Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications will begin March 5, 2021.
The Engineer (Civil) is responsible for assisting in the planning and design of transit projects. This position is responsible for providing engineering support for rail and bus facility projects. Typical duties include: participation in planning and preliminary engineering studies, developing and analyzing design alternatives, traffic engineering analysis, preparing and reviewing engineering designs, coordinating and reviewing engineering work performed by consultants, preparing cost estimates, and conducting research.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Updates specifications, and develops independent cost estimates for various transit projects.
Coordinates with member cities and MAG and attends technical committee meetings.
Provides support to assigned project managers by assisting in research and ongoing engineering issues; evaluating alternative solutions; and providing recommendations for the preferred approach.
Create in-house design plans for different traffic and civil designs.
Performs traffic engineering studies and analysis to support development of rail and bus facility projects.
Performs technical reviews and provides recommendations regarding designs and reports prepared by consulting engineers.
Manages smaller capital projects as assigned.
Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of: Transit operations; Urban Planning and Civil engineering theory and principles; Basic surveying principles; Advanced mathematical techniques, such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry; Contracting procedures; Federal and State regulations affecting public transportation.
Skill in: Using computer and related software applications; AutoCAD and/or MicroStation design software; Knowledge of Synchro, VISSIM or other microscopic traffic software; Applying knowledge to theoretical and practical civil engineering problems with versatility, judgment, and perception; Adapting principles, methods, and techniques of related professional disciplines; Observing or monitoring objects or data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards; Interpreting graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts or other visual aids; Reviewing engineering designs; Communicating in order to interact with co-workers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, talking, and hearing.
Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, and travel.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and two years of engineering experience or internships, preferably in a transportation or transit fields; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed below.
Engineer-in-Training Designation Excellent Communication skills.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
About Valley Metro
Valley Metro is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit
options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of advancing a total transit network, Valley
Metro plans, develops and operates the regional bus and light rail system.
In 1993, the name Valley Metro was adopted as the identity for the regional transit system in the Phoenix
metropolitan region. Under this brand name, local governments set the policy for the regional system
that operates throughout Valley. In 2008, the first 20 miles of light rail began service. Currently, six light
rail extensions are under way creating a 57-mile system by 2032.
Valley Metro is governed by two Boards of Directors. The Regional Public Transportation Authority
Board consists of 16 public agencies (15 cities and Maricopa County) that set the policy direction for all
modes of transit except light rail. The METRO Board consists of five cities that set the policy direction for
light rail. The Boards and the agency work to improve and regionalize the public transit system.