The following are open recruitments at the City & County of Honolulu, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) as of 06/16/2017. They are available to be viewed at http://www.honolulutransit.org/hartjobs/. Attached, you will find our Equal Employment Opportunity policy.
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Available HART Positions
Agreements Arbiter and Manager/Insurance Risk Manager
Annual Salary Range: $59,736 to $88,020
Duties: This position has two major responsibilities in support of the Rail Project. First, the position serves as the manager of third party agreements between HART and outside agencies. These contracts are distinguishable from HART agreements with designers, construction contractors and professional firms. A non-exhaustive list of examples of “3d party agreements” are: Memoranda of Understanding with various departments within the State of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu, certain agreements with private and public Utilities, private landowners and their developers, non-profit entities, and agreements relating to easements. Secondly, the position is responsible for overseeing and managing the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) and other sponsored insurance coverage for HART, including contractor compliance with contract mandated coverage. The incumbent assists in negotiating and is responsible for tracking, updating, renewing and managing these agreements.
Minimum Requirements: J.D. or equivalent degree or experience; at minimum, a Bachelor’s or higher degree with relevant experience in contract management, project management and insurance risk management. Minimum 5 years of experience in contract law, preferably in government contracting, or management of large scale, complex engineering and construction projects with participation by multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Working knowledge and proficiency with computers and related software applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing and graphics. Strong organization, communication, analytical and conceptual skills. Effective interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with different disciplines and management levels, within and outside the agency; Effective negotiation skills, able to direct, monitor and accomplish goals.
Construction Claims Specialist
Annual Salary Range: $57,168 – $84,612 (commensurate with experience)
Duties: This position is responsible for construction claims avoidance, intake, evaluation, strategy, monitoring, documentation, mitigation, resolution and litigation support. This position requires high level skills in contract interpretation, issue spotting, conducting analysis, problem solving, and writing. Duties also include coordinating and interfacing with HART construction management staff; developing and maintaining claims files in anticipation of litigation; coordinating and interfacing with Corporation Counsel and HART’s construction claims consultants and drafting all related correspondence.
Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and 5 years construction claims experience. Preference: Juris Doctor degree and experience with construction litigation
Deputy Director of Project Controls
Annual Salary Range: $84,612 – $98,988 (commensurate with experience)
Duties: This position acts as Deputy to the Project Controls Director and is responsible for the implementation of departmental deliverable regarding overall project cost, schedule, document control and Contract Management System (CMS) for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). The Deputy reports to the Project Controls Director and provides operational direction to project controls staff in financial, schedules, and project control areas.
Requirements: A four-year or higher degree in business administration, economics, law, engineering or related field. A strong financial or project controls background with five years of progressively responsible professional experience, two of which must have involved performing as a senior level worker regularly carrying out the most difficult and complex assignments. Experience with Oracle Primavera scheduling software and contract administration on major State, City or Federal construction projects is desired. Strong writing, analytical, and problem-solving, and management skills required.
Director of Design and Construction
Annual Salary: $102,192 – $156,000 (commensurate with experience)
Duties: The Director of Design and Construction will provide leadership, direction and coordination that will advance the HART’s goals and objectives. This person will be responsible for directing the final design and construction of the HART Rail project. This position operates at a key decision making level for engineering issues and requires interface on a routine basis with local officials, agencies and businesses.
This person will direct the production of Preliminary Engineering Plans and arrangements with utilities for relocation. Ensures that the Preliminary Engineering Plans are conducted within the approved scope of work, budget and schedule for the project; and deliverables are accurate and complete. Reviews/Monitors projects for adherence to FTA requirements and compliance.
Implements broad policy guidance for Project planning, design and construction management activities. Coordinates with Manager level personnel and key staff in financial management, project controls and procurement management to assure adequate support of department functions and to ensure that department operations are conducted within the bounds of budget and fiscal regulations, procurement requirements, and other laws, regulations, requirements and policies concerning general management operations.
Reviews technical reports and administrative documents regularly, meets constantly with project management team to monitor long term efforts and to discuss the progress of individual projects (technical issues, cost control and a wide variety of other concerns); identifies and defines problems, analyzes options and decides on best course of action; then ensures coordination of action by/with subordinates, local governments and intergovernmental agencies, Federal regulatory agencies (e.g., FTA) and public interest groups
Requirements: BA/BS Degree in Engineering or related field. Professional Engineering registration is required. 15 years of experience in the management of large scale complex engineering and construction projects with participation by multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Knowledge of executive management functions, policies and procedures and of supervisory principles, to manage the operations and programs of the Department and supervise subordinates.
Electrical Engineer III
Annual Salary Range: $49,056 to $67,188
Duties: This position performs moderately difficult electrical engineering work related to the design, manufacturing, installation, and testing of various components of the core system for the Rail Project. The incumbent performs professional engineering work to insure that components of the vehicles, traction power, fare collection, and communications systems interface successfully with the Rail Project transit infrastructure and ultimately perform well for the public.
Minimum Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in electrical engineering and two years of non-registered professional electrical engineering experience.
HART Insurance Manager
Annual Salary Range: $66,864 – $75,195 (commensurate with experience)
Duties: This position oversees, manages, and facilitates all activities for the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) and other sponsored insurance coverage’s for HART, including contractor compliance with contract mandated coverage.
Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from Bachelors’ degree in public administration, business, planning, engineering or architecture. 3-5 years of commercial insurance/risk management experience, preferably with focus on construction.
HART Rail Maintenance Manager
Annual Salary Range: $91,500 – $102,936 (commensurate with experience)
Duties: This position serves as Rail Maintenance Manager for the Honolulu Rail Project. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of rail project assets as they are completed and carries out responsibilities in planning, directing, and administering the maintenance of the overall system, including the elevated guideway, columns, stations, and the 43-acre maintenance and storage facility (MSF). Responsibilities also include managing the maintenance agreements with other government agencies (e.g. HDOT) and providing technical guidance to the design and construction teams to ensure that all physical assets can be properly maintained. The Rail Maintenance Manager is a key contributor to the asset management program to keep the system in a state of good repair.
Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in capital improvement, facilities maintenance management, civil or structural engineering, business administration, public administration or closely related field and four years of experience in managing and directing maintenance for a large organization. Rail startup experience in asset management or facilities maintenance planning is desirable.
Information Specialist II
Annual Salary Range: $55,236 – $62,112
Duties: Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, this position assists in planning, directing and coordination the public information and community outreach programs for HART. Prepares and conducts regular traffic information briefings and presentations, including writing and issuing weekly traffic media advisories and regular media briefings. Independently writes newsletters, flyers, brochures, visual displays, advertisements and other printed material. Attends and assists with coordination of special, community, and business outreach and media events. Plans and arranges news conferences and interviews. Write and issue news releases and media statements on the agency’s behalf. Serves as point-of-contact for news media and the public. Provides oral and written responses to complaints and requests for information after coordinating with the project technical staff.
Minimum Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in journalism, communications, or a related field and, three (3) years of professional experience in researching, analyzing, organizing and preparing written information for dissemination to the print and broadcast news media. Ability to write and speak effectively; secure, evaluate, and present facts accurately and concisely; work well with people; communicate effectively with the various segments of the public; plan and administer informational programs.
Information Technology Support Technician
Annual Salary Range: $35,676 – $45,096 (commensurate with experience)
Duties: This position provides support to users of the Oracle Primavera Contract Management System database, the repository of all data for the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project. This position is responsible for maintaining a help desk to respond to and address user questions and requests as well as providing technical and functional support. This may include project analysis (such as troubleshooting data inconsistencies). Users include contractors, HART staff, and HART consultants, as well as others connected to the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school, and two years of specialized work experience which demonstrated effective use of personal computers, peripheral equipment, and a variety of applications such as word processing, electronic mail, spreadsheet, and data base management, one year of which must have involved providing technical assistance and advice to users in resolving hardware and software problems by diagnosing and interacting with the users to provide technical instruction and information.
Annual Salary Range: $46,932 – $57,168 (commensurate with experience)
Duties: Under the supervision of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Permits and Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Manager, this position performs planning, technical support and research related to the permit acquisition process and management of permit compliance which includes coordination with various permit granting agencies and contractors. This position has particular emphasis on environmental areas of concern to include hazmat and the stormwater pollution prevention. Collects, compiles and analyzes data; prepares reports, graphic illustrations and presentations.
Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in city planning, sociology, business or public administration or a related field, and one year of research or analytical experience in social, economic or community development programs.
Professional work experience in aspects of environmental research and/or analysis relating to land use planning is highly desirable.
Planner VI (Land Use/sustainability)
Annual Salary Range: $59,736 to $72,648
Duties: This position is responsible for managing HART’s rail station planning functions relative to all aspects of transit station area planning, including Transit-Oriented Development, coordination on joint development, related land use and development planning and establishment of public-private partnerships. The position collaborates with the City Department of Planning and Permitting, the Mayor’s Office, and other City and State agencies on projects which address transportation, development and land use issues. The position also serves as HART’s Sustainability Program Manager.
Minimum Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with specialization in city planning, economics, transportation, or public administration and four years of professional planning work experience, two of which shall have been in city planning, land use planning and/or transit oriented development. Experience with sustainability programs and/or rail transit systems is desirable.
Procurement & Specifications Specialist V
Annual Salary Range: $55,236 to $78,624
Duties: This position Independently performs the most difficult work in procuring and establishing standards and specifications in accordance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines, State of Hawaii Public Procurement Code, City Charter, Council Resolutions and Revised Ordinances of Honolulu for professional services, construction, commodities and services that are highly technical, specialized and complex; participates in post-award contract management and contract compliance; and performs other related duties as required for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
Minimum Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in business or public administration, marketing, economics or a related field and three years of professional experience in procurement and/or contract administration. Preference to applicants with knowledge of the principles and practices of State and Federal governmental purchasing; FTA procurement and contracting requirements; and/or City and County of Honolulu ordinances and Hawaii State statutes governing governmental purchasing and contract administration.
Right-of-way Agent IV
Annual Salary Range: $49,056 to $72,648
Duties: Under the general direction of the Real Estate Acquisition Manager, this position performs duties relative to real estate acquisition to support the Honolulu Rail Project. The Right-of-way Agent IV is responsible for independently negotiating the acquisition of real property interests, rights-of-way, easements, rights-of-entry, licenses, etc., and preparing various documents related to such transaction, in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements;. In addition the position negotiates, coordinates, and facilitates the acquisition of utility easements needed for the project.
Minimum Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, economics or a related field; two years professional experience in real property acquisition and/or appraisal activities, one of which shall have been in work relating to the acquisition of real property and/or various rights-of-way in the State of Hawaii. Preferences: Experience as a real estate salesperson or broker with real property transactions in the State of Hawaii and familiarity with the federal Uniform Relocation and Real Estate Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, is preferred.
Safety Specialist II
Annual Salary Range: $49,056 – $59,736
Duties: This position coordinates HART Safety programs under the general direction of the HART Chief Safety & Security Officer. Duties include implementing programs to reduce accidents and occupational illnesses; developing and recommending safety policies, procedures and educational programs; developing and conducting emergency training for employees; coordinating safety drills; and conducting or arranging for safety reviews and evaluations.
Minimum Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in business administration, public administration or a related field, and three years of experience in industrial safety and accident prevention activities.
Scheduler (Project Manager I or II commensurate with experience)
Annual Salary: $53,364 – $78,996
Duties: Under the general direction of the Lead Program Scheduler this position is responsible for managing, developing, monitoring, and analyzing project schedules for the overall transit program. This position requires technical knowledge of several types of work including: facilities and roadway construction, rail transportation, public infrastructure, demolition, and environmental remediation. This position is responsible for performing difficult analytical work and assisting with the development and implementation of critical path schedules. Responsibilities also include statistical analyses of varied operational aspects and conditions, simulations studies and the production of varied reports. Incumbents are expected to exercise independent judgment in developing techniques for analyzing proposed work programs and sequence. Incumbents must also make sound scheduling recommendations ensuring the accuracy of conceptual work plans and scheduling proposals.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business Administration (or related field) and construction project experience, preferably in public transit or operational scheduling, or in administrative, management, operational systems, or similar experience. Proficiency in Primavera P6, Scheduler Analyzer, and Deltek Acumen Fuse and AACE or PMI certification are desirable.
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