Capital Programs consists of a team of approximately 300 professionals responsible for the delivery of the MBTA's $8 billion, five-year Capital Program. Program priorities include Reliability (State of Good Repair), Modernization, and Expansion. Capital Projects encompass the design and construction of new and the rehabilitation/modernization of the MBTA’s existing assets that include; track, signal, power, bridges, transit stations, commuter rail stations, maintenance facilities and other facilities.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA or the “T”) is seeking Student Interns interested in learning about and assisting with the management of the MBTA’s Capital Program in design and construction. Student interns will be exposed to MBTA public policy, financial practices, project execution policies and technical challenges related to delivering Capital Program projects.
The term of this assignment is anticipated to be 3 to 6 months depending on the Student’s curriculum schedule.
Based on best fit, interns will be placed with one of Capital Programs’ three delivery teams:
- Capital Delivery is responsible for the administration of construction contracts awarded by the MBTA as well as professional service contracts related to construction projects. Capital projects encompass track, signal, power, bridges, tunnels, stations, parking garages, bus facilities, maintenance facilities yards and other facilities across Authority’s entire system including but not limited to Commuter Rail, Transit Infrastructures, Transit-Oriented Development Group (TOD) and Ferry System. Examples of project: Worcester Union Station, Harvard Square Vertical Transportation Project
- Green Line Transformation (GLT) is a portfolio of projects totaling over $900 million within the MBTA $8 Billion Capital Investment Plan (CIP), aiming to revitalizing America’s oldest subway. The program will reform an aging transportation system to adopt new and advanced technologies and be reconstructed to weather both time and circumstances. The project manager (PM) has the responsibility, from inception to completion, for managing the project according to specifications in a timely manner and within budget. The GLT Team will establish and implement program management best practices dedicated to integration, collaboration, empowerment and standardization. Examples of projects: Lechmere Viaduct, Newton Highlands Station Accessibility Improvements
- Red Line/ Orange Line Transformation (RL/OL) is a portfolio of projects revitalizing signal infrastructure, upgrading facilities, and providing an upgraded yard to provide faster, more comfortable trips on the Orange Line, as well as less crowding on platforms and in stations. This work also supports the all-new, expanded Orange Line fleet of 152 modern, spacious vehicles, ensuring that an additional 30,000 riders per day can take the Orange Line. Examples of projects: Orange Line Signal Upgrades, Wellington Yard Maintenance Facility Upgrades
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Student Intern(s) will assist Senior Management and others with their duties related to the delivery of the MBTA’s $8 billion, five-year capital investment plan. The Student Intern will report directly to a senior department leader as needed. The scope of Student Intern’s responsibility will range from working with Capital Programs project management staff who oversee design and construction efforts to providing assistance to track the progress of the MBTA’s capital program.
The selected candidate(s) will:
- Undertake special projects of an engineering/management nature as assigned by the Delivery group head or other Sr. Staff
- Assist Sr. Management Staff with the development and maintenance of program and project budgets, schedules and execution plans
- Assist Sr. Management Staff in the preparation of reports for and presentations to MassDOT, the MBTA Fiscal & Management Control Board, elected officials, regulatory bodies, community groups and the media on projects including addressing issues of potentially sensitive nature.
- Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner consistent with the Authority’s customer service quality standard
- Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with fellow employees
- Perform related duties and projects as assigned.
1.) This is a not a Safety Sensitive Position.
2.) During declared "states of emergency", this classification is deemed non-essential, and employees working in this classification are not required to report to work during that time period.
Full-time enrollment in a Bachelor's or Graduate degree program in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Public Policy, or Business Administration. Undergraduate bachelor's student intern candidates shall have completed (4) semesters or (5) trimesters
Graduate degree student intern candidates shall have been accepted to a graduate studies program and be within 12 months of matriculation. All candidates should have strong oral, written and interpersonal skills; effective organizational, analytical, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills
Ability to use Word, Excel, and Database applications
Ability to pass: a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; background screenings; and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
Further, the candidate must: handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner, effectively communicate with customers, employees, contractors and vendors;
A valid driver's license;
Have the ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed; be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week and work effectively with a diverse workforce.