Honolulu Rail Transit

Careers & Recruitment Notices

Honolulu Rail Transit


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:



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


Contracts Officer- Civil Service Position

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

Please Click Here for more information and  how to apply for the Contracts Officer position 

Duties:Plans, conducts and supervises the review, processing and procurement of contracts for public works construction, improvement district projects and professional services; renders advice and assistance on contract matters to operating agencies, contractors and others; and performs other related duties as required.


Deputy Director of HART Procurement and Contracts

Annual Salary Range: $64,920 to $92,400  

Duties:  The position assists the Director in meeting the public procurement goal to award timely and cost-effective contracts to qualified contractors, suppliers, and service providers to support the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, in accordance with Federal requirements and the principles and procedures set forth in the Hawaii Public Procurement Code.  Specifically, the position will assist the Director in managing all procurements and is knowledgeable in procurement to train the procurement staff in all aspects of the procurement process, including specifications development, procurement planning and scheduling, drafting and developing the solicitation documents, evaluating offers, and award of contract.  The position duties also include contract administration and management, as needed, including reviewing cost proposals and pre- and post- negotiations memoranda to ensure compliance with FTA requirements; performing internal audits to ensure procurement and contract procedures are conducted in accordance with policies and procedures and applicable State and Federal law and regulations; drafting plans and procedures; and assisting the Director in bid protests.    

Requirements:  A four-year or higher degree in business, law, engineering, supply management or related field.  Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of procurement and contract administration experience, with at least three (3) years procurement and contract administration on major State, City or Federal construction projects; strong knowledge of the Hawaii Public Procurement Code and FTA requirements; strong writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills.  


Director of Design and Construction

Annual Salary: $92,868 - $154,596

Duties:  The Director of Design and Construction will provide leadership, direction and coordination that will advance the HART's goals and objectives. This person will be responsible for directing the final design and construction of the HART Rail project. This position operates at a key decision making level for engineering issues and requires interface on a routine basis with local officials, agencies and businesses.

This person will direct the production of Preliminary Engineering Plans and arrangements with utilities for relocation.  Ensures that the Preliminary Engineering Plans are conducted within the approved scope of work, budget and schedule for the project; and deliverables are accurate and complete. Reviews/Monitors projects for adherence to FTA requirements and compliance.

Implements broad policy guidance for Project planning, design and construction management activities.  Coordinates with Manager level personnel and key staff in financial management, project controls and procurement management to assure adequate support of department functions and to ensure that department operations are conducted within the bounds of budget and fiscal regulations, procurement requirements, and other laws, regulations, requirements and policies concerning general management operations. 

Reviews technical reports and administrative documents regularly, meets constantly with project management team to monitor long term efforts and to discuss the progress of individual projects (technical issues, cost control and a wide variety of other concerns); identifies and defines problems, analyzes options and decides on best course of action; then ensures coordination of action by/with subordinates, local governments and intergovernmental agencies, Federal regulatory agencies (e.g., FTA) and public interest groups

Requirements:  BA/BS Degree in Engineering or related field.  Professional Engineering registration is required. 15 years of experience in the management of large scale complex engineering and construction projects with participation by multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Knowledge of executive management functions, policies and procedures and of supervisory principles, to manage the operations and programs of the Department and supervise subordinates.


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. 


Planner V - Civil Service Position

Annual Salary Range: $53,364
Please Click Here for information and how to apply for the Planner V position 

Duties: Responsible for planning activities and urban design at the community level in support of the General Plan and Development Plans, urban design, and Transit Oriented Development.


Planner VI (Permits and Hazardous Materials Manager - Planning)

Annual Salary: $57,720 - $82,140

Duties: This position is responsible for identifying, tracking and reporting on Owner-furnished permits for the Project including coordinating design details with various stakeholders so Owner-furnished permits are timely and properly applied for, and monitoring the status of both Owner-furnished (primarily environmental) and contractor-furnished construction permits.  This position also serves as the HART Program Manager for Hazardous Materials Coordination including reviewing, directing and tracking contractors' and consultants' performance on HART's behalf. 

Requirements: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with specialization in city planning, architecture, engineering, economics, sociology, public administration and four years of professional work experience in city planning or three years of professional work experience in several aspects of environmental research and/or analysis relating to land use planning.


Secretary III (Budget & Finance)

Annual Salary: $36,468 - $51,924

Duties:This position provides secretarial services to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who heads the Budget and Finance Office of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.  This office oversees grants, budget and accounting functions; procurement; audit; project controls; and risk management for the agency.  The incumbent provides secretarial and administrative support services to the CFO.

Requirements:  A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school, and  four years of secretarial, stenographic or substantive clerical experience.  Knowledge of:  office practices and procedures; basic principles and capabilities of word processors and office computers, as required; filing methods and systems; grammar, spelling and word usage; and use of standard office equipment.


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.


Mail Us a Copy of Your Resume

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

Submit Your Resume Online via our Email Form

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Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation