Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1K ($72,529.60 - $90,646.40 - $108,763.20)
Job Summary

Perform professional-level engineering work in support of Metro projects with the goal of achieving compliance with Metro standards, directives and project objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepares workplans, drawings, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements, training requirements, specifications, estimates, and operational needs within Metro′s standards and requirements
  • Reviews and analyzes data, specifications, drawings, and blueprints, then makes changes or recommendations; negotiates changes with vendors
  • Coordinates with technical consultants to review technical drawings and documents
  • Coordinates projects for design, construction, and modification of Metro facilities with all parties involved, including internal agency employees, and outside contractors
  • Oversees contractor/consultant work for compliance with schedule and budget
  • Reviews new rules, regulations, and codes
  • Prepares technical reports, feasibility studies, economic analysis, and correspondence
  • Performs inspections on completed work
  • Coordinates services with outside agencies
  • Represents Metro with construction/engineering/supplier community
  • Interviews or surveys users to understand needs and requirements for designs
  • Writes Scope of Work (SOW) for each project
  • Responds to service requests to improve or repair existing designs or systems
  • Inspects structural, system, or design damage after natural disasters or fires
  • Maintains various files and records
  • Interprets contract specifications, codes, and safety orders
  • Provides guidance and assistance to new or entry-level employees in operating engineering systems, software, and equipment
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

    May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering in applicable discipline, such as civil, mechanical, structural, electrical and electronic, or environmental engineering
  • Fundamentals of architecture, design, construction, and equipment fabrication
  • Telecommunication systems, microwave radio, and two-way radio
  • Software applications as they relate to assigned engineering discipline, e.g., AutoCAD (Computer-Aided Design) and Visio
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including building and zoning codes
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
  • Project management and control practices

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Performing complex engineering work in assigned discipline
  • Using computer-aided tools and products
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Analyzing situations and data, identifying problems, and exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Prioritizing work and multi-tasking
  • Reading, understanding, and applying technical specifications, blueprints, drawings, documents, and instructions
  • Mediating and negotiating
  • Performing engineering calculations

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Manage projects from start to finish
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Provide guidance and assistance to new or entry-level staff
  • Travel to project sites, which may include sites located on tall buildings and mountains
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor′s Degree in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Civil Engineering, or a related engineering field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred


  • Three years of relevant experience performing engineering work in appropriate discipline; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • State of California registration as a Professional Engineer in the appropriate discipline desirable
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Licensed as appropriate
Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

Physical Effort Required

  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required


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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.