Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking an Associate Engineer. Come join the team supporting various capital improvement projects with your experience working with overhead and underground utilities.
Definition Under direction, to supervise and perform responsible professional, field and office engineering work in connection with the location, design, construction maintenance and operation of transportation systems and projects; and to participate in a variety of services and special studies requiring the application of professional knowledge and skills.
Distinguishing Characteristics This is a journey-level class in the professional transportation engineer series. Associate Transportation Engineers typically perform more difficult or complex engineer work, using independent judgement, and typically serve as the project lead, providing lead supervision to lower level professional and technical staff on a project bases.
The Associate Transportation Engineer is distinguished from the next higher level of Senior Transportation Engineer in that the latter class has full supervisory responsibility over staff and consultants of a major unit or program.
Classification Bargaining Unit: TAEA
Essential Job Functions
Assigns work, gives instructions and passes upon technical problems in connection with the planning, design construction, maintenance and operation of transportation facilities including fixed guideways, transit, highway, bicycle, airport and other facilities;
Determines route alignments;
Makes analyses to determine best design;
Develops routes and schedules for transit system facilities;
Supervises the planning and construction of transportation system facilities;
Directs other engineering personnel in preparing final plans and maps;
Supervises the preparation of detailed drawing and specifications;
Writes reports and makes estimates of a specialized nature in connection with various transportation projects;
Makes preliminary designs and estimates for determining budgetary needs for construction and maintenance activities;
Performs related work as required. When assigned as a project manager, subject to general review:
Responsible for technical details of an entire project, such as planning, design, and contract documents, typically involving project coordination and administration;
Resolves technical problems concerning the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of transportation facilities;
Performs other related duties as required.
Employment Standards Training and experience equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering and four years professional engineering experience on transportation systems or projects.
Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California in a field related to transportation engineering is required at the time of appointment.
As a condition of employment, all employees who are appointed to Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects Association (TAEA) represented positions shall have deductions for either: (1) Association dues; or (2) an agency/charity fee.
Methods, materials and equipment used in the design, construction and operation of transportation facilities;
Operation of public transit systems;
Use of computers;
Computer model simulation techniques;
Planning and budgeting for transportation development projects;
Economics of transportation facility design;
Principles of supervision and training.
Supervise and review the work of others;
Inspect plans for the methods of construction;
Perform design and lay-out work;
Prepare specifications and write technical reports;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority honors human diversity where people are appreciated, respected, and nurtured. VTA's environment fosters creativity and productivity among all its employees and extends a welcome to those who wish to join our team.
VTA is an independent special district that provides solutions that move you. Our vision is to innovate the way Silicon Valley moves as we create, collaborate and lead. Our core values are Safety, Integrity, Quality, Sustainability, Diversity, Accountability.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region.
VTA provides bus, light rail, and paratransit services, as well as participates as a funding partner in regional rail service including Caltrain, Capital Corridor, and the Altamont Corridor Express.
As the county’s congestion management agency, VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management, design and construction of specific highway, pedestrian, and bicycle impr...ovement projects, as well as promotion of transit oriented development.
VTA provides these services throughout the county, including Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. VTA continually builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County.