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DESCRIPTION: Under general direction, directs, manages, and coordinates the development and implementation of formalized project risk assessment, risk mitigation, and risk management for all Sound Transit capital programs; plans, manages, and coordinates the activities of strategic risk assessment on multiple projects in all states of project development; coordinates value engineering activities and workshops; ensures application of inter-agency lessons learned program; updates, maintains, and manages project risk registers to reflect current risk conditions; prepares materials for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the New Starts reporting process, including periodic in-depth analysis and reporting in the Agency Progress Report (APR), and at quarterly FTA meetings; manages consultants and consultant contracts relating to risk assessments and value engineering; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Project Control and VE Staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Lead and coordinate work activities and work products of assigned staff, consultants, and contractors; and provide training and technical expertise and assistance as needed on policies and procedures related to area of assignment. • Develop, implement, coordinate, and manage a comprehensive risk management plan that clearly defines roles and responsibilities for all ST capital projects; establishes methodology on how the Agency will identify and quantify project risks; implement and track risk response activities, and monitor and control risks throughout the life of the program; conduct project risk analysis and risk mitigation, baseline cost and schedule contingency analysis using risk simulation and modeling tools such as Primavera Risk Analysis, @ Risk, and Crystal Ball; provide independent assessments and reports to management; provide well written reports of risk analysis results for review by management; and ensure publication and distribute final risk assessment reports to management and third party stakeholders. • Lead, supervise, and coordinate Value Engineering (VE) study using a multi-disciplined team from the Agency and consultants to develop recommendations for important design decisions with the primary objective of value improvement and cost savings. • Regularly reassess contract and program contingency reserves for potential claims and unknown risks, incorporating information related to risks identified and quantified through its risk assessment processes; regularly integrate estimates for capital, support costs, and contingency reserves into a program-wide report; submit monthly and quarterly status reports to the Division Director and management; and ensure that reports to the FTA and other stakeholders reflect current data and provides an accurate representative of the program’s status. • Provide support in managing consultant contracts relating to risk management and value engineering, including scope development, negotiations, facilitation, and report development and presentation. • Update and maintain all the project risk registers to reflect current risk conditions and provide monthly and quarterly reports to management, FTA, and other stakeholders. • Participate in the FTA monthly and quarterly meetings and present progress reporting relating to risk assessment program. • Support Federal and/or State reviews of project scope, schedule and budget; serves as Agency’s main point of contact and facilitate review process to ensure success; produce status reports as required; serve as liaison with other programs, divisions, or outside agencies as assigned; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues; and perform other related duties as required and as assigned by the Scheduling, Cost Estimating, and Risk Division Manager. • Provide general cost estimating and schedule project control support for specific capital projects, as necessary. • Provide support to the department and others on matters as directed; serve as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporate new developments as appropriate; ensure processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensure accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in engineering, and six years of experience administering a formalized project risk assessment, risk mitigation, and risk management program including cost and schedule risk identification, tracking, and mitigation processes, preferably in a transit or transportation related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • Preferred certification in Risk Management and/or Value Engineering.
Required Knowledge of: • Operations, services, and activities of an engineering principles and practices of civil engineering. • Understanding of construction methods, scheduling theory, basic engineering principles, primavera scheduling software experience, organizational skills. • Light rail projects including tunneling, civil and system integrated work, and start up. • Design documents, Internet, software manuals, Primavera scheduling software, risk analysis and simulation software, and proven practical experience. • Principles and practices of program development and administration. • Engineering consulting services and methods. • Contract and procurement strategies and management principles. • Policy and procedure development and administration. • Risk assessment, identification and strategic planning. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities. • Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases. • Supervisory/lead principles, methods and techniques.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Applying principles and practices of civil engineering related to area of assignment. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Reviewing, interpreting, and analyzing complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets. • Managing and coordinating formalized cost and schedule risk identification, tracking, and mitigation processes related to the activities of strategic risk assessment. • Presentation development and public speaking skills. • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Preparing and analyzing data and comprehensive reports. • Applying project management and program development techniques and principles. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Monitoring departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules. • Leading and delegating daily tasks, communicating, and providing feedback and work direction to assigned staff/consultants.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Physical Demands / Work Environment: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery and extreme noise when visiting construction sites and working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.