Overview

Salary

$117,514.80 Annually

Location

10 Park Plaza, Boston

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

MBTA – Railroad Operations

Job Number

22-18753

Closing

10/4/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Department:

Railroad Operations

Union Affiliation

STW Steelworkers

Safety Sensitive

This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.

Essential Classification

During declared States of Emergencies, employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

All MBTA employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employees, and interns, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been filed and approved. The MBTA also strongly encourages employees to receive booster doses of the vaccine. All employees must complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form before starting work

Job Summary

Safety Statement
At the MBTA, we envision a thriving region enabled by a best-in-class transit system. Our mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation. MBTA’s core values are built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability and each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values.

All MBTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and demonstrate, at appropriate intervals, that they have received all subsequent doses (“boosters”) of the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and as those recommendations may be updated.

Purpose and Scope
The Project Manager for Railroad Operations Mechanical will be an integral member of the Railroad Operations team and will manage a variety of projects focused on the railroad rolling stock, locomotives, coaches, non-revenue equipment, and other assets of MBTA Railroad Operations. The Project Manager will develop and manage projects from inception/planning phase, through design and construction phases, and through project closeout. The Project Manage shall maintain a core focus on safety, as well as quality control and protecting the interests of MBTA Railroad Operations and the Authority.

Duties & Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned Railroad Operations programs and 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.
  • Assist in the development of 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.
  • Coordinate and participate in MBTA stakeholder, Project Design Group meetings, value engineering sessions, constructability reviews and risk workshops, as required.
  • Coordinate project tasks with other MBTA Department personnel, including contract administration staff and field staff and other project coordinators, as required.
  • Coordinate project tasks with other Departments, including the Capital Program Oversight Department (project controls and administration and finance), Engineering and Maintenance, Vehicle Engineering and others as required.
  • Coordinate project activities with outside agencies, abutters, utility companies, community groups and other third parties affected by the project, as required.
  • Ensure that all work has been completed and necessary approvals have been obtained prior to advertising projects for construction, including budget approval, environmental permits and approvals, real estate actions and approvals, force accounts (e.g., utility, traffic, railroad operator), other agency and municipal agreements (e.g., MOU’s, MOA’s, Interagency Agreements) and other third-party agreements.
  • Manage the construction project process from advertisement to contract closeout to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.
  • Resolve any conflicts that may occur throughout the life of the project.
  • Manage on-call emergency repair contracts and other construction contracts, ensuring compliance with construction plans and specifications, as required.
  • Assist in proactively identifying and resolving potential field issues.
  • Analyze all contract proposals or bids and provide recommendations for senior management approval.
  • Organize and prioritize workload, be pro-active in identifying project needs/requirements.
  • Prepare project related correspondence, reports, charts, and presentations utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint.
  • Prepare for and make project presentations to elected officials, community groups, and others as required.
  • Work independently in addressing complex tasks in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Follow up on actions required for task and project completion 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.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or attend off-site meetings.
  • 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 Antiretaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 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 staff for severe weather conditions, emergencies or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service
  • Have the ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations assigned or directed.

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications

Minimum Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience and Required Skills

  • Three (3) years of experience in the management, building/rebuilding of, or maintenance of railroad locomotives, passenger equipment or other rolling stock or equipment.
  • One year (1) related experience managing and supervising staff and consultants.
  • Strong project controls knowledge and ability to accurately evaluate consultant and contractor cost and schedule submissions.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, confidentiality, multi-tasking, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to communicate with technical and non-technical members of staff.
  • Organized and detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills including, public speaking, teaching/training, and reading comprehension.
  • Ability to develop and communicate risk assessments.
  • Strong understanding of the contractual terms with service providers.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in high pressure situations.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and PowerPoint applications.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees, and vendors.
  • Customer focused with excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven track record of collaboration, transparency, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently
  • Possess leadership skills and exhibit integrity while being a team player.
  • Flexibility to modify scheduling and assignments based on agency requirements.
  • Acute attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and quality in all deliverables while maintaining scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • The ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screenings, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Must have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Availability to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • The ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
  • Basic understanding of safe working principles.
  • Ability to comprehend, communicate, and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with courteous and professional experiences
  • Ability to supervise or work effectively with diverse workforce
  • Ability to adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, comprehensive background screening, and role appropriate MBTA’s medical clinic screening, potentially including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection)
  • Ability to uphold the rights and interests of the MBTA while building and maintaining effective relationships with employees and co-workers
  • Ability to work all shifts and / or locations assigned, directed, or necessary for this position, including (for some transit / operations roles) up to twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as necessary to accommodate severe weather conditions, emergencies, or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service
  • All MBTA employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employees, and interns, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been filed and approved. The MBTA also strongly encourages employees to receive booster doses of the vaccine. All employees must complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form before starting work

Substitutions Include

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience in the management, building/rebuilding of, or maintenance of railroad locomotives, passenger equipment or other rolling stock or equipment.
  • 2 years of working experience upon railroad right-of-way, equipment, or infrastructure
  • Experience managing multiple projects with a construction cost of $1 million or over in a transit and or/design or construction environment.
  • Familiarity with FTA, FRA, MBTA rules and regulation regarding railroad equipment and passenger train safety standards.
  • Registered Professional Engineer.

Substitutions

  • High school diploma or GED with seven (7) years of experience in the management, building/rebuilding of, or maintenance of railroad locomotives, passenger equipment or other rolling stock or equipment may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Job Conditions

  • All MBTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and demonstrate, at appropriate intervals, that they have received all subsequent doses (“boosters”) of the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and as those recommendations may be updated.
  • Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and complexity of the work being performed by staff assigned to this job, and do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities required of staff assigned to this position.

Employment Benefits at the MBTA

The MBTA offers comprehensive benefits packages to employees. Types of benefits offered at the MBTA are subject to the union affiliation / Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of the position to which you apply. Benefits that may apply to your position include the following:

  • Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision, Life (basic and supplemental), Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays
  • Retirement: pension or deferred compensation 401(a), plus MBTA contributions
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for student loans
  • Commuter Choice Parking Program: pre-tax benefits for parking
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): pre-tax benefits for healthcare-related expenses
  • Discounted tickets for concerts, movies, travel / vacation, etc. via TicketsAtWork.com
  • Shopping discounts via GovX.com
  • Verizon and AT&T service discounts
  • And more…

The above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the MBTA. This summary is not a contract and is not meant to change the provisions of union contracts or Authority policy and does not establish a binding past practice.

The MBTA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Address

10 Park Plaza

Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

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