Project Manager – LA MTA


Specialty: HIGH RISE

Closing Date: 20-JUL-2012

Salary Grade: C04

Salary Range: Start Rate: $32.56 p/hr – Top Rate: $43.42 p/hr

Shift and days off for this position: 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sundays and Mondays off

Basic Function

  • Supervises multi-skilled personnel and contractors in the repair, modification, upgrade, overhaul, and maintenance of the USG Headquarters Building’s mechanical, electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), FLS (fire life safety), and all other related building equipment

Example Of Duties

  • Ensures demand and preventative maintenance service requests are completed on time
  • Reviews design criteria and/or repair cost estimates
  • Prepares estimates, statements of work, and justifications for procurement of goods or services. Assists Contract Administrators in the preparation of Requests for Proposals and Invitation for Bid
  • Oversees the work of vendors on service or maintenance contracts and ensures they meet applicable standards and are performed satisfactorily and in accordance with contract requirements
  • Inspects all work in progress and completed projects to ensure work is satisfactory
  • Diagnoses maintenance problems; directs repairs, equipment overhauls, upgrades and modifications; or recommends corrective action to high rise building equipment
  • Develops, implements, and oversees maintenance programs; ensure compliance with preventive maintenance plans and schedules. Reviews and maintains or manages maintenance records; prepares weekly and monthly activity reports
  • Prepares comprehensive reports, spreadsheets, and correspondence
  • Leads and coordinates all tenant improvements from planning through completion
  • Keeps management abreast of all issues and provides updates on all work in progress
  • Develops annual maintenance budgets and ensures contracts and projects are completed within approved budgets
  • Ensures that Metro receives and maintains proof of applicable licenses and permits for work being performed by vendors
  • Organizes and schedules on-going education for subordinates in their area of specialty such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc.
  • Utilizes a computer based information system to process work orders, incidents, timesheets, material requests, and perform other related tasks
  • Supervises a multi-skilled staff including scheduling, shift activity and conducting performance evaluations
  • Accounts for subordinate and personal compliance with all of Metro’s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Metro’s safety rules, policies, and procedures

Requirements For Employment

  • 4 years of experience performing demand and preventative maintenance or repair work at a facility to include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire life systems (FLS) or other related building and equipment
  • 2 years of lead or supervisory level experience in the maintenance and repair of a building and equipment or overseeing contractors in the repair and maintenance or construction of facilities and related systems and equipment
  • Valid California Class C driver’s license
  • Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalent training from a recognized trade school desirable
  • High rise facility experience desirable


  • Theories, principles, and practices of the repair and maintenance of high rise facilities and associated systems including and not limited to electrical, hydraulic, compressed air and construction
  • Basic engineering
  • Contract maintenance management procedures
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to safety requirements and procedures including HAZMAT and Storm Water Pollution Act
  • Principles of supervision
  • Operation and troubleshooting of high rise building systems
  • Preventative maintenance software
  • Fire Control Systems and Building Management (Automation) System


  • Plan, organize, and monitor the work of multi-skilled staff or third party vendors in maintaining and repairing facilities and related building systems
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Mentors and develops staff to support the achievement of goals and strengthen group capabilities
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Follow through on projects and maintain attention to detail
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervise internal or external subordinate staff
  • Manages workforce in a cost effective manner

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

Telephone: (213) 922-7153 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.

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