Metropolitan Council Rail Safety Officer - Southwest LRT Project in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Rail Safety Officer - Southwest LRT Project Salary $73,611.00 - $104,416.00 Annually Location St. Louis Park, MN Job Type Full-Time Department Metro Transit Job Number 2017-00127 Closing 5/25/2017 11:59 PM Central Description Metro Transit is hiring a Rail Safety Officer to work with construction staff and contractors to prevent and mitigate costs associated with personal injuries and public/private property damage to both the public and project employees. This position will oversee safety for the Southwest Extension light rail project. Hiring Salary Range: $75,088 - $85,218 Full Non-Rep Grade I Salary Range: $75,088 - $106,517 The Southwest Project Office is located at 6465 Wayzata Blvd, Ste. 500, St. Louis Park, MN 55426. Satellite field offices may be located at other sites along the alignment. The Project at a Glance: Route Length: 14.5 miles, double track Stations: 15 Features: 44 Structures: 29 new bridges - LRT, pedestrian, roadway, freight rail; 7 existing bridges with modifications; 6 pedestrian tunnels; 2 cut and cover tunnels: TH62 582 ft., Kenilworth 2,236 ft. 117 retaining walls 2,500 park-and-ride spaces: 1 parking ramp; 7 surface lots Support Facilities: 21 Traction Power Substations (TPSS) Signaling and control system Operations and maintenance facility Fleet: 27 new light rail vehicles Projected Ridership: 34,000 weekday average boardings (2040) Project Delivery Method: 3 Primary construction contracts, Design-Bid-Build (DBB) The Civil Contract will include 14.5 miles of new double track, 15 new stations, 29 new bridges (LRT, freight, roadway, pedestrian), 6 pedestrian tunnels, 2 cut and cover LRT tunnels, 7 existing bridges with modifications, 117 retaining walls, 1 parking ramp, roadway improvements, sidewalks and trails, landscaping, freight rail track, site preparation and utilities The Operations and Maintenance Facility Contract will include demolition of 6 existing buildings, soil improvements, yard track, construction of the OMF building (2 story, 162,356 s.f.), roadways, electrical cable trough/ductbank/foundations, utilities, and drainage, landscaping and industrial/maintenance equipment The Systems Contract will include site work, 21 Traction power subsystem (TPSS), 3 Tunnel System Houses, overhead contact system, LRT and freights signaling systems and tunnel facilities systems (power and ventilation). The System Contract also includes all communications including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Rail Control Center (RCC), radio, PA/VMS, intrusion detection, Close Circuit TV (CCTV), emergency call boxes, telephones, and Building Management Systems. The total project cost of $1.858 billion has $928.8 million of local funds committed and anticipates full federal funding in 2017. Construction is planned to begin in 2017, with revenue service starting in 2021. More information at . Metro Transit, a division of the Metropolitan Council, is the largest provider of public transit service in the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area and one of the country's largest public transit systems. We were recently named the "2016 Transit System of the Year" by the American Public Transportation Association. Metro Transit operates bus, light rail and commuter rail service essential to the region's mobility, and provides resources for carpooling, vanpooling and bike commuting. Metro Transit helps people get where they're going, helps reduce the region's ever growing motor vehicle congestion problem and promotes a cleaner environment. Examples of Duties Safety Plans and Programs Reviews and approves contractors' safety plan. Works with contractors to resolve hazards. Applies project safety plans and procedures to ensure safety during construction. Creates and manages a tracking systems to document safety training, audits, and investigations. Performs safety data analysis. Reviews plans prior to construction for compliance with safety requir