Transit Systems 2023-01-23 2023-02-27

Project Manager, Zero Emission Buses

Portland, Oregon

Job ID: 147422
Job Status: Full-time

TriMet is seeking a Project Manager, Zero Emission Buses!

The Senior Project Manager, Zero Emission Buses performs duties as a competent and developing project manager in all aspects of battery electric bus (BEB), Fuel Cell (FC), and charging infrastructure design, testing, monitoring, deployment, and maintenance stages. Duties include working on a range of BEB and FC propulsion, fueling, and charging system engineering tasks, requiring independent evaluation, selection, adaptation, and modification of standard engineering techniques, maintenance procedures, and criteria, and assisting in the resolution of complex engineering, maintenance, planning, and policy issues.

Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.

Serve as a good steward of TriMet by regularly utilizing our transit system to maintain a strong and current understanding of customers’ experiences and of TriMet’s product and service offerings.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate the functional feasibility, electrical and mechanical design, and system reliability of various electrical and mechanical systems, equipment, and hardware associated with future and existing battery electric buses as they relate to bus power electronics, Traction Power system maintenance, and repair. Coordinate with TriMet engineers, staff, and consultants to ensure compatible designs.

  • Assist with the administration of contracts relating to the procurement, installation, testing and start-up of various charging systems, hardware, software, and related equipment. Coordinate with systems engineering, consultants and other system and civil contracts on construction issues.

  • Provide professional engineering services in developing and reviewing the conceptual and detailed design of BEB chargers, pathways, and power requirements.

  • Prepare designs, calculations, cost estimates, documentation and public presentation material related to battery electric bus and charging system procurement, coordination and interoperability management. Experience with maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of defects.

  • Review product and systems submittals for compliance with contract requirements and TriMet criteria. Prepare documents for the maintenance standards and procedures of bus electric bus systems, installations and equipment.

  • Work and coordinate with represented staff, other TriMet engineering, planning, bus maintenance and operations staff, staff from other jurisdictions and consultants.

  • Monitor maintenance and manufacturing activities to assure contractual and manufacturer compliance. Perform field measurements and calculations to verify quantities and quality of completed work. Assist with contracts administration for management of equipment procurement, testing and consultant contracts.

  • Prepare minutes, documentation, specifications and technical reports, and review such material generated by others. Assist with preparation of contract specifications and bid documents.

  • Provide lead expert guidance to Zero Emission Program management, supervisors consultants, engineering and other support staff as required for specific assignments and within the guidelines provided by the Zero Emission Bus Manager.

  • Represent TriMet at various interagency meetings as a technical representative.

Position Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's Degree is required.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

  • A minimum of four (4) years total credited experience.*

  • Two (2) years of experience as a practicing project manager, architect, or engineer are required.

  • Two (2) years of engineering experience in an area directly applicable to battery electric bus and charging system procurement, coordination, interoperability and maintenance management are required.

  • Certification as a PE (Professional Engineer) is preferred.
Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

*The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description. Experience is prorated based on hours worked. LRHR assigns and validates the "credited experience".

Selection Criteria:

Type of Position / Grade / FLSA
Grade 16, Exempt, Non-Union, Full-Time.

Salary Range
Minimum: $89,803.00
Maximum: $134,705.00

Selection Process
Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:

1. Application Review (please include: Cover Letter and Resume)
2. Interview
3. Reference Check and Degree Verification

Supplemental Information
Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. And be encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.

Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.

TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

ADA Statement
As applied to the workplace, applicants and employees must be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions may include required job functions performed infrequently as well as production standards related to the quality and quantity of work.

If a person with a disability could meet job qualifications with a reasonable accommodation, TriMet will work with the employee to accommodate the need. If TriMet's accommodation is effective in allowing the employee to perform the essential functions of the job, it need not be the employee's preferred accommodation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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