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Job Details
Company Name : Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Company Location : Boston, MA 02116
Job Position : Manager Track Quality
Job Category : Jobs in Massachusetts

Job Description :

Salary

$122,653.05 Annually

Location

10 Park Plaza, Boston

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

MBTA – Office of Chief Engineering

Job Number

22-18772

Closing

Continuous

Department:

Office of Chief Engineer

Union Affiliation

STW Steelworkers

Safety Sensitive

This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.

Essential Classification

During declared States of Emergencies, employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

All MBTA employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employees, and interns, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been filed and approved. The MBTA also strongly encourages employees to receive booster doses of the vaccine. All employees must complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form before starting work.

Job Summary

Safety Statement
At the MBTA, we envision a thriving region enabled by a best-in-class transit system. Our mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation. MBTA’s core values are built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability and each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values.

All MBTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and demonstrate, at appropriate intervals, that they have received all subsequent doses (“boosters”) of the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and as those recommendations may be updated.

Purpose and Scope
The Manager of Track Quality will assign, oversee, direct, plan and assist work crews under his/her jurisdiction ensuring that all aspects of the track and right-of-way are repaired and maintained in an efficient, effective and safe manner.

Duties & Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the overall goals, priorities, and strategic initiatives for all QA/QC Track Initiatives.
  • Supports assigned QA/QC Track related engineering activities for planning, design, and construction work involving multiple consultants and contractors.
  • Develops and maintains QA/QC technical requirements and criteria related to Track design, including but not limited to design criteria, standard specifications, and drawings. Review and assess requests that may deviate from established QA/QC standards.
  • Collaborates closely with Construction, Operations, and others to continuously validate and improve requirements based on current industry best practices.
  • Establishes goals, priorities, and strategic initiatives for the delivery of QA/QC infrastructure maintenance requirements.
  • Leads the development of metrics and other analytical tools to measure the performance of the Track Quality Assurance program.
  • Ensures Track QA/QC processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current MBTA policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Provides QA/QC Track related engineering support to Project Managers throughout the planning, design and construction phase of capital projects. Support includes but is not limited to design reviews, construction submittal reviews, response to requests for information, preparation of field clarifications, field inspection etc.
  • Provides QA/QC support to the department on matters as directed and requested; serves as staff on a variety of committees; prepares and presents reports, presentations, and other necessary correspondence.
  • Reports on the performance of Quality Assurance Standards to MBTA senior managers and other stakeholders.
  • Assists in the Authority’s response to extraordinary situations including emergencies, derailments, accidents, serious service delays, severe weather in order ensure safety and securement of riders, employees, and MBTA assets.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and employees
  • Available to work all shifts and locations as assigned or directed
  • Available to work as per assignment by the MBTA twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as directed by supervisory personnel for severe weather conditions, emergencies or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service
  • Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies.
  • Perform all other duties and projects that may be assigned.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Work is normally performed in a standard office environment and may include construction and operational site visits.
  • 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 conducting construction and operational site visits while working in the field.
  • MBTA promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, railroad engineering, or closely related field.

Minimum Experience and Required Skills

  • Five (5) years engineering experience preferably in light rail, heavy rail, commuter rail, or freight rail.
  • One (1) year supervisory or lead experience working with a diverse workforce.
  • Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of an engineering and construction program.
  • Professional knowledge of industry engineering principles and practices related to light rail and/or heavy rail; including but not limited to special track work, rail geometrical design, rail structure interaction, and rail maintenance & rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to QA/QC innovations and trends in electrical/power engineering design and development.
  • Principles and practices of technical writing.
  • Ability to apply project management techniques and principles defining detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives.
  • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing QA/QC standards and reports.
  • Ability to interpret and administer policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain to staff and other MBTA departments.
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate highly complex technical issues, analysis and recommendations to staff and leadership.
  • Engineering consulting services and methods including reports, studies, cost estimates, plans, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and computerized statistical databases.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, quantitative, technical writing, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
  • Proficient with the use of MS Office, PowerPoint and Graphic applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders and customers
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license without infractions in accordance with MBTA policy.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
  • Have the ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week, 365 days per year.
  • Ability to comprehend, communicate, and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English
  • Ability to provide internal and external customers with courteous and professional experiences
  • Ability to supervise or work effectively with diverse workforce
  • Ability to adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, comprehensive background screening, and role appropriate MBTA’s medical clinic screening, potentially including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection)
  • Ability to uphold the rights and interests of the MBTA while building and maintaining effective relationships with employees and co-workers
  • Ability to work all shifts and / or locations assigned, directed, or necessary for this position, including (for some transit / operations roles) up to twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as necessary to accommodate severe weather conditions, emergencies, or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service
  • All MBTA employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employees, and interns, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been filed and approved. The MBTA also strongly encourages employees to receive booster doses of the vaccine. All employees must complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form before starting work.

Substitutions Include

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • A Master’s degree or above in from an accredited institution in a technical field related to electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, railroad engineering, or a related field.
  • Ten (10) years of experience working in electrical engineering
  • Extensive experience in project management, technical design, inspection, rating schemes such as NBIS, and rehabilitation experience on transit infrastructure projects.
  • Experience managing and reviewing structural, geotechnical schema and related engineering services

Substitutions

  • None

Job Conditions

  • All MBTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and demonstrate, at appropriate intervals, that they have received all subsequent doses (“boosters”) of the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and as those recommendations may be updated.
  • Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and complexity of the work being performed by staff assigned to this job, and do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities required of staff assigned to this position.

  • Safety Sensitive: Incumbents will be subject to periodic physical examinations plus random drug and alcohol testing
  • On-call 24/7: Employee must be available to respond to page/text/call and report to work as determined by assigned department or the Authority
  • Emergency Staff: During declared “states of emergency,” employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by management

Employment Benefits at the MBTA

The MBTA offers comprehensive benefits packages to employees. Types of benefits offered at the MBTA are subject to the union affiliation / Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of the position to which you apply. Benefits that may apply to your position include the following:

  • Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision, Life (basic and supplemental), Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays
  • Retirement: pension or deferred compensation 401(a), plus MBTA contributions
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for student loans
  • Commuter Choice Parking Program: pre-tax benefits for parking
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): pre-tax benefits for healthcare-related expenses
  • Discounted tickets for concerts, movies, travel / vacation, etc. via TicketsAtWork.com
  • Shopping discounts via GovX.com
  • Verizon and AT&T service discounts
  • And more…

The above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the MBTA. This summary is not a contract and
is not meant to change the provisions of union contracts or Authority policy and does not establish a binding past practice.

The MBTA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Address

10 Park Plaza

Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

Phone
617-222-5855

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