Metropolitan Council

Manager, Projects Controls - SWLRT

$62,430.00 - $93,645.00 Annually
Feb 27, 2012
May 16, 2012
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

This is a repost - applicants who have already applied need not reapply.  This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Recruitment Type:  Open to internal employees and external applicants.

The Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) line is a 15 mile high-frequency light rail train serving the rapidly growing southwest metro area.  The Southwest LRT line will connect to other rail lines (Hiawatha, Central Corridor, and Northstar) and high-frequency bus routes in downtown Minneapolis, providing access to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, Mall of America, the State Capital, and downtown St. Paul.

We are currently recruiting for a Manager, Project Controls -SWLRT.  Reporting to the Assistant Director, Project Controls, Budget, Permits and ROW this  position develops, reviews, implements and supports project controls for scheduling, cost estimating, change controls, document and contract management, and organization controls for the Southwest LRT Project Office.

Example Duties
  • Directs and monitors the work of staff and consultants, particularly in the area of project controls, including project scheduling, cost estimating, change controls, document and contracts management and organization control to ensure completion of tasks, balancing time, budget and quality considerations.
  • Identifies and resolves project control issues with government entities (i.e. FTA, FRA, Hennepin County, MnDOT, Corridor Cites, etc.) and affected and concerned community groups.
  • Interacts with stakeholders and other affected and concerned public agencies involved in the development of LRT projects.
  • Refines and implements project control procedures.
  • Stays current on FTA New Starts guidelines and regulations.Directly supervises staff; training; assigning and directing work; evaluating work performance; and making recommendations on hiring decisions, disciplinary actions and terminations



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in Engineering majoring in Civil, Construction, Mechanical, Electrical or in a related field.
  • Eight years experience in change controls, scheduling, and estimating with at least six years experience in project controls for large scale capital projects of which two of the years were for a government agency.


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Minnesota or a state with reciprocity with Minnesota or have Project Management, Project Controls, or other related professional credentials.

  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of project control methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of engineering design and construction.
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for planning and scheduling complex projects.
  • Knowledge of governmental agency unit budget preparation and of policies and procedures for development and implementation of capital projects.
  • Skilled in scheduling and estimating for design and construction major engineering projects for industry or governmental agencies.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Skilled in verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in project management and leadership skills, including developing effective units and project teams, problem solving, scheduling and budgeting.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and work and communicate effectively with project teams, other unit staff, project managers, consultants, and the public.
  • Ability to structure assignments and delegate tasks.
  • Ability to manage complex problems independently.
  • Ability to provide high level technical and management skills to project staff in their assignments.

Supplemental Information

Union/Grade  TMSA/Grade 12 
FLSA Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

Selection Process:
The selection process consists of a review of your education and experience and how it relates to the duties of this position. This review is based on your answers to the supplemental questions and other application materials you submit. Applications of those who best meet the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. 

Work Environment:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office work environment however there will be some travel from primary work site to other sites and to construction sites, and occasionally out of state.  At times incumbent in this position will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, near moving parts and equipment, fumes and airborne particles and electrical items. 

Candidate will be notified of their application status through email only. 

All offers are conditioned upon a review and verification of education and employment as well as passing a pre-employment drug-screen.  Some positions also require a pre-employment or pre-transfer physical.


Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check.  Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process.  The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis.  Convictions are reviewed based upon the relatedness of the conviction to duties of the position as well as a candidate’s ability to demonstrate adequate rehabilitation.   


Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are, Safety Sensitive, supervisory/managerial; are located in Finance, Information Services (IS), Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers, transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Please note: Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) may cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify human resources at 612/349-7558.

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs