Sound Transit TRANSIT SYSTEMS TESTING MANAGER Job #17-01120
SALARY: $99,206.00 - $124,008.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/27/17 CLOSING DATE: Continuous
GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, manages the systems test program for the Design, Engineering and Construction Management Department. This management role involves the systems test program development, oversight and transition to operations for; light rail vehicles; communications; traction electrification; signals; SCADA; fire/life safety and facility mechanical and facility electrical systems; and tunnel operating systems.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Provides management and lead oversight for the development of the agency Systems testing program and ensures test plans are in compliance with Agency policies and procedures and that all safety certification objectives are successfully met. • Oversees and assumes responsibility for planning, design, and implementation of System Testing program including; scheduling resources, track access, availability of equipment, training, witnessing tests and overseeing management of scope. • Monitors contractor test progress, reviews and evaluates test exceptions and authorizes requests for testing. • Serves on the Rail Activation Committee as the Chair of the Systems Integration Testing Subcommittee. • Provides support to the department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
Required Knowledge of: • Principles and practices of systems engineering, design, and construction. • Principles and practices of vehicle design, traction electrification, SCADA, signals and communications, or other comparable industry. • Technical specification and test document writing. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including fire codes, national electrical codes, FRA rules, ATPA, and local codes. • Principles, practices, methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of systems and applications, and Project management and administration. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in: • Preparing, interpreting and executing testing and configuration documentation. • Performing root cause analysis, troubleshooting and repair of technical testing issues. • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, and outside agencies. • Conveying technical information and using effective oral and written communication. • Monitoring program/project schedules.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or closely related field and six+ years of experience in executing and managing complex test programs; preferably in a transit engineering environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: Possession of valid Washington State Drivers License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment and in a transit system field environment including rail tunnels and equipment rooms. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, physical harm, and hazardous chemicals when conducting site visits and when working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.