Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1K ($72,529.60 - $90,646.40 - $108,763.20)
Job Summary

Provides third party contract administration, project oversight, coordination, analysis, reporting, and mitigation for utility construction, rearrangement, and restoration involving public agencies, public/private utilities, and other third parties.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates the preparation of engineering plans, drawings, specifications, procedures, and schedules necessary for utility rearrangement and restoration work
  • Coordinates and oversees utility construction
  • Develops technical reports, feasibility studies, economic analyses, and other forms of correspondence, including letters, notices, and design reviews, that apply to project utility service requirements, utility rearrangement configurations and construction permitting
  • Negotiates and prepares agreements/contracts with agencies and public/private utilities for all services and work necessary to support Metro construction activities; oversees work for compliance with schedule, cost, and work quality by developing budget and directing activities
  • Prepares, coordinates, and applies for permits required for construction activities on behalf of Metro contractors
  • Applies agency and utilities specifications, codes, and safety orders; analyzes and resolves any conflicts between Metro contractors and the agencies/utilities; mitigates all problems involving encroachments, noise abatement, entry onto private property, and other issues of public/private concern
  • Provides 24 hour per day on call status for response to emergency conditions involving utility services or use of public right-of-way at Metro projects; assists in developing claim strategies for minimizing damage assessment
  • Analyzes data, specifications, and drawings, making necessary changes or recommendations where appropriate; reviews and approves all Change Notices involving agencies/utilities service, including "betterments" and cost recovery for presentation to the Board of Directors
  • Provides interpretation, technical expertise, and approval for responses to those Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Comments (RFCs) which involve agencies/utilities and work in the public right-of-way
  • Assists management in the establishment and forecasting of long-term budgets
  • Chairs monthly progress meetings with Third Parties to answer questions, provide construction activity information, and to coordinate project planning
  • Represents Third Party interests at pre-bid meetings, pre-construction meetings, weekly project progress meetings, readiness review meetings, as-built drawing reviews, and final inspections
  • Responsible for the preparation, review, and approval of contractor close out actions upon contract completion, and requesting a Certificate of Completion from the contractor and a Letter of Acceptance from the Third-Party Agency/Utility
  • Maintains various project files and records necessary to provide project backup information regarding cost, schedule, work scope, work quality, and related issues involving
  • Prepares and processes work orders and requisitions
  • Audits, analyzes, and approves city and utility invoices and merit of payment
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

    May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Theories, principles, and practices of civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, utility, traffic, corrosion control, and environmental engineering
  • Theories, principles, and practices of contract administration and cost accounting
  • Applicable state and local laws, rules, and regulations governing construction processes, right-of-ways, environmental hazards removal, permitting, building code standards, zoning code restrictions, and real estate
  • Construction project management
  • Construction drawings, plans, and specifications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Managing construction projects from initial planning stage, through design, implementation, and completion
  • Forecasting scope and budget
  • Coordinating and overseeing utility construction work
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of technical, professional, and construction-oriented groups and individuals
  • Effectively negotiating and mediating agreements, contracts, and changes

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Analyze, interpret, understand, and prepare detailed data, drawings, plans, and specifications
  • Audit and approve invoices
  • Multi-task
  • Think and act independently
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, standards, procedures, contracts, budgets, schedules, and labor/management agreements
  • Represent Metro before the public, contractors, and other government agencies
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, correspondence, and contracts
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Project Management, Business, or a related field


  • Three years of relevant experience performing third party coordination type work

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions


Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • Work on slippery or uneven surfaces

Physical Effort Required

  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100') None
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)


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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.