The Project Engineer acts as primary technical point of contact for project development initiatives required to implement GoTriangle capital projects. Coordinates the design and engineering services in support of GoTriangle transportation including bus stops, transfer centers, park-and-rides, and facilities required to support administration and operations and maintenance of the system. Duties include oversight and coordination of consultants, contractors, and other professional service firms.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Participates in the development and implementation of long and short-range transit strategies and programs that support the mission, goals, and objectives of GoTriangle.
Provides design and engineering expertise for delivering capital projects to include operation and maintenance facilities and system-wide elements of the transit system.
Acts as a primary technical point of contact for capital projects, with heavy emphasis on construction phase activities.
Supports the Manager with administration of construction contracts, including working with procurement to manage bid phase activities, coordination with contractors, monitoring construction activities in the field, managing contract schedule and budget, processing change orders, and conducting close-out activities
Supports the coordination of project plans with third party stakeholders, including municipalities, NCDOT, and institutional partners including universities and railroads.
Coordinates and conducts the development, review, and approval of drawings and specifications for capital projects.
Provides input for the development and update of facilities and system engineering design criteria. Recommends improvements based on latest industry standards/ guidelines with emphasis on building codes and federal, state, and local regulations.
Supports the preparation of contract documents and specifications.
Manages consultant and contractor activities related to the specifications, drawings, design, procurement, award, and construction of capital contracts.
Provides technical support for the development and update of project schedules, budgets, and cost estimates.
Participates in the development, coordination, and execution of plans and certifications associated with transit safety and personal security.
Participates in the research, development and submittal of environmental documents and project reporting requirements.
Coordinates across functional lines to ensure proper integration of design and construction that will meet user needs.
Makes recommendations and presentations to Managers, Senior Staff, Chief Officers, and GoTriangle Board of Trustees on engineering matters.
Ensures capital projects meet industry standards for safety, reliability, and supportability.
Ensures federal, state, and local guidelines are followed during each stage of contract performance.
Participates in public forums and represents the technical interests of GoTriangle with respect to federal and state agencies, local groups, organizations, professional associations, and other interest groups.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college in Engineering is preferred.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina is preferred.
An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the above stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
Eight years of progressively responsible experience in the design, construction management, and administration of facility and system engineering projects and large-scale construction projects required, preferably in a transit system environment.
Knowledge of and experience with the design and operation of rail systems desired.
Familiarity with regional transportation initiatives and applicable rail technologies.
Thorough knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines, procedures, and regulations a plus.
Knowledge of and familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) desired.
Thorough understanding and experience in project development, environmental review process, civil, track, and facilities engineering and design, cost estimating, scheduling, and project management is required with a strong emphasis on transportation and rail transit systems and facilities.
Highly effective verbal, written, analytical, problem-solving, planning and negotiating skills.
Exceptional level of interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate with government officials, staff, and the general public.
Demonstrate the highest level of ethics and integrity to work well in a team environment.
A working understanding of PC's including the Microsoft Office Packages, AutoCad, Microstation, and standard engineering software programs.
Proficiency in PowerPoint and project management software such as MS Project or Primavera P6 required.
GoTriangle provides public transportation in a region that is experiencing rapid growth and demographic change. We have been entrusted by the public to deliver the highest quality services and infrastructure to match increased community expectations regarding public transportation.