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Transit and Rail Systems Discipline Lead in Arlington, Virginia, United States

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Jacobs Engineering Group is seeking an experienced Systems Discipline Lead for Transit and Rail design build (DDB) opportunities and projects in the Mid-Atlantic region with a focus on the Baltimore-Washington area.  The desired candidate should have experience working on significant projects in transit in the United States.  Projects may include light rail, metro or other rail projects.  A successful track record working with contractors is required.  Knowledge of key transit and rail systems engineering and design requirements for automatic train control, communications and traction power is required. 
This Transit Design Systems Lead manages and directs the systems engineering design for transit Design -Build (DB) teams.  This individual must gain a thorough understanding of the Scope of Work, the Owners requirements of the contract, the design submittal process, the projects organizational structure, and the integrated design-build project schedule.  The Transit Design Systems Discipline Lead must demonstrate experience working with contractors and managing work with diverse and remote design teams to deliver products on a tight schedule.  The Systems Discipline Lead needs to be familiar with all pertinent transit and rail design standards, and demonstrate design experience in traction power, signaling and communications.    
The Transit Systems Discipline Leads role is to ensure a cooperative and collaborative transfer of all design information; the organization and storage of all relevant design documents and as-built information; and facilitate the timely completion of the design work, so that the DB contract proceeds in a timely manner, without unduly holding up the DB contractors progress. 
The Transit and Rail Systems Discipline Lead is responsible for the following: 
•Manage the systems design aspects of complex transit and rail projects.  Providing overall technical direction to systems design team and flagging cross-discipline issues that arise. Coordinate design activities and decisions with the DB Project Manager.
•Collaborate with other DB Team leaders to ensure the critical design components and related submittal documents are properly prioritized and delivered;
•Ensure that the Safety & Quality issues for both design and construction are understood and properly integrated into the design teams operations; coordinate audit activities of the Design Quality Assurance Manager and promptly address any issues that are identified;
•Collaborate with DB Team members in risk management and ensure that risk mitigation measures are in place and are being followed. Work with the Project Manager and Project Sponsor to identify risks and develop risk mitigation measures;
•Be knowledgeable on Project Control processes and procedures, and ensure accurate reporting of systems design progress as the work progresses throughout design and construction. Develop and manage metrics against the design budget for early detection of budget overruns. Understand quantity tracking, unit costs of labor and budgeted man hours, sheet counts and all relative metrics associated with managing a design effort from a budget standpoint. Understand Critical Path method (CPM) scheduling and be able to meet critical project milestones for deliverables. Be able to work with other DB Discipline leads and the DB Project Manager to mitigate the impact of design delays if they arise during the design process. 
•Drive innovation thoughts and ideas throughout the systems design staff. Motivate Value Engineering and group collaboration amongst systems engineers. Bring latest design innovations and technologies into the design. 
•Ensure that the systems design documents for testing, startup and commissioning are produced timely and in adequate detail; 
•Manage Changes to the contract scope as requested by either the Owner or DB Contractor in coordination with the DB Project Manager. Be able to identify what is contract scope, and what is a change, under the auspices of a Design Build contract. Be able to challenge / cajole / negotiate equitable changes to the design contract, as needed, to protect designers financial position within the design build contract in coordination with the DB Project Manager. 
•Manage the Design Services during Construction phase of the contract. This requires making reductions to staff to critical minimal levels while being able to answer contractor RFIs and resolve all systems design issues which arise during construction. 
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•Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university is required•Masters Degree in Engineering is preferable. •Minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of Systems Engineering Design, and design management experience on at least two major Transit Design Build projects with a value over $500 million TIC. •Professional Engineering (PE) license is required in a Major engineering discipline, with the ability to obtain specific state licensure as required by the specific opportunity.    •Must bring a thorough knowledge and expertise in working with large design teams; be able to timely integrate remote resources and diverse engineering staff into a single well-coordinated systems design package; have a good knowledge of contracts and risk avoidance and mitigation; knowledgeable of project controls and change processes. 

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