Overview

The Senior Engineer-Design is an integral member of the team responsible for bus infrastructure design and construction and is a member of the agency team for major capital projects. The Senior Engineer – Design serves in a project manager role or deputy project manager role in support of design of transit facilities including bus stops, transfer centers, park-and-rides, and operations and maintenance facilities. The Senior Engineer – Design ensures integration of capital project delivery functions with other agency departments. This position will report to the Manager of Transit Design & Construction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Executes departmental and agency priorities in coordination with and with direction from the Manager of Transit Design and Construction, Director of Capital Development, and Chief Development Officer.
  • Develops scopes of work/services, independent cost estimates, and procurement documents; facilitates selection of consultants, contractors, and suppliers; and supports contract negotiations.
  • Supervises consultants, contractors, and suppliers, including active management of project scope, schedule, budget, risks, and quality management.
  • Manages cost, schedule and other project controls data and maintains files through direct input of this project-related information, correspondence and documentation in the e-Builder system.
  • Oversees work conducted by engineers, architects, construction managers, project controls professionals, and technicians.
  • Contributes to productive engagement with staff from other GoTriangle teams such as finance, operations, transit partnerships, communications, real estate, and planning.
  • Develops materials and makes presentations to the GoTriangle Board of Trustees, other elected and appointed Boards, business, community and other groups.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with senior technical, administrative staff and elected officials of regional local governments and appropriate State and Federal officials.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. A degree in Civil Engineering or related field is preferred.
  • State licensure as professional engineer is required; or eligibility to be licensed in North Carolina.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification is preferred. Other relevant certifications in the engineering, construction and project management industry will be considered.
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in a state or local government, consulting firm, or similar.
  • Thorough understanding of the complete lifecycle of capital infrastructure projects including project initiation, planning, design, contracts and procurement, construction, safety oversight and closeout phases, preferably in a federally-funded project environment. Particular experience in transit is required.
  • Familiarity with state and federal requirements applicable to construction management and consultant, contractor, and supplier procurement.
  • Ability to develop program objectives and work independently to advance several program objectives at once with limited oversight from departmental management.
  • Exceptional level of interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate in contentious situations with consultants, contractors, government officials, staff, and the general public.
  • Advanced computer skills including BlueBeam, SharePoint, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
  • Experience using or overseeing use of design software such as Microstation and/or AutoCAD.
  • Experience using or overseeing use of project management and scheduling software such as e-Builder, MS Project, and Primavera.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the above stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.