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10/1/2018



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BART kicks off engineer 'hiring blitz'


The hiring frenzy comes after voters in November 2016 approved a $3.5 billion bond measure to rebuild much of the agency's system.
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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has begun a "hiring blitz" for engineers to manage a slew of major rebuilding projects.

The agency is recruiting engineers to rebuild much of BART's system after voters in November 2016 approved the $3.5 billion Measure RR bond measure.

"I’m looking for principal engineers who will manage contracts up to half a billion dollars and oversee more than 100 employees," said BART's Division Manager of Construction Engineering Laurence Farrell in a Sept. 26 post on the agency's site. "There's a diversity of projects that makes for very interesting challenges for an engineer

The projects include replacement of cross-passage doors in the Transbay Tube. The doors would provide an emergency exit route in the event of an earthquake, BART officials said.

The agency is seeking engineers to supervise construction, authorize on-the-spot design changes and work in tandem with other agencies as required.



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