Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Aut ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE in Los Angeles, California

Basic Function

  • Provides technical support for engineering projects

Example Of Duties

  • Prepares plans, sketches, specifications, and estimates for design, construction, and modification of Metro facilities
  • Reviews consultants' plans, sketches, certifications, and related documents for compliance with Metro standards and requirements
  • Compiles and analyzes data for engineering projects; recommends materials and equipment
  • Prepares project reports and correspondence
  • Performs project control activities such as budget and schedule reviews
  • Tests, calibrates, diagnoses, modifies, and repairs engineering systems, software, and equipment
  • Plans and implements preventive maintenance programs
  • Trains staff in operating engineering systems, software, and equipment
  • Develops procedures for maintaining remote terminal units and computer systems for various applications
  • Prepares plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Assists in preparing feasibility studies/engineering reports and in managing smaller projects
  • Updates databases and maintains records of changes
  • Represents Metro with construction/engineering/supplier community
  • May respond to site emergencies
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, or other related field
  • 2 years' experience performing engineering work in appropriate discipline
  • Valid California Class C driver license


  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Engineering hardware and software
  • Local building and zoning codes


  • Perform engineering work
  • Perform diagnostic tests and repairs on engineering systems
  • Read, interpret, and apply plans and specifications
  • Perform engineering calculations
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

**METRO Headquarters, Employment Office One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone:**(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (MSU)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

Bulletin No: 003810-011


Closing Date: 28-OCT-16

Salary Grade: H1I

Salary Range: $59,883 - $74,859 - $89,814

External/Internal: EXTERNAL