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)

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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


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.


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.


Information Specialist II

Annual Salary Range:   $53,364 - $75,960

Duties:   Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, this position assists in planning, directing and coordination the public information and community outreach programs for HART. Prepares and conducts regular traffic information briefings and presentations, including writing and issuing weekly traffic media advisories and regular media briefings. Independently writes newsletters, flyers, brochures, visual displays, advertisements and other printed material. Attends and assists with coordination of special, community, and business outreach and media events. Plans and arranges news conferences and interviews. Write and issue news releases and media statements on the agency's behalf.  Serves as point-of-contact for news media and the public. Provides oral and written responses to complaints and requests for information after coordinating with the project technical staff.

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, three years of professional experience in researching, analyzing, organizing and preparing written information for dissemination to the print and broadcast news media.  Ability to write and speak effectively; secure, evaluate, and present facts accurately and concisely; work well with people; communicate effectively with the various segments of the public; plan and administer informational programs.


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.


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.


Senior Clerk

Annual Salary Range:   $28,872 - $32,460

Duties: This position provides a variety of difficult clerical support functions in assisting the Civil Rights Officer administer the contractual obligations of the State and Federal Davis-Bacon Program.  Duties include monitoring contractor weekly payrolls for content and timeliness of submission, identifying non-compliance issues, initiating corrective action and tracking responses to insure timely submission of weekly payrolls and reports.

Requirements:A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of clerical experience. Must have ability to: make arithmetic computations; compare names and numbers accurately; set up and maintain records, operate personal computer with proficiency in various software programs, summarize and analyze materials and prepare reports; understand, interpret and explain rules, regulations and policies pertinent to the function.


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

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