Associate Transportation Engineer – QA / QC

The Valley Transportation Authority
September 17, 2022
Santa Clara, CA
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Job Description


Under direction, the Associate Transportation Engineer supervises and performs responsible professional, field and office engineering work in connection with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of transportation systems and projects; and to participate in a variety of services and special studies requiring the application of professional knowledge and skills.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the journey-level class in the professional transportation engineer series. Associate Transportation Engineers typically perform more difficult or complex engineering work, using independent judgment, and typically serve as the project lead, providing lead supervision to lower level professional and technical staff on a project basis.

The Associate Transportation Engineer is distinguished from the next higher level of Senior Transportation Engineer in that the latter class has full supervisory responsibility over staff and consultants of a major unit or program.

Classification Bargaining Unit: TAEA

Essential Job Functions

Typical Tasks

* Performs professional engineering activities related to planning, design, construction maintenance and operation of transportation facilities including fixed guideways, transit, highway, bicycle, airport and other facilities;
* Reviews technical reports on transportation systems design submittals, reviews design submittals from contractors for contract compliance and recommends changes to existing planning and design criteria;
* Reviews documents prepared by subordinates, consultants, and other parties;
* Determines route alignments;
* Makes analyses to determine best design;
* Develops routes and schedules for transit system facilities;
* Supervises the design and construction of transportation system facilities;
* Directs other engineering personnel in preparing final plans and maps;
* Supervises the preparation of detailed drawing and specifications;
* Writes reports and makes estimates of a specialized nature in connection with various transportation projects;
* Makes preliminary designs and estimates for determining budgetary needs for construction and maintenance activities;
* Performs related work as required.

When assigned as a project manager, subject to general review:

* Responsible for technical details of an entire project, such as planning, design, and contract documents, typically involving project coordination and administration;
* Resolves technical problems concerning the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of transportation facilities;
* Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Standards

Development of the required skills, knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in engineering, plus four years of increasingly responsible experience in the performance of professional engineering work in design, estimating, construction, and contract administration, with a strong emphasis in design and construction of transportation systems and projects.

Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California in a field related to transportation engineering at the time of appointment.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of:

* Methods, materials and equipment used in the design, construction and operation of transportation facilities;
* Principles and practices of engineering used in transportation systems and facilities;
* Principles and practices of scheduling and coordinating engineering work and project control;
* Applicable local, State, and Federal codes and regulations governing transit-related design and construction;
* Knowledge of C.P.U.C., NEMA, NEC, AREMA and similar codes governing transit systems design and construction;
* Engineering theory and practical application of operating transit systems;
* Specifications writing and estimating for rail systems projects;
* Principles and practices of contract administration and construction management, construction inspection, and materials testing;
* Planning and budgeting for transportation development projects;
* Economics of transportation facility design;
* Software tools common to the field of engineering;
* Safety practices in the construction industry.

Ability to:

* Inspect plans for the methods of construction;
* Design or review the design of transportation systems and facilities;
* Design, check, sign, and stamp drawing and specification;
* Assist in inspections to achieve compliance with contracts, construction plans, and specifications;
* Prepare cost estimates for projects;
* Review and prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports, specifications, and other documents;
* Effectively represent VTA at technical meetings, and before local citizens in public meetings and hearing;
* Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
* Take initiative, reason logically, and be creative in developing and introducing new ideas;
* Define problem areas and evaluate, recommend, and implement alternative solutions to issues and problems;
* Establish cooperative relations with staff, contractors, community organizations, representatives of Federal, State, regional, and city agencies, and the general public.

General Instructions

Please read this entire job announcement before applying for the position. Print and keep a copy of this announcement so that you can refer to it. Questions not answered within this job announcement may be sent [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources department by the stated closing time and date posted. When the stated closing date is "continuous," apply immediately; the position may close without notice.

You will receive an immediate email confirming receipt of your submitted application. If you do not receive this email, contact NEOGOV's Applicant Assistance Line at (855) 524-5627 between 8:00AM to 5:00PM (PST) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Only on-line applications will be accepted for this recruitment (paper applications or resumes will not be accepted). Job Interest Notification Cards, or copies of previous, partial, or un-submitted applications, are not an acceptable substitute to a completed application.

ALL APPLICATION AND TESTING NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT BY E-MAIL.Applicants should select e-mail as the preferred method of notification. Candidates must maintain an up-to-date, valid and reliable e-mail address. Candidates are also responsible for maintaining up-to-date phone numbers and addresses on their on-line account. Due to the number of applications received, candidates must check their application status through their on-line account. ContactNeoGovfor assistance if needed.

Information on how to apply for jobs at the VTA is available on the VTA Employment website and from theNEOGOV'sApplicant Assistance Line (855) 524-5627.NeoGovApplicant support is available from 8:00AMto 5:00PM(PST) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Americans with Disabilities Act Accommodations

The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you wish to request an accommodation, please clickhere(Download PDF reader).

Application Processing Information

All related current and past work experience (including VTA experience) must be listed and fully described in the Work Experience section of the application ("See Resume" is not acceptable). Incomplete or improperly completed online applications may be rejected even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to ensure that the online application reflects the work experience and education needed to meet the requirements for the position you are applying for. Although your resume may have all your experience and education details, please make sure to complete each section of the online application to ensure that your information is accurately captured during our screening process.

Important: Proof of Education, either as a copy of a diploma or transcript, is required to verify all educational units listed on your application. Official transcripts are not necessary. Copies of diplomas, degrees, transcripts, or foreign transcript evaluations must be attached to the submitted application as a pdf.

Note: Failure to provide all of the required documents in the appropriate format (pdf ONLY), and properly labeled as shown in the example (for example: Smith_J BS Diploma), will result in the application being rejected as incomplete. No exceptions will be made.

Note: Applicants holding degrees or credentials from outside the United States who are using these qualifications exclusively to qualify for a position are required to provide a foreign transcript evaluation as a pdf and properly labeled as shown above. Failure to provide a foreign transcript evaluation will result in the application being rejected as incomplete. No exceptions will be made.

All applications are subject to review as to meeting minimum qualifications at any point in the recruitment process. Passing any step is no guarantee of continuation if it is determined that the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the class specification.

Candidates found to have exaggerated/falsified their qualifications, experience, training, and/or education may be disqualified at any point in the recruitment process and may be denied future employment with the VTA.

If selected for the position, candidates will be required to complete a criminal conviction disclosure form. Candidates who successfully become VTA employees, and fail to disclose any of the criminal background information as required may be subject to discipline up to and including discharge.

Eligible Lists typically remain in effect for six (6) months. However, Human Resources may abolish Eligible Lists at any time during the six (6) month period. Human Resources may extend eligible Lists for up to two (2) years. Eligible Lists may be used for more than one recruitment. If you have questions related to an Eligible List you might be on or were on, you should contact Human Resources.

If you have questions regarding your status as an applicant for this position, please call the Human Resources Department at (408) 321-5575 or email [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

VTA is an equal employment opportunity employer. VTA does not and will not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age, ancestry, color, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, race, religion, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, disabled veteran or veteran status, etc.

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