Sr. Vehicle Engineer BMNT

Washington D.C
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
If you're motivated, dedicated and looking for a challenging career as an engineering professional, we look forward to receiving your application.

WMATA's Office of Bus Maintenance (BMNT) group is seeking a Sr. Bus Vehicle Engineer. The successful candidate should have a strong technical background, preferably in heavy-duty transit buses focused on diesel, CNG, hybrid, and electric systems. They should possess solid analytical and contract management skills; a passion for good customer service and outstanding project management skills such as communication, contract management, and quality management. He/she must excel at developing positive relationships and overseeing engineering and contract deliverables. The candidate will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions towards innovative technologies and collaborate with a wide range of support offices within WMATA

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience

Bachelor's in Engineering, Sciences or related field. Seven (7) years of experience in bus/truck/vehicle engineering support. Experience with multiple subsystems, with expertise in one or more subsystems. Transit agency or bus manufacturer experience preferred.

In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, will consider High School or GED with a mechanically related technical training/certification and 11 or more years of professional experience with bus/truck/vehicle systems that includes troubleshooting, problem resolution and project management.

  • Master's Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • PE Certification
  • Transit agency or bus manufacturer experience


The military career field or specialty occupation codes most applicable to the Sr. Vehicle Engineer position are listed below.

Air Force


AFSC 62E3E, Electrical/Electronic; AFSC 62E3H, Mechanical;

AFSC 62E3B, Astronautical; AFSC 62E3A, Aeronautical

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

Incumbent is subject matter expert on bus systems and initiates responses on difficult and complex engineering problems/issues to improve reliability, safety, availability, comfort of buses. Manages projects to ensure compliance with schedule, budget, specifications, and other contractual obligations. Evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for implementation. Reviews and approves drawings, designs, and calculations submitted by contractors, and supports bus procurement activities.

Bus reliability support: Investigates failures or reliability issues with bus systems or components through data analysis (database mining) and personal communications with garage mechanics, supervisors, and superintendents. Performs root cause analysis and develops corrective actions. Involves vendors or manufacturers as necessary. Plans and monitors progress on corrective actions. Reports on a bi-weekly basis to supervisor and as needed to upper management. Mentor junior staff to develop technical skills and problems solving capacity.

Project management. Coordinates work by vendors or consultants, sets objectives and schedules, monitors progress, and resolves issues as they arise. Reports budget adherence and controls expenditures. Tracks invoices and submits for payment on a monthly basis.

Provides technical oversight of test plans, documents progress, and prepares test agreements. To support new bus procurements, participates in vehicle commissioning and testing.

Technology evaluation and review on multiple types of technologies and systems. Creation of test plans, analysis and reporting of data. Researches technologies and suggests technologies for testing or implementation, and performs lifecycle cost calculations.

The above duties are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of 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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