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Construction Inspector - Green Line Extension Program
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 11/15/17 - 11/30/17

 

Job Summary

The Construction Inspector will review contractors' work to ensure compliance with MBTA project contracts, plans and specifications. The Construction Inspector will report to the Resident Engineer.

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

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review construction work to ensure conformance to plans and specifications.
  • Compute construction quantities and prepare reports for interim and final payments.
  • Review construction work of contractors and subcontractors to ensure compliance with contract documents, reporting any discrepancy to the Resident Engineer.
  • Perform inspections of construction materials at source and on project sites for conformity to specifications.
  • Assist the Resident Engineer in investigating and reporting construction and safety related problems encountered in the field.
  • Participate in regular safety inspection "walk downs".
  • Maintain a daily project diary, files, test reports, etc. as directed by the Resident Engineer or Project Manager.
  • Perform load counts of material delivered to construction sites.
  • Obtain samples of materials to be sent to the laboratory for testing purposes.
  • 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 courteous and professional manner.
  • Work any and all shifts 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) day 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 other related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • An Associate's degree in Construction Management, or a related field from an accredited institution. 
  • Two (2) years of field experience in the heavy construction industry.  
  • Effective quantitative, organizational and analytical skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with outside contractors, regulatory agencies, community organizations and others on technical and sensitive matters.
  • The ability to successfully complete all Authority required training.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 from selection.
  • 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.

Please visit: http://www.mbta.com for more information.  Job #:  17-16570

Resident Engineer - Green Line Extension Program
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 11/15/17 - 11/30/17

 

Job Summary

The Resident Engineer will supervise the inspection and technical work performance of MBTA Construction projects. The Resident Engineer will report to the Project Manager.
 
This position is a project specific position and is limited to the term of the construction contract. Employment beyond the construction contract is left to the discretion of the MBTA at the completion of the project, which is currently anticipated to be December 2021.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise and instruct assigned construction inspectors and other field staff.
  • Conduct field inspections and investigations, ensuring the effective performance of construction activities as well as their conformance with project plans and specifications.
  • Check construction records and document progress to identify project schedules and cost problem areas, making recommendations as needed.
  • Oversee project work in accordance with, but not limited to, the Resident Engineer's Manual, Project Controls Manual and Change Order Guidelines.
  • Confer with contractor representatives, State and other officials concerning construction work.
  • Coordinate with other MBTA departments, including Railroad Operations and Engineering & Maintenance as required.
  • Hold periodic conferences with project personnel to review work plans and individual responsibility.
  • Conduct regular safety inspection "walk downs."
  • Recommend approval of variations from plans and specifications.
  • Coordinate installation activities.
  • Review technical correspondence with contractors to check technical accuracy and promptness of payments.
  • Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Obtain necessary certifications to advance the construction process as well as to ensure proper project closeout.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites.
  • Respond to emergencies, either directly or through subordinates, on a twenty�-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week basis.
  • 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 Authority's 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 other related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Four (4) years construction experience with at least one (1) year in Heavy Construction, with experience directing work on commercial and/ or large scale construction projects.
  • Related experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Effective organizational, multi�tasking, time management and interpersonal skill.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel 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.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with regulatory agencies, community organizations and others on technical and sensitive matters.
  • The ability to complete all required Authority training.
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • 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.
  • 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

Please visit: http://www.mbta.com for more information.  Job #:  17-16569

Construction Inspector 
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/31/2017

 

Description

Developing and maintaining accurate, timely reporting to improve project performance and capital utilization is one of the most critical elements of building a world-class transit agency. With over 100 active capital projects spread across multiple departments, it's critical that the MBTA leadership allocate and forecast capital funding precisely to maximize project efficiency and minimize waste. Accurate capital project reporting has become essential to achieving these goals and to ensure that the MBTA is adhering to State/FTA guidelines. It is critical that this position maintains a strong working relationship with project managers, department directors, accounting and MBTA leadership as the Authority transitions to new project management systems in the coming years.
 
To that end, the Deputy Director of Capital Reporting will report to the Senior Director Capital Program Controls and lead forecasting, analytical and reporting activities focusing on improving project performance and capital utilization.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development, maintenance and management of enterprise monthly and quarterly reporting for all MBTA projects.
  • Develop detailed analysis and reports to regularly monitor project performance, and using data to develop insights and ideas for improvements.
  • Participate and support PMIS implementation and decommissioning of Capital Management System.
  • Assist in recruiting, training and evaluating staff; assists in developing and implementing continued training for professional associates.
  • Developing materials for public input, including high quality charts, tables, and presentations.
  • Performing assigned tasks involving data cleaning, data analysis, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and writing and proofreading presentations and project reports.
  • Perform cost management, including trending and change management.
  • Prepare earned value analysis.
  • Conduct cost-specific risk analysis.
  • Provide QA/QC review of all budget/cost-related data.
  • Prepare departmental reports, budget spreadsheets, variance reports, charts, tables and graphs for presentations.
  • 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

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, accounting, economics or related field.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in financial reporting, project management plus any of the following experience: public policy, public administration, consulting or related field.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage time, resources, and people, with an exceptional ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Advanced understanding of Project Budgets, Change Management, Earned Value, Cost and Schedule management associated with major project execution.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and presentation skills with ability to influence people at all levels of the organization, both vertically and horizontally.
  • 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 Excel, and PowerPoint including Pivot Tables and large data sets.
  • 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 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 effectively with a diverse workforce.

Please visit: http://www.mbta.com for more information.  Job #:  17-16562

Construction Inspector 
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/31/2017

 

Description

The Construction Inspector will review contractors' work to ensure compliance with MBTA project contracts, plans and specifications. The Construction Inspector will report to the Resident Engineer.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review construction work to ensure conformance to plans and specifications.
  • Compute construction quantities and prepare reports for interim and final payments.
  • Review construction work of contractors and subcontractors to ensure compliance with contract documents, reporting any discrepancy to the Resident Engineer.
  • Perform inspections of construction materials at source and on project sites for conformity to specifications.
  • Assist the Resident Engineer in investigating and reporting construction and safety related problems encountered in the field.
  • Participate in regular safety inspection “walk downs”.
  • Maintain a daily project diary, files, test reports, etc. as directed by the Resident Engineer or Project Manager.
  • Perform load counts of material delivered to construction sites.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • An Associate’s degree in Construction Management, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years of field experience in the heavy construction industry.
  • Effective quantitative, organizational and analytical skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with outside contractors, regulatory agencies, community organizations and others on technical and sensitive matters.
  • The ability to successfully complete all Authority required training.
  • 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.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.

Please visit: http://www.mbta.com and/or: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta for more information.  Applications may be filed online at: http://www.mbta.com Job #17-16563

Change Order Analyst
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 10/31/2017

 

Description

The Change Order Analyst will assist MBTA Contract Administration with providing technical advice and support to field personnel in the area of construction change order proposal analysis, negotiation and time and material pay estimates.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the manager of Construction Change Orders with a main focus of providing Project Managers and Resident Engineers with review and cost analysis of contractor proposals, time and material pay estimates and change order costs including Extra Work Order letters, Staff Summaries, wage rates, labor hours, materials, equipment, overhead and profit factors for compliance.
  • Ensure that change orders are processed in accordance with MBTA Change Order Guidelines and applicable contact documents.
  • Provide assistance with the project staff in the review, cost analysis, negotiations, and resolution of change order issues.
  • Attend Negotiation meetings with the project staff and contractors and assist with proposal analysis presentation.
  • Attend job meetings as required, and visit job sites and field offices to obtain first-hand knowledge of the change order scope.
  • Write a comprehensive record of negotiations and explanation of why additional work is necessary.
  • Review specifications and drawings and confirm that the requested work is not in the bid design.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience in contract management, contract administration and/or the preparation/review of change orders and claims for heavy construction or transit industry construction projects.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Effective organizational, multi-tasking, analytical and confidentiality skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel applications.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and conflict resolution 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and communicate effectively with customers, employees and vendors.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to work sites as needed.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and
  • professional experience.

Please visit: http://www.mbta.com and/or: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta for more information.  Applications may be filed online at: http://www.mbta.com Job #17-16558

Campus Organizer
Company: MBTA Dates Posted: 10/17//2017 - 10/31/2017

 

Director of Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable (Job # 17-16534)

Salary:  $88,625.00 - $118,860.00 Annually

Union Affiliation:  Executive

Dept:  Chief Financial Officer Office

Location:  Greater Boston Area

Description

The Director of Accounts Payable (AP) & Accounts Receivable (AR) will lead the day-to-day functions of the AP and AR departments including managing, mentoring and motivating departmental personnel, leading and improving processes to maximize efficiency and results, and leads efforts to resolve complex issues. This role involves close interaction with various departments throughout the Authority including providing updates to senior management and work with other internal groups to understand and anticipate issues around AP and AR processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Compile monthly AR & AP aging summaries and reconciliations to support cash flow forecasts.
  • Reconciliation of AR and AP sub ledgers to general ledger.
  • Responsible for vendor relationships and researching inquiries.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled data processes including month-end and year-end reports financial audits, 1099 reporting and other.
  • Manage the collection of overdue invoices. Prioritize high risk, overdue customers and proactively implement follow-up and action plan.
  • Processes all mandated requests for information based on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Open Checkbook/CThru reporting, and other third party and customer mandates.
  • Implement new/additional processes, polices, internal controls and "best practices" for the Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable Departments.
  • Work with ITD Department to identify system issues and constraints, source an ERP software solution and implement ERP.
  • Coordinate all future ERP software upgrades to ensure minimal disruption to ERP related processes.
  • Establish work standards, develop objectives and design / maintain effective work flow and create operating procedures.
  • Supervise and mentor Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable staff.
  • Manage day to day performance of AP and AR staff to ensure smooth operations and excellent customer service.
  • Act as a resource to help resolve complex problems and issues.
  • Lead and/or assist special AR and AP related projects.
  • 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.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and employees.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Seven (7) years of experience working in an Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable role.
  • Three (3) years of experience in managing and leading a professional department.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, accounting and quantitative skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applied 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 supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

Please visit: http://www.mbta.com and/or: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta for more information.  Applications may be filed online at: http://www.mbta.com

Campus Organizer
Company: PIRG Campus Action Date Posted: 10/13//2017

 

Description

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.

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.

As an organizer on campus, you’ll:

  • 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 of office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues

Pay & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the  first year. Each of the groups that partner with PIRG Campus Action offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit www.PIRGCampusAction.org.

Locations

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

PIRG Campus Action is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.

Please visit: https://pirgcampusaction.org/job.html for more information

 
Structural Engineer
Company: Jacobs Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

Description

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. Jacobs Engineering Group (Jacobs), a leading international engineering/architecture firm, is seeking a Structure Engineer for tunnel projects. Specific duties include structural analysis for underground structures and coordinating with other engineering groups. Candidates shall demonstrate ability to design and develop structural details with minimum supervision. Candidates shall exhibit a high degree of oral and written communication skills and be able to be a team player.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering is required
  • Masters in Structural Engineering is preferred
  • At least 4 years of design experience is required
  • Ability to run STAAD or STRUDL models for a complex structures
  • Understanding soil structure interaction and modeling using Plaxis or FLAC is preferred
  • Excellent analytical and technical writing skills
  • Experience in support of excavation design is a plus

Please visit: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=BI%2000029V&tz=GMT-04%3A00 for more information

Structural Engineer
Company: Jacobs Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

Structural Engineer - (BI 000229)

Description

The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 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.

Additional preferred experience includes:

  • Familiarity with project development procedures for transportation agencies located in New England
  • Performance as part of a team of professionals on multiple projects
  • Experience identifying and solving design and construction issues

Qualifications/Additional requirements include the following:

  • BS or MS in civil/structural engineering
  • 5-10 years of experience required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license required
  • Infrastructure design experience utilizing relevant bridge / building design codes
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation
  • Preparation of design calculations, development of contract plans, assembling technical specifications, and report and proposal writing
  • Preliminary and construction cost estimating
  • Coordination and scheduling of project team related assignments
  • Strong communication, organizational and writing skills
  • Strong time management and attention to detail
  • Performs other duties as required

Please visit: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=BI%20000229&tz=GMT-04%3A00 for more information 

Senior Project Manager
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

Job Summary
 
The Senior Project Manager will manage the development of complex MBTA Capital Delivery bridge projects from project inception (planning) through the design phase (conceptual, preliminary, and final) and the construction phase (including project close-out), with full responsibility for quality and control of schedule and budget.  The Project Manager reports to either a Director, Program Manager or Deputy AGM for Commuter Rail Programs.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple consultant and construction contracts to ensure project and program requirements are fulfilled, and that contract cost and schedule requirements are met.
  • Manage assigned Capital Delivery projects in accordance with the following MBTA Manuals, policies and procedures as may be amended from time to time, or program specific delivery protocols and procedures if supporting a major MBTA program:  Project Manager's Manual; Project Controls Manual; Quality Assurance Manual; Resident Engineer's Manual; Contract Administration Policies and Procedures; MBTA Directives published on the MBTA Web Page or provided directly by the Authority, as well as FTA Circular 4220.1F Third Party Contracting,
  • Assist in the development of Capital Delivery project scopes, budgets and schedules as part of the capital planning process.
  • Assist in the procurement of consultants and contractors, as required.
  • Negotiate project assignments, task orders, amendments, change orders and use of contingency and make recommendations for approval.
  • Review and analyze monthly payment and schedule submissions from consultants and contractors.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
 
  • Bachelors of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) year of experience in design and/or construction of rail or highway bridge structures.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the management of railroad or transit projects (design and/or construction).
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Structural or Civil Engineering.
  • Related experience managing and supervising staff and consultants.
  • Strong project controls knowledge and ability to accurately evaluate consultant and contractor cost and schedule submissions.
  • Familiar with FTA, FRA, MBTA and MassDOT rules and regulation regarding project delivery, environmental requirements and permitting.
  • Familiar with AREMA, AASHTO and MBTA standards
Train Controls & Signal Engineer
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

Job Summary
The Train Control & Signal Engineer position for the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will provide the GLX Management Team technical support and will be responsible for reviewing project specific technical contract documents for technical feasibility, adherence with quality and conformance criteria, contract documents, as well as integration coordination with existing MBTA systems. This position will perform some or all of the following illustrative activities and examples, as well as other tasks as the needs arise.
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Review and comment on design builder technical submittals for conformance to contract documents, MBTA standards, constructability and system integration.
  •  Utilize project design review software, document tracking and information systems.
  • Witness and participate in system and component testing to verify accordance with contract documents and MBTA's quality and conformance criteria, as directed.
  • Calculate material takeoffs and quantitatively review design build documents, as requested.
  • Participate in site inspections of construction work to verify conformance with contract documents and MBTA quality and conformance criteria, as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with GLX team and MBTA's Engineering and Maintenance (E&M) department to ensure MBTA's quality and conformance criteria and technical standards are being met and the project system properly integrates with MBTA's existing infrastructure.
  • Review and comment on the work of others, internally and externally, as requested.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience in electrical engineering design and construction oversight.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the principles and design of vital and non-vital logic (both relay and processor based), audio frequency track circuits and cab signaling, AC power track circuits, train stop and absolute block signal systems, block design and safe braking analysis, Automatic Vehicle Identification systems and other ancillary systems which make up a complete signal system, Human Machine Interface (HMI) software, networking systems, even recorder systems.
  • Familiarity with control systems hardware and automated control and monitoring systems.
  • Familiarity with all current local, state and federal code requirements.
Structural Engineer
Company: MBTA Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

Job Summary
 
The Structural Engineer position for the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will provide the GLX Management Team technical support and will be responsible for reviewing project specific technical contract documents for technical feasibility, adherence with quality and conformance criteria, contract documents, as well as integration coordination with existing MBTA systems. This position will perform some or all of the following illustrative activities and examples, as well as other tasks as the needs arise.
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Review and comment on design builder technical submittals for conformance to contract documents, MBTA standards, constructability and system integration requirements.
  • Utilize project design review software, document tracking and information systems.
  • Witness and participate in system and component testing to verify accordance with contract documents and MBTA's quality and conformance criteria, as directed.
  • Calculate material takeoffs and quantitatively review design build documents, as requested.
  • Participate in site inspections of construction work to verify conformance with contract documents and MBTA quality and conformance criteria, as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with GLX team and MBTA's Engineering and Maintenance (E&M) department to ensure MBTA's quality and conformance criteria and technical standards are being met and the project system properly integrates with MBTA's existing infrastructure.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Civil Engineering
  • Three (3) years of experience in field layout engineering design and construction oversight.
  • Familiarity with MassDOT standard specifications for bridge and highway construction.
  • Working knowledge of CAD software, Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam or other PDF software, e-Builder or other Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) and mainframe or database applications.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, time management and multitasking skills.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings? Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Flexibility to work any shift(s) and/or locations, as required.
Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles
Company: Ceres Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

Organization

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).

Description & Responsibilities

The Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles will play a key role in building utility and company support for clean vehicles as well as working with influential investors and companies to advance clean transportation policies at the state and federal levels. The Senior Manager will focus on encouraging companies to increase the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleet, promote employee EV purchases and installation of workplace charging stations; support policies that advance clean transportation; and produce analytical materials that make the business case for clean transportation. This position will support coordination efforts to engage investors with companies, especially electric power companies, in accelerating their commitment to clean vehicles.  The Senior Manager will work closely with investors in the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability. The network comprises more than 130 institutional investors, collectively managing more than $17 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions. This is a full-time position based in our Boston office and will report to the Director, Transportation.

Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of clean vehicles – with a particular focus on EVs – working in close coordination with the director of transportation and in collaboration with the Ceres Investor, Company and Policy Networks, and the California team.
  • Collaborate with Ceres Investor Network to support investors on engagement with utilities and other companies, and to unleash investor support for clean transportation
  • Support Ceres transportation team and the Ceres Company Network with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, clean transportation goals and investments
  • Collaborate with Policy and California teams on state and federal clean transportation incentives and policies
  • Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings and events regarding clean transportation

Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field - experience in transportation and clean vehicles preferred;
  • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred;
  • Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, clean transportation, EVs and corporate sustainability issues;
  • Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community;
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation;
  • Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;

How to Apply

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to https://goo.gl/QKTpXSand submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Change Order Analyst
Company: MBTA  Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

JOB SUMMARY:
 
The Change Order Analyst will assist MBTA Contract Administration with providing technical advice and support to field personnel in the area of construction change order proposal analysis, negotiation and time and material pay estimates.
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with the manager of Construction Change Orders with a main focus of
  • providing Project Managers and Resident Engineers with review and cost
  • analysis of contractor proposals, time and material pay estimates and change
  • order costs including Extra Work Order letters, Staff Summaries, wage rates,
  • labor hours, materials, equipment, overhead and profit factors for compliance.
  • Ensure that change orders are processed in accordance with MBTA Change
  • Order Guidelines and applicable contact documents.
  • Provide assistance with the project staff in the review, cost analysis,
  • negotiations, and resolution of change order issues.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Three (3) years of experience in contract management, contract administration
  • and/or the preparation/review of change orders and claims for heavy
  • construction or transit industry construction projects.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture
  • or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Effective organizational, multi-tasking, analytical and confidentiality skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel applications.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and conflict resolution 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and communicate effectively with
  • customers, employees and vendors.
Program Consultant
Company: Institue for Transportation & Development  Date Posted: 9/28/2017

 

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development. ITDP is comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in sustainable urban transportation and has extensive experience confronting problems of congestion, pollution, and social exclusion in numerous cities worldwide through policy reform and project implementation. All of ITDP’s work seeks to balance low-carbon growth and planning with strategies that are socially equitable and economically efficient. More information about ITDP can be found at http://www.itdp.org

POSITION 

The Boston Program Consultant will be based in Boston on a 40 hour per week, 12 month consultancy or on a 20 hour per week, 24 month consultancy depending on the selected consultant's schedule. S/he will work on a range of projects and initiatives pertinent to expanding ITDP’s presence in the Boston region, advising on the piloting of BRT elements in 2-3 municipalities in the greater region, pushing government stakeholders to focus on selecting a Phase 1 corridor for Gold-Standard BRT in Boston, working toward better bus service and advancing capacity building of transit advocates and leaders. These efforts will require working with MassDOT, Boston Transportation Department and other related city and state agencies to assure BRT is a top priority within long-term plans involving bus network redesign – especially as outlined in efforts such as Focus40 and GoBoston2030. The Boston Program Consultant will report to the Director, Global and U.S. Initiatives. S/he will be expected to work flexibly and creatively with the Global and U.S. Initiatives (GUSI) Team, drawing on ITDP’s Global and U.S. Initiatives Team as needed. S/he will also work directly with city partners and consultants. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify opportunities and challenges to BRT implementation in Boston, and develop strategies to address those issues, working with larger GUSI team
  • Develop and deepen relationships to build campaign for BRT in Boston
  • Attend public transit coalition meetings to keep apace of local bus, land use and planning issues w/ report backs to the GUSI Team
  • Represent ITDP at BostonBRT Core Planning group meetings, when needed
  • Liaise with MassDOT/MBTA and other relevant government stakeholders to assure BRT is included in bus network redesigns and plans
  • Conduct landscape analysis to identify new advocates for BRT, especially who will push for Phase One implementation
  • Assure advocates, communities and elected officials in Massachusetts are better informed about the benefits of Gold Standard BRT and actively support BRT implementation

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, civil engineering, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of transit policy and planning issues in Boston and Massachusetts generally.
  • Understanding of bus rapid transit and bus planning issues, or at least a strong willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently with a remote team and take initiative
  • Strong communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivator who can manage high priority work

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “Boston Program Consultant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

Highway Group Manager - Transportation (Engineering)
Company: Jacobs Date Posted: 9/14/2017

 

Description

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.

Responsible for design and direction in the overall execution of multiple projects or contracts for Transportation (Highway) projects.  Administer contracts, meet client requirements and company commitments.  Lead important business development activity by presenting the organization’s project capabilities, establishing client relationships, and procuring work.  Responsible directly or through staff for the quality of services performed, client satisfaction, utilization of staff, marketing, reputation of the office and the company in the marketplace, contract management, billing and collection, and project delivery.  Coordinates work share with other offices in Jacobs to deliver projects.  Build relationships within Jacobs to determine unique technical skills that can be delivered to the market.

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives general operational guidance from the local office management.
  • Plans, directs and coordinates activities of projects to ensure the goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships for future on potential projects.
  • Provides operational supervision and technical guidance to Project Manager(s), Project Engineers and Designers in the Highway Group 
  • Maintains contact with senior client management, office management and managers of applicable departments within Jacobs and other engineering firms engaged in projects relating to the transportation services program.
  • Establishes and implements staffing plans to permit effective handling of current and projected workloads
  • Regularly monitors the progress of projects or tasks through project management reviews
  • Directs/guides responsible Project Managers to take appropriate corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Directs and supervises the activities of assigned personnel and provides for and enforces proper delegation of management authority, responsibility and accountability.  
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with clients.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of projects to ensure that goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Establishes work plan and multi-disciplinary staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of Project Engineers, Engineers, and Technicians to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Initiates and reviews price proposals.  Participate in interviews and presentations as applicable.
  • Maintains positive relationships with current and past clients as assigned.  Informs Operations Manager of potential opportunities to market services.
  • Serves as a representative of Jacobs at meetings, presentations, and public hearings/reviews relative to assigned projects.
  • Develops reviews and obtains confirmation of financial and project delivery schedule activities of design and construction as they relate to all disciplines involved.
  • Assures that the project team complies with the contract agreement and exercises cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering is required. 
  • At least 15 years experience on transportation/highway projects is required
  • At least 8 years as a project manager on complex transportation/highway projects is required
  • Transportation/highway project experience in MA is preferred 
  • Experience with MSProject, Microsoft Office, is required. 
  • Must have developed the following skills; engineering knowledge, leadership, oral and written communication skills, planning, teamwork, decision making, judgment and problem solving. 
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts or the ability to obtain within six months is required. 

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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