Develops technical specifications for new rail rolling stock.
Performs fund management for rail equipment procurement activities including programming, identification of funds, California Transportation Commission allocations, application for Federal grants and coordination with Budgets and Accounting.
Develops and executes contracts and agreements for new rail passenger rolling stock acquisition contracts.
Manages and administers the rolling stock procurement contracts, including enforcement, design review, production inspection and testing, correspondence and invoice processing and payment.
Ensures new rail rolling stock conforms to Federal regulations, contract provisions and service needs.
Provides post-delivery contract management functions including vehicle acceptance, deployment, warranty administration, fleet assessments, field modifications and training.
Integrates new rail equipment into the existing fleet of Caltrans rail equipment.
Provides periodic reports to State and Federal agencies for project status, fund use and job creation.
Coordinates with long-range planning functions to determine future rail equipment needs based on ridership increases, new or expanded services and equipment replacement.
Executes and manages a task-order-based consultant contract to provide technical and administrative support to the Rail Rolling Stock Procurement and Rail Equipment branches.
Provides liaison function to the Federal Railroad Administration, the Next-Generation Equipment Committee and other states for rail rolling stock functions and activities as required.