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 V (Lead Utilities Engineer)

Annual Salary Range:$57,720 - $82,140

Duties:Under the direction of the Utilities and Traffic Engineering Deputy Director, this position oversees various aspects of the engineering design and construction of the relocation of utilities for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project (HRTP). There are 11 public and private utilities located within the 20 mile route of the HRTP.  The existing utilities within the HRTP route must be relocated for the HRTP construction.  Assignments encompass complex engineering issues related to design, procurement and construction. The incumbent performs work independently and is authorized to make decisions on behalf of the deputy director.

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 an engineering and one year of registered professional civil engineering experience.             License Requirement:  Possession of a valid license as a professional civil engineer in the State of Hawaii and possession of an appropriate valid driver's license.


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.


Lead Scheduler

Annual Salary: $64,920 to $88,848

Duties:This position serves as the lead scheduler and is responsible for managing, developing, monitoring, and analyzing project schedules for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project and supervising subordinate scheduler(s). Oversees the development, updating and monitoring of individual project schedules and manages the overall master program schedule. Assesses the progress and productivity of consultants and contractors; monitors and verifies monthly costs and earned value; conducts change order management and control. The position requires technical knowledge of several types of construction work, including facilities and roadway construction, rail transportation, public infrastructure, demolition, and environmental remediation.

Requirements: Education: Possession of a four (4) year Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Production Management, Construction Management or related field. Experience: Ten (10) years of experience developing and maintaining project schedules, preferably in public transit or operational scheduling, or in administrative, management, operational systems, or similar experience. Proficiency in Oracle Primavera P6 Scheduling software, Schedule Analyzer software, and Deltek Acumen Fuse diagnostic software. American Association of Cost Engineering (AACE) or Project Management Institute (PMI) certification is desirable.


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.


Quality Assurance Engineer (Civil Engineer)

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.


Safety Certification Manager

Annual Salary: Negotiable & Commensurate with Experience

Duties:The Safety Certification Manager serves as the primary point of contact for safety and security certification and is responsible for management and oversight of Project-wide certification activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Participating as an active member of safety and security committees and working groups Overseeing and supporting coordination where necessary of Project Consultant and Contractor completion of safety and security certification activities Reviewing revising and/or updating the SSCP and ensuring its compliance with FTA requirements Reporting the status of safety and security certification audit reports ensuring the resolution of corrective actions and/or findings Serving on the Rail Activation Committee (RAC) and Integration Test Team (In) established for testing and start-up Participating in and providing safety and security inputs for design reviews development of design criteria operational readiness reviews tabletop exercise and emergency drills test plans and start-up plans Ensuring safety and security and emergency preparedness activities required for testing start-up and achieving final safety and security certification are completed in accordance with the Project schedule.

Requirements:  At least 10 years of previous experience as a Safety Certification Manager (or equivalent) on large construction projects. Strong knowledge of safety certification requirements and Technical Degree or Bachelor's Degree.


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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Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation