Engineer II

Requisition Number:  5768
Pay Rate:  PGR12

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Other

Basic Function

Provides engineering support for project management and design development of transit projects related to the light rail lines, bus rapid transit lines, park & rides, bus shelters and facility upgrades. Assists Program Managers in the development and review of design documents, technical reports, cost estimates and schedules. Interacts with the City of Houston, Harris County and the governmental entities and agencies and internal METRO Departments. Responsibilities include engineering design and assisting with coordination and monitoring of projects.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Conducts engineering investigations and evaluations.
  • Provides technical assistance and basic engineering design during the development of conceptual designs. 
  • Performs engineering design and prepares drawings and other documents for detail design including signing and sealing the engineering work product. 
  • Assists in the coordination of detail design work.  Provides minor technical direction to in-house staff, consultants, and sub consultants. 
  • Participates in the coordination between departments/division (Construction, Contracts, Project Controls, Planning, Operations etc.) through all project phases. 
  • Prepares technical documentation and final reports covering various aspects of projects. 
  • Assists in the development of scope of work, schedules and budgets for various engineering and construction projects. 
  • Assists with the outside agency coordination and communication on all project activities. 
  • Assists in contract negotiations. 
  • Assists with interdepartmental review of milestones submitted. 
  • Monitors budget costs and schedules. 
  • Participates in interdepartmental and outside agency meetings.
  • Participates in project identification and initiation of transit facilities, rail, and roadway projects. Assists in the preparation of proposals regarding these projects. 
  • Assist with presentations at interdepartmental and community meetings. 
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

Bachelor’ degree in Engineering or related degree is required.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum 4 years of related experience in the design and development of construction projects. 

Knowledge & Skills Required

Licensed as a Texas Professional Engineer. Knowledgeable of computer aided drafting and design systems. Experience with MicroStation software, Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).   Must have a willingness to work on a variety of projects with a strong desire to learn, be motivated and enthusiastic about all aspects of the role and enjoy the challenge of taking on new responsibilities. 

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston