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Senior Project Engineer (Ops Supp) (1014) - Bus Engineering

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jan 10, 2022
Req ID:  2042

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 (Ops Supp) (1014) - Bus Engineering in the Vehicle Engineering/Bus Engineering department. 

 


 

Opening Date: 01/10/2022

Closing Date: 01/24/2022

Job Grade: SAM 40

Salary Range: Min: $74,256.00 - Mid: $92,820.00 - Max: $111,384.00 

*Note: Starting salary not to exceed midpoint.

 

 

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 addition this position provides engineering support to bus operations. 

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.

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

II. Vehicle Engineering Disciplines

  1. Provides highly specialized technical expertise in support of vehicle engineering activities in assigned field (i.e. ME, EE).
  2. Generates engineering specifications for procurement of major vehicular systems and components thereof in suitable detail for procurement.
  3. Interfaces with all levels of SEPTA personnel and outside vendor/contractors to identify procedures, equipment, and processes that need revision and develops action plans for quality assurance improvements in less areas.
  4. Performs as auditor for in plant audits of overhaul shops and suppliers of material and vehicles to assure compliance to SEPTA requirements. Participates in compiling and summarizing audit findings and recommendations for presentation to responsible manager.
  5. Generates cost analysis in justification of vehicular retrofit systems.
  6. Prepares Request for Proposals, and manages consultant contracts, and coordinates design concepts and reviews with Operations departments. May represent the Authority with special interest groups and/or local communities, and presents designs at public meetings.
  7. Provides technical direction to vehicle maintenance personnel upon request.
  8. 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.

ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINE RESPONSIBILITIES

III. Quality Assurance Disciplines

  1. Monitors the overall effectiveness of vehicle and material quality 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 vehicle and material quality. This effort includes providing input to the process of writing quality assurance manuals for vehicle overhauls and material suppliers.
  3. Establishes and maintains effective liaison with vehicle shops and material users 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, material suppliers, or fleets of vehicles.
  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 in plant audits of overhaul shops and suppliers of material and vehicles 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 field, (e.g., Mechanical, Electrical), and six (6) years of proven relevant engineering experience, or an equivalent combination of engineering and project management or related experience, with either a Master’s degree or PE registration required.

Or 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant engineering field with eight (8) years of proven relevant experience, as detailed above, without PE registration or Master’s degree.
  • 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 vehicle codes for the assigned area required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Familiarity with various types of engineering software 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