Engineering Website. Train peers and/or subordinates as required.
  12. Oversees Departmental use of various types of engineering software and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) system to ensure consistent quality engineering/architectural documents.
  13. 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.

ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINE RESPONSIBILITIES

IV. Quality Assurance Disciplines

  1. Monitors the overall effectiveness and quality control of drafting activities. Applies findings to the improvement of quality, productivity, safety and service reliability.
  2. Develops and implements policies, procedures, programs and objectives with monitoring and stimulating the improvement of quality control of drafting activities. This effort includes providing input to the process of writing quality assurance manuals for drafting.
  3. Establishes and maintains effective liaison with engineers throughout SEPTA. Such liaison shall provide for customer feedback and integration of such data into quality assurance inspection activities. Defines, implements, and documents new or more effective quality assurance procedures for assigned shops, and material suppliers.
  4. Interfaces with all levels of SEPTA personnel and outside vendor/contractors to identify procedures, equipment, and processes which need revision and develop action plans for quality assurance improvements in these areas.
  5. Performs as auditor for quality control of drafting activities to assure compliance to SEPTA requirements. Participates in compiling and summarizing audit findings and recommendations for presentation to responsible manager.
  6. Participates in periodic review of drawings and specifications.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in relevant engineering or related field OR Bachelor of Architecture, and seven (7) years of proven relevant engineering experience, or an equivalent combination of engineering and project management or related experience, PE/RA registration preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in the latest Microsoft Office suite required. 
  • Proficiency in CAD required.
  • Knowledge of all state, local and applicable equipment codes for the assigned area required (e.g., PA Labor Industry, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel, Elevators & Escalators, NFPA, IMC, and ICC).
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Familiarity with REVIT or various types of engineering software is preferred.

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