Honolulu Rail Transit

Careers & Recruitment Notices

Honolulu Rail Transit

http://www.honolulutransit.org

Applying for a Position with HART

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. Recruitment for permanent City positions with the project will be posted on the City's web site located at www.Honolulu.gov/HR.

In the interim, you may send a copy of your resume for consideration should a position with the project become available.

You can either submit your resume electronically by filling out the online form on this page and attaching a PDF or Word (.doc) file of your resume, or mail it to our offices to the address indicated below. In either case, please make sure to include a cover letter to indicate the type of position that you are seeking.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:

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 HART is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer.
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You can also send your resume or application to harthr@honolulu.gov

 

Assistant Project Manager

Annual Salary: $53,364 - $82,140

Duties: This position is a member of a construction management team whose purpose is to assure that the scope, schedule and budget for the assigned project are met at acceptable risk, quality, safety and security levels.  Provides oversight and project management in the design and construction of selected aspects of the project and works with internal and external parties needed to initiate, conduct, and complete the project.  The position must exercise a substantial degree of engineering judgment in carrying out its duties and will be assigned to assist higher level engineers with more complex projects/assignments.

Requirements:  A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in Civil Engineering or Architecture and three years of non-registered Professional Civil Engineering or Architectural experience for the Assistant Project Manager I position or registration as a Professional Civil Engineer or architect for the Assistant Project Manager II position

 

Chief Financial Officer

Annual Salary Range: $99,456 to $138,864 (Actual salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and education)

Duties:This position serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and directs a major organizational division of HART.  The position reports to the HART Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (CEO/ED) and is responsible for planning, directing and managing HART fiscal operations including financial analysis, budgeting, debt-financing, cash management, accounting, internal controls/audit, and risk management (Owner Controlled Insurance Program, OCIP).  The position supervises subordinate managers and provides administrative support and advice to the CEO/ED and the HART Board of Directors.

Requirements:Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field plus six years of progressively responsible experience in accounting with three years of management experience. Master's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field and CPA are preferred. High level finance experience, including experience with budget planning and management for a government organization, financial reporting, government contracts, the annual audit process, and experience in a leadership capacity, preferably in a government organization.

The CFO must be able to analyze complex financial data, interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies controlling budgetary and fiscal record keeping; interpret and provide accurate financial data to management to facilitate fiscal decision making.

The CFO must have strong written communication skills as the position requires significant report writing responsibilities.

Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, risk management, commercial insurance and grant reporting requirements is necessary. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of cost allocation principles as they relate to federal grants.

 

Civil Engineer III (Quality Assurance)

Annual Salary: $47,400 to $67,512

Duties:This position will assist the Quality Assurance Manager in implementing the Quality Management Plan for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.  The Quality Assurance team is responsible for developing a Quality Management Plan (QMP) that meets Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, and for ensuring the effective implementation of the QMP through performing internal and external quality assurance audits and surveillances; for reviewing and approving all consultant and contractor QMPs to assure they meet the requirements of the HART's QMP, the Project Management Plan, and FTA guidelines.  The subject position will provide substantive professional and technical assistance to the Quality Assurance Manager in prescribing, applying, and assessing compliance with quality and contract requirements.

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 engineering and two years of non-registered professional civil engineering experience.

 

Contract Management Assistant

Annual Salary Range:  $37,308 to $47,172

Duties:  This position works in HART's Contract Administration and Change Office under the direction of the assigned Transit Contracts Manager who has overall responsibility for performing post-award contract management, contract compliance and contract administration for Rail Project contracts.  Duties of this position include monitoring performance; overseeing the contract change process; managing task orders; and monitoring payment to contractors to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions and with HART contract administration plans and procedures. The work responsibilities involve technical and administrative review of contract change orders for multiple HART contracts using various contract delivery systems including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Design-Build-Operate-Maintain, and Design-Furnish-Install-Maintain.

Requirements: Three years of responsible work experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of contract management, preferably involving design and/or construction contracts.   A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in business administration, construction or related field is preferred.

 

Electrical Engineer III

Annual Salary: $47,400 - $67,512

Duties:  Under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Core Systems, performs moderately difficult engineering work in the review and analysis of electrical designs, plans and specifications related to the Honolulu Rail Transit Project (Project) for compliance with provisions of the contracts, Design Criteria, electrical code and agency standards; assists with the coordination and management of work activities among staff, consultants, and local jurisdictions.  The incumbent will be primarily responsible for the Traction Electrification System (TES).

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. Knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering; techniques and methods of designing electrical systems; provisions of the National Electrical Code; functions and uses of new materials and devices; sources of engineering information. Ability to prepare and review electrical plans and specifications for a variety of electrical systems; analyze electrical designs and check engineering computations; conduct engineering research; interpret technical provisions of the Electrical Code; prepare engineering reports and correspondence; deal effectively with engineers, architects, contractors and the public.

 

Engineering Intern I--$15.61/hr

Engineering Intern II-$16.88/hr                               

Duties:   Receives practical work experience and training in various engineering assignments relative to construction of the Rail Project.  Applies theories and principles of basic sciences, mathematics and engineering to the solution of practical technical problems; receives practical training covering various work assignments relative to the specialty involved.

Schedule: Not more than 19 hours per week during the school year; possibility of full-time work during the summer months.

Requirements:       

Engineering Intern I:  Completion of two years of civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering curriculum in an accredited college or university which offers a bachelor's degree in the applicable engineering specialty, and current enrollment in said curriculum and institution on a full-time basis.

Engineering Intern II:  Completion of three years of civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering curriculum in an accredited college or university which offers a bachelor's degree in the applicable engineering specialty, and current enrollment in said curriculum and institution on a full-time basis.

 

HART Communications Director

Annual Salary Range:$91,956 to $111,876

Duties:This position directs the HART Communications program, including overall administrative program responsibility, supervision of HART staff and public information consultants, as well as oversight of the public information component of all construction contracts. Responsibilities include overseeing the preparation of news releases, articles, speeches, and videos; the delivery of talks and presentations; and the preparation, review and publication of informational material.  The Director of Communications oversees all public outreach, marketing, and internal and external communications.  This position is responsible for overseeing and carrying out HART communications plans and procedures; serving as the chief media spokesperson; and handling the most sensitive public information assignments.

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 a minimum of five years of professional experience in researching, analyzing, organizing and preparing written information for dissemination to the print and broadcast news media, two of which must have involved planning and conducting the organization's program to disseminate information to the general public, preferably involving large projects with substantial public impact or controversy.

 

Human Resources Specialist I or II (Civil Rights)

Annual Salary Range: $38,772 - $51,036 (Commensurate with experience and education)                                

Duties:  This position serves as a civil rights program specialist for Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART).  The incumbent performs simple to moderately complex assignments for one or more civil rights programs such as equal employment opportunity, disadvantaged business enterprise or affirmative action.  The position provides assistance to HART staff to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and city laws and regulations; prepares reports and recommendations to management; and participates in conducting training programs.  As the incumbent gains program experience, assignments will increase in complexity and the position will perform with more independence.  This position also provides technical and support services for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program and the prevailing wage compliance and certified payrolls programs.

Requirements:        

Human Resources Specialist I: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree.

Human Resources Specialist II:  A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree and:

(a) One year of professional human resources management work experience or other responsible professional work experience which required substantial use of analytical skill and involved gathering, evaluating and analyzing facts and other pertinent information required to resolve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action.

(b) Six months of professional human resources management work experience in the field of Civil Rights/ Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

 

Information Technology Support Technician I or II (Commensurate with qualifications)

Annual Salary Range: $32,460 - $44,388   

Duties: Under the supervision of a Data Processing Systems Analyst, this position provides technical information and support to the Honolulu Rail Transit Project (Project) in the use of a variety of data processing equipment, systems, and applications; installs and reinstalls system hardware and software; diagnoses and resolves computer related user problems; provides training to users on system procedures and a variety of computer applications; and assists with the scheduling, coordination, planning and relocation of information technology equipment.

Requirements: Information Technology Support Technician I:  A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school, and one year 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, data base management.

Information Technology Support Technician II:  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.

 

Operations & Maintenance Manager

Annual Salary:  Negotiable--Commensurate with experience

Duties: This position is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and operations of Honolulu's light metro rail system.  The position ensures that the physical assets of the rail system are maintained and operated in a manner to provide an efficient, quality, and cost effective public transit service.  The incumbent oversees related contract services and coordinates operations with consultants and external agencies.  The position is also responsible for working closely with capital programs to provide operational and technical guidance during the design and construction phases and for performing integrative testing, commissioning, start-up and pre-revenue testing for the HART rail system. 

Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Transportation, Business Administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ten years of increasingly responsible management experience encompassing all functional aspects associated with building, operating, and maintaining a state-of-the-art- rail system.  Previous experience in establishing a new rail system, including the transition from construction to operations is highly desirable. Requires strong communication skills and the ability to integrate operational principals into the design and development of a rail system through close interaction with staff and consultants.

 

Planner III

Annual Salary Range:   $43,812 - $53,364

Duties: 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. 

 

Project Manager (Civil Engineer VI or Architect VI) (2 positions)

Annual Salary Range: $64,920 to $96,096

Duties:The Project Manager is responsible for supervising, managing and coordinating the efforts of the project construction management team on a day-to-day basis. The Project Manager provides the leadership necessary to direct the work of others including construction management, engineering and inspection consultants, contractors and designers. The Project Manager will communicate directly with consultants, contractors and designers concerning all phases and aspects of the project cost, staffing, and scheduling. The Project Manager is directly responsible for the overall project management relationship with the contractor, as well as the completion, financial outcome and administration of the contract on behalf of HART.

Requirements:Bachelor's Degree - Construction Management, Engineering, Architect, Architectural Engineering or equivalent in experience including or supplemented by one year supervising an engineering operation or function. Seven years of progressive project management experience and registration as a Professional Civil Engineer or Architect.  Requires visiting construction sites, frequent sitting working on a computer, frequent walking, and standing. Must be capable of navigating the construction jobsite and complying with all safety regulations both in the office and on the jobsite. The HART Project Manager requires technical skills, business management acumen and must demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.

 

Safety Specialist II

Annual Salary Range:   $49,056 - $59736

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.

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.

Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business Administration (or related field) and ten (10) years of experience developing and maintaining project schedules for complex construction projects, 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. AACE or PMI certification desirable.

 

Student Aide II-$10.25/hr

Student Aide III-$11.00/hr

Duties: The Student Aide II performs work in planning, engineering, or other established professional field of work associated with the administration and construction of the Rail Project.  The Student Aide III performs a variety of work in planning, engineering, or other established professional field of work requiring the application of basic principles, skills and knowledge in the applicable area of study.

Schedule: Not more than 19 hours per week during the school year; possibility of full-time work during the summer months.

Requirements:

Student Aide II: Successful completion of at least one year of post-secondary education which leads to an undergraduate or graduate degree. Current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary educational institution on at least a half-time basis, or intent to register in the next regular semester is also required.

Student Aide III:  Successful completion of at least two years of post-secondary education which leads to an undergraduate or graduate degree.  Current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary educational institution on at least a half-time basis, or intent to register in the next regular semester is also required.

 

Traffic Engineer II

Annual Salary: $57,720- $85,416

Duties:  Coordinates reviews and /or conducts comprehensive engineering studies and analyses and oversees the implementation of traffic engineering functions related to the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.  Reviews and determines the effectiveness of traffic mitigation plans, specifications, and designs submitted by consultants and construction engineers that are directly or indirectly related to construction activities associated with the project.  Provides technical and background information to the general public, developers, consultants, contractors and other City staff.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university  in Civil Engineering or a related field and two years of registered professional engineering experience, including or supplemented by two years of experience in traffic engineering activities preferably involving traffic mitigation planning for a major construction project OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

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Honolulu Rail Transit Project
Attention: Paul Romaine
Administrative Services Officer
1099 Alakea Street, Suite 1700
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

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