The Facilities Engineer performs and/or coordinates technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; participates in the work of staff responsible for facilities repair and construction projects; and performs related duties as assigned.
Positions at this level perform a variety of professional facilities engineering work, particularly as related to buildings, mechanical and electrical systems, utilities, transit facilities, and support equipment. This position will be responsible for managing engineering designs, studies, and reports; overseeing and managing the work of outside consultants and contractors; and/or assisting higher level managerial staff. This position is designated as Safety-Sensitive under NCTD authority (non-DOT) and will participate in a random testing pool under those guidelines.
Supervision Received and Exercised
This position works under the general direction with limited guidance from the Director of Facilities and Project Management. This position may provide contract oversight on the work of consultants and contractors. This position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and as a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted.
Normal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consulting engineers' facilities, and other locations as required.
Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Oversees large-scale design, construction, and repair projects for the District.
Reviews and approves the work of design consultants engaged in developing studies, designs, detail, and specifications in connection with new construction, alteration, repair, and ground development of a variety of District buildings and their appurtenant equipment.
Prepares independent engineering cost estimates, scopes of work, independent cost estimates, and task orders for District projects.
ensures adherence to specifications, identifies resource needs, and manages the progress of projects. the progress of projects. the progress of projects.
Administers consultant contracts; reviews work to ensure compliance with contract; recommends change orders; maintains records; and processes expenditures.
Participates in the review of consultant proposals and design, recommends awards, and conducts or participates in the pre-bid conferences prior to contract award.
Initiates and evaluates design and field engineering changes during construction; recommends approval of and submits the contractors progress payments; recommends retention level as appropriate; and participates in intermediate and final inspections.
Inspects projects during construction; checks shop drawings, details, and test reports and approves materials; coordinates and reviews the work of consultants engaged in the preparation of plans and specifications for District facilities and construction; may administer contracts for building construction; and confers with building contractors and subcontractors in connection with plan and material changes during construction, assuring that standards of original plans and specifications are maintained.
Provides budget management oversight to ensure compliance within project schedule and budget; oversees the work of outside contractors and contracted engineering staff.
Writes, recommends changes, and updates on policies and procedures and ensures work activities are compliant with established policies and procedures.
Represents the District to enforce contract requirements; evaluates proposed contract changes and prepares independent engineering cost estimates of revised project scopes.
Coordinates work with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; administers control of required documentation for contracts; identifies technical engineering issues and ensures compliance with District and industry engineering standards.
Participates in the preparation and administration of the design and construction program budget, submits budget recommendations, and monitors expenditures.
Prepares analytical and statistical reports on facilities operations and activities.
Represents the District in public meetings and hearings on proposed projects.
Inspects projects during construction; checks shop drawings, details, and test reports and approves materials; coordinates and reviews the work of consultants engaged in the preparation of plans and specifications for District facilities and construction; may administer contracts for building construction; confers with building contractors and subcontractors in connection with plan and material changes during construction, assuring that standards of original plans and specifications are maintained.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, architecture, construction management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Two (2) years of professional engineering/architecture experience in one of the following areas:
Design, construction, and maintenance of buildings, public facilities, and parking lots and structures
Design and maintenance of rail and bus transit systems
A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.
Active registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect licensed in the State of California preferred.
Possession of and the ability to maintain a California driver's license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years.
Maintain compliance with the District's policies regarding Conflict of Interest and Ethics.
Knowledge in the following areas:
Principles and practices of facilities engineering design and construction.
Principles and practices of project scheduling and management.
Principles and practices of construction.
Safety principles and practices.
Methods and techniques of conducting site inspections and investigation.
Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing.
Principles and practices of contract preparation and administration.
Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating.
Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
Related federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Ability to evaluate and supervise the design of alternate proposals in light of soundness of engineering features, economic feasibility, and long-term District planning.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with contractors, the public, and public officials; ability to assist in coordinating the design work of facilities projects with other District divisions; and ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of adequate and accurate controls, records, and reports.
Ability to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities.
Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and project scheduling software.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must possess the ability to use the phone and computer for extended periods, manual dexterity to complete clerical functions and work with office equipment, and lift equipment up to 25 pounds on a daily basis. The employee must be able to hear, see, and communicate verbally to exchange information. The employee must be able to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, work in evenings when required, work in hazardous conditions, and negotiate a variety of different and irregular terrain as is typical along a railway right-of-way. The employee may be subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and chemicals. The employee must be able to walk, climb, balance, bend, carry, push, reach, sit, and stand.
Machines / Tools / Equipment
Ability to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite programs.
Ability to operate standard office equipment, including a fax and scanner machine, copy machine, and telephone.
Ability to carry and operate a mobile on-call device.
Application Information: All applicants must complete and submit an online application at www.gonctd.com/careers. A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range. NCTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NCTD provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits are available to employees working 20+ hours per week, with any employer contributions prorated accordingly for employees who work less than 40 hours per week. Highlights are listed below:Retirement:CalPERS: NCTD participates in the CalPERS retirement program with benefit formulas of 2% @ 60 and 2% @ 62. Benefits are calculated based on your age at retirement, the number of years of service credit with CalPERS, and the highest average pay rate in a 36 month period.457 Deferred Compensation/401(a) Plans: NCTD offers a voluntary Deferred Compensation savings plan through VOYA. Employees are eligible upon hire, and can contribute a designated percentage of their compensation into the plan in accordance with IRS limits. Additionally, NCTD matches 50% of employee 457 contributions, up to 8% of payroll (4% max contribution) into a 401(a) plan. Employees are vested in NCTD contributions over a 3 year period.Medical Insurance: NCTD participates in the CalPERS medical insurance program and offers a rich variety of plans to choose from. NCTD contributes towards monthly medical premiums. If selected coverage is greater than the NCTD contribution, employees will pay the additional premium via pre-tax payroll deduction. Dental Insurance: NCTD offers dental coverage through United Concordia with a PPO or DHMO option. Vision Insurance: NCTD offers vision insurance through Medical Eye Services.Life Insurance: NCTD provides group Life/AD&D insurance at no cost to the employee in the amount of $50,000. Additional, voluntary supplemental life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents at the employee's cost.Long Term Disability Insurance: NCTD offers voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance at the employee's cost. Coverage up to 60% of your hourly wage ($6,000/mo max) can be purchased.Flexible Spending Account Plan: NCTD offers the following plans for pre-tax employee contributions: Health Care Dependent Care Commuter Transit Commuter ParkingHolidays: NCTD recognizes 9 holidays annually: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.PTO/Paid Time Off: Employees earn PTO in accordance with the following schedule: 0 through 2.99 years: 168 hours per year 3.00 through 9.99 years: 208 hours per year 10+ years: 248 hours per yearTransportation Passes: Employees and eligible dependents receive a complimentary "Compass Card" which can be used to ride any NCTD transit service at no charge.