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Facilities Project Planner & Estimator - North County Transit District, CA (ID: 293219)

Title Facilities Project Planner & Estimator
Type Facilities Management
Date Posted January 7, 2018
City / Organization North County Transit District, CA
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Under the general direction of the Director of Facilities and Project Management, the Project Planner & Estimator performs at an advanced level to prepare procurement documents by analyzing and researching requirements for facilities and equipment maintenance, repair, and construction in preparation for procurement activity. Ensures work quality and adherence to established policies, procedures and contracts in relation to facilities.
Distinguishing CharacteristicsThis position is distinguished by its responsibility and the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for planning and estimating facilities and equipment projects. This position will be responsible for project scope of work and independent cost estimate development. This position will require activities and support, both in the field and at work site locations, to include enforcing compliance with applicable contract provisions.
Supervision Received and ExercisedThis position reports to the Director of Facilities and Project Management and has no supervisory authority. This position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and as a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted.
Working ConditionsNormal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consulting engineers' facilities, and other locations as required.
Examples of Duties:Essential FunctionsDuties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Reviews requests for work/repairs for facilities and equipment, assesses requirements and develops scopes of work.Prepares independent cost estimates for facilities and equipment maintenance, repair, and construction activities to include identifying labor, material, and time requirements and computes costs by utilizing data gathered.Ensures all scopes, ICE's, etc., are in compliance with all applicable procurement and public works laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.Assists in the development of policies and procedures for project cost control, cost updating, and budget monitoring.Supports the development of cost control and project scheduling skills of project managers.Coordinates work with Divisions, Departments and outside agencies or contractors.Prepares analytical and statistical reports on facilities operations and activities.Coordinate with relevant NCTD staff and contractors regarding their needs and priorities for facilities maintenance and repair.Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence.Keep abreast of applicable federal, state, and industry regulations, rules, standards and accepted best practices to assure ongoing NCTD awareness and familiarity with all regulatory issues.Perform other related duties as assigned.Qualifications:Experience/EducationBachelor's degree in Construction Management, Facilities, Accounting, or a related field required.Minimum four (4) years directly relevant experience in facilities maintenance, project development/management and cost estimating (private or public sector) required.Experience in public transportation highly desired.
A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.
Certificates/LicensesPossession of and the ability to maintain a California driver's license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years.Maintain compliance with the District's policies regarding Conflict of Interest and Ethics.
General Requirements
Knowledgeable in the following areas:Methods, materials, tools, practices, occupational hazards and safety precautions used in the maintenance and repair of buildings and associated infrastructure and equipment.Principles and practices of facility and equipment cost estimating.Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.Ability to resolve discrepancies through attention to detail and follow through.Understands, applies, and implements administrative policies, practices, and procedures.Is familiar with office procedures and the maintenance of records.Works independently in identifying the need for and developing proposed changes to operating practices.Is able to create and maintain good working relationships through excellent communication (both oral and written) and teambuilding skills.Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including outside contractors.Is familiar with pertinent code and regulatory requirements of agencies such as the FTA, FRA, CPUC, OSHA, EPA, and California Code of Regulations.Possesses strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to gather, organize, analyze and present data to appropriate sources, ability to interpret and apply local, state, and federal rules and regulations accurately and effectively.Must be able to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities.Must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with contractors, the public, and public officials; the ability to assist in coordinating the design work of facilities projects with other District divisions; and the ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of adequate and accurate controls, records, and reports.Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and project scheduling software.Supplemental Information:Physical RequirementsThe physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must possess the ability to use the phone and computer for extended periods, manual dexterity to complete clerical functions and work with office equipment, and lift equipment up to 25 pounds on a daily basis. The employee must be able to hear, see, and communicate verbally to exchange information. The employee must be able to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, work in evenings when required, work in hazardous conditions, and negotiate a variety of different and irregular terrain as is typical along a railway right-of-way. The employee may be subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases and chemicals. The employee must be able to walk, climb, balance, bend, carry, push, reach, sit, and stand.
Machines / Tools / EquipmentAbility to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite programs.Ability to operate standard office equipment, including a fax and scanner machine, copy machine, and telephone.Ability to carry and operate a Blackberry/iPhone on-call device.
Application Information: All applicants must complete and submit an online application at A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range. NCTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Post Expiration Date   February 7, 2018

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