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Testing and Commissioning Manager - Metro Rail Construction


Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 167973 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: MEC Transportation District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Testing and Commissioning Managers’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Supervise the train control operations on construction projects. Perform daily inspections of work performed. Act as liaison and coordinator between contractors and engineered equipment suppliers. Solve problems that arise. Establish budgetary guidelines for the job and ensure that cost control measures are being followed. Provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel. Establish quality standards of all jobs and ensure that all quality assurance and company standards are being met. Develop and manage job schedules (e.g., three-week, 90 day, man loading), coordinate work with contractors and deliveries with suppliers and ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately.

District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, and an industry leader in transit and rail systems’ construction and maintenance throughout the United States and Canada. MEC specializes in the installation of Overhead Contact Systems (OCS), Traction Power Substations (TPSS), Signaling and Train Control, Communications, and Control Centers. At MEC we maintain our commitment to hire the best people, provide the training needed to keep up with the demands of today’s work environment, and the opportunities to grow and advance within our organization. As the most experienced installer of rail and transit systems in North America, MEC takes pride in being recognized as the Systems Contractor of Choice delivering innovative solutions through aligning our technical expertise with our client’s objectives. We self-perform most disciplines providing time, cost and scheduling efficiencies, as well as in-house expertise, resulting in seamless performance for our clients. 


Seattle, WA


  • Understand project systems and objectives as they relate to project deliverables
  • Review test plans and test procedures
  • Review and become familiar with test schedule and assist Test and Commissioning Manager with test schedule coordination
  • Perform review of rail transit electrical, train control, communications, and traction power systems drawings in preparation for start-up and test activities
  • Assist with coordination and support requirements for test activities
  • Work on the project site and or contractor production sites as needed to carry out audit, review, assist with, or lead testing
  • Review third party test reports, OEM field test reports
  • Supervise/lead functional testing of integrated transit electrical, train control, communications, and traction electrification systems
  • Effectively interface with Test and Commissioning Manager, System Test Leads, Engineering, Construction, Subcontractor and third-party testing personnel and the client to accomplish test objectives in accordance with schedule.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to construction team.
  • Review and manage interfacing with client for obtaining track access and protection for work on existing systems
  • Support Test and Commissioning Manager with test issue tracking and reconciliation


  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years related experience in the areas of rail electrical, train control, communications, and/or traction power systems
  • Knowledge and familiarity with occupational safety and ability to complete required company and client rail transit project specific safety requirements
  • Knowledge and familiarity with application, operation, calibration status, and use of basic and advanced test equipment
  • Must be able to demonstrate safe electrical troubleshooting skills
  • Committed to promoting a culture of safety within our organization and alongside all of our clients
  • Must possess effective organizational skills
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Prepared to attend meetings with customers and owners/general contractors
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent motivational skills
  • Must be able to access all points of a construction site
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with the use of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Willing to travel and relocate on an as-needed basis


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. 
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $108,760 - $163,141 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors serving the industrial and transportation markets. We’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready for a career that can take you places, look no further. 

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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