Director, Construction Management (Underground Rail Transit)

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Los Angeles, CAlifornia
  • Full-Time
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

  • The Director, Construction Management oversees construction management staff and manages, oversees, and coordinates major rail construction projects.


    Essential Knowledge and Abilities

    • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering and construction of complex, heavy civil engineering projects
    • Construction of underground rail transit projects
    • Construction and monitoring of deep excavations in urban areas
    • Equipment and construction techniques related to the installation and construction of various rail facilities
    • Applicable local, state, and federal requirements and standards governing environmental, engineering, equipment, construction standards, and rail transit operations
    • Construction inspection procedures and techniques
    • Monitor major, multiple contracts, to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, and specifications
    • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
    • Mediate and negotiate construction contract terms
    • Plan financial and staffing needs
    • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, budgets, and labor/management agreements

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversees and manages major underground rail (subway) construction projects including the development of work plans, schedules, cost estimates, and specifications
    • Oversees and manages the work of Construction Managers and Construction Management Consultants in the performance of their duties
    • Administers and monitors work for compliance with schedule, budget, technical, safety, and legal requirements
    • Oversees the review of contract documents and preparation of bid forms, pre-bid conferences, proposal evaluations and recommendations, and negotiations with Consultants and Contractors
    • Coordinates activities/operations with other Metro staff and public agencies
    • Represents Metro before outside agencies
    • Reviews contractors’ request for change and employees’ preparation of contract change notices and justifications
    • Supervises and provides feedback to staff during change order negotiations
    • Coordinates with Operations Staff during testing, start-up and project activation
    • Recommends policy & procedure improvements
    • Reviews claims entitlement position papers
    • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency’s safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
    • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

    Experience and Education

    • Bachelor’s degree – Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or other related field
    • Five (5) years of senior-level experience in the management of major construction, engineering or architectural contracts


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