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Electrification Project Manager (Rail Systems)


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Jun 3, 2024



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Job Description


As the Electrification Project Manager, you will:
  • Manage major strategic projects involving electrification at Utah Transit Authority (UTA).
  • Oversee all aspects of general electrification, including:
    • Technology research
    • System design
    • Equipment evaluation
    • Performance monitoring
    • Issue resolution.
    • Collaboration with stakeholders to align projects with environmental and energy efficiency goals.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently, each valued up to and over $20 million.
  • Oversee, participate in, and provide technical expertise in the creation and review of project design criteria and design activities.
  • Manage, participate in, and assist in coordinating all functions in the procurement process, including:
    • Factory acceptance testing
    • Field installation and testing
    • Capacity improvements
  • Manage, guide, and direct UTA and contracted personnel.
  • Oversee and manage utility coordination activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Seven years progressively more responsible experience in design review, maintenance, testing and implementation of rail systems project management and design. Design management experience to include budgeting, scheduling, change order implementation and contract management experience.
  • Five years of electrical engineering experience in any field.
    • Preference will be given to candidates whose electrical engineering experience is specifically related to transit systems, traction power, overhead catenary systems, or related work.
    • Demonstrated experience in stray current mitigation and corrosion control on an active light rail system is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Related Field.   Masters’ degree preferred but not required.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License, or currently pursuing PE license.
  • Strong working knowledge of Traction Power Substations (TPSS), and Overhead Catenary System industry procedures and industry trends, preferred but not required.
  • Electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems theory for TPSS, and Overhead Catenary Systems, preferred but not required.
  • Electronic, electrical, and mechanical testing, safety, and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Engineering, operation, and maintenance policies.
  • Competent with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs, preferred.
  • Highly organized and motivated; Interpersonal skills; Detail-oriented; Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Document filing, storage, and retrieval methods.
  • Office automation equipment such as fax, computers, scanners, digital cameras, copiers, etc.
  • Write and communicate clearly.
  • Work closely, productively, and effectively with a team to accomplish tasks.
  • Work in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Work independently or with little direction.
  • This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
- OR -
An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

As a full-time Administrative Employee, your Total Rewards Benefits Package will include:

  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts. Choice between Traditional Co-Pay or High Deductible Health Plans for medical coverage. HSA with company match available to employees enrolled in the HDHP. Benefit plans include coverage for domestic partners (eligibility affidavit required for coverage).
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or PHD). Course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employees, their spouses, and their dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness and EoS Fitness.
  • Discounted cell phone plans with T-Mobile and AT&T.
  • Pet insurance plan options (tailored plan coverage based on pet’s health and needs).
For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:
Pay Range: $99,000.00 to $123,500.00, depending on experience.
If interested, apply before: Open Until Filled. Preference will be given to candidates who apply before June 17th, 2024 @ 5:59 PM MST 
* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.
*Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part 40, 655, and 219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.
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