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Manager of Professional Services (17-16678)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 04/18/2018

 

Job Summary

The Manager of Professional Services will provide the MBTA Capital Delivery Department with daily analytical and administrative support as well as coordination and implementation of departmental programs, procedures and other related contract analysis and administrative responsibilities in the areas of design, construction, and/or contract administration. The Manager of Professional Services reports to the Sr. Manager of Professional Services Procurement.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Staff Assistants and develop staff within the Contract Administration group.
  • Train departmental and MBTA employees in Contract Administration policies and procedures.
  • Provide management response planning to federal and state audits.
  • Oversee authorization and approval process for all operations, and other non-design & construction task order contracts.
  • Manage all contract administration matters and participate in negotiation of all contracts and contract amendments by preparing required documentation for authorization, execution and distribution.
  • Manage and implement procurement of professional services.
  • Review and check contracts, amendments, cost proposals, claims and other agreements and prepare the same for processing.
  • Perform detailed cost analysis of design and construction phase services proposals during negotiations for contracts and/or amendments.
  • Train staff on standard operating procedures and related duties, including but not limited to cost analysis.
  • Prepare independent cost estimates for design contracts.
  • Work with third party consultants and contractors (engineers/architects) and various departments within the Authority to ensure all documentation complies with federal and state regulatory requirements.
  • Manage consultants and MBTA personnel during the preparation of contract documents.
  • Oversee and monitor all project status comments and maintain database tracking.
  • Ensure compliance with MBTA procurement and project manager manual policies and procedures.
  • Update and implement changes to the Professional Services Standard Operating Procedures
  • Monitor the progress of review comments to see that responses are on schedule.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports for senior management relating to projects in design and construction.
  • Use computerized and manual systems to develop and maintain detailed records for all department files.
  • Perform Capital Management System (CMS) and Financials and Materials Information Systems (FMIS) functions.
  • Maintain a shared electronic log of all submittals for internal project staff review.
  • 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 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 in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) years of experience in contract administration, project administration and coordination duties, supporting a large department or group.
  • One (1) year of related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, database, and PeopleSoft applications.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, time management, interpersonal and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to perform a quality control check of one’s own work.
  • 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 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 provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences:

  • A Master of Business Administration, Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field from an accredited institution; and/or experience providing project support in a design or construction environment.

Substitutions:

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited institution can be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.

To apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2046285-0/manager-of-professional-services?keyword=manager of professional&location=boston&pagetype=searchPage

Supervisor of Workforce Logistics Support (18-16721)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 04/13/2018

 

Job Summary

The Supervisor of Workforce / Logistics Support will be responsible for maintaining and supporting the Workforce Modernization Program (WoMP) systems and its end users.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of WoMP systems, including, but not limited to, the Daily Operations system and Bid system for Bus, Heavy Rail and Light Rail transportation districts.
  • Develop and execute training program for training new and existing WoMP software end users.
  • Assist with subsequent HASTUS software upgrades.
  • Support end-users on troubleshooting.
  • Act as liaison between district and payroll for pay issues.
  • Input general payroll activities (contractual pay entitlements, sick pay, and various adjustments) and verify accuracy of data/information.
  • Gather data, inputs and validate entries to personnel records.
  • Respond to requests for operational reports from Operations staff.
  • Gather operational data and reports to identify trends by entering division accident statistics and workers' compensation claims.
  • Assist in implementing and supporting future WoMP systems, as appropriate.
  • 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 co-worker in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Work any and all shifts and / or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies 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:

  • Three (3) years of experience in bus and / or subway transit operations.
  • Two (2) years of related supervisory experience in bus and / or subway operations.
  • 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.
  • Excellent organizational, confidentiality, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings; and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner.
  • Have excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customer's with a courteous and professional experience.
  • 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 a week.
  • 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 supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences:

  • Experience as a Supervisor of Transportation.
  • Two (2) years of experience working as a Desk Inspector or Train Starter.
  • Experience training end users on transportation software such as HASTUS.
  • Experience in object-oriented programming or technical analysis using complex transportation-related software packages such as HASTUS.

Substitutions: 

  • A degree from an accredited institution in Business, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Logistics, Computer Science, Public Administration, Information Technology, or a related field may be substituted for a portion of the required years of experience.
  • Additional years of experience in bus or subway transit operations may be substituted for the degree requirement.

To apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2049569-0/supervisor-of-workforce-logistics-support?keyword=workforce&location=boston&pagetype=searchPage

Entry-Level Planner

Company: Milone & MacBroom Date Posted: 04/17/2018

 

Job Summary

The position will be responsible for analysis, preparation of reports and planning graphics, conducting public outreach, and developing recommendations on diverse and complex planning assignments.  Our planners approach every assignment with an appreciation for the uniqueness and vision of our clients and communities.

Requirements:

  • Understanding of the principles and practices of municipal planning and urban design
  • Technical knowledge in demographic, housing, land use, and economic analysis related to planning activities
  • Demonstrated experience in working with local officials, citizens, and nongovernmental organizations in the public outreach processes
  • Critical thinking and strong communication skills (graphic, written, and interpersonal) are essential.
  • Proficiency in Esri ArcGIS is a must.
  • Efficient, thorough, detail oriented, and dedicated to quality work
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment across numerous disciplines
  • Travel, attendance at evening meetings, and a driver’s license are required.

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in planning or a closely related field and at least two years of experience in planning or urban design while gaining increasing responsibility are preferred.
  • Well-developed ability to translate planning data into concise, easily understood materials for broad dissemination
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)is highly desirable
  • Quantitative analytical skills using Microsoft Excel and other related tools

To learn more about this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and other relevant work samples to:

https://www.miloneandmacbroom.com/careers

Night Crew Maintenance Foreperson (18-16786)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 04/06/2018

 

Job Summary

The Night Crew Maintenance Foreperson will assign, oversee, direct, plan and assist work crews under his/her jurisdiction ensuring that all aspects of the track and right-of-way are repaired and maintained in an efficient, effective and safe manner.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Repair and maintain track and right-of-way (ROW).
  • Inspect job sites to ensure compliance with night orders, work schedules, standards of quality and safety requirements.
  • Construct, maintain, and repair a variety of track and/or right-of-way systems/projects at miscellaneous Authority locations.
  • Order, schedule, and expedite all materials and equipment necessary to complete area projects.
  • Ensure that all inventory is accounted for and safeguarded and that equipment and facilities under his/her control are protected and maintained in a safe operating condition.
  • Prepare, document, and maintain required maintenance and personnel records using manual and computerized tracking systems.
  • Perform all routine and incidental track/right-of-way maintenance and repair duties necessary for the successful completion of project and assignments.
  • Measure actual work results against established standards or custom requirements.
  • Assume the responsibilities of the supervisor as needed.
  • Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Provide technical instruction when necessary.
  • 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 co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority's customer service quality standard.
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instruction, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English.
  • Three (3) years of experience in rail/track repair, maintenance, and construction.
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills.
  • The ability to use Word, Excel or database applications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Have 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.
  • Ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences:

  • A technical degree, training from a technical institute or related technical certificates; and/or related experience in a supervisory capacity.
 

To Apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2042422-0/night-crew-maintenance-foreperson-previous-candidates-must-reapply?keyword=night crew&location=boston&pagetype=searchPage

Senior Director of Contract Administration (17-16679)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 04/10/2018

 

Job Summary

The Senior Director of Contract Administration leads a staff providing comprehensive contract actions in support of capital program project managers across all departments of the Authority.  The Senior Director and his/her centralized staff are responsible for helping program and project managers deliver the Authority's $7.4 billion five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) with the goal of achieving cost-effective, timely, capital contract actions which are compliant with all state and federal laws, regulations and requirements.

The Senior Director is the lead administrator for consultant and contractor procurement with responsibility for supporting the capital program contracting needs of the MBTA's Capital Delivery Department, Operations, Capital Program Oversight Department, Environmental Department, Systemwide Accessibility Department, Real Estate Department, Safety Department, IT Department, Green Line Extension project and other Departments and capital program project teams within the Authority as may be required.  Contract Administration resides within the MBTA Capital Delivery Department with the Senior Director reporting to the Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery. The Senior Director will collaborate seamlessly with the capital program and project management teams throughout the MBTA.  

Duties/Responsibilities:

The Senior Director for Contract Administration will perform functions related to capital program contracting in support of capital program and projects needed to deliver the Authority's CIP.  The Senior Director is responsible for hiring, managing and leading a team of procurement professionals, auditors and support staff who, collectively are responsible for administering comprehensive capital program contract actions across the Authority.  The Senior Director will also serve as the point person for all internal and external audits of capital contracting processes and procedures.
  

  • Direct the procurement and administration of professional services and construction contracted services, including development of Contract Administration policies and procedures. 
  • Work closely with program and project managers to deliver the Authority's CIP through proactive administration of capital program professional services and construction contract actions.
  • Manage professional services contract actions through all phases of contract administration to assist in the on time and within budget completion of projects.  Professional services contract phases include: Request for Qualifications; Request for Proposals; conflict of interest review and determination; shortlist; selection; negotiation; pre-audit; award; contract execution; amendments; task orders; interim and post-audits; invoicing and payment; consultant performance evaluations; and contract close-out.
  • Manage construction contract actions through all phases of contract administration to assist in the on time and within budget completion of projects.  Construction contract phases include: contractor pre-qualification; pre-advertisement authorization; advertisement; conflict of interest review and determination; award; contract execution; change orders; invoicing and payment; contractor performance evaluations; and contract close-out.
  • Analyze all contract proposals or bids and provide recommendations for senior management approval.
  • Oversee and administer various procurement methods including: design-bid-build; design-build; construction management at risk.
  • Coordinate contract activities with other departments including, Legal, Procurement and Logistics, Finance and Risk Departments, as required.  
  • Ensure that MBTA contracts reflect accurate costs and comply with documentation requirements of external funding sources.
  • Assist in updating Authority protocols and procedures, including the MBTA Project Manager's Manual; Quality Assurance Manual; Resident Engineer's Manual; Contract Administration Policies and Procedures; and MBTA Directives, as required.
  • Oversee outreach with American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, Construction Industries of Massachusetts, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Community and other MBTA business partners.
  • Assist in proactively identifying and resolving potential issues.
  • Organize and prioritize workload, be pro-active in identifying contract administration needs/ requirements.
  • Prepare contract administration related correspondence, reports, charts and presentations utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint.
  • Work independently within broadly defined objectives in addressing complex tasks in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Follow up on actions required while seeking guidance as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Supervise and manage a team of individual employees who are members of a collective bargaining unit(s).
  • 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.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to attend off-site meetings, as required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  • Eight (8) years' experience in professional services and/or construction contract procurement/ management for major projects of programs.
  • Knowledge of public procurement regulations, contract laws and construction management.
  • Five (5) years' of related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Demonstrated success managing staff in the performance of consultant and/or construction contract actions.
  • Demonstrated success developing subordinates through effective leadership and the setting of realistic but challenging goals.
  • Strong data base management skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication, organizational, analytical, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint applications.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce. 

Substitutions:

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field combined with a Master's in Business Administration or a related field may be substituted for the education requirement.
 

To Apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1951383/senior-director-of-contract-administration?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Superintendent of Maintenance of Way (17-16655)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 04/03/2018

 

Job Summary

The Superintendent of Maintenance of way will prioritize, plan, allocate and monitor personnel, equipment and materials necessary to perform the maintenance, inspections and construction tasks and the handling of materials and scrap of the Maintenance of Way Division.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise directly or indirectly, the activities of a large workforce by determining goals and objectives.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Prepare and administer the section's annual budget.
  • Establish engineering designs and maintenance standards.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate projects related to transit system tracks and Right-of-Way and force account projects.
  • Prepare and monitor work programs such as track rehabilitation, snow removal and facility beautification.
  • Assist in the planning and monitoring of the work performed by outside consultants.
  • Plan, direct, develop and coordinate the training of all Maintenance of Way employees.
  • Recommend replacement of existing equipment and direct the specifications for new equipment.
  • Schedule the utilization of equipment, delivery of materials and the removal of scrap materials on various projects.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other adnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven days (7) days per week.
  • 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.
  • 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 agreement (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 Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a related technical field from an accredited institution.
  • Six (6) years of experience in rail inspection, maintenance and/or construction including switches, cross-overs, and interlockings.
  • Related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Effective organizational analytical, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of 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.
  • Effectively communicate with customers, employees and vendors.
  • 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 provide internal and external customer's with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have 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.
  • Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Substitutions:

  • 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.
  • Additional years of experience in rail inspection, maintenance and/or construction including switches, cross-overs, and interlockings may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Preferences Include:
  • Additional years of related experience in a supervisory capacity

Licenses/Certifications:

  • A valid driver's license

To Apply:

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/mbta/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=2008556

Policy Associate

Company: Frontier Group Date Posted: 04/10/2018

 

Job Summary

Frontier Group uses the power of ideas and information to achieve a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society. We are issue experts, writers and analysts who recognize that having the facts on your side is important but isn’t enough to change the world – it also takes effective communication, organizing and advocacy to get real results. We produce timely, high-quality research reports on the nation’s pressing challenges: environmental protection, sustainable energy, good government and more. We help shape effective public policy strategies that address those problems. And we work to make sure the public and decision-makers hear our message through the media. To maximize our impact, we partner with groups in The Public Interest Network – the nation’s premier network of public interest organizations – and other organizations to insert our research and ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and federal levels. We’re hiring Policy Associates to do policy research and analysis, plus get hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Write compelling reports on social problems and solutions, using a variety of methodologies including literature reviews and data analysis.
  • Help advocates in the field craft a message that will change minds, spur action and generate media attention.
  • Write op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert our findings into the public debate.
  • Participate in trainings, presentations and panels.
  • Learn the skills of canvassing and managing a fundraising operation, and run a canvass office for a partner organization during the summer months.
  • Learn recruiting skills and participate in recruiting new Frontier Group staff

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • An orientation to problem-solving
  • The ability to thrive under deadlines
  • The ability to think critically and present persuasive arguments.
  • A track record of academic success and proven leadership ability.
  • Familiarity with quantitative analysis is a plus; as is experience in debate, public speaking, journalism, political campaigning, fundraising, and/or grassroots political organizing.

Location:

Denver, CO, Boston, MA, and Santa Barbara, CA

 

To Apply

Go to http://workforprogress.org/apply/?pos=Policy+Associate&org=Frontier+Group&id=101 to submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample. In your cover letter, please be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised and what location you are interested in.

Engineer (Job #17-16647)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 04/04/2018

 

Job Summary

The Electrical Engineer will provide technical assistance to the Heavy Rail Subway Maintenance Department and participate as a key member of project management teams for Subway Engineering procurement's for new equipment and overhaul projects.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in design reviews. Inspect major systems/components at vendor or car builder facilities.
  • Review drawings, manuals and test procedures.
  • Participate in the testing of major systems and vehicles.
  • Review systems and vehicle modifications.
  • Assist in the coordination and planning of testing.
  • Assist in the preparation of responses to technical issues.
  • Conduct failure analysis of systems/components.
  • Complete warranty evaluation and analysis.
  • Prepare written reports as needed.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to inspect work and to conduct investigations into vehicle derailments and major system failures that disrupt revenue service.
  • 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, either directly or through others, to emergencies 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 and Anti-Harassment and Anti Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience in Electrical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of Electrical Engineering practices and of Electrical Components and Specifications
  • Ability to analyze Electrical Circuits and Parameters
  • Knowledge of Electrical Components, Failure Mechanisms, and their interaction with rail transit vehicles and systems
  • Knowledge of Real Time Networks including network communication theory, test, design and applications
  • Ability to comprehend electrical, operational, and/or mechanical characteristics of rail transit vehicles.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Mainframe or database applications.
  • Effectively communicate with regulatory agencies, community organizations and others on technical and sensitive matters.
  • 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 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 the posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • Ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed. Available to work twenty-four hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Respond, either directly or through subordinates to emergencies on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week basis.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include:

  • Engineering experience with transit vehicles.
  • Experience with network control of systems
  • Experience with CAD systems.

For more information, visit the site: 

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/mbta/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=2035059

Engineer in the Power Systems Department (#17-16661)

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 03/28/2018

 

Job Summary

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

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements/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 highvoltage 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 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.
  • 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. 
Posting closes 4/12/2018
 

For more information, visit the site:  https://agency.governmentjobs.com/mbta/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=2021440

Category Manager of Professional Services

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 3/21/2018

 

Job Summary

Manage proactively the Authority's Professional Services procurement spend category (all Technology, IT, Engineering Consulting Services and other Non-Technical Consulting Services including but not limited to Strategy, Management Advisory, Project/Program Management, Financial/Auditing, Safety, Energy and Environmental Services.  As a category manager, you will bring a strategic, Authority-wide perspective to the management of a complex, high visibility value chain and the associated supplier relationships.  Your sourcing and category leadership and experience will support the MBTA's continued development and execution of best in class processes, systems and methodologies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead on the development of the strategy and implementation plan for the category, ensuring:
    • Maximum value is being driven from the category with regards to spend coverage, supplier spend, volume leverage, quality, forecasting efficiency, and innovation
    • Map and align all existing MBTA's and State Wide Contracts with current and future needs to optimize category's performance.
    • Develop and implement a systematic approach to managing spend for the category leveraging areas of common spend across the organization and the state.
  • Undertake research and analysis to profile the characteristics of allocated category – including external analysis of supply markets trends and best practices – to inform category management planning process, ensuring opportunities to drive value are leveraged and that risks (i.e., around supply shortage, etc.,) are identified and mitigated.
  • Understand the future requirements of the business and ensure this is factored into the category forward planning to deliver maximum supplier spend efficiencies through volume leverage, forecast buying, supplier innovation, exploitation of non-traditional markets .
  • Support the end users to frame the needs in concise and enforceable Scopes of Work/ Service (SOW /SOS), service level agreements (SLA), service frame agreements and other related documents.
  • Own the delivery of a portfolio of strategic sourcing events (RFIs, RFRs and RFPs) within allocated category area, working with stakeholders to plan and prioritize workload and challenge demand/specifications, identifying best sourcing strategies and delivering events from market engagement through to award.
  • Utilize strategic sourcing toolset within area of responsibility
  • Employ financial analysis and economic modeling skills to evaluate supplier proposal pricing and develop flexible contractual pricing models which accommodate inflation, currency, scope changes, and other areas of risk mitigation and cost control.
  • Develop negotiation strategies, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implement appropriate supplier risk analysis. Directly negotiate pricing, commercial terms & conditions of contracts through the contract lifecycle with suppliers in alignment with MBTA's strategic and operational needs and goals.
  • Collaborate with business owners to :
    • Develop selected suppliers score card to measure supplier performance against agreed upon key performance indicators; track compliance and supports formal management reporting to director and other members of senior management.
    • Benchmark, track, and analyze annual performance metrics and sourcing trends on a monthly basis to demonstrate continuous improvement and progress against strategic objectives.
    • Implement supplier management programs with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals, and improvement initiatives.
  • Report on allocated category performance (and sub-categories), reporting this view into the Director of Strategic Sourcing & Indirect Categories to drive awareness of spend, opportunities.
  • Provide support to business wide change activities, role modeling new ways of working and leading the delivery of elements of the program to ensure capability is improved and value added to the business.
  • Enforce compliance to procurement policies and works to increase adoption and supports internal and external procurement audits.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • 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 Requirements/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Four (4) years of relevant Professional Services category management and/or strategic sourcing experience within a procurement or commercial role.
  • Expert in Category Management & Strategic Sourcing methodologies and toolbox.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the full procurement life-cycle of Professional Services with specific expertise in market drivers, Scopes of Work /Service,  contracting methodologies, should-be cost models, pricing models, benchmarks, negotiation strategies, SLA's and Suppliers Scorecards.
  • Successful track record managing categories with a high level of complexity and spend impact in a complex organization.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and a demonstrated ability to analyze complex pricing proposals, formulate a strategic plan, solve business problems solving and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Expert understanding of contract terms and techniques for driving additional value and managing risks.
  • Knowledge of Supplier Management tools (SRM, conducting Quarterly Business Reviews, etc.)
  • Understanding of broader business objectives and the implications of strategic planning and actions within the category across the organization.
  • Expert influencing & negotiation skills to drive optimum value through the award of commercially sound contracts.
  • Relationship management experience, driving commercial value and performance through major contracts.
  • Skilled at developing and working through multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of procurement modules, eSourcing, reverse auctions, Ariba or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Advanced Excel skills and other analytics software.
  • Excellent presentation skills including meeting facilitation and presentations.
  • 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 potential to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include:

  • A Master's degree in Business Administration or advanced degree in related field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in Transportation, Supply Chain and/or transit related organization.
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certifications i.e. CPSM, CPM, APP or equivalent.

For more information, read on at: http://bit.ly/2FJniYD

Director of Direct Category Management

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 3/21/2018

 

Job Summary

The Director, Direct Category Management will provide leadership to influence and strategically procure the MBTA's Fleet (buses, trains, commuter rail cars, trolleys and ferries), Major Equipment and CAPEX , Overhauls and all associated parts and services by building and implementing effective category management strategies to optimize MBTA's direct spend, and drive transformation efforts. The ideal candidate will possess: 1) significant experience leading direct category management departments; 2) credible technical and commercial knowledge and expertise across a wide range of direct technical spend categories; 3) a consistent track record of delivering superior results in a complex organizational setting; 4) the strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders and unlock barriers to value and 5) The vision and implementation skills to institutionalize best in class procurement processes, talent and systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

Category Management & Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develops and executes a robust Category Management strategy which integrates building  internal planning, analysis and execution capabilities with strong  focus on developing a comprehensive understanding of the organization's current and future requirements, demand management, risks and opportunities, market conditions, industry (ies) trends, competitive landscape, and projected changes over the strategic planning horizon.
  • Collaborates closely with Vehicle Engineering, Engineering and Maintenance, Capital Delivery leadership teams and other relevant stakeholders  to develop medium to long term ( 5 years and beyond) procurement plans for categories under scope in accordance with the Authority's Capital Investment Plan and strategies.
  • Collaborates closely with Vehicle Engineering, Engineering and Maintenance, Capital Delivery leadership teams and other relevant stakeholders  to develop and benchmark technical specifications and translate these to requirements maximizing market competition and value for the MBTA.
  • Designs and implements structured and streamlined processes to manage existing and new categories.
  • Leads the spend analysis, analyzes supply markets, identifies sourcing value levers, executes competitive full cycle IFBs/RFIs/RFRs/RFPs and leads evaluations and supplier negotiations in close collaboration with users and relevant stakeholders.
  • Owns and drives adoption of categories contracts and frame agreements among users across the organization.
  • Develops and implement frameworks, tools and metrics  to analyze and measures the categories and suppliers performance.
  • Develops professional relationships with key Original Equipment Manufacturers and other major suppliers at a senior level to deliver best value for the Authority.
  • Establishes leading supplier management practices, building policies and procedures for reviewing supplier performance against contracted obligations/service levels and ensuring new value is created year over year.

Contract Management

  • Leads all commercial discussions post contracts signature for assigned categories including but not limited to amendments, change orders, warranties, payment milestones, price variations, liquidated damages and delivery schedule.
  • Anticipates and minimizes performance issues via the creation, monitoring, and reporting of key performance indicators.
  • Resolves performance issues by identifying root causes and driving to efficient resolution by working across both internal and external stakeholders.

Leadership and Management:

  • Builds and develops direct category management talent. Hires, develops, and coaches the direct category management team. Manages retention, promotion, compensation, performance management, resource scheduling and planning, capability and skill development, career development and succession planning.
  • Establishes and creates category management materials and implements development programs.

Compliance:

  • Enforces compliance to procurement policies and works to increase adoption.
  • Ensures all direct reports and users are sufficiently trained on and adhere to department process, procurement manual & policy, and FTA requirements whenever applicable.
  • Ensures category management team segregation of duties and enforces the MBTA's internal controls.
  • Reviews systematically under scope Sole / Single Source projects and Pilot Proposals.
  • Takes appropriate decisions in close collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Works closely with ODCR in establishing DBE opportunities whenever applicable.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement:

  • Actively participates in major industry conferences and trade shows to drive innovation and new technologies adoption.
  • Works with teams post projects to identify continuous improvement initiatives. Identifies costs drivers to increase cost awareness and influence Total Cost/Value of Ownership (TCO/TVO) consciousness..
  • Identifies, oversees, pursues and manages re-engineering, value engineering and demand management opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness, interfacing with cross-functional teams.
  • Develops implementation and transition plans acting as a change agent.
  • Supports senior management in driving overall procurement strategy, policies and procedures.
  • Upholds the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assists 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.
  • Performs related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or other related engineering discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) years of progressive CAPEX procurement, and technical category management in a structured industrial environment.
  • Three (3) years management experience of technical strategic sourcing and/or category management teams.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing end-to-end direct category management strategies for categories in scope, with a proven track record of delivering business impact.
  • Superior ability to lead and build cross-functionally high quality RFx documents, drive effective fact based commercial negotiations.
  • Expert knowledge of Supplier Relationship Management toolbox and frameworks.
  • Strong team player, with strong ability to build/maintain strong cross-functional relationships and lead/influence change in face of complexity and ambiguity.
  • Effective and excellent analytical, problem solving, financial, planning, and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to attract, lead, manage and develop direct reports and provide timely and relevant advice to internal customers.
  • Full competency in understanding best in class procurement processes, benchmarking methodologies, performance metrics, lean management, internal controls and procurement auditing.
  • Excellent presentation skills including meetings facilitation and presentations.
  • Knowledge of ERP procurement modules and procurement systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Advanced Excel skills and other analytics software.
  • 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).

Preferences Include:

  • A Master's degree in Business Administration or advanced degree in related field from an accredited institution.
  • Seven (7) years of progressive CAPEX procurement, and technical category management in a structured industrial environment.
  • Expertise in Fleet (buses, trains, commuter rail cars, trolleys and ferries) procurement.
  • Experience in Transportation, Supply Chain and/or transit related organization.
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certifications i.e. CPSM, CPM, or equivalent.

To learn more about this great opportunity, please visit: http://bit.ly/2BzjgPt

Director of Strategic Sourcing & Indirect Category Management

Company: MBTA Date Posted: 3/21/2018

 

Job Summary

The Director, Strategic Sourcing & Indirect Category Management will provide leadership to influence and strategically source a wide range of spend by leading strategic sourcing initiatives, developing strategies to optimize MBTA's indirect spend, and driving transformation efforts. The ideal candidate will possess: 1) significant experience leading strategic sourcing projects and indirect category management contracts and agreements; 2) credible knowledge and expertise across a wide range of indirect spend categories; 3) a consistent track record of delivering superior results in a complex organizational setting; 4) the strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders and unlock barriers to value and 5) The vision and implementation skills to institutionalize best in class procurement processes, talent and systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Sourcing

  • Drives the strategic sourcing strategy and executes projects utilizing best practice sourcing methodology (7-step Sourcing) to deliver exceptional total value in partnership with key stakeholders across the Authority.
  • Builds and implements technologies, tools, templates and frameworks to support best in class strategic sourcing strategy.
  • Manages the strategic sourcing portfolio by prioritizing sourcing efforts, developing baseline spend, and managing sequential sourcing waves.
  • Manages complex sourcing initiatives, leads cross-functionally, ensures users understand supply market dynamics and capture requirements in concise Scopes of Supply/Work/ Service, service level agreements, frame agreements and contracts.
  • Conducts spend analysis, analyzes supply markets, identifies sourcing value levers, executes competitive RFIs/RFRs/RFPs and leads evaluations and supplier negotiations.
  • Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders across the Authority to agree on business goals and key requirements and remove obstacles for the sourcing team.
  • Identifies and pursues process re-engineering, value engineering, and demand management opportunities to increase productivity and drive new efficiencies.
  • Leverages benchmarking, should cost models, eSourcing/reverse auction technology where appropriate.
  • Conducts successful supplier negotiations focused on total cost/value of ownership and ensures all business terms are clearly outlined in supplier agreements and contracts.
  • Develops and executes implementation plans to ensure sourcing benefits are fully realized.
  • Ensures integrity of savings tracking and reporting efforts and works with Finance team to ensure negotiated savings are realized.

Indirect Category Management & Supplier Relationship Management

  • Develops and executes a robust Indirect Category Management strategy which integrates building  internal planning, analysis and execution capabilities with strong  focus on developing a comprehensive understanding of the organization's current and future requirements, demand management, risks and opportunities, market conditions, industry (ies) trends, competitive landscape, and projected changes over the strategic planning horizon.
  • Designs and implements structured and streamlined processes to manage existing and new categories.
  • Owns and drives adoption of categories contracts and frame agreements among users across the Authority.
  • Develops and implement frameworks, tools and metrics  to analyze and measures the categories and suppliers performance.
  • Establishes leading supplier management practices, building policies and procedures for reviewing supplier performance against contracted obligations/service levels and ensuring new value is created year over year.
  • Anticipates and minimizes performance issues via the creation, monitoring, and reporting of key performance indicators.
  • Resolves performance issues by identifying root causes and driving to efficient resolution by working across both internal and external stakeholders.

Leadership and Management:

  • Leads the strategic sourcing and indirect category management function and develops talent.
  • Builds and develops strategic sourcing talent. Hires, develops, and coaches the strategic sourcing team. Manages retention, promotion, compensation, performance management, resource scheduling and planning, capability and skill development, career development and succession planning.
  • Establishes and creates strategic sourcing training materials and sources development programs.

Compliance:

  • Enforces compliance to procurement policies and works to increase adoption.
  • Ensures all direct reports and users are sufficiently trained on and adhere to department process, procurement manual & policy, and FTA requirements when appropriate.
  • Ensures team segregation of duties and enforces the MBTA's internal controls.
  • Reviews systematically under scope Sole / Single Source projects and Innovation Proposals. Takes appropriate decisions in close collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Works closely with ODCR in establishing DBE opportunities when appropriate.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Works with teams post projects to identify continuous improvement initiatives. Identifies costs drivers to increase cost awareness and influence Total Cost/Value of Ownership (TCO/TVO) cost consciousness.
  • Identifies, oversees, pursues and manages re-engineering, value engineering and demand management opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness, interfacing with cross-functional teams.
  • Develops implementation and transition plans acting as a change agent.
  • Supports senior management in driving overall procurement strategy, policies and procedures.
  • Upholds the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assists 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.
  • Performs related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Business Administration from an accredited institution
  • Seven (7) years of progressive procurement, strategic sourcing and category management experience in structured organization(s).
  • Three (3) years management experience of strategic sourcing and/or category management teams.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing end-to-end procurement strategies and executing high impact sourcing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing end-to-end indirect category management strategies for categories in scope, with a proven track record of delivering business impact.
  • Superior ability to lead and build cross-functionally high quality RFx documents, drive effective fact based commercial negotiations.
  • Expert knowledge of Supplier Relationship Management toolbox and frameworks.
  • Strong team player, with strong ability to build/maintain strong cross-functional relationships and lead/influence change in face of complexity and ambiguity.
  • Effective and excellent analytical, problem solving, financial, planning, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, lead, manage and develop direct reports and provide timely and relevant advice to internal customers.
  • Full competency in understanding best in class procurement processes, benchmarking methodologies, performance metrics, lean management, internal controls and procurement auditing.
  • Excellent presentation skills including meetings facilitation and presentations.
  • Advanced knowledge in ERP procurement modules, eSourcing, reverse auctions, Ariba or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Advanced Excel skills and other analytics software.
  • 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).

Preferences Include:

  • A Master's degree in Business Administration or advanced degree in related field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in Transportation, Supply Chain and/or transit related organization.
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certifications i.e. CPSM, CPM, or equivalent.

To learn more about this terrific career opportunity, please visit: http://bit.ly/2BzVnax

Transit Planner (Entry-Level)

Company: Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Date Posted: 3/16/2018

 

Job Summary

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking an entry-level transit planner. This individual will be involved in a variety of projects, which could include transit planning, fare studies, Title VI analysis and reporting, suburban-mobility studies, capital-investment studies, first- and last-mile studies, environmental-justice analyses, and surveys.

of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a mid-level transit planner. This individual will be involved in a variety of projects, which could include transit planning, fare studies, Title VI analysis and reporting, suburban-mobility studies, capital-investment studies, first- and last-mile studies, environmental-justice analyses, and surveys.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in transportation planning, urban/regional planning, engineering, or a closely related field
  • One or more years of experience in transportation planning, including transit
  • Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and/or database skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex quantitative and qualitative information into concise, well-organized narratives
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
  • An interest in transportation policy issues

Skills in the following areas are desirable, but not required:

  • Project management
  • Geographic information systems
  • Public process
  • Data visualization
  • Knowledge of the Boston region and MBTA

Salary contingent upon qualifications; excellent employee benefits package. All candidates must have legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is CTPS’s fiduciary agent and legally employs its staff. MAPC/CTPS is an EOE/AA employer which takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.

Respond with resume and cover letter to:

Recruitment Director
CTPS
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
or
Fax: 617.570.9192
or
Email: recruitment@ctps.org

Transit Planner (Mid-Level)

Company: Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Date Posted: 3/16/2018

 

Job Summary

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a mid-level transit planner. This individual will be involved in a variety of projects, which could include transit planning, fare studies, Title VI analysis and reporting, suburban-mobility studies, capital-investment studies, first- and last-mile studies, environmental-justice analyses, and surveys.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in transportation planning, urban/regional planning, engineering, or a closely related field
  • Three or more years of experience in transportation planning, including transit and transportation policy issues
  • Project management experience
  • Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and/or database skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex quantitative and qualitative information into concise, well-organized narratives
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects while adhering to deadlines

Skills in the following areas are desirable, but not required:

  • Supervising project team members
  • Developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Geographic information systems
  • Public process
  • Data visualization
  • Knowledge of the Boston region and MBTA

Salary contingent upon qualifications; excellent employee benefits package. All candidates must have legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is CTPS’s fiduciary agent and legally employs its staff. MAPC/CTPS is an EOE/AA employer which takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.

Respond with resume and cover letter to:

Recruitment Director
CTPS
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
or
Fax: 617.570.9192
or
Email: recruitment@ctps.org

Environment America Fellow

Company: Environment America Date Posted: 3/16/2018

 

Job Summary

We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more—that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. We work to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build Powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals.
  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.
  • Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived.
  • Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
  • Run a grassroots campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.
  • Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE https://workforprogress.org/job-board/entry/94795/

Manager for the Transportation Systems Analysis Group

Company: Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Date Posted: 3/16/2018

 

Job Summary

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a qualified candidate to manage the Transportation Systems Analysis (TSA) Group. The incumbent provides managerial leadership, oversight, and direction to the TSA Group, which supports the MPO and MassDOT transportation policies, projects, and plans using a comprehensive multimodal modeling tool. The manager will work in a fast-paced team environment, providing administrative oversight, guidance, and review of the group’s work on a daily basis. The manager will also contribute to the strategic development and/or expansion of the modeling efforts undertaken by CTPS.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates are required to be knowledgeable of and have experience in the following:

  • Travel demand forecasting
  • Transportation planning process
  • Management of staff, budgets, and schedules
  • Understanding of how a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates
  • A master’s degree in planning, engineering, or a related field is required. At least 10 years of experience using travel models and supporting regional transportation planning and project-level analysis is necessary.
  • Other essential qualifications include a thorough knowledge of travel demand modeling methods using transportation planning software packages such as TransCAD, along with strong analytical and communication skills. A basic understanding of the federal and state environmental process, NEPA and MEPA, in addition to FTA’s New Starts process is required.

Desired Abilities are as follows:

Knowledge of and understanding of how to use and interpret travel demand models. The manager will also work with and advise our Regional Model Development Group on what modeling tools they will need to conduct their work, which will include the development of activity-based models, land-use models, and microsimulations.

Command of the concepts and analysis associated with multimodal planning processes. Working understanding of the synergy between the different transportation modes, such as transit, highway, walking, and biking in eastern Massachusetts. Understanding of economic, Title VI, and air quality analysis as they relate to the transportation planning process.

Ability to provide leadership in a supervisory capacity within a team-based environment and to secure the support and cooperation of the all team members.

Knowledge of management and organizational principles and strategies to meet existing and future requirements related to transportation-planning work. Ability to apply quality control and assurance procedures to all aspects of groups products.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, evidenced in reports, proposals, grant applications, and public presentations. Knowledge and familiarity with the mission, goals, objectives, and operating principles of the MPO; federal/state government laws, regulations, and requirements that govern MPO programs and/or MassDOT projects.

Our office is friendly, diverse, and professional. Salary contingent upon qualifications; excellent employee benefits package. All candidates must have legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is CTPS’s fiduciary agent and legally employs its staff. MAPC/CTPS is an EOE/AA employer which takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.You have an opinion about what works online and can point to examples to back it up.

Respond with resume and cover letter to:

Recruitment Director
CTPS
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
or
Fax: 617.570.9192
or
Email: recruitment@ctps.org

Digital Campaigner

Company: U.S. PIRG Date Posted: 3/12/2018

 

Job Summary

U.S. PIRG is hiring a Digital Campaigner to work on one very big problem: stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

Life-saving antibiotics are too important to squander, but that’s exactly what is happening due to the overuse of these drugs. Factory farms routinely administer antibiotics to livestock even when the animals are not sick, creating a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, aka superbugs. It’s the crutch of the industrial farming system, and it’s putting our health at risk.

In joining our team, you will urge more restaurant chains to follow the lead of Chipotle, Subway, and others in no longer serving meat raised on antibiotics. You’ll push for policy changes at the state and federal levels.

We are hiring a Digital Campaigner with sharp writing skills, design experience, savvy strategic ability and a talent for using social media.

In today’s world, no advocacy effort is complete without a significant online presence. People today turn to the web for their information, to learn about issues and to take action. Your efforts as an online campaigner will be key to any successful campaign.

With U.S. PIRG, you’ll get great experience, be part of a team, and change the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The digital campaigner will exercise independent judgment and discretion in the following areas and take on other projects as assigned:

  • Collaborate with policy experts and advocates to translate complex policy and campaign messaging into compelling, bite sized pieces of digital content.
  • Write emails and campaign actions that you’ll send to hundreds of thousands of supporters to build our efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on farms.
  • Design and curate content for social media and organizational websites.
  • Develop creative online tactics to fundraise and turn potential supporters into committed action takers.
  • Track and analyze key metrics to continually improve our performance and develop best practices.
  • Keep up on and implement emerging digital trends and strategies, technologies, and best practices by regularly communicating with allies and digital professionals and attending conferences and trainings.  

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • You can write persuasively and boil complex issues down to a single sentence.
  • You have an opinion about what works online and can point to examples to back it up.
  • You're excited to learn new tools and aren’t afraid of HTML.
  • You have an opinion about political issues, want to make a difference, and are excited about calling out special interests standing in the way.
  • You understand that a strict blue vs. red perspective doesn’t capture the essence of many political battles.
  • You want to push solutions that have broad appeal.
  • You have built something from scratch.
  • You sweat the details.

Locations:

Portland, ME or Boston, MA

Fill out our online application here: http://jobs.uspirg.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Matthew Wellington, Campaign Director, Save Antibiotics Campaigns. Contact him at mwellington@pirg.org with any questions.

PIRG Campus Action's Campus Organizer

Company: PIRG Campus Action Date Posted: 3/09/2018

 

Job Summary

PIRG Campus Action is a project of the PIRG student chapters. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to unlock their full power to build a brighter future.

We know college students have the power to make a difference. From the Freedom Riders of the ‘60s to the voter registration drives of today, from the anti-apartheid movement of the ‘80s to the drive for fossil fuel divestment now, students — past, present and future — are always pushing our communities, our country and our world forward.

With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

Duties and Responsiblities:

  • Engage and mobilize hundreds of students on issues ranging from tackling climate change and getting big money out of politics, to organizing voter registration drives and increasing recycling on campus
  • Recruit and train students to plan and run effective campaigns on and off campus, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support and direct advocacy
  • Build a strong, sustainable, student-funded, student-run organization on campus
  • Build relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators
  • Run a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues

Locations

We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon and 21 other states.

For more information, visit the site: www.PIRGCampusAction.org and apply at http://pirgcampusaction.org/apply.html

Senior-Level Environmental Analyst V (180000Y7)
Company: MassDOT Date Posted: 2/20/2018

 

Job Summary

Incumbents of positions in this series prepare and/or review scientific reports, review transportation plans and related documents, studies and analytical data of environmental impacts and environmental processes; perform calculations relating to environmental science problems; determine possible impacts on water, soil, and air; measure levels of pollution; identify sources of pollution; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to perform professional environmental evaluation and planning duties in such areas as, transportation planning considering environmental, economic, and social values with a goal of providing the best benefit to natural and human environments, all in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards and sound environmental science principles and practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Supervisor of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA)/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Section for the Construction Advertising projects.  Supervise assigned employees and review and direct their work effort as it pertains to the development and permitting for projects that have the potential for an impact to the environment, including complex road and bridge projects.
  • Serve as Senior Environmental Project Manager for complex projects by assisting with Requests for Responses and contract documents, and supervising consultant preparation and/or reviewing and/or editing environmental documents as required by MEPA/NEPA regulations, to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations; and other documents in compliance with MassDOT requirements and guidance.
  • Supervise and direct assigned personnel in regards to implementation of MassDOT’s Noise Policy.
  • Arrange and attend weekly advertising list meetings to maintain accurate and up-to-date knowledge of projects, and coordinate with other Divisions and Districts within MassDOT to identify and evaluate delays and obstacles to proposed project schedules.  Also serves as Environmental’s representative to the Department’s weekly Priority of Projects and Accelerated Bridge Program meetings, or as needed.
  • Prepare, review and/or edit Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs) pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), 4(f) documentation, and Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CEs) pursuant to Federal Highway Administration guidance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to ensure compliance for all assigned projects in the Division's Construction Advertising Program.
  • Conduct technical reviews of consultant scopes of work, project schedules, cost estimates and plans to identify all potential environmental impacts and determine applicable permits.  Provide advice on design issues involving mitigation and avoidance of environmental resources.  Coordinate with other environmental staff and sections to solicit comments and identify permitting strategies.
  • Conduct reviews and prepare reports, letters and memoranda thoroughly and accurately in a timely manner.
  • Process and submit MEPA/NEPA documentation to appropriate agencies in accordance with project schedule and deadline.
  • Attend public hearings, meetings and conferences as necessary and maintain professional demeanor in representing the Division.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering or public health engineering and (B) of which at least four years must have been in a professional capacity and (C) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I.   An Associate’s degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II.  A Bachelor’s degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, sanitary engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III.  A Graduate degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.

Preferred:

Preferable that the candidate have transportation planning, MEPA/NEPA and environmental permitting experience.

For more information and to apply, visit the site: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=180000Y7&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Contract Specialist (21484)
Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Date Posted: 2/13/2018

 

Job Summary

The Contracting Services Department is seeking a Contract Specialist for our Construction Team with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in construction, design, architect and engineering (A&E) procurement to include working knowledge of the FAR/DFARS sourcing, pricing, negotiation, awarding and documenting. Bid/proposal activities include RFI's and RFQ's. The successful candidate will be involved in planning, soliciting, administering and close out of construction related procurements.  The candidate will execute purchase orders and modifications to orders as well as provide professional & courteous customer service to clients via phone and email interaction. Position responsibilities include experience soliciting and analyzing quotations; negotiating terms and conditions of purchases; work with shoppers and vendors to solve problems with shipments, defective items and expedition of orders; along with preparing all correspondence and documentation necessary to secure government consent, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3 years of construction and A&E experience; DoD Contracts experience a plus
  • Experience with the entire construction project life cycle a plus
  • Must possess working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DFARS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • SAP procurement experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally within a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government DoD security clearance
  • U.S. citizenship is required

For more information, visit the site: https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Contract-Specialist-MA/458638400/

PMIS Director (17-16680)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 2/19/2018

 

Job Summary

The PMIS Senior Manager is responsible for the administration of the Program Management Information System (PMIS).  The PMIS Senior Manager generally reports to the Senior Director of Capital Program Controls.

The PMIS Senior Manager will be the primary contact for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to maintain system level configuration and will be responsible for the support of both internal and external users. As the enterprise-wide e-Builder implementation will affect all aspects of MBTA capital projects, the PMIS Senior Manager will be highly responsive and able to prioritize end user requests in the best interest of MBTA. The PMIS Senior Manager will liaise with the MBTA leadership and end users to implement required global (account) level, major program level, and/or project level modifications which could include data fields, reports, dashboards, forms, workflows, templates, and other.  

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the system deployment of the PMIS solution.
  • Work closely with outside consultants to implement e-Builder across the MBTA.
  • Lead the process of customizing the solution to the specific needs of the organization/program throughout the business solution development lifecycle, including; initial discovery/definition, configuration of solution, to on-going operational support.
  • Become the in-house Subject Matter Expert (SME) on PMIS business solution capabilities.  Advise on future software integration, new/enhanced module functionality, and other services as offered by PMIS vendor (e-Builder).
  • Drive the operational support solution.
    • Support operational processes and documentation for the core solution and operational integration functions.
      • Definition of the operational solution Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
      • Definition of the Support tiers / functions.
    • Drive improved information access through analytics and Business Intelligence reporting.
    • Manage "customer" function enhancement list and planning.
    • Operational Integration with IT, IT policies, and support ticket management.
    • Develop and deploy role-specific and general training program.
      • Develop Role based Learning and Development (L&D) Plans and materials.
      • Develop User Manual(s).
    • Oversee and manage a support team of eB admins performing the following duties:
      • Setup of new users and maintenance of exiting user accounts.
      • Assignment of user access to programs/projects.
      • Oversight of operational KPIs, including system usage reporting.
      • Operational trouble shooting.
      • Monitor system, user responsiveness, and network performance.
      • Ensure proper system maintenance.
      • Ensure proper system security and compliance with appropriate regulations, including; security, ADA, and other.
    • Execute on agreed configuration and customization of the base platform to implement enterprise functional solutions.
      • Develop automated business process flows.
      • Configure solution / module components, including but not limited to: data fields, reports, dashboards, forms, workflows, templates, security.
      • Lead development of technical system integrations.
      • Lead auditing process validating compliance to system use requirements.
      • Coordinate changes across business and IT teams.
    • Single point of contact with software provider development and support teams.
    • Manage the future enhancement roadmap by prioritizing end user requests for system enhancements to the best interest of the MBTA:
      • Oversee system Change Management activities and deliverables.
      • Research system enhancement options.
      • Participate in enterprise systems integration planning.
      • Analyze business problems and recommend future solution possibilities.
    • 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
    • Other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Certified training or experience in construction industry.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience within Program Management Information Systems.
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience as project administrator for a construction company or comparable experience to gain familiarity with construction/development terminology.
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and Visio.
  • Demonstrated experience using e-Builder or other capital or construction management software.
  • Demonstrated experience with computerized systems, database management and spreadsheet and word-processing programs to manipulate data and create reports.              
  • Demonstrated experience at implementing enterprise solutions within large complex operational organizations.
  • Strong, documented skills in areas of organization, problem-solving and personal interactions.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the staff within MBTA.
  • Excellent organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to compose correspondence.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and develop creative solutions.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings: a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; and the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies 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 supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce

Preferences Include:

  • e-Builder experience.
  • PMP certification.

For more information, visit the site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1955604/pmis-director?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Director, Strategic Sourcing & Indirect Category Management (18-16722)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 2/19/2018

 

Job Summary

The Director, Strategic Sourcing & Indirect Category Management will provide leadership to influence and strategically source a wide range of spend by leading strategic sourcing initiatives, developing strategies to optimize MBTA's indirect spend, and driving transformation efforts. The ideal candidate will possess: 1) significant experience leading strategic sourcing projects and indirect category management contracts and agreements; 2) credible knowledge and expertise across a wide range of indirect spend categories; 3) a consistent track record of delivering superior results in a complex organizational setting; 4) the strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders and unlock barriers to value and 5) The vision and implementation skills to institutionalize best in class procurement processes, talent and systems.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic Sourcing
    • Drives the strategic sourcing strategy and executes projects utilizing best practice sourcing methodology (7-step Sourcing) to deliver exceptional total value in partnership with key stakeholders across the Authority.
    • Builds and implements technologies, tools, templates and frameworks to support best in class strategic sourcing strategy.
    • Manages the strategic sourcing portfolio by prioritizing sourcing efforts, developing baseline spend, and managing sequential sourcing waves.
    • Manages complex sourcing initiatives, leads cross-functionally, ensures users understand supply market dynamics and capture requirements in concise Scopes of Supply/Work/ Service, service level agreements, frame agreements and contracts.
    • Conducts spend analysis, analyzes supply markets, identifies sourcing value levers, executes competitive RFIs/RFRs/RFPs and leads evaluations and supplier negotiations.
    • Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders across the Authority to agree on business goals and key requirements and remove obstacles for the sourcing team.
    • Identifies and pursues process re-engineering, value engineering, and demand management opportunities to increase productivity and drive new efficiencies.
    • Leverages benchmarking, should cost models, eSourcing/reverse auction technology where appropriate.
    • Conducts successful supplier negotiations focused on total cost/value of ownership and ensures all business terms are clearly outlined in supplier agreements and contracts.
    • Develops and executes implementation plans to ensure sourcing benefits are fully realized.
    • Ensures integrity of savings tracking and reporting efforts and works with Finance team to ensure negotiated savings are realized.
  • Indirect Category Management & Supplier Relationship Management
    • Develops and executes a robust Indirect Category Management strategy which integrates building  internal planning, analysis and execution capabilities with strong  focus on developing a comprehensive understanding of the organization's current and future requirements, demand management, risks and opportunities, market conditions, industry (ies) trends, competitive landscape, and projected changes over the strategic planning horizon.
    • Designs and implements structured and streamlined processes to manage existing and new categories.
    • Owns and drives adoption of categories contracts and frame agreements among users across the Authority.
    • Develops and implement frameworks, tools and metrics  to analyze and measures the categories and suppliers performance.
    • Establishes leading supplier management practices, building policies and procedures for reviewing supplier performance against contracted obligations/service levels and ensuring new value is created year over year.
    • Anticipates and minimizes performance issues via the creation, monitoring, and reporting of key performance indicators.
    • Resolves performance issues by identifying root causes and driving to efficient resolution by working across both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leadership and Management:
    • Leads the strategic sourcing and indirect category management function and develops talent.
    • Builds and develops strategic sourcing talent. Hires, develops, and coaches the strategic sourcing team. Manages retention, promotion, compensation, performance management, resource scheduling and planning, capability and skill development, career development and succession planning.
    • Establishes and creates strategic sourcing training materials and sources development programs.
  • Compliance
    • Enforces compliance to procurement policies and works to increase adoption.
    • Ensures all direct reports and users are sufficiently trained on and adhere to department process, procurement manual & policy, and FTA requirements when appropriate.
    • Ensures team segregation of duties and enforces the MBTA's internal controls.
    • Reviews systematically under scope Sole / Single Source projects and Innovation Proposals. Takes appropriate decisions in close collaboration with key stakeholders.
    • Works closely with ODCR in establishing DBE opportunities when appropriate.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Works with teams post projects to identify continuous improvement initiatives. Identifies costs drivers to increase cost awareness and influence Total Cost/Value of Ownership (TCO/TVO) cost consciousness.
    • Identifies, oversees, pursues and manages re-engineering, value engineering and demand management opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness, interfacing with cross-functional teams.
    • Develops implementation and transition plans acting as a change agent.
    • Supports senior management in driving overall procurement strategy, policies and procedures.
    • Upholds the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
    • Assists 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.
    • Performs related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Business Administration from an accredited institution
  • Seven (7) years of progressive procurement, strategic sourcing and category management experience in structured organization(s).
  • Three (3) years management experience of strategic sourcing and/or category management teams.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing end-to-end procurement strategies and executing high impact sourcing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing end-to-end indirect category management strategies for categories in scope, with a proven track record of delivering business impact.
  • Superior ability to lead and build cross-functionally high quality RFx documents, drive effective fact based commercial negotiations.
  • Expert knowledge of Supplier Relationship Management toolbox and frameworks.
  • Strong team player, with strong ability to build/maintain strong cross-functional relationships and lead/influence change in face of complexity and ambiguity.
  • Effective and excellent analytical, problem solving, financial, planning, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, lead, manage and develop direct reports and provide timely and relevant advice to internal customers.
  • Full competency in understanding best in class procurement processes, benchmarking methodologies, performance metrics, lean management, internal controls and procurement auditing.
  • Excellent presentation skills including meetings facilitation and presentations.
  • Advanced knowledge in ERP procurement modules, eSourcing, reverse auctions, Ariba or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Advanced Excel skills and other analytics software.
  • 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).

Preferences Include:

  • A Master's degree in Business Administration or advanced degree in related field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in Transportation, Supply Chain and/or transit related organization.
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certifications i.e. CPSM, CPM, or equivalent.

For more information, visit the site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1984387/director-of-strategic-sourcing-indirect-category-management?page=1&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Director, Direct Category Management (18-16723)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 2/19/2018

 

Job Summary

The Director, Direct Category Management will provide leadership to influence and strategically procure the MBTA's Fleet (buses, trains, commuter rail cars, trolleys and ferries), Major Equipment and CAPEX , Overhauls and all associated parts and services by building and implementing effective category management strategies to optimize MBTA's direct spend, and drive transformation efforts. The ideal candidate will possess: 1) significant experience leading direct category management departments; 2) credible technical and commercial knowledge and expertise across a wide range of direct technical spend categories; 3) a consistent track record of delivering superior results in a complex organizational setting; 4) the strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders and unlock barriers to value and 5) The vision and implementation skills to institutionalize best in class procurement processes, talent and systems.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Category Management & Supplier Relationship Manager
    • Develops and executes a robust Category Management strategy which integrates building  internal planning, analysis and execution capabilities with strong  focus on developing a comprehensive understanding of the organization's current and future requirements, demand management, risks and opportunities, market conditions, industry (ies) trends, competitive landscape, and projected changes over the strategic planning horizon.
    • Collaborates closely with Vehicle Engineering, Engineering and Maintenance, Capital Delivery leadership teams and other relevant stakeholders  to develop medium to long term ( 5 years and beyond) procurement plans for categories under scope in accordance with the Authority's Capital Investment Plan and strategies.
    • Collaborates closely with Vehicle Engineering, Engineering and Maintenance, Capital Delivery leadership teams and other relevant stakeholders  to develop and benchmark technical specifications and translate these to requirements maximizing market competition and value for the MBTA.
    • Designs and implements structured and streamlined processes to manage existing and new categories.
    • Leads the spend analysis, analyzes supply markets, identifies sourcing value levers, executes competitive full cycle IFBs/RFIs/RFRs/RFPs and leads evaluations and supplier negotiations in close collaboration with users and relevant stakeholders.
    • Owns and drives adoption of categories contracts and frame agreements among users across the organization.
    • Develops and implement frameworks, tools and metrics  to analyze and measures the categories and suppliers performance.
    • Develops professional relationships with key Original Equipment Manufacturers and other major suppliers at a senior level to deliver best value for the Authority.
    • Establishes leading supplier management practices, building policies and procedures for reviewing supplier performance against contracted obligations/service levels and ensuring new value is created year over year.
  • Contract Management
    • Leads all commercial discussions post contracts signature for assigned categories including but not limited to amendments, change orders, warranties, payment milestones, price variations, liquidated damages and delivery schedule.
    • Anticipates and minimizes performance issues via the creation, monitoring, and reporting of key performance indicators.
    • Resolves performance issues by identifying root causes and driving to efficient resolution by working across both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leadership and Management
    • Builds and develops direct category management talent. Hires, develops, and coaches the direct category management team. Manages retention, promotion, compensation, performance management, resource scheduling and planning, capability and skill development, career development and succession planning.
    • Establishes and creates category management materials and implements development program
  • Compliance
    • Enforces compliance to procurement policies and works to increase adoption.
    • Ensures all direct reports and users are sufficiently trained on and adhere to department process, procurement manual & policy, and FTA requirements whenever applicable.
    • Ensures category management team segregation of duties and enforces the MBTA's internal controls.
    • Reviews systematically under scope Sole / Single Source projects and Pilot Proposals. Takes appropriate decisions in close collaboration with key stakeholders.
    • Works closely with ODCR in establishing DBE opportunities whenever applicable.
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement
    • Actively participates in major industry conferences and trade shows to drive innovation and new technologies adoption.
    • Works with teams post projects to identify continuous improvement initiatives. Identifies costs drivers to increase cost awareness and influence Total Cost/Value of Ownership (TCO/TVO) consciousness..
    • Identifies, oversees, pursues and manages re-engineering, value engineering and demand management opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness, interfacing with cross-functional teams.
    • Develops implementation and transition plans acting as a change agent.
    • Supports senior management in driving overall procurement strategy, policies and procedures.
    • Upholds the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
    • Assists 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.
    • Performs related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or other related engineering discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) years of progressive CAPEX procurement, and technical category management in a structured industrial environment.
  • Three (3) years management experience of technical strategic sourcing and/or category management teams.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing end-to-end direct category management strategies for categories in scope, with a proven track record of delivering business impact.
  • Superior ability to lead and build cross-functionally high quality RFx documents, drive effective fact based commercial negotiations.
  • Expert knowledge of Supplier Relationship Management toolbox and frameworks.
  • Strong team player, with strong ability to build/maintain strong cross-functional relationships and lead/influence change in face of complexity and ambiguity.
  • Effective and excellent analytical, problem solving, financial, planning, and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to attract, lead, manage and develop direct reports and provide timely and relevant advice to internal customers.
  • Full competency in understanding best in class procurement processes, benchmarking methodologies, performance metrics, lean management, internal controls and procurement auditing.
  • Excellent presentation skills including meetings facilitation and presentations.
  • Knowledge of ERP procurement modules and procurement systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Advanced Excel skills and other analytics software.
  • 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).

Preferences Include:

  • A Master's degree in Business Administration or advanced degree in related field from an accredited institution.
  • Seven (7) years of progressive CAPEX procurement, and technical category management in a structured industrial environment.
  • Expertise in Fleet (buses, trains, commuter rail cars, trolleys and ferries) procurement.
  • Experience in Transportation, Supply Chain and/or transit related organization.
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certifications i.e. CPSM, CPM, or equivalent.

For more information, visit the site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1984435/director-direct-category-management?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Chief Customer Experience Officer (17-16528)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 2/19/2018

 

Job Summary

The Chief Customer Experience Officer reports to the General Manager and is responsible for improving the daily experience of MBTA riders and working to ensure a reliable, safe and pleasant experience for all of the MBTA's ridership.  This role will work heavily with MBTA leadership and all departments that have any customer interaction to provide a comprehensive and consistent approach to serving our customers and develop a customer focused approach to daily MBTA operations.  In addition, this role will be responsible for leading all customer communication and marketing efforts, working with the Customer Technology department to develop innovative ways to interact with MBTA riders, and utilizing various metrics to both identify areas that need improvement and measure overall customer satisfaction.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Creates a single unifying customer strategy to ultimately improve customer acquisition, retention and ridership.
  • Works with all internal Operations leaders to ensure buy-in and support for all customer focused initiatives.
  • Develop strategic partnerships throughout the customer and business community to ensure all customer experience initiatives will meet the needs of the many areas the MBTA services.
  • Act as voice of the customer at all MBTA Leadership meetings and provide customer view point for all future MBTA strategic initiatives and decisions.
  • Direct internal initiatives focused on enhancing the customer experience by collaborating with Director of LEAN Strategy to develop process improvement programs.
  • Provides overall leadership for all Customer Experience departments including Call Center, Customer Marketing, and Customer Process Improvement with 6-7 direct reports and an additional 3-4 indirect reports.
  • Regular user of MBTA or other transit system over an extended period of time.
  • Organize, coordinate, and improve all aspects of customer communications, marketing, and technology.
  • Improve customer communication across the delivery spectrum including wayfinding and signage, T-alerts, website, mobiles, press shop, and marketing efforts.
  • Develop strategies that make use of multiple platforms and technology for delivering real-time data and messaging to customers in stations and on MBTA vehicles.
  • Ensure that effective customer communication and wayfinding are considered in all projects or changes that will affect the MBTA customer experience.
  • Develop and implement Key Performance Indicators to best measure performance of customer facing programs and processes.
  • Conduct forecasting and analysis of customer demographic and ridership trends for future initiatives.
  • Build, manage and identify opportunities to bring entirely new experiences to the market.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and employees.
  • Available to work all shifts and locations as assigned or directed.
  • Available to work as per assignment by the MBTA twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as directed by supervisory personnel for  severe weather conditions, emergencies or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: Finance, Sales, Operations, Marketing and Customer Acquisition/Retention/Satisfaction.
  • Five (5) years of experience leading a department in a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize various process improvement methodologies to create and enhance existing customer transactions and experiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and create consensus with all levels of employees and external customers.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers a courteous and professional experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce.
  • The ability to pass a background screening and the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
For more information, visit the site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1859767/chief-customer-experience-officer
 
Senior Rail Engineer (146638)
Company: HDR Date Posted: 10/10/2017

 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

In the role of Senior Rail Engineer, we'll count on you to:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of client and design-team management of commuter, shortline, freight, transit and class-one rail projects
  • Coordinate the planning and environmental process; manage the assembly of plans, specifications and construction estimate packages
  • Serve as a technical expert with recognized authority in an area of specialization that resolves problems of greater scope and complexity while planning and developing projects or designing activities that have significant impact on major company programs
  • Be able to plan, organize and supervise work of medium to large staff of professionals and technicians
  • Serve as Assistant Project Manager on larger projects Project Manager on smaller projects as needed; project management is not sole focus of position
  • Serve as a high-level point of contact between the client and HDR

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 8+ years experience in railway engineering is preferred. Experience in managing tasks or assisting in project management of complex multidisciplinary railway projects would be a plus.
  • Registered PE
  • Skilled in technical report writing, communicating including presenting to clients and the public
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team on railway projects
  • Proficient in CADD design, MicroStation experience
  • Computer literate with MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Primary location is Boston, but will also consider making this hire in our Manchester, NH office for a qualified candidate in that market.

For more information, visit the site: https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=146638&lang=en#.WoRHjQLozqI.mailto

Section Manager - Civil Engineering (147856)
Company: HDR Date Posted: 2/6/2018

 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

In the role of Section Manager-Civil Engineering, we'll count on you to:Manage the New England based Civil Engineering staff, provide project management support to ensure projects are completed on time and in budget, and participate in and provide leadership for marketing and business development for the section. Specific duties are as follows:

  • Personnel
    • Responsible for operations of the New England Region Civil Section including staff development and morale
    • Responsible for performance evaluations and staff development.
    • Administrative responsibility for section staff and technical service functions, and lead and coordinate services with other sections
    • Implement, monitor and support company policy
    • Select, train, develop and manage technical personnel
  • Project Management
    • Take responsibility for and delegation of operations of New England Region Civil Section including, scheduling, staff leveling, profitability and quality control
    • Function as a Project Manager and take responsibility for production on projects in addition to management responsibilities
    • Oversee Section operations to ensure that all work is planned, organized, controlled and evaluated through proactive project management system
    • Work cooperatively with Regional Business Group leaders or peers on production efforts and staffing needs.
    • Develop major goals to support broad functional objectives for the Civil group.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the overall Civil Section function.
  • Marketing/Business Development
    • Work with client managers in the support of business development strategies
    • Lead, direct and contribute to marketing, planning, proposal efforts and interviews
    • Lead, direct and contribute to the development and expansion of private and public clients
    • Work cooperatively with Regional Business Group leaders or peers in local and national marketing efforts.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline is required.
  • 15 years’ experience in transportation focused civil engineering which should include 10 years management experience
  • PE is required. Professional registration or license in each New England state (MA, NH, ME and preferably CT) or ability to obtain is required.
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Good leadership and organizational skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

For more information, visit the site: https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=147856&lang=en#.WoRHU4MqJ1I.mailto

Senior Project Manager - Bridges (146038)
Company: HDR Date Posted: 10/10/2017

 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

In the role of Senior Project Manager-Bridges, we'll count on you to:
  • Plan, direct and monitor all aspects of bridge and other transportation infrastructure projects with multi-disciplinary components
  • May produce and coordinate several projects concurrently
  • Establish client relations and be involved with marketing, contractual, design and production meetings
  • Conduct schematic, design development and contract document work sessions at project sites in conjunction with Project Managers, appropriate technical professionals and other disciplines
  • Coordinate staffing and workload through entire project development to complete documents on schedule
  • Work with the Business/Accounting Manager, Project Controller or Company Controller and Department Manager or Managing Principal for project reviews
  • Implement QA/QC procedures
  • Direct project staff and act as mentor for less-experienced staff

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline
  • 15+ years bridge and infrastructure project experience, including significant project management experience. Experience with New England DOT's such as MassDOT, NHDOT, MEDOT, CTDOT is required.
  • Must be a PE in location state.  Multiple state licenses would be preferred.
  • Established relationships with transportation agencies in New England and a project portfolio of successful projects in this region are required.
  • MS Office experience is required
  • 5+ years experience managing staff on transportation projects.
  • Demonstrated business development and strategic planning skills
  • Good communication, leadership, planning and mentoring skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Primary location is Boston, but would also consider Manchester, NH location for a qualified candidate in that market. 

For more information, visit the site: https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=146038&lang=en#.WoRHqY-YaUI.mailto

 

Bridge Engineer - (145586)
Company: HDR Date Posted: 10/10/2017

 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

In the role of Bridge Engineer, we'll count on you to:

  • Apply structural engineering and detailing techniques
  • Work on projects that typically include bridge (steel plate girder, prestress concrete, segmental and cable) box culvert, and interchange design for highway and railway projects
  • Select standard bridge engineering/design procedures, develop structural details using specialized structural design and analysis software, and perform structural load calculations and assist with geometric layout and quantity development
  • Review, assign work and/or check design calculations, estimates, and specifications produced by junior engineers and EITs

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's /Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • 5+ years bridge design experience
  • EIT is required. PE is preferred but will consider someone on track to PE.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, MicroStation, AutoCAD, MathCAD, LARSA, LEAP, Prestress Concrete Design
  • Experience using structural analysis programs and bridge design software
  • Experience managing junior staff
  • Excellent communication skills and working in a team environment
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Primary location is Boston, but would also consider Manchester, NH location for a qualified candidate in that market. 

For more information, visit the site: https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=145586&lang=en#.WoRHzfVuRyQ.mailto

PMIS Director (Job #17-16680)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 02/2/2018

 

Job Summary

The PMIS Senior Manager is responsible for the administration of the Program Management Information System (PMIS). The PMIS Senior Manager generally reports to the Senior Director of Capital Program Controls.

The PMIS Senior Manager will be the primary contact for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to maintain system level configuration and will be responsible for the support of both internal and external users. As the enterprise-wide e-Builder implementation will affect all aspects of MBTA capital projects, the PMIS Senior Manager will be highly responsive and able to prioritize end user requests in the best interest of MBTA. The PMIS Senior Manager will liaise with the MBTA leadership and end users to implement required global (account) level, major program level, and/or project level modifications which could include data fields, reports, dashboards, forms, workflows, templates, and other.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the system deployment of the PMIS solution.
  • Work closely with outside consultants to implement e-Builder across the MBTA.
  • Lead the process of customizing the solution to the specific needs of the organization/program throughout the business solution development lifecycle, including; initial discovery/definition, configuration of solution, to on-going operational support.
  • Become the in-house Subject Matter Expert (SME) on PMIS business solution capabilities. Advise on future software integration, new/enhanced module functionality, and other services as offered by PMIS vendor (e-Builder).
  • Drive the operational support solution.
    • Support operational processes and documentation for the core solution and operational integration functions.
      • Definition of the operational solution Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
      • Definition of the Support tiers / functions.
    • Drive improved information access through analytics and Business Intelligence reporting.
    • Manage "customer" function enhancement list and planning.
    • Operational Integration with IT, IT policies, and support ticket management.
    • Develop and deploy role-specific and general training program.
      • Develop Role based Learning and Development (L&D) Plans and materials.
      • Develop User Manual(s).
  • Oversee and manage a support team of eB admins performing the following duties:
    • Setup of new users and maintenance of exiting user accounts.
    • Assignment of user access to programs/projects.
    • Oversight of operational KPIs, including system usage reporting.
    • Operational trouble shooting.
    • Monitor system, user responsiveness, and network performance.
    • Ensure proper system maintenance.
    • Ensure proper system security and compliance with appropriate regulations, including; security, ADA, and other.
  • Execute on agreed configuration and customization of the base platform to implement enterprise functional solutions.
    • Develop automated business process flows.
    • Configure solution / module components, including but not limited to: data fields, reports, dashboards, forms, workflows, templates, security.
    • Lead development of technical system integrations.
    • Lead auditing process validating compliance to system use requirements.
    • Coordinate changes across business and IT teams.
  • Single point of contact with software provider development and support teams.
  • Manage the future enhancement roadmap by prioritizing end user requests for system enhancements to the best interest of the MBTA:
    • Oversee system Change Management activities and deliverables.
    • Research system enhancement options.
    • Participate in enterprise systems integration planning.
    • Analyze business problems and recommend future solution possibilities.
  • 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
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Certified training or experience in construction industry.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience within Program Management Information Systems.
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience as project administrator for a construction company or comparable experience to gain familiarity with construction/development terminology.
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and Visio.
  • Demonstrated experience using e-Builder or other capital or construction management software.
  • Demonstrated experience with computerized systems, database management and spreadsheet and word-processing programs to manipulate data and create reports.
  • Demonstrated experience at implementing enterprise solutions within large complex operational organizations.
  • Strong, documented skills in areas of organization, problem-solving and personal interactions.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the staff within MBTA.
  • Excellent organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to compose correspondence.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and develop creative solutions.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings: a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; and the MBTA's drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies 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 supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include:

  • e-Builder experience
  • PMP certification

For more information, visit the site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1955604/pmis-director?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

Night Crew Maintenance Foreperson (Job #17-16548)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 02/2/2018

 

Job Summary

The Section Foreperson will supervise and conduct all Right of Way (ROW) inspection and repair activities along as assigned section of track.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assign, oversee and direct the activities of work crews under his/her jurisdiction.
  • Responsible for oversight of track defect documentation.
  • Perform inspections of completed work sites within their designated area by maintenance and repair crew.
  • Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities.
  • Ensure the assignments were constructed safely and according to established schedules and operating standards.
  • Enforce the Authority's safety standards to ensure the safety of workers and customers.
  • Ensure that all inventory levels, equipment and facilities under their control are protected in a safe operating condition.
  • Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Assume the responsibilities of supervisor as needed.
  • Document, maintain, and prepare required maintenance and personnel records on a manual and computerized tracking system.
  • Provide technical instruction when necessary.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to work sites and/or transport crews or equipment as needed.
  • 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 related duties and projects assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of experience in rail/track repair, maintenance and construction.
  • 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.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, multitasking, time management, documentation and interpersonal skills.
  • 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, conflict resolution 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 for consideration.
  • 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.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

 

Preferences Include:

  • Supervisory experience in rail/track repair, maintenance and/or construction.

 

Licenses/Certifications

A valid CDL Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake endorsement.

For more information, visit the site: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/mbta/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1969200

Night Crew Maintenance Foreperson (Job #17-16548)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 02/2/2018

 

Job Summary

The Night Crew Maintenance Foreperson will assign, oversee, direct, plan and assist work crews under his/her jurisdiction ensuring that all aspects of the track and right-of-way are repaired and maintained in an efficient, effective and safe manner.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Repair and maintain track and right-of-way (ROW).
  • Inspect job sites to ensure compliance with night orders, work schedules, standards of quality and safety requirements.
  • Construct, maintain, and repair a variety of track and/or right-of-way systems/projects at miscellaneous Authority locations.
  • Order, schedule, and expedite all materials and equipment necessary to complete area projects.
  • Ensure that all inventory is accounted for and safeguarded and that equipment and facilities under his/her control are protected and maintained in a safe operating condition.
  • Prepare, document, and maintain required maintenance and personnel records using manual and computerized tracking systems.
  • Perform all routine and incidental track/right-of-way maintenance and repair duties necessary for the successful completion of project and assignments.
  • Measure actual work results against established standards or custom requirements.
  • Assume the responsibilities of the supervisor as needed.
  • Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Provide technical instruction when necessary.
  • 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 co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority's customer service quality standard.
  • 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.

 

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend,communicate and respond to instruction, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English.
  • Three (3) years of experience in rail/track repair, maintenance, and construction.
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills.
  • The ability to use Word, Excel or database applications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Have 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.
  • Ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce

Preferences Include

  • A technical degree, training from a technical institute or related technical certificates; and/or related experience in a supervisory capacity

For more information, visit the site:  https://agency.governmentjobs.com/mbta/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1968968

Signal and Interlocking Inspector (Job #17-16599)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 02/2/2018

 

Job Summary

The Signal & Interlocking Inspector will assign, oversee, direct and assist with the activities of the work crew(s) under his/her jurisdiction. 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the testing, maintenance, repair and installation of wayside control equipment as required for automatic train operation, block signal systems, and other related equipment
  • Responsible for the construction, installation, testing, maintenance and repair of a variety of equipment/systems/projects at miscellaneous Authority locations.
  • Plan, order, schedule and expedite the procurement of all materials and equipment necessary to complete area projects, ensuring that all inventory is accounted for and safeguarded and that equipment and facilities under his/her control are protected and maintained in a safe operating condition.
  • Use manual and/or automated systems for the preparation, documentation and maintenance of records detailing equipment usage, breakdowns, accidents and maintenance.
  • Perform any signal equipment test to industry standards, such as MTBA's SM1 and SM2, manufacturers' equipment manuals, AREMA, FRA and DOT. 
  • Measure actual work results against established standards or custom requirements.
  • 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 co-worker in a professional and courteous 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 Requirements/Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience in rail or transit signaling where the major duties were the installation, maintenance and repair of wayside control equipment, block signal systems and other related automatic train operation equipment.
  • 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.
  • Ability to inspect job sites to ensure compliance with work schedules, standards of quality and safety requirements.
  • Working knowledge of AC and DC electrical distribution systems.  
  • Effective written and oral communication skills. 
  • Related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel as determined by the department for communication, preparation and documentation of maintenance records.   
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Have the ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Respond, either directly or through subordinates to emergencies a on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) seven day per week basis.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce

Preferences Include

  • Two (2) years of experience supervising the installation, maintenance and repair of wayside control equipment, block signal systems and other automatic train operations equipment.

For more information, visit the site:  https://agency.governmentjobs.com/mbta/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1968810

Manager of Compensation (Job #18-16699)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 02/2/2018

 

Job Summary

Reporting into the Deputy Director of Human Resources, the Manager of Compensation analyzes the effectiveness of all compensation programs, aids in the development of pay structures and incentive pay programs and provides compensation related support for various workforce projects.  This role is also responsible for other day-to-day compensation support including handling all compensation surveys, inquiries, providing ad hoc market analysis and drafting job descriptions.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for designing, implementing and managing cost-effective and competitive classification and compensation programs in order to be responsive to the organization's goals and competitive pay practices.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, handle sensitive information, make sound business decisions, influence business leaders and deliver results on a company-wide scale.
  • Consults with assigned client groups to provide guidance and interpretation of compensation policies and programs, and evaluates requests for changes and updates.
  • Perform analysis on internal and external market data with reporting to management
  • Partner with HR Organization Analysis team to maintain all union based wage and salary structures and prepare analysis for contract negotiation
  • Manage the "Career Ladders" portion of our HR Strategic Initiatives, along with the Deputy Director of HR
  • Project management for large scale initiatives requiring communication at multiple levels.
  • Make recommendations to management on compensation targets or salary ranges for non-union jobs
  • Conducts bench-marking, perform data analysis and formulates recommendations, to ensure competitive, cost-effect, and legally compliant compensation programs and practices
  • Provides strategic and tactical oversight of the total rewards program, work life balance, classification, compensation and incentive plans.
  • Researches, collects, analyzes compensation and classification data, including compensation surveys; presents data that includes quantitative and/or qualitative information about the organization.  Review all compensation offers for new hires, or promotions and adjustments for employees that fall outside corporate guidelines and makes recommendations
  • Maintains job descriptions to ensure that they accurately reflect the work to be performed; works with management to create new job descriptions or revise current job descriptions, as necessary.
  • Evaluate all new jobs and make recommendations for total compensation
  • Perform cost analysis of all compensation changes including annual salary increases
  • Work with Recruiting team to stay informed of current market conditions and any issues encountered in trying to fill open positions
  • Provide compensation and job analysis support for various HR projects that may include department reorganizations and job structure / career ladder creation
  • Treat all customers, both external and internal, in a respectful and professional manner ensuring that there is clear communication, consistent follow-up, on-time delivery and a commitment to accomplishing goals.
  • 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

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in compensation experience with salary survey participation, market data analysis, and HRIS reporting
  • Effective, organizational, analytical, quantitative, multi-tasking, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Must be self-directed, detail-oriented, results-driven individual with a commitment to quality and accuracy
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft or other HRIS programs
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access and other database related applications
  • Experience working with and presenting to senior executives
  • Must effectively communicate with customers, employees and vendors
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience
  • Must stay current on all federal, state, and local laws governing compensation
  • 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).
  • Commitment to the MBTA's diversity and inclusion goals.

 

Preferences Include

  • Experience in a transportation organization or one with a significant union presence.
  • SPHR or CCP certification.

For more information, visit the site:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1966821/manager-of-compensation?keywords=compensation&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Senior Director of Contract Administration (Job #17-16679)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 02/2/2018

 

Job Summary

The Senior Director of Contract Administration leads a staff providing comprehensive contract actions in support of capital program project managers across all departments of the Authority.  The Senior Director and his/her centralized staff are responsible for helping program and project managers deliver the Authority's $7.4 billion five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) with the goal of achieving cost-effective, timely, capital contract actions which are compliant with all state and federal laws, regulations and requirements.  The Senior Director is the lead administrator for consultant and contractor procurement with responsibility for supporting the capital program contracting needs of the MBTA's Capital Delivery Department, Operations, Capital Program Oversight Department, Environmental Department, Systemwide Accessibility Department, Real Estate Department, Safety Department, IT Department, Green Line Extension project and other Departments and capital program project teams within the Authority as may be required.  Contract Administration resides within the MBTA Capital Delivery Department with the Senior Director reporting to the Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery. The Senior Director will collaborate seamlessly with the capital program and project management teams throughout the MBTA. 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Direct the procurement and administration of professional services and construction contracted services, including development of Contract Administration policies and procedures. 
  • Work closely with program and project managers to deliver the Authority's CIP through proactive administration of capital program professional services and construction contract actions.
  • Manage professional services contract actions through all phases of contract administration to assist in the on time and within budget completion of projects.  Professional services contract phases include: Request for Qualifications; Request for Proposals; conflict of interest review and determination; shortlist; selection; negotiation; pre-audit; award; contract execution; amendments; task orders; interim and post-audits; invoicing and payment; consultant performance evaluations; and contract close-out.
  • Manage construction contract actions through all phases of contract administration to assist in the on time and within budget completion of projects.  Construction contract phases include: contractor pre-qualification; pre-advertisement authorization; advertisement; conflict of interest review and determination; award; contract execution; change orders; invoicing and payment; contractor performance evaluations; and contract close-out.
  • Analyze all contract proposals or bids and provide recommendations for senior management approval.
  • Oversee and administer various procurement methods including: design-bid-build; design-build; construction management at risk.
  • Coordinate contract activities with other departments including, Legal, Procurement and Logistics, Finance and Risk Departments, as required.  
  • Ensure that MBTA contracts reflect accurate costs and comply with documentation requirements of external funding sources.
  • Assist in updating Authority protocols and procedures, including the MBTA Project Manager's Manual; Quality Assurance Manual; Resident Engineer's Manual; Contract Administration Policies and Procedures; and MBTA Directives, as required.
  • Oversee outreach with American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, Construction Industries of Massachusetts, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Community and other MBTA business partners.
  • Assist in proactively identifying and resolving potential issues.
  • Organize and prioritize workload, be pro-active in identifying contract administration needs/ requirements.
  • Prepare contract administration related correspondence, reports, charts and presentations utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint.
  • Work independently within broadly defined objectives in addressing complex tasks in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Follow up on actions required while seeking guidance as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Supervise and manage a team of individual employees who are members of a collective bargaining unit(s).
  • 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.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to attend off-site meetings, as required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration.
  • Eight (8) years' experience in professional services and/or construction contract procurement/ management for major projects of programs.
  • Knowledge of public procurement regulations, contract laws and construction management.
  • Five (5) years' of related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Demonstrated success managing staff in the performance of consultant and/or construction contract actions.
  • Demonstrated success developing subordinates through effective leadership and the setting of realistic but challenging goals.
  • Strong data base management skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication, organizational, analytical, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint applications.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Substitutions Include

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field combined with a Master's in Business Administration may be substituted for Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) may be substituted for 6 years of contract management experience and 3 years of related experience in a supervisory capacity.

For more information, visit the site:  http://bit.ly/2DZZFqN
 

Staff Assistant II (Job #17-16684)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 01/26/2018

 

Job Summary

The Staff Assistant II of Professional Services Procurement will provide the Capital Delivery (formerly Design & Construction) department with daily analytical and administrative support as well as assistance in the coordination and implementation of departmental programs, procedures and other related contract analysis and administrative responsibilities in the areas of Design, Construction, and/or Contract Administration.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Understand and implement Contract Administration policies and procedures.
  • Assist in providing management response planning to federal and state audits.
  • Review and comment on scope of work, engineering cost proposals, level of effort estimates, authorization and approval process for all Operations, Security, and other non-Design & Construction task order contracts.
  • Participate in negotiation of all contracts and contract amendments by preparing required documentation for authorization, execution and distribution.
  • Assist in procurement of professional services.
  • Review and check contracts, amendments, cost proposals, claims and other agreements and prepare the same for processing.
  • Perform detailed cost analysis of design and construction phase services proposals during negotiations for contracts and/or amendments.
  • Prepare independent cost estimates for design contracts.
  • Provide personnel training.
  • Work with third party consultants and contractors (engineers/architects) and various departments within the Authority to ensure all documentation complies with federal and state regulatory requirements
  • Prepare contract award and amendment documents
  • Assist in maintenance of department excel databases.
  • Ensure compliance with MBTA procurement and project manager manual policies and procedures
  • Use computerized and manual systems to develop and maintain detailed records for all department files.
  • Perform contract management functions as required for projects.
  • Maintain a shared electronic log of all submittals for Design Department review.
  • 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 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 Requirements/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years' experience in contract administration, project administration and coordination duties, supporting a large department or group.
  • The ability to effectively communicate verbally in and writing with customers, employees at all levels in the organization as well as outside vendors and consultants.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Database, and PeopleSoft applications.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, time management, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
  • 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.
  • 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 and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Preferences Include

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or Construction Management from an accredited institution.
  • A Masters of Business Administration, Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field from an accredited institution, and/or experience providing project support in a design or construction environment.
For more information, visit the site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1965122/staff-assistant-ii?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Deputy Director of Lean Strategy (Job #17-16676)
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 12/4/2017

 

Job Summary

Developing and reinforcing a mindset of continuous improvement and lean strategy is a critical element for building and sustaining a world-class transit agency.  A constant, data-driven focus on increasing organizational productivity and decreasing costs, while maintaining a reliable, quality, and safe service is paramount to the MBTA's success.  To achieve these ends, the MBTA has recently launched an organizational-wide lean effort, and is looking for a Deputy Director of Lean Strategy to help ensure the effort becomes a part of the organization's DNA. This position will report to the Senior Director of Lean Strategy and lead analytical and project management activities, as well as support facilitation of lean events/programs.
 
Furthermore, to ensure the MBTA is staying on top of the latest trends, both in transit and other related industries, it will be critical that this position maintains a strong working relationship internally within the MBTA and externally in the transportation and continuous improvement/lean sectors.

 

Other duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing in-depth analyses and reports to identify opportunities for productivity gains and cost savings.
  • Map key business processes and identify areas of improvement, simplification, and cost reduction
  • Help support facilitation of workshops and training sessions on lean strategy and related initiatives.
  • Work with departments to identify potential lean initiatives and assist in the development, implementation, and tracking of impact.
  • Develop robust working relationships with diverse set of internal MBTA and external stakeholders.
  • Support in research and policy development as it relates to improving organizational productivity
  • Perform assigned tasks involving data cleaning, data analysis, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and writing and proof-reading proposals and project reports.
  • Participate in team meetings, staff meetings, organization events and other duties as necessary
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, operations, business, finance, public policy, economics, mathematics, political science, history, urban planning, humanities, or related field.
  • Three (3) years' of full time, 6 (6) years' of part-time, or a combination, experience in quantitative analysis, operations, manufacturing, or related fields.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage time, resources, and people, with an exceptional ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and presentation skills with ability to obtain buy-in with key stakeholders at all levels of the organization and influence their decision-making.
  • Ability to conduct program analysis, identify Key Performance Indicators, and build management dashboards.
  • Ability to learn quickly, take direction, and work independently and to use creative, collaborative, and consultative approaches to resolve issues.
  • Have excellent customer service skills, and the ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Advanced expertise in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to pass the MBTA's background checks and medical requirements including 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). 

Preferences Include

  • Familiarity with Lean tools (including Value Stream Mapping), Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement tools.
  • Coursework, certification, or on-the-job training in Lean, Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Experience with working closely with frontline employees, especially in unionized environments.
  • Experience with MS Visio or similar program.
  • Experience and interest in transit or transportation.

For more information, visit:  http://bit.ly/2F0HLU3

Tunnel Maintenance Engineer
Company: MassDOT Date Posted: 12/4/2017

 

Job Summary

Incumbents of positions in this series prepare or review plans, designs, specifications and cost estimates for engineering projects; prepare and/or review reports, studies and analytical data; perform calculations relating to engineering problems; perform engineering surveys; inspect construction and/or maintenance work; and perform engineering duties in such areas as building and facilities in accordance with sound engineering principles, applicable laws, regulations and standards.

  • Oversee tunnel electrical, ventilation and communication engineer’s activities.
  • Interact with district personnel to stay informed of maintenance activities, corrective actions, etc.
  • Assist with tunnel inspection ratings, providing details on equipment condition states and maintenance or corrective actions performed since last inspections.
  • Assists District Personnel on determining maintenance needs and strategies arising from reported deficiencies.
  • Provides input and resolution of technical issues arising from tunnel systems.
  • Review contract specifications for accuracy, constructability, operability and maintainability.
  • Inspect the construction, installation and maintenance of mechanical engineering systems and equipment for compliance with specifications.
  • Review and analyze technical specifications and project information to estimate costs of projects.
  • Confer with consulting firms in the planning, design and construction of new and upgraded systems and facilities as required.
  • Review and analyze tunnel outflow pump data and other systems associated with tunnel SCADA system.

 

 

Other duties and responsibilities will include:

Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials, of which (B) at least four years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least three years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience, and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

1. An Associate’s degree with a major in civil engineering** or civil engineering technology** may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

2. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in civil engineering** or civil engineering technology** may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

3. A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineering** may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

**NOTE: The terms civil engineering and civil engineering technology include related engineering disciplines, such as construction, survey, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, soils, sanitary, environmental, drafting, highway, architectural, mining, airport and materials.

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.

FOR NON-MassDOT APPLICANTS:

Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and E.I.T. certification or P.E. registration for appointment to this position.

FOR MassDOT EMPLOYEES:

Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and E.I.T. certification or P.E. registration for appointment to this position, or hold a position in the Department in one of the next two lower titles than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder.

 

For more information about this position, please visit https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000301&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Transportation Engineer
Company: Medford City Hall Department of Public Works Date Posted: 1/11/2018

 

Job Summary

This position will lead the transportation engineering and traffic planning work within the Department of Public Work’s Engineering Division, relating to traffic controls analyses and design of Complete Streets projects and other tasks as assigned. Which may also include analysis of schematics and engineering data, offering recommendations for traffic and driving policies, designing transit means and analyzing the effects of transit on urban areas. Reporting to the Chief Engineer with the Engineering Division, this position will assist with the transportation engineering and traffic planning work done by the Department’s Engineering unit, relating to traffic signals, pavement markings, transportation design, traffic studies, and other tasks as assigned.

 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform design of roadway and traffic control improvements.
  • Manage and perform traffic engineering and traffic planning studies aimed at improving safety, mobility, access, and operations within Medford, with a focus on implementing Complete Streets principles.
  • Conduct investigations relating to public inquiries regarding traffic controls.
  • Support the Department’s customer service goals in relation to providing a timely and professional response to the needs of the community, elected officials and other City departments.
  • Attend meetings and assist in coordination with other City departments and state agencies.
  • Assist with the management of the City’s traffic signal system, including coordinating with the Electrical Department in the development of an inventory of City-owned traffic signals.
  • Manage the performance of traffic studies including speed studies, pedestrian, and bicycle counts; turning movement counts; manual classification counts; crash analyses, and other data collection efforts as required to support said studies and roadway design projects.
  • Oversee traffic control planning for the installation, improvement, and maintenance of signs, parking, pavement markings and other traffic control devices; supervise pavement marking contractors.
  • Support the Complete Streets Committee with review and recommendation of traffic calming devices including conceptual design and preparing cost estimates.
  • Review roadway construction and design plans relating to traffic controls.
  • Review land development plans and traffic impact reports for new roadway compliance and environmental impact reports for traffic issues.
  • Participate in procurement activities including RFPs, bid documents, and request for quotations for consultants and vendors, manage contracts, and review/approve invoices.
  • Participate in public meetings.
  • Represent the Department at monthly Pedestrian, Bicycle, and other Advisor Committee evening meetings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering required, with a focus on transportation; traffic experience is a plus ~ minimum of five years of experience.

Minimum Requirements

  • Vehicle required

Licenses

  • Engineer-in-Training license required; Professional Engineering license preferred.

Knowledge

  • Excellent computer skills required and proficiency with AutoCAD and AutoGIS preferred. Familiarity with Mass DOT, MEPA and other relevant State and Federal Agencies. Familiarity with laws and regulations governing municipal infrastructure and state bidding regulations is preferred.  Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as experience working with the public preferred.  Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required.  Ability to conduct tasks with little supervision and ability to apply good judgement. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities.

Physical Activity Requirements

While performing the duties of this position, an employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, in person and by telephone, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus to read and operate office equipment as necessary during work assignment.

 

While performing the duties, employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret financial and statistical data , information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and apply mathematical reasoning and abstract statistical concepts; observe and interpret people and situations, learn and apply information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, City Council members and others encountered in the course of work.    

 

Hours of Work

 

  • 35-hour work week
  • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday
  • 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday
  • 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday
  • Must be available outside of normal business hours on a regular basis to address operational needs, respond to emergencies and severe weather, and supervise contractor work. May adjust work hours to cover operation needs, Including overnight work for pavement markings installation and data collection

 

Compensation

PW 20 - $72,494 to $81,485 annually

 

Submit resumes and cover letters to:

Personnel Department

City of Medford

85 George P. Hassett Drive

Medford, MA 02155

 

Or email to

jobs@medford-ma.gov

For the posting please visit the City of Medford's website -  www.medford-ma.gov

 

Civil Engineer III, Resident Eng./Movable Bridge Eng. - (1700062Z)
Company: MassDOT Date Posted: 1/11/2018

 

Job Summary

Incumbents of positions in this series prepare or review plans, designs, specifications and cost estimates for engineering projects; prepare and/or review reports, studies and analytical data; perform calculations relating to engineering problems; perform engineering surveys; inspect construction and/or maintenance work; and perform professional engineering duties in such areas as highways, bridges, buildings and facilities all in accordance with sound engineering principles, applicable laws, regulations and standards.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Functions as the District Movable Bridge Engineer including overseeing MassDOT Bridge Operator supervisors (BO II), subordinate engineers and contractors to maintain the operability of the District’s drawbridges.
  • Participates in performance evaluations of MassDOT employees and reviews timesheets for the personnel he supervises.
  • Manage and oversee all drawbridge contracts, interpret contract  specifications, plans, schedules, work procedures, payment estimates, etc. to ensure proper execution of contracts.
  • Assures construction operations on multiple projects are being conducted in accordance with the approved plans and specifications. This includes the quantity and quality of materials and workmanship, conformity with dimensional requirements and reviewing the need for changes and extra work orders.
  • Monitors the adequacy of contractor supervision, adequacy of safety measures and prepares contract payment estimates and all other related documentations.
  • Insures work is being conducted in accordance with the various permits and orders of conditions issued by local, state and federal environmental protection agencies.
  • Provide day-to-day support and oversight of normal maintenance activities including troubleshooting assistance
  • Conduct system inspections and review maintenance records to observe trends, identify deficiencies and abnormal conditions to ensure the corrective measures can be taken to avoid equipment failures.
  • Determine causes of malfunctions in mechanical systems and equipment and implement corrective action.
  • Provides technical support for District reviews of proposed drawbridges, preventative and corrective work order issues.
  • Reviews contract specifications for accuracy, constructability, operability and maintainability.
  • Inspect the construction, installation and maintenance of mechanical engineering systems and equipment for compliance with specifications.
  • Review and analyze technical specifications and diversified mechanical engineering data such as designs, plans, contracts, etc. to estimate costs and conformance to applicable rules, regulations, codes laws, policies, procedures and professional standards.
  • Performs related duties as required such as compiling and correlating engineering data, maintaining records, determining malfunctions in mechanical systems and equipment and implementing corrective action.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials, of which (B) at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 

Substitutions: 

I.    An Associate’s degree with a major in civil engineering** or civil engineering technology** may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II.   A Bachelor’s degree with a major in civil engineering** or civil engineering technology**, may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III.  A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineering**, may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

 

More information on this position can be found at: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700062Z&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Manager of Professional Services Procurement
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 1/11/2018

 

Job Summary

The Manager of Professional Services will provide the Design & Construction department with daily analytical and administrative support as well as coordination and implementation of departmental programs, procedures and other related contract analysis and administrative responsibilities in the areas of design, construction, and/or contract administration.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise staff assistants within Contract Administration department.
  • Train departmental and MBTA employees in Contract Administration policies and procedures.
  • Provide management response planning to federal and state audits.
  • Oversee authorization and approval process for all operations, and other non-design & construction task order contracts.
  • Manage all contract administration matters and participate in negotiation of all contracts and contract amendments by preparing required documentation for authorization, execution and distribution.
  • Manage and implement procurement of professional services.
  • Review and check contracts, amendments, cost proposals, claims and other agreements and prepare the same for processing.
  • Perform detailed cost analysis of design and construction phase services proposals during negotiations for contracts and/or amendments.
  • Train staff on a standard operating procedures and related duties, including but not limited to cost analysis.
  • Prepare independent cost estimates for design contracts.
  • Work with third party consultants and contractors (engineers/architects) and various departments within the Authority to ensure all documentation complies with federal and state regulatory requirements.
  • Manage consultants and inhouse personnel during the preparation of contract documents.
  • Oversee and monitor all project status comments and maintain database tracking.
  • Ensure compliance with MBTA procurement and project manager manual policies and procedures.
  • Update and implement changes to the Professional Services Standard Operating Procedures Monitor the progress of review comments to see that responses are on schedule.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports for senior management relating to projects in design and construction.
  • Use computerized and manual systems to develop and maintain detailed records for all department files.
  • Perform Capital Management System (CMS) and Financials and Materials Information Systems (FMIS) functions.
  • Maintain a shared electronic log of all submittals for Design Department review. 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 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 and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) years of experience in contract administration, project administration and coordination duties, supporting a large department or group.
  • One (1) year of related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, database, and PeopleSoft applications.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, time management, interpersonal and multitasking skills.
  • 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 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 provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

More information on this position can be found at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1951292/manager-of-professional-services-procurement?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.  Applications may be filed online at: http://www.mbta.com

Construction Claims Manager - (1700065N)
Company: MassDOT Date Posted: 12/4/2017

 

Job Summary

The Construction Claims Manager, working under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Engineer for Construction and the State Construction Engineer, will be responsible for managing all aspects of the construction claims process for the Statewide Road and Bridge Program. The Claims Manager's duties will include: providing claims management in all six Districts and the Boston Office; assisting in claims avoidance by providing review of contentious cost and schedule negotiations at the District level; implementing processes and procedures to aid in the efficient processing of contractor claims; and recommending policy by analyzing all pertinent issues and information regarding the impact of the proposed policy on construction claims procedures.

 

Other duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Tracking the status and resolution of claims in construction database
  • Performing training for districts on claims process and procedures
  • Support to General Counsel and Administrative Law Judge Offices on claim issues
  • Developing short and long term initiatives relative to construction claims
  • Coordinating and participating in the implementation of activities for the Claims Committee such as: preparing review packages for the members, presenting the claims at the meetings, coordinating and scheduling meetings and preparing letters to the contractors notifying them of the Committee's decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge and experience in either construction management or an engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated success at resolving construction cost and schedule claims with litigation.
  • Proven experience developing and analyzing construction schedules and ability to develop negotiating positions and strategies.
  • The ideal candidate will have worked in both design and construction of highways and bridges and have extensive knowledge of Division 1 of the MassDOT Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges.
  • Working knowledge of Chapter 30, Sections 39A-R of the Massachusetts General Laws.  Familiarity with various methods of claims analysis.
  • Applicant should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to develop good working relationships with department staff and contractors.
  • Ability to run effective meetings and resolve complex issues.

For more information about this position, please visit https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700065N&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Senior Transportation Engineer/Transportation Planner
Company: Green International Affiliates, Inc. Date Posted: 1/4/2018

 

Job Summary

 

Green is a multi-disciplined engineering firm providing transportation planning and engineering services with an immediate opening for a Senior Transportation Engineer/Transportation Planner excited to take the next step in a challenging career.  This position is located in our Westford, MA office which is conveniently located off Route 495.  Our firm serves the six New England states and New York with a wide range of infrastructure projects for both public and private clients.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 7-10 years of experience;
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering or Transportation Planning from an accredited school;
  • PE or AICP registration

Successful candidates will have had experience in one or more of the following: subarea and long-range tranportation planning studies, access management and traffic impact studies, Complete Streets planning and implemenetation, travel forecasting, road and pedestrian safety audit studies, traffic signal operations and design and be familar with the various analysis and design guidelines used in the profession. Excellent writing and speaking skills are essential as the selected candidate will be responsible for preparing/reviewing study and design reports for clients, interacting with internal project teams, state agencies, municipal review boards and clients as well as managing staff and assisting the firm in the preparation of proposals.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest with resume to:  Human Resources, Green International Affiliates, Inc., 239 Littleton Road, Suite 3, Westford, MA 01886 or by email to info@greenintl.com

Various
Company: Jacobs Date Posted: 12/28/17

 

The Jacobs office in Boston is experiencing an exciting time of growth within multiple markets!  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:

  • Marketing and Proposal Manager
  • Structural Engineer/Assistant Project Manager (building facilities)
  • Traffic Professional Engineer
  • Geotechnical EIT
  • Senior Geotechnical Engineer
  • Tunnel Engineer
  • Site Signal Engineer/Project Manager
  • Discipline Director- Mechanical & Plumbing
  • Senior Project Manager- Transit & Rail
  • Senior Systems Engineer/Project Manager
  • Electrical EIT
  • Civil EIT/PE- Aviation
  • Science & Technology Practice Leader

To learn more about these roles, please visit us online at https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl and to be considered apply accordingly with your updated resume.

Traffic Engineer - (BI 0003DM)
Company: Jacobs Date Posted: 12/18/17

 

Job Summary

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector.   Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities.  We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery.    The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

 

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

 

Primary Duties
  • Great opportunity for a Traffic Engineer in our growing Boston office
  • Key clients include federal, MassDOT, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), MBTA and local municipalities
  • Diverse project portfolio ranging from corridor studies, traffic simulation, MPT/MOT, transportation impact analysis, pedestrian and transit studies, traffic work associated with roadway and bridge projects
  • In addition to technical tasks, the position will entail report writing and the opportunity for presentation of work efforts
  • Opportunity to manage traffic engineering tasks and mentor junior staff
  • The position offers excellent room for advancement, growth, and independent work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • BS in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline is required
  • At least 8 years experience in the field of traffic/transportation engineering is required
  • Strong written/oral communication skills
  • Experience supervising work of junior staff is required
  • Familiarity with local clients including MassDOT, Massport and MBTA is required
  • Proficient in software packages such as Synchro, HCS, Microsoft Office Suite etc is required
  • PE is preferred
  • Familiarity with transportation simulation and planning level modeling packages including SimTraffic and Vissim, is preferred

For more information about this position, please visit http://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=BI%200003DM&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Multimodal Transportation Engineer
Company: McMahon Associates, Inc. Date Posted: 11/29/17

 

Job Summary

The ideal candidate will have a broad range of experience in transportation engineering or planning and a demonstrated ability to prepare multimodal transportation, client-focused planning and engineering materials. The Multimodal Transportation Engineer will work with a team of engineers, planners, and technicians in the overall planning, development, design and implementation of diverse surface transportation projects.

Primary Duties

  • Develop conceptual and preliminary designs for integrating multimodal elements into roadway and intersection projects
  • Interpret guidelines, procedures and manuals such as NACTO, AASHTO, MUTCD, and other transportation engineering and planning reference materials
  • Evaluate, select and adapt standard techniques, procedures and criteria to complete work on projects
  • Draft transmittals, memos, reports, and meeting minutes
  • Assist in client contact and agency coordination and communication pertaining to specific projects as necessary
  • Assist with data collection programs and performance assessment
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Staff Engineers and Co-ops on an as needed basis
  • Assist in proposal writing and development of marketing materials.
  • Be aware of budget hours vs. time to complete tasks
  • Active participation in at least one professional society/organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Passion for multimodal transportation, particularly planning and design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong work ethic and desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Experience conducting independent analysis with minimal supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time, both independently and also as an integral part of a team
  • Knowledge of NACTO, AASHTO, MUTCD, and other transportation engineering and planning reference materials
  • Familiarity with MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide and Complete Streets policies
  • Familiarity with Federal and State ADA Standards and Guidelines
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using Computer Automated Design (AutoCAD) and design software (Civil 3D)
  • Experience using Synchro capacity analysis software and VISSIM is a plus
  • Experience with signal design is a plus

Education/Experience

The candidate’s education and background must include a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, civil engineering or related field with a minimum of 4 -10 years of experience in engineering or transportation planning. Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T) or P.E. preferred.

For more information about this position and other current job opportunities please visit mcmahonassociates.com/careers.

Highway Engineer - All Levels
Company: TEC Date Posted: 11/16/17

 

Locations:

Andover, MA and Hampton, NH

Job Summary

TEC is a civil engineering consulting firm that is dedicated to our people as its most valuable asset.  This is an exciting time to join our group, as we are looking to build our team and rapidly grow in size! Our growth has created immediate opportunities ranging from Entry-Level to Senior-Level positions within our Highway Team in our Andover, MA and Hampton, NH offices. 

We are seeking self-starters looking for an opportunity to share in the excitement of our expansion.  Our team of hard-working and collaborative people thrives in TEC’s culture of continuous improvement.  We “think like the client,” find a better way, and provide our clients with a compelling experience through enthusiasm and perseverance.  As a result, we deliver astonishing value for our clients that is unrivaled in the industry.        

Our team practices a set of CORE values encouraging both professional and personal growth through Continuous improvement, Ownership mentality, Respect for people and Enthusiasm.  The successful candidate will demonstrate these abilities and develop in the following areas:

Responsibilities

  • Effectively interact with staff, clients, and other stakeholders to deliver project solutions
  • Perform engineering calculations, analysis and reporting
  • Preliminary and final design of all components of various multi-modal roadway projects
  • Preparation of construction plans, specifications and estimates for contractor bidding
  • Preparation of environmental permitting documents

Skills

  • Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Through responsible autonomy, manage individual tasks and assignments
  • Self-starter and motivator with attention to detail
  • Experience with AutoCAD and / or Civil 3D is a plus

Opportunities

  • Quality control review of various project elements
  • Management of projects from planning through construction
  • Facilitation of meetings and public presentations
  • Business development assignments to assist with our projected growth
  • Personal growth and development

Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Entry-Level: 0-3 years of experience
  • Mid-Level: 3+ years of experience
  • Senior-Level: 8+ years of experience
  • EIT or PE is a plus

TEC offers excellent career growth, innovative perks, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes: base salary, yearly bonuses, health insurance, STD/LTD, 401k with match, and partial tuition reimbursement. We strive to inspire our team to play an intricate role in our company’s successes.  Come join the TEC team and be a part of our VISION to be “WAY out in front.”  We hope we’re a great place for you to work!