Elevator/Escalator Cap Improv Program Engineer

Apr 01, 2023
Apr 02, 2023
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related field.
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree , a High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years of work experience in the vertical transportation field will be considered (in addition to the minimum experience required below)

  • A minimum of six (6) years of work experience on PLC programming; experience on troubleshooting, modifying and/or updating elevators and escalator controllers and electrical wiring diagrams with a strong knowledge of communication software such as RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000, RS Logix 500 and RSLinx AND/OR , project/construction management background in all aspects of procuring and installing vertical transportation equipment, including scheduling, supervising and executing contracts
  • Demonstrated familiarity with A17 Safety Code for vertical transportation


  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license while in this job

  • N/A

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

Elevator/Escalator (ELES) CIP Engineer is responsible for the engineering, administration and management of the Authority's vertical transportation projects and functions necessary to successfully bid, award, manage and close out vertical transportation contracts issued by the Authority.

Essential Functions
  • Reviews and processes all contractual documentation for vertical transportation projects and facilitates the proper management, processing and storage of the information/documents generated by the contractor and the Authority during the execution of the contract.
  • Coordinates the receipt of and reviews contractor-submitted shop drawings, catalog cuts, hoisting plans, traffic control plans, requests for information, maintenance manuals, operation manuals, samples and permits prior to forwarding to other internal stakeholders.
  • Reviews and evaluates contractor pay applications and ensures their accuracy.
  • Maintains oversight of contractor work progress in the field to ensure contract construction requirements are met.
  • Coordinates inter-departmental stakeholders to address worksite conflicts with existing facilities and contract requirements.
  • Prepares cost estimates for proposed changes in contract scope.
  • Maintains contract budget expenditures and projections.
  • Participates in project schedule development and substantial completion inspections for contracts.

Other Functions
  • Operates Authority vehicle between work locations to perform job duties as required .
  • The functions listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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