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Senior Project Manager, Vehicle Engineering (Rail Maintenance)

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Chicago, IL
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Job Description: Senior Project Manager, Vehicle Engineering (Rail Maintenance) - (2100008Q) Description POSITION SUMMARY Under direction, provides project oversight and technical support for Authority Bus and/or Rail capital vehicle programs involved in the improvement, upgrade, repair, cleaning, safety, overhaul, and maintenance of revenue and non-revenue vehicles and shop equipment Qualifications POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESServes as Senior Project Manager and coordinates with engineers on various Bus and Rail new equipment/vehicle purchase projects.Supervises the development of projects and plans related to the purchase of new rail vehicles.Establishes project schedules, workflow, and budgets for vehicle purchases and overhauls and tracks progress to ensure deliverables are on schedule and within budget.Reviews contract drawings and correspondence from the car builder, apprises the Chief Engineer of issues or concerns, and drafts responses.Chairs meetings with project stakeholders, management, and vendors, maintains meeting minutes, and prepares status reports.Monitors project related activities of engineering staff, may perform discipline as necessary in conjunction with department managers.Manages the continued maintenance plans and replacement plans of new parts and vehicles.Collects and maintains parts information, oversees the assignment of Authority specific identification numbers to parts, and coordinates the input of parts data into the Oracle database.Keeps abreast of warranty status information and ensures that vehicles under warranty are not charged for covered repairs.Tracks the progress of new vehicle repair training for CTA personnel and makes adjustments as necessary to maintain schedules.Assigns work to engineers, monitors manpower needs and schedules, identifies areas of deficiencies, and recommends changes to accomplish project deliverables.Drafts project work plans, specifications, and estimates for labor, material, and equipment costs for projects.Develops performance metrics, analyzes data and summarizes outcomes.Coordinates, schedules, and conducts inspections and testing of new and overhauled vehicles and parts.Inspects and tests for defects, performance, and compliance with specifications.Implements resolutions to ensure all problems are resolved.May travel to vehicle or sub-system manufacturing plants to inspect for compliance with specifications.Initiates, tracks, and expedites purchase requisitions for vehicles and services received.Tracks the progress of new vehicle repair training for CTA personnel and makes adjustments as necessary to maintain schedules.Performs related duties as assigned. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Directly reporting to this position are the following jobs: Job Title May be assigned to oversee following positions: • Engineer I – IV, Electrical • Engineer I – IV, Mechanical • Engineer I – IV, Product • Equipment Technician I • Equipment Technician II • Equipment Technician III POSITION CHALLENGES • Managing multiple priorities while keeping projects on schedule and within budget. • Adhering to project guidelines and schedules. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering plus five (5) years of experience managing large-scale vehicle procurement, maintenance, and overhaul projects or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to the position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, and manual dexterity for working with computer key boards. • Chicago Transit Authority requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated. If you are offered employment, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment and as part of the hiring process. Visit for full notice. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Detailed knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering principles, methods, and techniques as they apply to transit vehicle design and maintenance. • Detailed knowledge of materials, techniques, and components of transit vehicles. • Detailed knowledge of vehicle costing and procurement processes. • Detailed knowledge of industry quality control practices. • Strong research, attention to detail, and problem solving skills. • Strong critical thinking skills to assess how one change can affect the entire project. • Intermediate skill using personal computer, engineering applications, and data management software. • Good verbal and written communication skills. • Good organizational and project management skills. • Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills. • Ability to apply engineering knowledge to complex mechanical and electrical engineering problems with versatility, judgment, and perception. • Ability to manage complex vehicle engineering design projects. • Ability to develop workflow diagrams. • Must be able to obtain Rail Safety Training certification. WORKING CONDITIONS • General office environment. • Subject to manufacturing or assembly plant, maintenance or repair facility, and laboratory environments. • Domestic and international travel may be required. • Occasionally exposed to 600 volt third rails and energized equipment. • Subject to on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week via cellular phone. • Subject to exposure to usual vehicle maintenance shop and rail terminal hazards and conditions, e.g. vehicular noise, dust, grease, moving vehicles, electrified apparatus, machinery, etc. • Subject to all weather and right of way conditions. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED • Personal computer and related software (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel), Project management software. • Personal protective equipment (e.g. shoes, glasses, gloves). Additional Details Please note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNo employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided. Primary Location : USA-Illinois-Skokie Job : Bus Maintenance Job Posting : Jan 14, 2022, 12:00:00 AM Position Type: Full-time Permanent (FTP)

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