Technical and professional engineering/architectural work of advanced difficulty and responsibility in connection with the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of the engineering projects in the Authority. An employee in this classification applies professional engineering/architectural skills and knowledge to a variety of projects. Work will involve project design, project management, obtaining permits and construction of projects of a simple to complex nature. Work is evaluated by manager through observation, conferences, reports and evaluation of results achieved.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
Serves as Project Manager on engineering projects and performs technical engineering tasks in the field and office.
Responsible for preparation of project design documents, code compliance, safety considerations in design, operation of design, response to contractor requests for information, preparation of project revisions to reflect differing field conditions, and budget updates.
Responsible for engineer’s cost estimate, project construction and design budget, preparation of bid or RFP documents, preparation of contract documents and purchase orders, bid analysis, and project bonding.
Negotiates and manages engineering consultant contracts and supplements along with construction change orders and clauses.
Reviews project drawings and specifications submitted by consultants, confers with contractors relative to the interpretation of project documents, and application of the Authority standards and specifications.
Prepares reports for the FTA and FAA projects as well as monthly management reports.
Coordinates obtaining field survey information and technical assistance to design and prepare complete construction plans.
Prepares applications and obtains various regulatory permits, approvals, and variances necessary for project construction and operation.
Responsible for preparation and review of surveys, profiles, and calculations for the construction of engineering projects; performs inspections in the field, observes operations, and determines quality of work.
Designs and details working drawings of general or specialized structures or components of structures.
Conducts public informational meetings for proposed projects.
Interacts with citizens to resolve problems, conflicts, and provide for public improvements.
Assists in formulation of engineering standards and specifications and office policy.
Conducts engineering studies and makes recommendations.
Applies technical training and experience to reviews of design submittals to the NFTA.
Performs additional duties and tasks as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern engineering/ architecture and its application to engineering computations. Ability to design difficult engineering/architectural projects. Ability to plan projects, make accurate estimates, and inspect work for compliance with plans and specifications. Ability to use advanced computer skills and modeling practices. Ability to negotiate with regulatory agency staff to obtain construction/ operation permits. Ability to prepare budgets and construction estimates for projects. Ability to prepare reports and present programs and ideas in both written and oral form. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state, and federal regulators, contractors, engineers, employees, and others and deal with public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully. Ability to manage and make positive progress on a number of projects in various stages of completion at the same time. Ability to negotiate with consultants and contractors. Experience with Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) circulars and grant process are a plus.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering or related field with ten (10) or more years’ experience in engineering or capital project management or related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. New York State Professional License is preferred. Well-developed communication, decision-making and team working skills are essential. Proficiency is required in MS Word, Excel, MS Project as well as knowledge of Auto-Cad. Experience in Light Rail Transit and Airports is preferred.
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is a multimodal entity encompassing a skilled and dedicated work force. We are firmly committed to providing efficient and professional transportation services that enhance the quality of life throughout the Buffalo Niagara region in a manner consistent with the needs of our community.