Sr Manager of Engineering Programs

November 17, 2023
Oakland, CA
Job Type


Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Office of Infrastructure Delivery

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2023 current employee cost $160.96 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Non-Rep Pay Grade E10

Minimum: $139,192.00/year - Maximum: $210,876.00/year

The negotiable starting salary offer will be between $139,192.00/year - $208,183.08/year commensurate with experience and education.

Posted Date

November 15, 2023

Closing Date

December 6, 2023

Please note that this job announcement may be canceled, closed, or extended, at any time.

Reports To

Office of Infrastructure Delivery Group Manager, or District Architect, or designee

Days Off


Note: Working variable shifts, including nights and weekends, may be required

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies that may occur within the next twelve (12) months, with similarly situated positions within the department.

The Senior Manager of Engineering Programs is a design and construction friendly team leader with a priority on quality and safety, whether working in field engineering, project design, analysis, or process improvement areas. Incumbents in these positions must demonstrate superior leadership abilities and management experience, strong organizational skills, sound judgment, self-motivation, understanding of strategic planning, and verifiable working knowledge in a Project Management/Construction Management environment delivering multi-disciplined projects with a variety of complexities.

Ideal incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications:

  • Extensive experience leading complex teams with significant impact to the organization.
  • Build a team or led multiple complex operations/capital programs in regulated industries.
  • Advanced understanding of project controls (Scheduling, Earned Value, forecasting, and Risk Management)
  • Creation of new processes and methodologies for problem solving in complex environments
  • Demonstration of excellent stewardship of public funds at the intersection of scope, schedule, budget, and operational quality
  • Effective communication, presentation, and written skills
  • Results-driven, despite of obstacles or bureaucracy

Additional desired skillsets would include, but not limited to:

  • Acceleration & Innovation in Program and Project Delivery
  • Predictive Maintenance (with Verifiable Objective Evidence)
  • Advanced Engineering Analyses root cause analysis and Design for Maintainability, Reliability)
  • Data Science, creating analysis & reporting frameworks
  • Integrated systems architecture (hardware & software)
  • Achievements in Capital Rehabilitation Programs
  • Asset & Risk Management (ISO, IAM, or FTA background preferred)
  • Funding, including complex grant management and contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to build technical teams & grow personnel
  • Preparing and administering department/program budgets and contracts.
  • Understanding of Critical Path method scheduling.
  • Ability to identify gaps, conflicts, dependencies, and constraints in scope, requirements, delivery, training, and deployment and work with necessary parties for resolution.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, including the ability to develop and implement controls.
  • Experience with Primavera P6, PeopleSoft, and Maximo is desirable.
  • Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days at a time (in rotation with others), to work occasionally during overnight and weekend maintenance windows, and to work occasionally in noisy and dirty environments or in foul weather and in close proximity to moving trains.
  • An understanding of electrical, mechanical, physical, and mathematical principles applicable to the BART train control, traction power, ventilation, HVAC, and other miscellaneous support systems and a keen interest in keeping up to date with emerging technology, developments, and trends in these areas.

Essential Job Functions

Assumes overall leadership responsibility for the development and execution of District engineering programs

Drives the development and implementation of specific capital programs.

Hires and develops innovative program management and other staff to align with changing technology environments impact on legacy systems.

Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of project commissioning methods and procedures, insuring improved program deliveries.

Proactively executes, within departmental policy, continuous application of lessons learned to drive improved safety, reliability, and efficiency.

Oversees and manages Engineering program support of operations and maintenance.

Systematically identifies and reduces risk to ensure that projects meet scope, schedule, budget, and quality requirements.

Identify, create, and implement via collaborative methods with appropriate levels of authorization, new programs as required by regulatory compliance, customer requirements, system needs, or efficiency improvements.

Oversees effective negotiations of contracts and agreements related to programs and ensures compliance and continued progress towards completion.

Develops efficiencies for complex outage planning, including project consolidation which minimizes impacts to operations and patron service.

Provides executive level recommendations for asset assessment program implementation to comply with FTA requirements for State of Good Repair.

Establishes benchmarks, measurement methods, and reporting for accountability and adherences to tactical and strategic goals.

Prepares, reviews and provides project portfolio status reports and updates to managers and executives.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A master's degree is preferred.

Experience: Nine (9) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience with full responsibility for managing large and complex projects through all phases, including strategic planning and policy analysis, design, construction and implementation. Five (5) years of this experience must have included program management of engineering employees across multiple departments or programs. Multidisciplinary experience is preferred.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a two-for-one basis.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progress or review other projects.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of California is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Mentoring and development of technical management staff in a matrix management environment
  • Value Engineering including integration of new technology
  • Incorporation of state of the art technology in monitoring and operations of complex equipment and processes
  • Principles and Practices of program/portfolio coordination and management
  • Principles and practices across multiple engineering/technical disciplines
  • Principles and practices of engineering design and construction
  • Principles and practices of project/program management
  • Principles and practices of intra agency negotiation and administration
  • Principles and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates
  • Principles and practices of strategic planning, risk analysis and measurement systems
  • Methods and techniques of coordinating and scheduling project work
  • Methods and techniques of research, analysis and validation
  • Principles and practices of procurement
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers
  • Microsoft Office suite or equivalent and analysis software including scheduling tools/techniques
  • Related Federal, State, local and professional technical codes, laws and regulations

Skill in:

  • Demonstrating a constant risk-based mindset that is comfortable and productive in an uncertain environment
  • Exhibiting a strong and committed leadership that will motivate the operational team to perform to project expectations
  • Developing systems and commissioning of new assets, processes, and programs
  • Advocating for maintenance stakeholders to minimize operational and human impacts
  • Prioritizing issues as they develop, identifying resources, and presenting proposed solutions with alternatives analyses
  • Managing, supervising and coordinating implementation of multiple complex programs simultaneously
  • Inspiring stakeholder performance and executing significant changes and improvements
  • Developing and implementing program goals, objectives and procedures
  • Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of professional staff and contract consultants
  • Performing professional level analytical support services
  • Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy and management guidelines
  • Planning, organizing and scheduling engineering or maintenance department priorities
  • Preparing and administering department and project portfolio budgets and responsible cost reduction recommendations
  • Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public
  • Understanding the organization and function of a public agency
  • Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions and making recommendations.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Communicating clearly and concisely to inspire action, both orally and in writing

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will move forward in accordance with the selection process, which will include screening for additional qualifications.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or one or more individual or panel interviews.

Application Process

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on EmployeeConnect.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. Online applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Working Conditions:

Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; travel from site to site; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations.

Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

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