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Transportation Planner I/II

Company: MAPC Date Posted: 11/08/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a Transportation Planner who will work on a wide variety of projects and policies in Greater Boston to encourage more of the region's trips to involve public transit, bicycling, walking, and electric vehicles. The Planner will report to the Assistant Director of the Transportation Department, and will work on a variety of topics, including bike share, micro-mobility, transportation demand management, parking, transportation finance, climate change, dedicated bus lanes, and other activities. The individual will be a strong representative of the agency in a number of public forums, manage projects, facilitate working groups, conduct research, author reports and technical memoranda, and maintain and advance relationships with numerous stakeholders.

We seek an individual who is innovative, mission-driven, and committed to advancing smart growth, regional collaboration, and equity. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable future.

Responsibilities:

  • Help cities and towns develop plans and policies that "right size" the amount of on and off-street parking space;
  • Coordinate efforts to establish and operate bike-sharing systems, which operate across municipal lines;
  • Help cities and towns to plan for new forms of micro-mobility such as electric scooters and electric bikes;
  • Work with municipalities and the private sector to adopt best policies and practices in Transportation Demand Management;
  • Review new development sites for their impact on the transportation system and provide mitigation recommendations, as part of local and state permitting processes;
  • Collect and analyze data for downtown parking management studies and bus improvement corridors;
  • Research, analyze, write, and present on a variety of subjects, which may include sustainable transportation funding mechanisms, solutions to reduce the climate impact from the transportation sector, and how changes in land use can reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Conduct research and oversee projects focused on improving equity in the distribution, quality, and reliability of the transportation system, especially in regard to Environmental Justice populations, transit-dependent individuals and households, and rural communities;
  • Support other MAPC staff to conduct planning studies, municipal master plans, and research;
  • Maintain and expand relationships between MAPC and relevant stakeholders, including municipal partners, community and advocacy groups, the private sector, academia, and state agencies; and
  • Perform other duties as necessary to advance the goals of MAPC and MetroFuture, or in the future, MetroCommon2050.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor's degree plus 4 years, or Master's degree plus 2 years, of relevant work experience in transportation planning, city/regional planning, civil engineering, public policy or management, or a related field.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Deep understanding of transportation and land use planning concepts, including public transit, micro-mobility, transportation demand and parking management, and climate issues;
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills;
  • Ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with local, state and regional officials, agency heads, civic groups, and the public;
  • Strong ability to convene, coordinate, and facilitate meetings and events with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including ability to manage projects and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong writing skills in both memo and report formats;
  • Strong research and presentation skills, including research design, data collection and analysis, and presentation of results in an effective and accessible format;
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a project team, as well as to work independently and meet project deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the Adobe Suite including Illustrator;
  • Familiarity with GIS, including creation of shapefiles and spatial analysis.

If you are interested, apply at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc

Deputy Director of Maintenance

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 11/03/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Deputy Director of Rail Maintenance will assist the Director of Rail Maintenance in overseeing all engineering, maintenance and repair activities required by the Authority's active rail fleet.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and implementing a maintenance philosophy that enhances the Authority's commitment to a state of good repair for all rail vehicles.
  • Develop and implement corrective actions that will improve fleet reliability.
  • Supervise the Authority's Subway Maintenance Superintendents and their engineering/maintenance staff.
  • Develop maintenance plans, maintenance procedures, and needs requests for the entire rail vehicle fleet.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Rail carhouses and establish maintenance objectives based on the performance of personnel, vehicles and facilities, taking corrective action to improve the operation as necessary.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs and procedures for Rail vehicles in order to improve service through failure reductions and enforcement of the facility security plan.
  • Work in the rotation of weekend/holiday on-call duty lists.
  • Assist in the preparation, administration, monitoring and/or auditing of the annual Rail Maintenance Division budget.
  • Assume the duties of the Director of Rail Maintenance during periods of absence.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures relative to safety, environmental and engineering.
  • Prepare and edit reports and responses for external regulatory agencies.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or assist at emergencies and special events as needed.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti- Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Eight (8) years of experience in transportation equipment repair and maintenance.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English.
  • Related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills. Ability to use Word, Excel, database or PeopleSoft applications.
  • The ability to pass: a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; background screenings; the MBTA's medical requirements, including physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Possess excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records.
  • For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. (Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing date of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Ability to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in the repair, maintenance and/or engineering of rail vehicles.
  • Experience as a transportation equipment repair/maintenance Superintendent or equivalent position.
  • Additional related experience in a supervisory capacity.

If you are interested, apply at https://www.mbta.com/careers

Various Internships

Company: Volpe Center Date Posted: 10/30/2019
       

 

The Volpe Center is recruiting talented and diverse individuals to fill these Pathways positions, open on October 30:

Computer Scientist, Data Scientist, Economist, Engineering Psychologist, Librarian, Human Resources Assistant, Budget Analyst, Program Support Assistant, Policy Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, and a wide variety of General Engineers.

If you are interested, apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549816400

Medical Assistant

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/30/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

  • The Medical Assistant will assist nurses and physicians during applicant and employee examinations, drug and alcohol testing and administrative duties as required. 

Responsibilities:

  • Escort employees and applicants to exam rooms. 
  • Obtain and record vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure and pulse, advising physicians and nurses of any abnormal findings.
  • Administer electrocardiograms and audiometric and vision testing and prepare results for physicians and nurses to review.
  • Perform urine dipstick chemical analysis
  • Collect urine specimens for drug testing in accordance with departmental and federal guidelines.
  • Conduct alcohol testing in accordance with departmental and federal guidelines.
  • Ensure employee and applicant confidentiality.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the examination rooms and equipment.
  • Restocks work areas, including offsite collection areas with testing supplies, equipment and medical supplies when required.
  • Administer flu vaccine.
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance on all equipment according to manufacturing guidelines including temperature readings, calibration and quality control.
  • Perform administrative duties such as filing, answering phones, reviewing medical records and appointment scheduling.
  • Coordinate and expedite employee and applicant "flow" issues to minimize waiting time.
  • Work on-call shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Drive a personal vehicle to work on-call shifts needed.
  • Work any and all shifts and/or collection locations as assigned or directed.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority's Customer Service quality standard.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti- Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.
  • This role will be a Coverage Shift, Hours are subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution, with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English. 
  • Completion of a medical assistant certification program from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years of experience as a medical assistant with working knowledge of, and the ability to use various medical equipment such as EKG, hearing and vision machines.
  • The ability to complete an approved Breath Alcohol Technician certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Possession of excellent clinical skills and basic knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Effective confidentiality, organizational, multi-tasking, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and scheduling systems.
  • The ability to pass: the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work and respond to on-call shifts on a rotating schedule.
  • Must have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • The ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • The ability to work with a diverse workforce. 

Preferences Include:

  • CPR certification. 
  • Experience performing drug and alcohol testing.

Substitutions Include:

  • Completion of a medical assistant degree from an accredited institution may be substituted for a portion of the above experience. 

If you are interested, apply at https://www.mbta.com/careers

Manager of the Certification Activities Group

Company: CTPS of Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Date Posted: 10/25/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking an experienced and innovative transportation professional to lead its Certification Activities Group, which is responsible for conducting the MPO's 3C planning process and related activities and programs; producing the MPO's three required certification documents, the Long-Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, and Unified Planning Work Program; and providing technical, administrative, and logistical support to the MPO and its committees.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership and successfully managing the expectations of diverse stakeholders—including federal, state, regional, and local officials, other agencies, advocacy organizations, and the general public—and ensuring that all are dealt with in a fair, collaborative, and thorough manner
  • Leading an eight-member staff and implementing the management principles and interpersonal strategies needed to oversee the work of the group, promote group cohesiveness, and facilitate the efficient functioning of the MPO within existing resources
  • Balancing multiple activities, demands, and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrating high standards of excellence in work products
  • Communicating well orally and in writing, and appreciating the importance of visualization as an avenue for communicating complex data and information
  • Facilitating outreach programs to engage the public in transportation planning and decision-making in a meaningful and productive way
  • Understanding the federal and state laws, regulations, and requirements that govern MPOs, keeping abreast of best practices in metropolitan transportation planning, and bringing innovative ideas to the process
  • Taking an active part in meeting Title VI/Nondiscrimination needs and requirements
  • Applying quality-assurance procedures to all products and activities

Requirements/Qualifications:

The candidate must have a master’s degree in planning, public policy, or a related field. A candidate with at least nine years of relevant professional experience (or 12 years of relevant experience with a bachelor’s degree) and at least five years of experience managing or supervising a staff as a group manager or project manager on large complex projects is strongly preferred. An otherwise qualified candidate with less than nine years of experience in a related field must be prepared to make a case for why other experience or skills substitute for the requirement. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Experience working with one or more of the three required certification documents is preferred.

This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online at www.CTPS.org or www.BostonMPO.org.

Green Line Extension Report Writer

Company: City Point Partners Date Posted: 10/24/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

This position will report to the Director of Program Management, Program Controls for the GLX project. The project office is located in Somerville, MA. 

The Report Manager is responsible for developing and tracking key data for internal and external clients using e-Builder Business Intelligence Reporting, MS Excel, Tableau and other tools. Oversees and ensures accurate, timely, and efficient reporting related to all core business functions.

Experience in the following e-Builder modules is desired; however, training will be provided if candidate is not familiar with e-Builder: Processes (custom Submittal Process is used for GLX), Cost, Contacts, Standard Reporting, Business Intelligence Reporting (BI), Documents, Forms. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of internal and external state and federal report deliverables. Work with the Program Controls team to provide various reports to the Program Manager and the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board, MassDOT Board and FTA as necessary. Manage scheduled and ad hoc reporting needs of the organization.
  • Develop and update cash flows for the $2.2B GLX Program/5-year CIP.
  • Report monthly on cash flow performance vs. budget.
  • Execute and manage the completion of large reconciliation tasks and analytical projects.
  • Establish and implement methods for collecting, identifying and analyzing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics from both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Design data visualizations. 
  • Responsible for the quality and completeness of data in MBTA core systems (FMIS, CMS, e-Builder) by performing and overseeing the auditing of data.
  • Oversee data mining efforts and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement improved reporting and data workflows and processes.
  • Execute complex data related analytical projects to drive business decisions and efficiencies.
  • Create, design and deploy all required reports for use by executive stakeholders and update project dashboard data to ensure effective and efficient reporting processes.
  • Ad hoc training (cost, imports, reports, dashboards).
  • Support the Deputy Program Manager, Controls, and the Program Controls Manager to perform other tasks as needed.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Civil Engineering, Management or Business Administration or related field.
  • 3-6 years of related experience: project scheduling, estimating, controls, budgeting and database management on capital projects preferred. Equivalent professional work experience accepted as well.
  • Demonstrated high level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • 3+ years rail/transit experience preferred.
  • Proficiency using e-Builder preferred but not required.

Please send resume and cover letter to Lisa Rookard at lrookard@citypointpartners.com

Budget & Labor Analyst

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/23/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Budget and Labor Analyst will assist the Deputy Director of the Operating Budget and the Deputy Chief Financial Officer with varied budgeting and analytical activities. The Analyst will support the development, preparation, evaluation and submittal of the annual operating budget of the MBTA for approval by the MASSDOT Board of Directors and Fiscal Management and Control Board. The Analyst will monitor and track spending of the Authority's annual operating budget; implement and maintain various planning, control and reporting mechanisms and presentations related to the Authority's operating budget and capital plans and related to the preparation of statistical and background data for labor negotiations and interest arbitration. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the CFO, budget and finance teams to track, analyze, and report on budget trends and variances 
  • Participate in and perform special studies and projects related to budget, revenue, personnel, and management decisions
  • Maintain all aspects of the operating budget on the Authority's Financial Information Management Systems (PeopleSoft)
  • Edit, revise, and maintain a series of custom management reports, charts and tables and presentations to track and monitor departmental and line item spending
  • Identify issues that require analyses, providing early notice of problem areas at a high level and at the departmental level
  • Ensuring that departments conform to their approved budgets and proposing efficiencies, cost control measure, goals establishment and evaluation, and research for decision-making.
  • Work with department heads and their designated representatives to develop, monitor, and evaluate management plans and practices
  • Review operating budget requests submitted by various departments system- wide providing analysis and recommendations on these requests, policy issues and alternatives
  • Examine and approve purchase requisitions and journal entries in coordination with the accounting office
  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing budgetary and programmatic databases, and methods of analyzing and modeling financial information, responding to requests for both internal and external data
  • Reviewing and approving purchase requisitions, and journal entries in coordination with the accounting office.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority's "Driven by Customer Service" quality standard
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti- Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies
  • Perform related duties and prepare materials for presentations and special projects as assigned.
  • Act as a liaison to encourage use of technological resources and assisting with the training on new systems. Improve various budget related reporting techniques. 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, mathematics, economics, or related field 
  • Two (2) years of experience in budgeting and/or financial analysis, experience with public sector/ and/or transportation industry preferred.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, quantitative, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Proven proficiency with FMIS (Peoplesoft or other financial systems) and Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial modeling, analysis, and analytics
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to pass: the MBTA's medical requirements, which may include a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection); and have the ability to work with a diverse workforce. 

If you are interested, apply at https://www.mbta.com/careers

Various

Company: Jacobs Date Posted: 10/16/2019
       

The Jacobs office in Boston is excited regarding our recent project wins which are impacting every Bostonian!  Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities so please explore becoming part of the team in one of these capacities:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Structural (Bridge) Engineer
  • Structural EIT- Tunnel and Geotechnical Group
  • Electrical EIT- Signals
  • Project Delivery Manager- Transit
  • CADD Technician (Systems and Technology)
  • Executive Buildings Project Manager- Bus Transit Program
  • Highway/Roadway Civil EIT
  • Civil Water and Wastewater EIT
  • Highway/Roadway Civil Engineer
  • Systems EIT
  • Sr Project Manager for Water Infrastructure
  • Sr Systems Engineer/Project Manager
  • Sr Geotechnical Engineer
  • Sr Project Manager- Transit and Rail
  • Principal Geotechnical Engineer
  • Electrical EIT/PE
  • Traffic PE
  • Principal Tunnel Engineer
  • Project Controls Specialist/Business Analyst/Financial Analyst
  • Civil PE- Aviation
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Transportation Planner
  • Structural Engineer- Ports and Maritime
  • Sr Electrical Engineer
  • Bridge/Transit Facilities 

To learn more about these roles, please visit us online and to express interest email Sheena.Barthold@jacobs.com

Senior Lead Counsel, Employment Litigation

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/10/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

Senior Counsel, Employment Litigation provides day-to-day legal counsel, representation and support to MassDOT and the MBTA in the areas of employment and labor law and manages employment and MassDOT labor litigation within the Employment and Labor Center of Excellence reporting to the Managing Counsel, Employment and Labor.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and counsel to human resources, labor relations, senior staff and managers throughout MassDOT and MBTA, in a confidential capacity, in the areas of employment and labor law. 
  • Provide legal counsel and advice on litigation matters.
  • Manage both the administrative and case-related activities of employment litigation, including supervision of professional, paralegal and support personnel.
  • Manage both the administrative and case-related activities of MassDOT labor arbitrations.
  • Supervise employment and labor counsel.
  • Oversee outside counsel providing support to the Agency on employment and labor-related matters.
  • Perform case assessments and evaluate exposures and reserves and participate in MassDOT and MBTA budget process, audits and risk management evaluation. 
  • Investigate MCAD and EEO claims for both MassDOT and MBTA. 
  • Respond to administrative agency charges and complaints, including unfair labor practice charges and discrimination charges.
  • Monitor status of agency charges, lawsuits and potential legal actions, assuring timely handling of each and effective representation of MassDOT and the MBTA.
    • Support, prepare and handle discovery and depositions in agency and court matters.
    • Handle negotiations, mediations and alternative dispute resolution of employment-related matters.
    • Prepare reports on case status, exposure and dispositions for Managing Counsel, Employment and Labor.
    • Maintain data in case management system on a timely and complete basis.
    • Work in close collaboration with the MassDOT and MBTA Labor Relations to ensure consistent, uniform and effective discipline administration across all Agency departments.
    • Provide legal advice and counsel to the MassDOT and MBTA Labor Relations on collective bargaining related matters. Participate in the development of contract proposals and provide guidance as necessary in collective bargaining negotiations, including, with respect to MassDOT, advice and counsel regarding labor law matters arising under Chapter 150E.
    • Provide counsel to MassDOT and MBTA employment and labor professionals in a confidential capacity.
    • Keep informed of legal developments and changes in law and decisions and provide interpretation, advice and direction to employment and labor attorneys based upon these changes and developments.
    • Review and employment-related policies and procedures.
    • Respond to notices, subpoenas, summons, demand letters, and other correspondence that require legal action in the employment and human resources arena.
    • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies.
    • Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies.
    • Perform all other duties and projects that may be assigned. 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar, with annual certification and registration by the Board of Bar Overseers.
  • Ten (10) years of employment and labor-related litigation experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience supervising attorneys.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a high volume workload.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience in government or with highly-regulated industry or client.
  • Ability to manage and mentor legal and support personnel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and sound judgment.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, confidentiality, quantitative, writing, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Proficient with the use of MS Office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders and customers
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
  • Internal candidates must have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce. 

Preferences:

  • Member in good standing of the Federal Bar.

If you are interested, apply at https://www.mbta.com/careers

Technology Policy Analyst

Company: Volpe Center Date Posted: 10/10/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Volpe Center is seeking several Technology Policy Analysts. Positions are available in the Innovative Research Program Office and the Technology, Innovation and Policy Division, as well as other divisions across the four technical centers. 

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate’s primary duty is to participate as a member of a team that conducts research and applies analytical methodologies on a broad set of topics as a means of developing, comparing, and evaluating both policy and programmatic options in support of successful transition of technologies for new or novel transportation applications such as automated vehicles and other emerging technologies.

If you are interested, apply at https://www.volpe.dot.gov/about-us/careers.

Transportation Engineer

Company: Stantec Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

Stantec’s New England Transportation group has an immediate need for talented, team focused Civil Engineers with a minimum of 5 years of experience in specialty areas including roadway/highway design and utility design. The position is located in our Burlington or Quincy, Massachusetts offices. This position is for an individual with 5 years design experience looking to challenge themselves on a variety of transportation projects in the region.

We are looking for Civil Engineers who have a positive attitude, are fast learners, and enjoy working in a team environment. The successful candidates will join a growing team of transportation professionals and play a lead role in the highway design component of roadway and bridge projects throughout Massachusetts and New England.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design roadways in accordance with AASHTO and MassDOT specifications and CADD Standards using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Develop design plans and calculations, technical specifications, and construction cost estimates.
  • Prepare engineering reports and technical studies such as design memos, feasibility studies, concept design reports, Design Exception Reports, and Functional Design Reports.
  • Perform field work and construction phase services support.
  • Interact with and present project designs to clients, agencies, and the public.
  • Work alongside experienced practitioners to expand your knowledge.
  • Help guide and mentor junior staff.

Capabilities/Credentials:

  • Working knowledge of AASHTO and MassDOT design standards.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Experience working with MassDOT CAD Standards.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Pro-active attitude, attention to detail, punctual, and organized.

Education/Experience:

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years design experience.

If you are interested, apply at https://stantec.jobs/jobs/?location=burlington

Traffic Engineer

Company: Stantec Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The role of a Senior Traffic Engineer is to work independently on smaller projects, and as a team member of a larger project under the guidance of other senior engineers. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of transportation studies and projects including corridor and intersection improvement from conceptual through final design.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop solutions to improve mobility for all users, integrating Complete Streets best practices.
  • Work as part of a team and also independently in evaluating and applying traffic engineering principles.
  • Utilize various design software/tools (Synchro, HCS, Sidra, Vissim, etc.) for traffic analysis for a variety of conditions and needs at specific intersections, along arterial corridors, and for freeway segments and interchanges.
  • Lead the development of signal design plans, specifications, and estimates based upon agency standards.
  • Interact directly with DOT and local government clients and review agencies at project meetings and ensure that all client project designs meet and exceed engineering standards.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key traffic engineering clients and review agencies.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams on tasks such as traffic safety analysis, intersection design, signal design, roadway signing and pavement marking plans, maintenance of traffic and traffic and signal operation analysis.
  • Prepare written technical reports to document the results of engineering/planning studies.

Capabilities/Credentials:

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all phases of project document production.
  • Ability to effectively discuss project issues with clients and reviewing agencies.
  • Possesses excellent time-management skills; Thorough understanding of task assignment and schedule, budgeting and efficient use of time and resources.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite.
  • Proficient in relevant design software, which may include AutoCAD Civil3D and SignCAD
  • Experience with traffic modeling/analysis software

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience.
  • Position will primarily work in an office setting; may require some field work.

If you are interested, apply at https://stantec.jobs/burlington-ma/traffic-engineer/AA8D6B72E6CD48E08B9D512D5F590E79/job/.

Manager of Customer Marketing & Communication

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Manager of Marketing & Communications manages MBTA-wide marketing and marketing communications initiatives. Advises Chief Customer Officer, Senior Director of Customer Marketing, operating units, and departments in the development and implementation of marketing strategies. Acts as advisor on the development of corporate  and product positioning strategies and manages the execution of marketing and co-operative advertising and communication campaigns. Creates plans for special projects. Develops clear tracking and measurement for campaigns.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops marketing strategies for customer acquisition, retention, and product sales based on key consumer insights, translating business objectives into actionable creative direction
  • Respond to customer, vendor, and coworker inquiries in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Adhere to the rules, and regulations, and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-
  • Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects assigned.
  • Collaborate with operations to develop communications on planned service disruptions in a systematic way.
  • Develop strategic communications to inform customers of service changes.
  • Disruption communications
  • Outline the specifics of the project on brief as well as client strategy, brand articulation, budget, and schedule
  • Review proposed campaign and project concepts and ensure they are on-target and on- message
  • Manage collateral, broadcast from concept to copy and creative execution.
  • Prepare and deliver briefings for the Creative team and external agencies
  • Develops and implements project communication plans.
  • Guides the timely completion of projects.
  • Effectively manages marketing communication activities between external agencies and the Authority.
  • Collaborates with business unit marketing managers to achieve the optimum solution to communication and marketing challenges.
  • Establishes realistic, achievable and measurable marketing objectives for projects.
  • Provides overall support for marketing projects on behalf Customer Experience Department and business units.
  • Responsible for consistency of brand including appropriate use of message, values, graphics, logo, and tag line.
  • Works with internal business unit managers to define the brand image (look, tone, feel) for the business line (rail, bus, heavy rail, light rail) and the product lines.
  • Collaborates with marketing staff and outsourced agencies to ensure consistent application of brand and messages.
  • Ensures marketing and communications materials articulate message platform to ensure strategy is consistently reflected in a clear, concise style that is always consistent with customer need, brand and editorial standards.
  • Identifies ideal media outlets and advertising opportunities to reach target audiences.
  • Approves media mix and frequency as appropriate to client budget and objectives.
  • Measures the effectiveness of media programs to ensure a substantial rate of return on advertising investment.
  • Creates, maintains, and reviews media documentation including flowcharts, schedules, insertion orders and agreements.
  • Research and development of advertising media plans.
  • Coordinates with business units in establishing annual budget for marketing communications projects and advertising.
  • Works with Customer Experience budget manager to manage and reconcile advertising and creative budgets.
  • Ensures various project plans are coordinated and support the Authority's comprehensive marketing strategy.
  • Coordinate the development of annual plans for business units and administrative departments.
  • Defines target audience and key customer segments and recommends ways to reach customers by using a variety of communication channels.
  • Provide marketing insight and advise business units on methods to communicate through traditional or new media to customers and stakeholders.
  • Identifies creative messaging and product opportunities to support overall marketing strategy.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in marketing, communications, public relations, business, or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience managing marketing and communications initiatives for a large organization.
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated experience creating compelling and persuasive marketing materials.
  • Advanced knowledge in all marketing disciplines (advertising, research, direct marketing, collateral development, lead generation, public affairs, event planning, and web marketing).
  • Effective organizational, analytical, confidentiality, quantitative, writing, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders and customers.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include:

  • A Master's Degree in from an accredited institution in marketing, communications, public relations, business, or related field.
  • Experience working in marketing and communications in the public sector.
  • Seven (7)+ years of experience managing marketing and communications initiatives for a large organization.

If you are interested, apply on mbta.com.

Manager of Station Support Systems (Facility Manager)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Manager of Station Support Systems (Facility Manager) will be responsible for the overall facility maintenance and management of an assigned area or group of transit facilities and will serve as a primary point of contact for Authority employees who work within these facilities for all maintenance and repair issues and concerns. The selected candidate will also manage, direct, implement and evaluate contracts, programs and activities within the Transit Facilities Maintenance Department ensuring compliance with Federal and State Codes, Regulations and Guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety of passengers and employees through the enforcement of Authority standards and policies with relation to the appearance, condition, maintenance and repair of the MBTA facilities, including transit infrastructure, stations, garages, maintenance facilities, and administrative areas.
  • In addition to facilities, ensure that all inventory equipment and facility systems are protected and maintained in a safe operating condition.
  • Conducts daily transit facility walk-throughs independently or with an auditor and completes facility inspection reports, uploading photos and reports via MBTA's proprietary application, to ensure and document that all scheduled preventative maintenance programs and project schedules are adhered to.
  • Identifies facility maintenance and condition concerns through personal inspections or through the intake or reports from facility user and generates tickets and work priorities through communication with the Maintenance Control Center (MCC).
  • Coordinates the scheduling of all regularly assigned work and/or additional projects via "Night Orders" and conducts periodic inspections of worksites to ensure safe operations of all personnel at respective facilities, taking corrective action as needed.
  • Provide solutions to management as needed on facility improvements, and help promote a positive public perception through quality service.
  • Manages and oversees the contracts and services, including but not limited to the systemwide cleaning, pest control bird control and trash & recycling, landscaping, and snow removal services, monitoring contractor performance, ensuring compliance with project plans and contract specifications, and taking corrective action as needed.
  • Ensure safe and reliable operations of all building and station systems.
  • Establishes, maintains and promotes an on-going work responsive relationship with the service providers to accomplish continuous improvement.
  • Create requisitions by obtaining quotes/estimates, and uploading in the MBTA software program.
  • Completes special projects or additional duties as required.
  • Mandatory Show Program Participation.
  • Ensure all assigned areas are clear of snow and treated for safe uninterrupted access to MBTA facilities by coordinating with vendors and conducting inspections.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service of the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreement (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Uphold the rights and interest of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, management or related field.
  • Five (5) years experience in the repair, maintenance and construction of facilities, buildings or other structures or in the management/administration of facility maintenance contracts.
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, motivating, developing, and leading a team.
  • Ability to initiate and document corrective action in a professional and thorough manner as needed.
  • Must have excellent analytical, strong time management, project management, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PeopleSoft, database, or mainframe applications.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work related tasks and special projects.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; background screenings; and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Possess excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • Ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Ability to supervisor and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Substitutions Include:

  • A high school diploma from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs notices, inquiries, etc. in English, and four (4) additional years of experience in the repair, maintenance and construction of facilities, buildings or other structures or in the management/administration of facility maintenance contracts may be substituted for the above education requirement.

Preferences Include:

  • Technical certifications or licenses associated with OSHA, HVAC, NFPA, construction, facilities, or other applicable disciplines.
  • Additional years of applicable experience.
  • Knowledge of supplies and custodial equipment for its intended use and operation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of facilities operations and custodial management procedures.

License/Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license

If you are interested, apply on mbta.com.

Deputy Director of Signal Engineering

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

Directs, plans, coordinates and controls the improvements and maintenance activities of Wayside, Carborne Signals Systems and all telecommunication systems operated by the Authority. Prepares budget of communications operating and capital programs to ensure a safe and reliable signal system for the riding public. Coordinates and provides technical support for all adjacent design and construction contracts, develops and oversees management of maintenance contracts with outside vendors. Oversees Engineering function for Signals and Communications Maintenance (SCM)

Responsibilities:

  • Directs & supervises technical & maintenance unit representing Signal Engineering & communications. Oversees and reviews the work of the department staff, including concept planning, design engineering, construction, and maintenance of signal systems.
  • Plans, directs and advises on programs for all signal systems, ensuring safe, reliable and cost effective signal and communications systems.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Advises the Director in policy decisions concerning improvements in methods and procedures for existing system and plans for new signal systems. Directs the implementation upon request.
  • Oversees, reviews, approves and recommends changes in designs and specifications of
  • Consulting Engineers for system wide improvement and modernization projects. Confers with the area heads on recommendations for awards to outside authorized signal and communication equipment and/or construction contractors.
  • Contributes to the preparation and management of the operating and capital budgets for the Signal & Communications section.
  • Represents Authority in hearings before regulatory and legislative bodies, both State & Federal in matters of signal safety.
  • Establishes and maintains sound union/management relations, while upholding management rights. Ensure the proper disciplinary action is enforced when necessary.
  • Drive a company vehicle as needed to assist or monitor work sites or to assist at emergencies and other events.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform all other duties and projects that may be assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with knowledge of electrical systems and engineering.
  • Ten (10) years experience in signal, design and construction or in a transit signal environment
  • At least six 2-3 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PeopleSoft, database, or mainframe experience.
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check: background screenings; and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Possess excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • Ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include:

  • CPR and Certified Internal Auditor certificates.

License/Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license

If you are interested, apply on mbta.com.

Electrical Foreperson

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the inspection of work crew maintenance/repair activities to ensure that assignments are completed safely and according to established schedules and operating standards.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Ensure the safety of workers and customers and ensuring that all inventory levels, equipment and facilities under their control are protected in a safe operating condition.
  • Assume the responsibilities of their supervisor as needed.
  • Document, maintain, and prepare required maintenance and personnel records on manual and computerized tracking systems.
  • Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Provide technical instruction when necessary.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Assist in the management of workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreement (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of experience in substation maintenance or related electrical field.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English.
  • Ability to use Work, Excel or Database applications.
  • Ability to pass: a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • Ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Ability to supervise and work effectively and a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include:

  • An electrical degree; electrical training from a technical institute or related technical certifications.
  • Related supervisory experience.

License/Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license

If you are interested, apply on mbta.com.

Payroll Coordinator

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day administration of employee work and payroll related matters
  • Audit, verify and reconcile various payroll records, reports and statements
  • Calculate and prepare wage adjustments
  • Compute wage increases as a result of settlements of collective bargaining agreements, retroactive wage adjustments, arbitrators awards and related wage changes
  • Produce employee W-2's upon request
  • Working with the Director and Manager of Payroll to assure the accurate reporting of time from the field, and that all contractual benefits and work rules are being adhered to
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of bi-weekly payroll, monitor and assure the accuracy of data in the time entry system throughout the payroll system
  • Work in collaboration with accounting personnel to clarify and assist with any concerns in the posting of the labor distribution to General ledger.
  • Develop an emergency action plan to assure essential payroll administration during electronic system shutdown;
  • Query payroll data through the Commonwealth's Information warehouse
  • Research documents for supervisors and managers, as well as employees, to clarify payroll processed and assist in correcting errors when needed.
  • Prepare reports as requested and necessary for various department managers
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority's customer service quality standard
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies; and perform related duties and projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English;
  • Three (3) years of experience in payroll administration; preferably with HRCMS 9.2
  • Knowledge of statutory taxes and the computation of each;
  • Effective organizational, payroll record keeping, analytical, accounting, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to use Word, Excel, Database, PeopleSoft or Main Frame applications; and
  • The ability to pass: background screenings; and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Further, the candidate must: effectively communicate with customers, employees and vendors; have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection); and have the ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Substitutions Include:

  • A Degree in Business, Accounting or related field may be substituted for a portion of the above experience.

If you are interested, apply on mbta.com.

Technician B

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Technician B shall be responsible for performing all tasks related to the maintenance and repair of MBTA revenue and non-revenue vehicles, with the exception of full transmission rebuilds and high-voltage repair work requiring direct contact with systems and components exceeding 600 volts of direct current.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to meet or exceed any established standard repair times for all work within the classification.
  • Perform testing, inspections, and related repairs of all vehicle components and systems for revenue and non-vehicles, as required by MBTA's preventative maintenance program.
  • Maintain, inspect, test diagnose, fuel, service, alter, rebuild and repair the electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and air-conditioning equipment of buses, trucks and other automotive vehicles.
  • Inspect, test, alter, and repair diesel and gasoline engines, clutches, transmissions, axles, generators, compressors, air-conditioning systems, brake assemblies, and electrical and mechanical accessories.
  • Align wheels and steering equipment; reline and brakes and clutches; use and operate various types of equipment including hand tools, power tools, and complex testing instruments.
  • Use a variety of measuring and portable test equipment to maintain vehicle operating parameters and to troubleshoot system defects.
  • Interpret technical publications, blueprints, and wiring diagrams. Produce written equipment reports and records.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Ensure that all inventory levels, equipment, and facilities and protected in a safe operating condition.
  • Input daily work into computerized system; display proficiency in maintenance software applications necessary for performing and recording work on preventative maintenance inspections.
  • Drive a company vehicle or personal vehicle, including buses, to visit work sites and/or transport crews or equipment as needed
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs notices, inquiries, etc. in English.
  • Two (2) years experience in an automotive, heavy or transit maintenance career field or completion of two (2) year technical/vocational training program
  • All Candidates: Ability to pass validated technical exam administered by the MBTA.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Satisfactory driving records in accordance with the MBTA's Driving Record Policy.
  • Possession of a valid Class B Massachusetts Driver's License (CDL) permit with General
  • Knowledge, Air Brakes and Passenger Endorsements at the time of hire.
  • Candidates must successfully pass Phases 1-3 of the MBTA Training Program within the required timeframe.
  • Candidates must display the ability to meet all established standard Repairs Times Standard Repair Times (SRT) in previous classification.
  • Ability to obtain a CDL License with endorsements by the end of the training period.
  • Ability to use Automotive Maintenance Software Applications.
  • The ability to pass: a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; background screenings; and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective multi-taking and time management skills.
  • Employees must meet the qualification standards that are job related and consistent with necessity and must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. (For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of the posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • The ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Substitutions Include:

  • Two (2) year technical or vocational training program, including but not limited to a college degree program, high school vocational program, union apprenticeship, United States Armed
  • Services training and/or documented employer training may be substituted for the required work experience.
  • Candidates who possess current ASE Certifications for Medium-Heavy Truck, School Bus or
  • Automobile are exempt from the MBTA validated technical exam.

If you are interested, apply on mbta.com.

Junior Civil Rights Investigator

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Junior Civil Rights Investigator will be required to conduct factual investigations, and attempt to resolve informal complaints, and prepare written findings and recommendations to resolve formal complaints. 

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Civil Rights Investigator and Director of Investigations, Training & Mediation. Must be able to perform timely and thorough investigations of civil rights complaints, including office and onsite interviews of parties and witnesses.
  • Analyze evidence and draft findings and recommendations, recommend remedial action where appropriate, including mediation and training.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding the sensitive nature of investigations.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including EEO, Anti -Discrimination and Anti -Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in related field.
  • A minimum of One (1) year of experience conducting civil rights or discrimination investigations.
  • A working knowledge of Massachusetts and federal civil rights statutes, regulations and policies, and familiarity with labor relations investigation procedures and employment law.
  • Proficiency with PeopleSoft, Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, time management and quantitative skills
  • Excellent customer service, writing, communication, conflict resolution and comprehension skills.
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection.
  • Have the ability to work with a diverse workforce.
  • The ability to pass background screenings and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.

Preferences Include:

  • Juris Doctorate, or candidate for Juris Doctorate degree
  • Bilingual or multi lingual skills
  • Training Experience
  • Mediation Experience or Experience in Mediations

If you are interested, apply on mbta.com.

General Engineer, GS-0801-11/12

Company: US DOT Volpe Center Date Posted: 10/09/2019
       

 

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center has several exciting opportunities available for interested Engineers! 

The Volpe Center is seeking multiple experienced professionals to join one of several divisions. As a General Engineer, you will serve as a member of a Volpe team comprised of transportation professionals. You will be given a wide range of tasks and assignments utilizing your engineering and project management skills for the development, evaluation, and operation of transportation systems. Positions are located in Cambridge, MA.

The ideal candidate for this position holds a degree in professional engineering and has a desire to work on complex transportation-related projects. Preferred engineering fields include: general, civil, mechanical, environmental, computer, software, electronics, electrical, systems, architectural, geomatics, construction/industrial, and engineering management. As a federal partner in advancing U.S. DOT initiatives, the Volpe Center draws on its multi-modal, multidisciplinary expertise to support U.S. DOT’s priorities: Safety, Infrastructure, Innovation and Accountability. You must have superb analytical, communications, leadership, and problem-solving skills and be able to excel in a fast-paced environment.

Positions will be filled at the GS-11 and GS-12 levels (as listed below) and are open to both Volpe employees and external applicants. The full performance level of these positions is the GS-12.  If you or someone you know is interested in one or more of these opportunities, we encourage you or them to apply. 

Requirements:

In order to qualify for this position, you must meet both the educational AND specialized experience requirements as described in the public notice announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540597400.

To qualify for the Grade 11, you must meet the specialized experience requirements. Include:

  • Experience researching and applying engineering, mathematical and data modeling concepts and providing support for the continuous improvement of programs, systems and operations.

AND

  • Experience working on projects or specific tasks of large complex projects.
  • To qualify for the Grade 12, you must meet the specialized experience requirements. Include:
  • Experience applying engineering, mathematical and data modeling concepts and providing support for the continuous improvement of transportation programs, systems and operations.

AND

  • Experience leading a team on a large project task.

To read about these requirements, and more details on this position, please see the full USAJOBS posting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540597400

Your submitted materials must support these requirements.

Multiple positions are available and project work varies by Division, please visit the links to below to learn more:

  • Surface Transportation Human Factors (V314): https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/safety-management-and-human-factors/transportation-human-factors - This GS-11 or 12 engineer will support DOT’s safety strategic goal: specifically, addressing human behaviors through research and discovery to reduce safety risks; improving  safety data analysis by applying findings to guide decisions; and by continuing to employ safety countermeasures, especially with a goal of helping understand, through empirical research, how to help safety technologies yield their promised benefits. These positions will enable human factors research, including experimental design, execution and research program evaluation, as well as qualitative and quantitative analyses of safety programs.   
  • Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Program Office (V320A)- https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/policy-planning-and-environment/corporate-average-fuel-economy-cafe - This GS-11 or 12 general engineer will work closely with other general and automotive engineers, and with economists, operations research analysts, software developers, and legal counsel involved in the development and more general administration of federal standards for highway vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.  The engineer will develop and apply methods for collecting and integrating data from disparate sources in order to develop detailed inventories of vehicles produced for sale in the United States The engineer will define and test methods for estimating vehicle fuel economy and cost in a compliance simulation context.  The engineer will document and defend technical work in regulatory proposals and responses to public comments, and in presentations to other government officials, industry and academic experts, and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Environmental Measurement and Modeling (V324) - https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/policy-planning-and-environment/environmental-measurement-and-modeling - This GS-12 position supports FAA Office of Environment and Energy Research and Development Program Office and includes the analysis of aviation policy scenarios in order to effectuate the safe introduction of advanced vehicle technologies (i.e., supersonic and unmanned aerial vehicles) and operational schemes into the national airspace.
  • Environmental Science and Engineering (V326) - https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/policy-planning-and-environment/environmental-science-and-engineering - This GS-12 position supports the FAA Air Traffic Organization, Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) Services, National Environmental Cleanup Program. Work focuses on the application of the latest scientific advances in site characterization techniques, environmental forensics, and innovative treatment technologies to address environmental contamination, including emerging pollutants at FAA's most complex sites.
  • Program Development and Capacity Building (V327) – https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/policy-planning-and-environment/program-development-and-capacity-building - The GS-11 or 12 engineer will support sustained professional capacity building and modeling/machine learning work with FHWA and ITS JPO.  In particular engineering expertise is needed to assist Volpe support for the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program, as well as ongoing IAAs with FHWA Office of Safety, FHWA Office of Operations, and FHWA Turner Fairbank.  V-327 has traditionally provided engineering expertise to support these Offices, however two of V-327's six staff with engineering backgrounds are approaching retirement eligibility. 
  • Situational Awareness & Logistics (V332) – https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/infrastructure-systems-and-technology/situational-awareness-and-logistics - This GS-11 engineer will perform engineering and safety analyses of air, surface, and marine systems and infrastructure in order to help prepare the nation for future transportation systems. More specifically, this engineer will work on maritime system development, deployment, sustainment and operation of the Division’s most prominent maritime situational awareness and logistics system projects. These projects include the Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS) and SeaVision and the UK Ministry of Defense's Remote Access Movements Portal (RAMP).
  • Structures & Dynamics (V333) - https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/infrastructure-systems-and-technology/structures-and-dynamics - This GS-11 or 12 engineer will support ongoing project work in engineering and safety analyses for FRA and PHMSA to improve the safety and efficiency of rail vehicles, highway vehicles, and rail infrastructure. Projects will include Tank Car Structural Integrity (FRA), Tank Car Thermal Performance (FRA and PHMSA), Track Infrastructure Integrity (FRA), and Highway Cargo Tanks built with Fiber Reinforced Polymer materials (PHMSA).
  • Advanced Vehicle Technology (V337) – https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/infrastructure-systems-and-technology/advanced-vehicle-technology - This GS-11 or 12 engineer will work on multiple projects in the area of (1) functional safety of automotive electronic control and automated driving systems and (2) cybersecurity of motor vehicles and supporting infrastructure. This position requires knowledge and experience in analytical and hands-on research in electronic control systems, software-intensive systems, open-source software tools, basic automotive systems, system dynamics and kinematics, and building software and hardware tools.  The V337 project portfolio supports sponsors from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Defense (DOD). 
  • Air Navigation and Surveillance (V341) - https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/air-traffic-systems-and-operations/air-navigation-and-surveillance One GS-11 or GS-12 position will work on aircraft surveillance spectrum, which is an important natural resource used to track aircraft throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). This safety-of-life frequency band (1030/1090 MHz), protected by the FAA Spectrum Engineering Services (SES) group, requires engineering and safety analyses to ensure that all spectrum users (FAA, Department of Defense [DoD], industry, private citizens) operate compatibly with one another and not deny service to any user. The second GS-11 or GS-12 position will support safety analyses, testing, and implementation of the Terminal Flight Data Manager TFDM system, which will bring surface metering and/or electronic flight strips (EFS) to 89 airports in the NAS. EFS streamlines the flight-plan process and makes it easier for air traffic controllers to handle the various situations arising everyday in airport surface traffic control. Surface metering brings real-time gate to runway tactical control to ensure the greatest possible runway throughput while preventing surface gridlock and excessive wait times that irritate passengers and burn fuel. Lastly, the position will support of the Collaborative Site Implementation Team (CSIT) and TFDM test program through the FAA Technical Center. 
  • Aviation Systems Engineering (V342) - https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/air-traffic-systems-operations/aviation-systems-engineering - These  GS-11 and GS-11/12 positions will provide systems engineering analysis, data analysis, and infrastructure-related systems safety analysis support for current and upcoming projects. Division air traffic systems engineering projects require engineers to perform safety and data analysis work. The individuals can expect to perform safety and infrastructure-focused work as well as applied data science, engineering and technology deployment and systems infrastructure modernization and optimization.
  • Aviation Facilities & Business Services (V344) - https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/air-traffic-systems-and-operations/aviation-facilities-and-business-services - This GS-11 or 12 engineer will support the formulation, coordination, and direction of telecommunication and infrastructure projects at FAA facilities to support the National Airspace System (NAS) modernization strategy and achieve efficient air traffic control systems and operations.  
  • Air Wakes & Weather (V345) - https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/air-traffic-systems-and-operations/aircraft-wakes-and-weather - This GS-11 engineer will support a number of multi-modal transportation projects with a focus on positioning navigation and timing (PNT) resiliency of Global Navigation and Satellite Systems (GNSS), addressing PNT challenges for Automated Vehicle, and interference to avionics and surveillance systems . Examples of the work activities required for these projects are: Researching and understanding the various technologies involved, understanding available requirements and develop new ones as needed, performing simulation and modeling-based evaluation of systems with relevant real life scenarios, test plan development, report writing, data analysis and presentation of findings. 

Ways to Apply: Submit your application online OR via email.  

Multiple positions are available and project work varies by Division, please indicate in your application which Division(s) you are interested in (see links above for more information). 

  • V314 - GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V320A - GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V324 - GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V326 - GS-12 (1)
  • V327 - GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V332 - GS-11 (1)
  • V333 – GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V337 - GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V341 - GS-11 or 12 (2)
  • V342 - GS-11 (1) and GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V344 - GS-11 or 12 (1)
  • V345 - GS-11 (1)

Project Controls Specialist

Company: City Point Partners Date Posted: 09/09/2019
       

 

Cost Estimating

Skills

  • Have a clear understanding of plans and specifications for estimate development.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating tools such as RSMeans, Sage, OnScreen Takeoff or others.
  • In-depth knowledge of Excel as a tool for calculations and formatting of technical reports.
  • Working knowledge of cost control and office automation software such as e-Builder, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project).
  • Understanding of relational databases and database report writer tools such as Crystal.

Tasks

  • Perform quantity takeoffs on drawings using on screen methods and quantity reports.
  • Review and develop estimates, change orders and time impact determinations for heavy civil and vertical projects including railroads, bridges, highways, industrial buildings and laboratories.
  • Perform order of magnitude, schematic and detailed bottom up estimates.
  • Create narrative executive reports and detail reports for estimate deliverables.
  • Develop templates for estimates and spreadsheets for executive summary deliverables.
  • Build detailed engineering cost reports, change notices, and other cost control tools.
  • Analyze and validate estimates performed by others.
  • Maintain and update local databases of items and assemblies.
  • Create local labor tables for market segments per project.
  • Conform deliverables to clients’ expectations and industry standards.

Scheduling

Skills

  • Hands-on scheduling experience and working knowledge of Oracle Primavera P6.
  • Working knowledge of field construction assemblies, sequencing and durations of work.
  • Ability to develop construction schedules, incorporate changes to schedule baselines and updates.
  • Knowledge of earned value methodology, scope control and change management.
  • Prior experience in road, bridge, aviation and/or rail projects, along with municipal or commercial building projects is preferred.
  • Familiar with basic cost analysis and forecasting as it relates to planning and scheduling.
  • Familiar with construction contracting and the scheduling implications of contract terms.
  • Ability to use drawings and specifications for schedule development. 
  • Ability to resource load schedule and perform remedial schedule risk analysis.
  • Ability to work in concert with contractors, consultants, and clients.
  • Ability to keep client satisfaction a top priority.

Tasks

  • Develop full CPM schedule logic for construction projects including milestones, procurement, construction and closeout activities.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of scheduling work breakdown structure (WBS) to ensure project coding is effectively used for all project controls applications.
  • Participate in and lead project planning and scheduling review meetings and assist with communication and coordination of schedule input to project stakeholders.
  • Lead or assist in the development of program/project resource and cost loaded schedules for design, procurement, start-up, construction, and close-out.
  • Responsible for assembling data for schedule development and updating.
  • Develop and maintain templates and layouts for project development and reporting.
  • Produce scheduling analysis and management reports and assist with tracking corrective actions.
  • Develop municipal and state agency requirements for contractor time determination schedules.
  • Develop contractor baseline schedule and achieve acceptance from agency reviewers.
  • Review and approve contractor baselines and schedule updates.
  • Review and develop updated and progressed schedules for monthly submissions conforming to contractor payment requisitions and prepare reports for project stakeholders.
  • Measure progress and review invoices of contractors to confirm schedule conformance.
  • Conduct or assist with performance measurement and associated schedule trends.
  • Update schedules for change orders and time impact determinations.
  • Analyze contractor schedules, schedule variances and construction data to identify key project issues and recommend corrective action.
  • Analyze contractor critical path updates, schedule progress, and evaluate schedule options.
  • Assist with coordination, reconciliation and integration of functional schedules to maintain the project/program control schedule.

Program Cost Analysis

  • Provide cost analysis on contracts and expenditures for assigned projects in the Capital and OPM Programs. Collect actual and projected costs on projects and analyze status of contracts and expenditures.
  • Prepare reports on capital expenditures and utilization of funding, including anticipated and actual cash flow curves and analysis to support the finance aspects.
  • Participate in planning meetings to assist in developing Critical Path Methods schedules that identify critical activities, project relationships and cash flow needs and analyses.
  • Provide technical computer assistance to project managers on scheduling and cost control software. Develop and maintain specialized databases.
  • Provide training and ongoing support for end users of Capital Programs systems.

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Civil Engineering preferred, Management or Business Administration or related field accepted as well.
  • 0-3 years of experience in related field: experience in project scheduling, estimating, controls, budgeting and database management on capital projects preferred. Equivalent professional work experience accepted as well.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Lisa Rookard at lrookard@citypointpartners.com.

19-17404 Wireperson Foreperson

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 09/03/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Wireperson Foreperson will oversee, direct, plan and assist work crews under his/her jurisdiction ensuring that the maintenance, repair and inspections of the signal equipment is maintained in an efficient, effective and safe manner. 

 

Responsibilities:

Inspect work crew maintenance/repair activities to ensure that assignments are completed safely and according to established schedules and operating standards. Inspection of job sites to ensure compliance with work schedules, standards of quality and safety requirements. Maintain and repair a variety of signal equipment/systems/projects at various Authority locations. Responsible for all aspects of the repair and upkeep of signal equipment. Enforce the Authority safety standards to ensure the safety of workers and customers. Responsible for ordering, scheduling, and expediting all materials and equipment necessary to complete assigned projects. Assume the responsibilities of their supervisor as needed. Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities. Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner. Provide technical instruction when necessary. Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or transport crews or equipment as needed. Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or coworker in a courteous and professional manner. Work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed. Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees. 

Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti- Retaliation policies. Perform related duties and projects as assigned. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English. Five (5) years of experience in rail or transit signal system repair, maintenance, and construction. Effective organizational and analytical skills the ability to use Word, Excel or Database applications. The ability to pass: background screenings a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening. Have excellent customer service skills. The ability to provide internal and external customer's with a courteous and professional experience. Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration. The ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed. Be available to work twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences:

Prior supervisory experience, including technical, analytical, and trouble shooting oversight experience with rail or transit signal systems. Valid Massachusetts Hoisting License is preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:

Valid Class D Driver's license Valid Journeyman's Electrical License

Qualified candidates should fill out an application at https://www.mbta.com/careers

Jr. Civil Rights Investigator

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 09/03/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Junior Civil Rights Investigator will be required to conduct factual investigations, and attempt to resolve informal complaints, and prepare written findings and recommendations to resolve formal complaints.
 

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Senior Civil Rights Investigator and Director of Investigations, Training & Mediation. Must be able to perform timely and thorough investigations of civil rights complaints, including office and onsite interviews of parties and witnesses. Analyze evidence and draft findings and recommendations, recommend remedial action where appropriate, including mediation and training. Maintain strict confidentiality regarding the sensitive nature of investigations. Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co worker in a courteous and professional manner. Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including EEO, Anti -Discrimination and Anti -Harassment and Anti -Retaliation policies. Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in related field. A minimum of One (1) year of experience conducting civil rights or discrimination investigations. A working knowledge of Massachusetts and federal civil rights statutes, regulations and policies, and familiarity with labor relations investigation procedures and employment law. Proficiency with PeopleSoft, Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Effective organizational, multi tasking, time management and quantitative skills Excellent customer service, writing, communication, conflict resolution and comprehension skills. Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience. Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection. Have the ability to work with a diverse workforce. The ability to pass background screenings and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening. 

Preferences:

Juris Doctorate, or candidate for Juris Doctorate degree Bilingual or multi lingual skills Training Experience Mediation Experience or Experience in Mediations 

 

Qualified candidates should fill out an application at https://www.mbta.com/careers

Community Planner, GS-0020

Company: Volpe Center Date Posted: 09/03/2019
       

 

The Volpe Center is seeking Community Planners at the entry- and mid-levels to support our Policy, Planning & Environment Technical Center. The employee(s) will be responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of guidance, tools, strategies, policies, plans, and programs related to transportation planning, environmental stewardship, realty, research, and related topics.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams both within his/her organization and across organizational boundaries. As part of our team, you will help increase the level of expertise of transportation professionals within our clients’ organizations; support better-prepared transportation plans that serve national, state, regional, and local needs; and advance professional capacity building initiatives across federal and state agencies. You will work with several teams contributing to major projects, and may take on appropriate task- and project-management roles.

This is a great opportunity for professionals with varying levels of experience in transportation planning, professional capacity building, and community/stakeholder involvement.

Volpe is committed to fostering an all-inclusive diverse workforce where employees feel valued for their unique backgrounds and qualities and have a sense of belonging and engagement in helping to advance transportation for the public good.

If you or someone you know is interested, I encourage you or them to apply. We are looking for a diverse pool of well qualified candidates. The announcement is posted as Public and Merit Promotion for eligible applicants on USA Jobs.

Qualified candidates should fill out an application at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544177800

Drug & Alcohol Test Program Coordinator II

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 08/27/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Drug & Alcohol Test Program Compliance Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the management, oversight and interdepartmental coordination of the Authority's Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative oversight to ensure that selected employees are tested each day. 
  • Monitor regulatory and policy compliance for MBTA, MassDOT and contractors 
  • Ensure the randomization process is accurate for random tests of employees. 
  • Maintain accurate and up to date random testing pools.
  • Schedule random and follow-up drug and alcohol testing for the MBTA and MassDOT.
  • Maintain testing schedules for all follow-up testing programs.
  • Maintain a confidential database of test records. \
  • Maintain complete records for all testing at all testing locations.
  • Serve as a liaison to all departments on questions/issues regarding the Authority's and MassDOT's Drug & Alcohol Program and Policies.
  • Work closely with the Employee Assistance Program to ensure compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Work closely with the Safety Department in all matters concerning drug and alcohol testing and reporting.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operation of the drug & alcohol testing program with all areas.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of employees for tests and appointments with the respective Area, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Employee Assistance Program and the Medical Department.
  • Prepare documents and schedule appointments with Medical Review Officer.
  • Document and troubleshoot unusual circumstances and occurrences.
  • Conduct program evaluations, prepare reports and contribute recommendations for future program enhancements
  • On-call responsibilities by responding, either directly or via phone, to emergencies or as needed situations, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week on a rotating schedule.
  • Provide coverage and technical assistance to all on-call drug and alcohol testing staff as needed.
  • Collect urine specimens (including observed specimens when required) and prepare specimens for laboratory pickup.
  • Perform breathalyzer testing.
  • Providing training for Breath Alcohol and collections staff. Including recertification as required.
  • Ensure employee/applicant confidentiality.
  • Represent Authority at administrative hearings such as unemployment and arbitrations.
  • Prepare MIS reports and testing data as required.
  • Inventory control of drug and alcohol testing supplies, ensure all testing facilities are properly stocked.
  • Maintain alcohol testing equipment and quality control, including calibration reports and documents. 
  • Provide oversight for drug and alcohol testing and program administration to MBTA contractor agencies required by statute, regulation, contract and/or policy to participate in required testing program.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to respond to emergencies while on call.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti- Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An Associates degrees in healthcare or related field or a Medical Review Officer Assistant Certificate with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English. 
  • Two (2) years of experience in drug and alcohol testing, including experience performing observed drug and alcohol tests.
  • One (1) year of experience scheduling drug and alcohol testing.
  • One (1) year experience receiving and processing drug test results.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, including on-call coverage, nights, weekends and holidays. (On a rotating schedule)
  • Knowledge of federal drug and alcohol testing regulations, including 49 CFR parts 40, 219, 382 and 655.
  • Effective organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, Database, PowerPoint, and scheduling applications.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings; and the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
  • The ability to complete Breath Alcohol Technician certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have excellent customer service skills.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection). 
  • Have the ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences:

  • Certification as a Breath Alcohol Technician. 
  • Additional years of experience in drug and alcohol testing.
  • Additional years in scheduling and processing drug tests and results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the administration of a 49 CFR 219 testing program.
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol testing regulations as they relate to the transportation industry.

Qualified candidates should fill out an application at https://www.mbta.com/careers

Highway Design Engineer

Company: Gannett Fleming, Inc. Date Posted: 8/27/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

Gannett Fleming is looking for an experienced Highway Engineer to join our team in the Greater Boston area. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with an experienced team of project managers and engineers in the region, responsible for providing roadway design and construction-phase services for a wide variety of public transportation projects, including roadway and intersection improvements, bridge replacements, drainage and grading improvements, toll facilities, intelligent transportation systems, and highways and interchanges.  Successful candidates will possess experience that includes:  the preparation of roadway geometric design; plans production design including the design and preparation of final engineering design of roadway plans; development of horizontal & vertical geometry; preparation of plan & profile plans, typical sections, roadway cross sections, drainage plans, signing & marking plans, signalization plans, and maintenance of traffic plans; utility coordination; sub-consultant coordination; and staff supervision.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering design tasks for roadway projects from preliminary to final design
  • Develop plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports, and prepare final bid packages
  • Established working relationships and contact with client technical staff and project managers.
  • Provide engineering design services on traditional design-bid-build projects and design-build highway projects
  • Manage and mentor junior engineers on project assignments
  • Coordinate design activities and meetings between design staff, subcontractors, and client managers
  • Coordinate the planning, staffing, scheduling, budget management, quality control, of subcontractors and internal technical and support staff
  • Participate in project decisions regarding technical approaches, cost and scheduling performance
  • Lead projects and complete tasks within schedule and budget with teams comprised of different disciplines
  • Project QA/QC
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills and a team-oriented attitude
  • Assist project managers with other various tasks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A BS Degree in Civil Engineering is required
  • P.E. registered in Massachusetts required
  • Must have 5-10 years of engineering experience possessing a broad knowledge and experience in transportation/design and strong technical skills in highway design
  • Experience working with MassDOT is required and experience working with MBTA and MassPort is highly desired
  • Must be proficient and have experience with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Microstation. Inroads and Microsoft Office.

Qualified candidates should fill out an application at https://careers-gannettfleming.icims.com/jobs/6108/highway-design-engineer/job?mode=view

 

Design Engineer with Bus Transit Focus

Company: McMahon Associates, Inc. Date Posted: 8/22/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

We are seeking a bus transit savvy design professional to complement our team of multimodal planners and engineers, committed to improving communities through transportation and community design. McMahon Associates is comprised of progressive transportation planners and engineers who are passionate about multimodal transportation including public transportation vehicles and riders; bicyclists; pedestrians of all ages and abilities; and vehicular safety. 

Due to growth, we are looking for an urban-focused transportation plan-gineer to expand our unique bus infrastructure practice.  The ideal candidate will have experience in applying planning and engineering best practices to develop solutions that improve bus transit and the rider experience within a Complete Streets context.

The Project Engineer provides engineering services on all phases of an assigned project under supervision.

 

Primary Duties:

  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents as necessary
  • Complete engineering analyses, alternatives analysis, and designs with supervision
  • Conduct field work to support planning and design
  • Evaluate, select and adapt standard techniques, procedures and criteria to complete work on projects
  • Assist in the preparation or modification of reports, specifications, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, permits and designs for projects
  • Draft transmittals, memos, meeting minutes
  • Interpret guidelines, procedures and manuals
  • Assist in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects as necessary
  • Assist in public meetings/public and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Staff Engineers and Co-ops on an as needed basis
  • Prepare and sit for P.E. Exam
  • Assist in preparation of proposals
  • Be aware of budget hours vs. time to complete tasks

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient knowledge of computer aided software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Federal and State ADA Standards and Guidelines
  • Knowledge of NACTO Transit Street Design Guide and AASHTO Guide for Geometric Design of Transit Facilities on Highways and Streets, as well as transit agency bus stop design guidelines (such as MBTA and RIPTA).  Knowledge of NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, as DOT bike facility design guidelines would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with integration of bus transit with other modes (auto, bicycle, pedestrians) on streets
  • Familiarity with bus priority measures
  • Familiarity with DOT  policy and practices preferred

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering or equivalent from an accredited four-year college or university
  • 4+ years of work experience in transportation engineering
  • Active participation in a professional society/organization

 

Qualified candidates should fill out an application at http://www.mcmahonassociates.com/careers

Applicants may also send their resume to lhales@mcmahonassociates.com.

 

Senior Transit Security Budget Administrator (19-17439)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 8/20/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Senior Transit Security Budget Administrator will report to the Director of Security & Emergency Management. The Sr. Transit Security Budget Administrator will manage comprehensive budgeting, analytical, and fiscal support activities for all activities associated with the Security & Emergency Management Department (S&EM), including those pertaining to the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) capital budget. S&EM is a shared service department with MassDOT and the individual in this position will be expected to support all applicable department activities across the organization. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the fiscal budgets of the Security & Emergency Management (S&EM) Department, presently amounting to well over $20 million dollars annually across several different operating, capital, and grant funding sources.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between S&EM, Fiscal Budget Office, and Capital Delivery Department.
  • Develop and provide monthly financial reporting with variance analysis and explanations to department management and the budget offices.
  • Work closely with department management, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, and other staff to track, analyze, and report on budget trends and variances.
  • Resolve payment issues and communicate clearly, effectively, and promptly with vendors.
  • Review and evaluate past and current data pertaining to the finances of the department.
  • Advise department staff on cost analysis and fiscal allocations; recommend alternate methods, procedures, or processes to reduce or modify spending.
  • Submit recommendations for budget allocations and adjustments; work closely with department management, project managers, project coordinators, and other staff on budget planning and forecasting.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain electronic systems using Peoplesoft, Smartsheet, CMS, FMIS, ProjectInfo, and others to most efficiently document, reconcile and analyze data.
  • Directly support project management activities relating to procurement, budgeting, forecasting, and invoicing.
  • Maintain awareness of other department resources and activities to ensure alignment of project activities and timelines with budgeted funds and forecasts.
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation pertaining to FOIA, audit, reviews, investigations, and similar requests.
  • Create and develop internal financial reporting dashboards and tools that cater to the needs of management and project staff.
  • Perform procurement and accounting duties such as creating requisitions and posting journal entries.
  • Assist in the management of the DHS TSGP Grant Program by supporting the Security Projects Administrator with associated planning, budgeting, cost tracking, and more as funds are drawn down (monthly and quarterly).
  • Review and analyze capital spending forecasts vs. CIP planning vs. actual spending.
  • Leverage SmartSheet/Excel/Powerpoint and other software applications to prepare, package, and distribute executive reports to department and senior management of both MBTA & DOT.
  • Evaluate, implement, and expand innovative reporting solutions such as dashboards and quick- glance KPIs.
  • Work closely with many departments across the MBTA and DOT, including procurement, finance, accounting, and capital delivery, as well as with numerous outside consultants.
  • Develop the GEC Monthly Summary Report for tracking task orders with consultants. Provide updates on accurate task order financial status.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Security & Emergency Management, or other department management staff.
  • Respond to customer, vendor, and coworker inquiries in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Adhere to the rules, and regulations, and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti- Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field. 
  • Five (5+) years of experience in budgeting, finance, accounting or related field.
  • Minimum two (2) years construction and/or contract management/procurement related accounting/finance experience
  • Project management experience and/or coursework.
  • Effective analytical, confidentiality, and multitasking skills.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint and Smartsheet and PeopleSoft applications.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to pass background checks and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and or/offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection). 

For more information and to apply: http://www.mbta.com/careers

Part-Time Motorperson

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 8/14/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Part-time Motorperson will ensure the timely and safe operation of subway trains by reporting to work on time to ensure established service schedules are met and by opening and closing train doors to ensure the safe boarding and unloading of passengers at various MBTA locations. 

Responsibilities:

  • Operate a heavy rail vehicle along assigned line
  • Operate signal systems according to the Authority guidelines
  • Report mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Make stop announcements during runs and collect any lost article on the trains
  • Prepare accident reports, vehicle and wayside defect reports when necessary and distribute the proper Authority personnel
  • Assist the line officials in rectifying problems with his/her train when emergency conditions warrant this action.
  • Work under occasional supervision
  • Follow MBTA guidelines and procedures, referring any problems or unusual occurrences to their supervisor
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous manner.
  • Be familiar with the MBTA Safety Plan as well as Part-time Motorperson job responsibilities as outlined
  • Work any and all the shifts and/or locations assigned or directed.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti- Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D).
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Ability to successfully complete validated selection exam.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license for at least three (3) years.
  • A satisfactory driving record for at least three (3) years prior to the date of hire.
  • Applicants must upload a copy of their most recent unattested driving record.
  • A satisfactory non-renew display for tickets report from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • Ability to pass selection interview.
  • Ability to accept assignments to any Heavy Rail line as determined by the Authority.
  • Meet the qualifying standards for the classification of Part-time Yard Motorperson.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • For applicants who have worked for employers regulated by the United States Department of Transportation within the previous two (2) years, the ability to pass additional drug and alcohol review based on information received from those employers.
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, speak and respond to instructions, posted signs, and inquiries in English.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees, and vendors.
  • Successful completion of the required probationary period of 120 working days.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week, 365 days per year.
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce.

For more information and to apply: http://www.mbta.com/careers

Engineer

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 8/13/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Engineer will be responsible for developing preliminary engineering designs, specification and standards for modifications to the power systems of the Authority. 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of comprehensive plans for improvements.
  • Coordinate the planning, scheduling and implementation of all testing performed for the purpose of improving the reliability of stems components.
  • Monitor the reliability of major systems and selected components.
  • Calculate material take offs.
  • Order materials and ensure timely delivery.
  • Conduct site inspections of systems and materials to verify quality.
  • Direct and check the work of employees in other classifications.
  • Prepare required reports.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week basis.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti- Discrimination and Anti -Harassment and Anti- Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of experience in electrical, mechanical, or electronic engineering or a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology or a related field.
  • Experience with high voltage AC power distribution networks and their associated electrical control systems.
  • Experience with DC power distribution networks and their associated electrical control systems.
  • Familiarity with control systems hardware and automated control and monitoring systems.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, time management and multi tasking skills.
  • Working knowledge of CAD, Word, Excel, mainframe or database applications.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings? a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check? and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of the posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • Effectively communicate with vendors, customers and coworkers.
  • The ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty- four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce. 

Preferences Include:

  • Familiarity with gas turbine and generator operations and maintenance procedures.
  • Experience with SCADA.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • A valid driver's license

Traffic Engineering Director

Company: City of Boston Date Posted: 8/6/2019
       

 

Job Summary:
The City of Boston is seeking a passionate, highly motivated, and creative Traffic Engineering Director within its Transportation Department.  The selected candidate will be instrumental in realizing streets and public spaces that are vibrant, safe, and multi-modal.

The Director should be well versed in state of the art tools and practices to create sustainable and multi-modal transportation networks including bicycle, pedestrian and transit focused street design and cutting edge safety treatments. The selected candidate will participate in an ambitious program to install protected bicycle facilities, bus priority measures, traffic calming, and adaptive signals on Boston’s streets. Overall, the Director will work collaboratively with other divisions in the Boston Transportation and Public Works departments to implement an accessible, safe, equitable, and reliable transportation network.

Traffic Engineering Director will be tasked with leading a team of over twenty (20) staff members to implement the Mayor’s vision for Boston’s transportation system embodied in the Go Boston 2030 strategic plan. The Director will oversee three divisions:

  • Traffic Signals division tasked with managing the operations, timing, and phasing of the over 800 signalized intersections in the City of Boston to ensure the safe and reliable movement of people. 
  • Neighborhood Safety division tasked with implementing quick-build safety improvements on neighborhood streets and reviewing plans for changes in paving marking design. 
  • Permitting and Construction Management division tasked with permitting and overseeing construction projects, special events, and other short term street excavations and occupancies in the public right of way. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manages and directs all traffic and engineering functions for the department including roadway geometry, the layout, design, and construction of traffic control devices, the installation of parking and traffic regulations, and permit issuance and traffic management related to the use of city streets.
  • Manages and directs a staff of employees.
  • Serves on the Boston Transportation Department's (BTD) senior staff.
  • Recommends transportation and traffic engineering programs.
  • Helps secure funding and oversee studies.
  • Maintains liaison with municipal, state, and federal entities on traffic and transportation matters.
  • Meets with and addresses constituent service requests.
  • Develops and oversees public participation processes related to the division's work.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have at least (A) ten (10) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in traffic engineering work, and (B) of which at least six (6) years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which four (4) years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
  • A bachelor's degree or higher with a major in traffic or civil engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience.  A graduate degree with a major in traffic or civil engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and (1) year of the required (B) experience.  Education toward a degree will be pro-rated on the basis of degree requirements completed.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the MUTCD and current transportation technologies and traffic modeling and forecasting methods.
  • Ability to develop, articulate, and build support for transportation policy priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgment in planning, directing, and coordinating projects.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job.

Special Requirements:

  • Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Must have and maintain a current Massachusetts driver's license.
  • BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.

Deputy Director of Administration - GLX

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 8/5/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Deputy Director of Administration will support the Director of Administration in assisting with managing the overall daily operations of the MBTA's GLX Program. The Deputy Director of Administration will assist with management of the GLX daily office operations including creating and implementing processes and procedures to drive efficiencies and ensuring consistent project reporting across all functional areas such that project scopes, schedules and budgets can be proactively managed. This role will inform decision making, improve organizational performance and drive GLX to the successful delivery of the Program. This role will also be assist with the overall effort to transfer lessons learned and best practices established on the GLX Program to the larger initiatives being implemented by the MBTA. 

This position is a project specific position and is limited to the term of the construction contract. Employment beyond the construction contract is left to the discretion of the MBTA at the completion of the project, which is currently anticipated to be December 2021. 

Responsibilities:

The Deputy Director of Administration reports to the Director of Administration for GLX and will serve as the direct manager of all administrative aspects of the GLX Program.

This position will also work closely with all of the other GLX Senior Management to ensure the Authority stays on schedule and budget in the timely delivery of its GLX program.

The Deputy Director's specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the management of the Program office and administrative staff including daily operations, budget management, facilities, staff training, and resource management.
  • Works collaboratively with other GLX managers, MBTA Senior Management and liaise with other MBTA departments to ensure cross-functional organization of project activity.
  • Creates and analyzes program and project reports, including monthly and quarterly reports to determine schedule and budget.
  • Coordinates preparation and review of third party force account agreements and invoices in support of GLX construction projects and manage all procurement, invoicing and payments for general goods and services related to Program delivery.
  • Assist with MBTA organizational transformation of processes and the development and implementation of a global Program Management Information System (PMIS), including coordination of receipt and response to submissions from the Design-Build Entity.
  • Interface and assist with Design-Build Entity procurement and management throughout the life of the project, including document control management, diversity compliance, and office and facilities management.
  • Develop and implement Program Standard Operating Procedures and policies related to Program activities.
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 
 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a senior administrative management role creating reports and correspondence, managing budgets and invoices, and supervising staff.
  • Working knowledge of e-Builder as a system administrator (i.e. managing users access, permissions, creating forms & processes, document control /folder structure management)
  • Proven ability to accurately evaluate project reports and assess project performance.
  • Demonstrated success working horizontally as well as vertically across an organization.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, confidentiality, multi-tasking, time management, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint applications.
  • Effective professional written and communication skills.
  • Proven track record of collaboration, transparency, and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees and vendors.
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • The ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screenings, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Must have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Availability to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce. 

Preferences Include:

  • A Master's Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Construction and/or engineering experience
  • Experience in transportation
  • Working knowledge of MBTAs financial systems; Capital Management System (CMS) and Financial Management Information System (FMIS).
  • Familiarity with FTA, FRA, MBTA rules and regulation regarding project delivery. 

Civil Asset Information Manager

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 7/25/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Civil Asset Information Manager will assist in the oversight of the asset management program, create and document processes and procedures for Engineering & Maintenance (E&M) personnel to conduct asset type based condition assessments resulting in the FTAs 1-5 State of Good Repair Asset Scale. All under the direction of the Director of Asset Management and in line with MAP-21 requirements 

 

Responsibilities:

  • The Civil Asset Information Manager will validate asset information via field visits of civil infrastructure assets throughout the MBTA network such as bridges, track structures, culverts, tunnels, stations, parking facilities, administrative and maintenance facilities, establish replacement and rehabilitation cost and support other civil engineering activities as directed. The role will also collect and analyze data to statistically verify the reduction of safety incidents and more importantly analyze the root cause of asset defects. 
  • Conduct condition assessments in line with standards, sample asset data for accuracy, conduct trend analysis for the identification of possible defects and report findings as well as follow up with the inspected, reviewed and/or improved process to ensure the integrity of the Infrastructure Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) database.
  • Oversee, manage and provide basic training for a team of rotating interns to collect asset data, verify and document as part of the Asset Management Program.
  • Review and update civil engineering documents in line with best practice asset management methodologies.
  • Assist the Director of Asset Management to develop, author and document condition based assessments for each individual Asset types.
  • Document inspection criteria for verifying condition of assets, monitor maintenance practices and procedures, and assist in establishing criteria for preventive maintenance cycles based upon data driven metrics.
  • Commence the authorship/update of MBTA Asset Management Standards in line with international best practice for design, build, operate and maintain methodologies such as BIM, MODA and so on.
  • Be the asset management representative on both the MBTA design standards development, drawing standards, BIM Standards development and Quality Assurance programs development.
  • Be the Department of Asset Management's (AM) representative on design reviews to ensure AM requirements are included in design package submissions.
  • Oversee and monitor the correct safety, system critical and capital classification of the asset.
  • Review and validate new asset data provided by the asset handover process to maintenance.
  • Manage the continuous improvement of both the Asset Management Program and asset documentation.
  • Review inspections, test samples, reports and other data to determine the State of Good Repair of assets and components.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Enforce the Department of Asset Management policies and procedures by monitoring that policies and procedures are followed as it relates to assets, audit requirements and other MBTA manuals and directives.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti- Discrimination and Anti- Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a technical field related to Civil Engineering, Architecture, Track Engineering, Building Construction, or a related field.
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Seven (7) years of experience in structural design, construction and inspection of facilities, bridges, culverts, tunnels, with knowledge of civil specifications and drawings.
  • Experience with written and verbal reports, budgets, and time estimates for upper management, and stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, planning, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database applications.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings; and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • The ability to read, interpret and make recommendations based upon technical documents and drawings including blueprints, maintenance manuals, specifications, schematics, fluid and other sample tests.
  • The ability to work in an active railroad and maintenance environment and the physical constraints associated with the working environments.
  • The ability to quickly learn new technologies tools and processes.
  • The ability to effectively work with employees at all levels within the Authority, vendors, and individuals outside the agency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • The ability to pay attention to details, use sound judgment, and prioritize work.
  • The ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce. 

Preferences Include:

  • A Master’s degree or above in from an accredited institution in a technical field related to Civil Engineering, Architecture, Track Engineering, Building Construction, or a related field.
  • A current state of Massachusetts Licensed and registered PE or the ability to obtain a PE within 6 months of hire within the state.
  • Ten (10) years of experience working in civil engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working directly on transit based construction projects
  • Working knowledge of Massachusetts Building code (current edition).
  • Extensive experience in project management, technical design, inspection, rating schemes such as NBIS, and rehabilitation experience on transit infrastructure projects.
  • Experience managing and reviewing structural, geotechnical schema and related engineering services.
  • Experience managing engineers and consultants.
  • Experience performing structural, geotechnical reviews
  • Working knowledge of BIM, BIM standards, and MODA.
  • A current State of Massachusetts Licensed PE
  • Experience in Bridge, Culvert, Tunnel, Parking Facilities, design and build.
  • Basic knowledge of EAMS. 

Superintendent of Transportation - Rail

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 7/24/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Superintendent of Transportation will manage and supervise all functions and activities along an assigned subway line.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise all transportation and clerical personnel assigned to that line. 
  • Ensure the safety of passengers and employees through the enforcement of Authority standards and policies.
  • Assume the duties of the Division Chief as needed.
  • Responsible for the management of safe, cost effective and efficient transportation service including but not limited to measurement of operating results against predetermined objectives, costs, timetables and schedules.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of all supervisors and operating personnel. Administer and monitor the consistent application of corrective and disciplinary actions as necessary. 
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets.
  • Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Ensure that manual and automated record keeping systems of all transportation services and personnel actions are maintained accurately and are uptodate.
  • Participate in the recruitment, training, discipline and promotion of personnel.
  • Provide guidance to Supervisors in making recommendations for discipline and retraining.
  • Ensure adequate levels of transportation service at the lowest possible cost.
  • Oversee the preparation of daily work lists showing temporary assignments.
  • Manage budget to maximize resources and minimize overtime through proper planning.
  • Respond to accidents, incidents, inquiries and complaints regarding service. Identify ways to improve productivity and service delivery.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or coworker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twentyfour (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, AntiDiscrimination and AntiHarassment and Anti- Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English. 
  • Six (6) years of experience in transportation field operations.
  • Two years experience as a Rail Operations Supervisor or OCC Supervisor
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills. The ability to use Word, Excel or database applications.
  • The ability to pass: a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check? background screenings? and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • The ability to provide our internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records.
  • For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting.
  • Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • The ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twentyfour (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce. 

Substitutions Include:

  • A degree in Business, Transportation, or a related field from an accredited institution may be substituted for a portion of the above experience not including the supervisory requirement.

Preferences Include:

  • A degree in Business, Transportation or a related field from an accredited institution. 
  • Current performed Instructor, Supervisor of OCC, Supervisor of Transportation, Supervisor of Night/Weekend Operations, Supervisor of Transportation/Construction, or Superintendent of Training. 

Municipal Engagement Fellow

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 7/19/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Municipal Coordination Fellow will work directly with cities and towns to advocate for bus transit priority improvements, manage communication for technical assistance from the MBTA, provide general project management to support the development of a bus transit speed and reliability program, and coordinate the implementation of multimodal priorities of the MBTA, municipalities, and other relevant agencies. 

Note:

This position is a project specific position and is limited to the term of the Bus Transit Priority Program. Employment beyond the two (2) year term is left to the discretion of the MBTA at the completion the project, which is currently anticipated to be June 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing an outreach strategy to educate municipalities on the importance of transit supportive street improvements for the bus service in their community.
  • Support the Director of Transit Priority to create a Bus Transit Speed and Reliability toolkit that will involve managing a consultant contract and support staff, and coordinating with municipal staff, internal and external stakeholders to develop, finalize, and educate about the toolkit.
  • Identify and connect stakeholders to support improving the performance of bus service, including stakeholder groups such as the regional planning agencies, community advocacy groups, and non-profit organizations.
  • Collaborate with the MBTA Operations Team, MBTA/MASSDOT Office of Performance Management and Innovation (OPMI), MASSDOT Planning, and other internal and external entities to coordinate pilot projects and establish metrics for improvement
  • Act as a liaison between MBTA and industry professional organizations as well as between MBTA departments, providing specific information relative to special projects areas.
  • Speak publicly in front of groups of people and one-on-one with customers, vendors, and co- workers in a professional and empathetic manner, while clearly articulating MBTA policies and positions on a variety of issues.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees
  • Assist in the management of a workforces by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti- Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Policy, Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or related degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience with working with project stakeholders groups, customers, inter-agency teams, and/or managing projects requiring multiple participants.
  • Experience with the creation of communication materials, plans, and strategies to support a project.
  • Ability to attend public and internal meetings and speak on behalf of the MBTA, and proactively identify, develop, and prepare materials for leadership to speak publically.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and work in a team environment
  • Experience and results in collaborating with an executive team to drive organizational change.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to pass: background screening; and the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to travel to locations throughout the MBTA's service area.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Commitment to the MBTA's diversity and inclusion goals. 

Substitutions Include:

  • A Master's degree in Planning, Public Policy, Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or related degree from an accredited institution may be substituted for the experience requirement. 

Note: 

This position is a project specific position and is limited to the term of the Bus Transit Priority Program. Employment beyond the two (2) year term is left to the discretion of the MBTA at the completion the project, which is currently anticipated to be June 2021. 

Bus Traffic Signal Systems Fellow

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 7/19/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

The Bus Traffic Signal Systems Fellow will play a critical role supporting the MBTA and municipalities in developing and integrating the MBTA's transit signal priority (TSP) system into existing or planned traffic signal networks and working with the MBTA and municipalities on other bus transit supportive signal improvements, Building on the successes of the MBTA's recent TSP pilot, the Authority seeks to increase the number of intersections granting priority to MBTA buses across the region.

Note:

This position is a project specific position and is limited to the term of the Bus Transit Priority Program. Employment beyond the two (2) year term is left to the discretion of the MBTA at the completion the project, which is currently anticipated to be June 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead discussions to identify intersections and/or corridors that would benefit from TSP, signal coordination, queue jump signalization, etc.
  • Coordinate with municipalities based on discussions initiated by the Municipal Partnership Fellow and the Director of Transit Priority to advance transit signal discussions, including those related to planning, design, and implementation.
  • Support the Director of Transit Priority to create a Bus Transit Speed and Reliability toolkit that will involve managing a consultant contract and support staff, and coordinating with municipal staff, internal and external stakeholders to develop, finalize, and educate about the toolkit.
  • Manage cross-agency coordination on technology improvements that enable broader and simplified implementation and control of signal systems that support bus priority.
  • Oversee consultants to work with municipalities to analyze their signal systems, traffic patterns, signal phasing, and pedestrian treatments.
  • Act as a liaison between MBTA and industry professional organizations as well as between MBTA departments, providing specific information relative to special projects areas.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or coworker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Assist in the management of a workforces by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti- Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Planning, Computer Science, or Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience working with traffic signal systems.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders with competing priorities and reach a consensus among the parties.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and work in a team environment
  • Experience and results in collaborating with an executive team to drive organizational change.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to pass: background screening; and the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to travel to locations throughout the MBTA's service area.
  • Commitment to the MBTA's diversity and inclusion goals. 

Preferences Include:

  • Experience designing and/or implementing traffic signal systems related to bus transit priority such as TSP, transit pre-emption, multi-signal communication/coordination.

Note: 

This position is a project specific position and is limited to the term of the Bus Transit Priority Program. Employment beyond the two (2) year term is left to the discretion of the MBTA at the completion the project, which is currently anticipated to be June 2021. 

Transportation Planner

Company: Stantec Date Posted: 7/11/2019
       

 

Job Summary:

Stantec is seeking an experienced, creative, and motivated transportation planner, task leader, and project manager to support its Urban Places Mobility Group. The preferred candidate will support the group’s growing local and national practice and work directly with industry-leading multimodal transportation planners across North America. Candidates must be willing to travel and ideally have a valid driver’s license. Ideally the position would be based in Boston, but consideration to other locations will be given.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the development of client-facing materials, facilitating meetings, and internal resource management. Technical experience with GIS, the Adobe Suite, and/or other relevant software (traffic modeling and/or visualization etc.) would be a plus. Above all, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and curious, have a friendly, outgoing demeanor, and be able to multitask in a fast-moving environment

Responsibilities:

The role of the Transportation Planner will be to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team on transportation projects of various sizes and complexity. Often, the Planner will be managing projects, leading tasks and supervising others in the Urban Places Mobility Group or from other practices. The candidate should have a working understanding of multimodal transportation processes, analysis and methodology. The successful candidate should have a range of skills as work will regularly include the following tasks in support of the range of projects described above:

  • Facilitating client and public meetings
  • Preparation of marketing materials, including leading proposal development efforts
  • Report writing and compilation
  • Development of presentations and project materials
  • Deliverable production, including staff management
  • Administrative and organizational work
  • Strategic planning
  • Directing and mentoring junior staff
  • Coordinating with other disciplines
  • Completing project management responsibilities, such as budgets, invoices, and administrative tasks
  • Managing up to ensure proper project participation and review by senior staff

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in Transportation, Urban Design, Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a related field and/or three to ten years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent skills in writing, data analysis, and problem solving
  • Strong communications skills--verbal, written, and especially graphic
  • Experience with the production of planning reports and documents and a thorough knowledge and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated responsibility, maturity and commitment to a team driven environment.
  • The ability to be located in Boston, or be there on a regular basis
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Project Management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Additional experience with graphics (Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp), modeling (Synchro, TransCAD), or database analysis will be considered favorably
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