GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, performs a variety of duties in providing quality assurance on design and construction projects; performs quality assurance audits, audit checklists, design reviews, submittal reviews, contractor design reviews and interfaces with design and construction personnel; provides timely analysis, studies, reports, surveillance, and audits; monitors and reviews work of consultants and contractors; provides QA oversight of structural engineering design, integration, and construction work including; design; elevated and underground stations, facilities, guideways, tunnels and other structural elements; performs advanced level of professional structural engineering; serves as a technical expert for a variety of tasks related to quality assurance on design and construction packages.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Performs design reviews on contract documents, specifications and construction submittals for quality assurance to ensure compliance to established Agency technical procedures, standards and criteria regarding structural engineering, performs QA review on necessary structural engineering designs, calculations, analyses, and reports produced to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with Agency policies and design criteria, design plans and contract documents for design errors, construction issues, conflicts, and interface coordination; writes comments and assessments of results; and signs off when comments have been addressed. • Oversees the application of design criteria, engineering standards, technical criteria, and quality control procedures. Conducts quality assurance surveillances and audits; reviews construction manual, specification checklists and master specification submittal list; performs oversite inspections; develops checklists and reports on quality assurance (QA) audits, construction surveillances and assessments on assigned design and construction contracts; prepares quality assurance documents; and coordinates changes to construction quality plan. • Interfaces with other Agency departments, construction contractors, design consultants and third parties to discuss quality status; reviews, analyzes, and reports on quality issues in the design, construction and operational phases of projects; and analyzes and reports on nonconforming issues and corrective actions. • Assists in the development of operational and maintenance quality plans and procedures. • Provides support to the Division and key stakeholders on matters as directed; participates on a variety of committees as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program, and a minimum of ten years of relevant experience on Structural Engineering in design and construction with emphasis on heavy civil structures including aerial structures, mined and cut-and-cover underground structures and tunnels, parking structures and maintenance buildings; seismic analysis and rail-structure integration; working with consultants and contractors and three years of experience working in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License. • A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Washington.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Professional Structural Engineer issued by the State of Washington.
Required Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a quality assurance program. • Quality assurance and assessment practices and procedures and reliability requirements. • Principles and practices used in performing quality assurance and control on design and construction projects. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, and the general public. • Complex principles and practices of structural engineering. • Project management and scheduling techniques. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to transit operations. • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in structural engineering design and development. • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities. • 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, computer aided drafting and databases.
Required Skill in: • Organizing and leading groups of professionals in developing designs and resolving issues. • Performing quality assurance and control on design and construction projects and perform required quality audits and field inspections. • Understanding construction processes, material testing, inspection and test reports and design procedures, CADD operations and specification writing sufficient to perform quality assurance functions. • Applying advanced principles and practices of structural engineering related to area of assignment. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Effectively coordinating integration efforts of numerous consultant firms. • Applying project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives. • Presentation development and public speaking skills. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports. • Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards. • Reading and understanding engineering drawings, specifications, and standards. • Preparing clear and concise engineering reports. • Applying appropriate oral and written communication skills to various individuals ranging from Agency employees, engineering consultants, and local, state, and federal agencies. • Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, and extreme noise 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.
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