Graduate Engineer, Transportation Systems

Requisition Number:  4024
Pay Rate:  N/A

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Other

Basic Function

Functions as a Graduate Engineer in providing engineering support for project management and design of transit projects related to METRORail, METRORapid (BRT), BOOST, HOV/HOT Express Lanes and/or other transit corridors.  Assists in the development of design documents, technical reports, cost estimates, and schedules.  Interacts with the City of Houston, Harris County, and other government entities and agencies within METRO’s region as well as other 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

  • Provides engineering support for project management and design of transit projects with engineering work performed with any combination of METRO in-house and/or external resources.
  • Conducts engineering investigations and evaluations.
  • Provides technical assistance and basic engineering design during the development of conceptual designs.
  • Performs basic engineering design and prepares drawings and other documents for minor detail design.
  • 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 METRO departments/division through all project phases.
  • Maintains relationships with municipalities and other government entities, including but not limited to TxDOT, HCTRA, and the City of Houston. Cooperates on joint projects and/or advance needs related to METRO projects.
  • Assists with outside agency coordination and communication on all project activities.
  • 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 in contract negotiations.
  • Assists with interdepartmental review of milestones submitted.
  • Assists in developing operating and capital budgets.  Monitors budget costs and schedules.
  • Participates in interdepartmental meetings and outside agency meetings.
  • Participates in the identification, initiation, and representation of transit facilities, rail, and roadway projects.  Assists in the preparation of proposals regarding these projects.
  • 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 required.

Education Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is required.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum 0 to 2 years related experience in the design and development of construction projects.  Preferred experience related to one of the following:

  • Transportation (MUTCD, AASHTO Green Book, AASHTO Roadside Design Guide, Highway Safety Manual, Highway Capacity Manual and/or other related standards and guidelines)
  • Rail Systems (AREMA C&S Manual, AREMA Manual of Railway Engineering, and/or other systems’ railway standards)
  • Control Systems/Industrial Automation: knowledge of the principles of design for vital and fail-safe systems

Knowledge & Skills Required

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) license or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire. Strong communications (written/verbal) skills.  Knowledgeable of computer aided drafting and design systems.  Experience with MicroStation software.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

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