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EVP PLANNING ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

Basic Function
This position is a strategic partner in the direction and leadership of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (METRO) executive departments and management team. Responsible for overall management, administration and implementation of METRO’s Engineering and capital projects; management of engineering, design and construction of all METRO capital projects (light rail, bus facilities, bus rapid transit, HOV, and general mobility) comprising the regional transit plan. This includes facility design, project control, and coordination of right-of-way acquisition, engineering, and construction management. Interfaces with the community at large to determine public needs and translate those needs to the planning and development of the overall transit system. Advises the Board of Directors and President & Chief Executive Officer on matters relevant to the regional requirements for a high-capacity regional transit system. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team as an active participant/partner to meet the shared mission, vision, values and goals of METRO.
  • Directs the overall management, administration and implementation of engineering, design and construction programs.
  • Provides primary managerial direction and performs personnel administrative functions of direct report staff (e.g. training, supervising, work assignments, timesheets, performance evaluations, etc.) for maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of staff and ensuring necessary department outcomes are achieved.
  • Ensures METRO establishes and maintains contacts with state, local and federal agencies involved in METRO projects. Directs the overall management, administration and implementation of engineering, design and construction programs.
  • Directs and manages the development and design of the regional transit system including the facility design, project management and system engineering.
  • Directs engineering design and construction of facilities including, light rail, bus rapid transit, HOV, bus facilities, and general mobility projects. Supervises compliance with engineering specifications and ensures quality of project development and completion.
  • Coordinates with transit services delivery management to ensure that facilities meet desired objectives and that an orderly transition from construction to operation occurs.
  • Directs design management, interface management, and project management for facilities, safety and system assurance.
  • Directs capital projects to control estimating, scheduling and cost engineering analysis, reporting and coordination.
  • Directs the overview, quality assurance and test start-up of the construction of any transit system. Directs the administration, coordination and supervision of work performed by outside engineering and construction firms and real estate firms.
  • Directs the preparation and administration of the annual department budget.
  • Directs the environmental planning efforts, ensures METRO’s capital and long-range plan are following established environmental regulations.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents. Performs other job-duties as assigned.

Education Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Years & Experience Required
Requires a minimum of five to ten years’ experience in an engineering management position with extensive experience in design engineering and construction for transit, roadway and facility projects.

Experience in transportation industry/public sector preferred. Requires experience in complex budgetary and audit processes, including financial reporting as well as experience related to effective organization and personnel management, and related administrative processes.

Knowledge & Skills Required
This position requires a working knowledge of engineering techniques and principles, including project management techniques. Strong analytical skills are required to evaluate and manage engineering and construction projects. The ability to make decisions on short-term problems and establish working relationships with community partners is critical. Excellent communication (written/verbal) skills are essential. Professional Engineering license in the state of Texas is required.

Additional Information
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

https://jobs.ridemetro.org/job/houston-EVP-Planning-Engineering-&-Construction-TX-77001/708250900/


CONNECTING COMMUNITIES AND ENHANCING LIVES

JOIN THE VALLEY METRO TEAM

With a core mission of connecting communities and enhancing lives, Valley Metro plans, builds, operates and maintains regional bus, light rail, paratransit and vanpool systems across Maricopa County, one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. We serve more than 60 million riders annually through a talented and passionate team of staff and contractors and a multi-modal transit system featuring local and commuter bus, regional light rail, streetcar, vanpool and paratransit.

To help build and strategically manage our growing operations and maintenance needs, we are seeking exemplary leaders possessing the necessary skills to identify, navigate and successfully interact within the dynamics of the organization and industry, while maintaining sensitivity to the competing needs of staff and internal and external stakeholders. We are looking for leaders who can build on the high-quality level of transit service provided to this region, while advocating for and being creative with the growing needs of our staff and riders as the system expands in the next decade.

Deputy Director, Construction

The Deputy Director, Construction is responsible for leading the rail capital development program for Valley Metro’s Capital Development Division. Typical duties include: overseeing rail capital projects to ensure adherence to schedule, budget, quality and timely delivery; overseeing preparation of the annual Rail Program budget and Five-Year Program to assure adequate resources are available to successfully carry out the program; managing and supervising staff and resources; ensuring strong communications and coordination between all aspects of highly-complex, major rail capital projects in the design and construction phases; and serving as key capital program liaison with Valley Metro member agencies, the Federal Transit Administration and other Valley Metro divisions.

Deputy Director, Rail Operations

The Deputy Director, Rail Operations, is responsible for delivering high-quality, customer-focused rail operations, including maintenance and facilities management of Valley Metro’s growing light rail and streetcar network. This position will direct and develop staff, and manage relationships with contractors and communication with Valley Metro Rail partner cities to provide safe and reliable service across the regional rail system. This position reports to the Chief Operations Officer and will assist in developing and fostering a culture centered on the Agency’s Core Values of Whatever It Takes, Team Player and Positive Customer Care/Service. This position will oversee rail operations, maintenance of way, equipment and facilities and associated functions and work alongside a Deputy Director, Transportation Services and across the organization to ensure rail service is operated effectively and efficiently across the Valley.

Deputy Director, Transportation Services

The Deputy Director, Transportation Services, is responsible for delivering high quality, customer-focused fixed route bus transportation, customer service and associated functions to riders across Maricopa County. This position will support and develop management staff, relationships with operating contractors and communication with member cities to continue to provide safe and reliable service across Valley Metro’s regional transportation system. This position reports to the Chief Operations Officer and will assist in fostering a culture centered on the Agency’s Core Values of Whatever It Takes, Team Player and Positive Customer Care/Service. This position will oversee bus service delivery, customer service and associated facilities and functions and work alongside a Deputy Director, Rail Operations, and across the organization to ensure services are operated effectively and efficiently across the Valley.

Apply At https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/valleymetro

Valley Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer


METRO TRANSIT DIVISION
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55411

ENGINEER/SENIOR ENGINEER OR
PROJECT COORDINATOR/
SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and provides more than 80 million rides a year through an integrated network of buses, light rail, and commuter trains.

Metro Transit’s Engineering Department is responsible for the development and construction of Metro Transit’s public and support facilities. In the public facility area, they plan, design, and construct improvements to the rail and bus network including, for example, bus and rail stations, maintenance facilities, park and rides, and other passenger facilities.

See Council’s job posting for required education, years of experience, and salary range for each position level.  License Requirements: Senior Engineer level must have a Professional Engineer (PE) License in the state of Minnesota.  PE licenses from other states must be transferred to Minnesota within six months of date of hire.

Apply:
See complete job posting and application instructions @ https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/metrocouncil


LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PROJECT MANAGEMENT (HEAVY RAIL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION)

Bulletin No:        004206-023
Closing Date:     10-FEB-21
Salary Range:     $139,131 – $174,429 – $209,706
Metro/PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer

Basic Function
Plans, directs, and manages diverse teams and major projects within Metro, including large capital projects or management of other types of large projects or programs. This role will provide executive level management oversight and decision making for a major capital project, specifically the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 1, including overseeing, interfacing with and managing various Metro Project staff, Metro Construction Management and Engineering Consultants and Metro’s Design/Build Contractor. This position will also work closely with outside governmental agencies and utilities. This position performs a key role in managing the overall Project with an emphasis on maintaining the Projects cost and schedule.

Employment Requirements

  • Five years of relevant senior management-level experience in the design and/or construction of major capital projects, including extensive experience managing mass transit projects
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • California license as a Professional Engineer (PE) preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing heavy rail transit projects, specifically in underground stations and tunnels using design-build contracting
  • Experience utilizing geotechnical instrumentation to monitor, review, and interpret geotechnical baseline reports for underground construction
  • Experience performing construction and design-build management of architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and systems integration for underground stations
  • Experience working in construction management, including working with contractors, consultants and other stakeholders
  • Experience resolving construction issues post-design, including contract changes, claims and dispute resolution

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net/careers and complete an Online Employment Application.


METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
DIRECTOR, RAIL AND BUS SAFETY

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
https://metrocouncil.org

Salary: See Position Description
Opening Date: 01/15/21
Closing Date: Continuous
Location: Heywood Office and Operations Facility, Minneapolis

Who We Are:
We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.

Our values reflect the following core competencies:  Customer Focus, Optimizes Work Process, Collaborates, Values Differences, and Instills Trust.  We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

This position reports to the General Manager of the Metro Transit division.  Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and pre-COVID-19, provided more than 80 million rides a year through an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike in the Twin Cities.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
The Director of Rail and Bus Safety (Metro Transit) serves as the chief safety officer in the organization, overseeing two managers and 10 supporting staff.  Strategically develops, implements and manages a comprehensive multimodal (bus, commuter rail and light rail) safety program, applying system safety and safety management systems principles through accident investigation, regulatory compliance, and hazard management.

Starting Salary Range:    $111,488 – $126,547
Full Salary Range:           $111,488 – $168,314

This position is open until filled.  The initial review will be on February 12th, 2021.

What You Would Do In This Job

Administration and Policy:

  • Directs the safety program of bus, commuter rail and light rail that have facilities spread across the metro area.
  • Assists in the development of an effective strategy to assess and mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and safeguard Metro Transit light rail, commuter rail and bus.
  • Oversees the development, maintenance and implementation of safety policies, procedures and plans necessary to effectively execute Metro Transit Rail and Bus Safety strategy.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Minnesota Office of State Safety Oversight (OSSO), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Develop and conduct trend analysis and identify strategies to address identified increases in negatively impacting trends.

Safety Training and Development: 

  • Develops, monitors and evaluates bus, commuter rail and light rail safety programs to include safety policy, safety assurance, safety hazard management, threat analysis and safety promotion.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of safety training on topics requiring safety subject matter expertise.

Audits and Investigations:

  • Conducts safety audits for capital projects and the operating system.
  • Conducts emergency preparedness exercises for capital projects and the operating system.
  • Conducts post-incident debriefings, tracking and management of corrective actions, and generates detailed reports and management briefings.
  • Inspects facilities, equipment and property for existing or potentially hazardous conditions and recommends corrective actions.

Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Collaborates with Metro Transit departments to ensure that safety policies and procedures are being followed and safety management principles and best practices are being followed.
  • Coordinates and communicates regularly with safety professionals at the federal, state, county and city level

What Education And Experience Are Required For This Job (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Safety, Safety Engineering, Transportation Management or a closely related field, AND nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience developing/implementing operations safety programs, preferably in commuter rail, light rail or bus transportation systems.  Five (5) years supervisory experience required.

Equivalency (you may also meet the minimum qualifications in one of the following ways):

  • Associate degree in Industrial Safety, Safety Engineering, Transportation Management or a closely related field, AND eleven (11) years of progressively responsible experience developing/implementing operations safety programs, preferably in commuter rail, light rail or bus transportation systems. Five (5) years supervisory experience required.
  • High School diploma or GED AND thirteen (13) years of progressively responsible experience developing/implementing operations safety programs, preferably in commuter rail, light rail or bus transportation systems. Five (5) years supervisory experience required.
  • Master’s Degree in Industrial Safety, Safety Engineering, Transportation Management or a closely related field, AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience developing/implementing operations safety programs, preferably in commuter rail, light rail or bus transportation systems. Five (5) years supervisory experience required.

What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):

  • Experience in developing/implementing operations safety programs in commuter rail, light rail and/or a bus transportation system.
  • Experience working for public sector including the development of policies, plans and procedures.
  • Experience working with federal, state and local laws and regulations related to transit, including the: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Minnesota Office of State Safety Oversight (OSSO), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Experience developing, implementing, and/or maintaining FTA mandated Agency Safety Plans (as required by 49 CFR Part 673) for bus and LRT and FRA mandated System Safety Programs (as required by 49 CFR Part 270) for commuter rail systems.
  • Completed the FTA Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP), or the ability to complete it within six months of hire and continue to maintain the certification every two years thereafter.
  • Experience conducting emergency preparedness exercises for capital projects and operating system.
  • Membership in a national safety organization.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or other equivalent certification.

What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those required by the: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Minnesota Office of State Safety Oversight (OSSO), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Knowledge of rail and bus transit safety requirements including, but not limited to, accident investigation procedures, hazard management principles, audits, inspections, and occupational health and public safety
  • Skills translating broad agency goals and developing safety policies, procedures and materials.
  • Skills in written and oral communications to write clear correspondence, policies, plans and procedure.
  • Ability to complete the FTA Public Transportation Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) within six-months of hire.
  • Skill in Microsoft 365 and cloud or internet-based project management tools.
  • Ability to identify and address operational safety risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively external and internal stakeholders, contractors and third parties.
  • Ability to effectively manage staff in implementing safety policies, plans and procedures.

What you can expect from us:

  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.

More about why you should join us!

Additional Information
Union/Grade:  Non-Represented/Grade M
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Safety Sensitive:  No

What your work environment would be:
Most of the work time is performed in a standard office setting. Travel to various locations in the seven-county metropolitan area will be required with occasional out-of-state travel.  Some locations are not served by public transportation and you many need to be able to arrive quickly at any time of the day or night to any accident/location that required their immediate attention.

What steps the recruitment process involves:

  • We review your minimum qualifications.
  • We rate your education and experience.
  • We conduct a structured panel interview.
  • We conduct a selection interview.
  • We conduct a Leadership Assessment with the final candidate.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only), and a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history.  A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job.  If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.  Some locations are not served by public transportation and you many need to be able to arrive quickly at any time of the day or night to any accident/location that requires immediate attention by the Director of Safety.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you’re applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.  A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the position.

Important: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please call Human Resources at 651-602-1398.

Applications May Be Completed Online At www.metrocouncil.org
Job #2020-00219
Director, Rail And Bus Safety


Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)

DIRECTOR, RAIL FLEET SERVICES (RAIL VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS)

Basic Function
Directs and oversees Rail Fleet Services division operations, including budget preparation, goal setting, policy compliance, and workforce development.

Requirements For Employment

Education

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Business, Public Administration, or a related field

Experience

  • Five years of relevant management-level experience in heavy or light rail vehicle maintenance/fleet maintenance, requiring at least two years specialized experience in area of assignment

Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro’s website at https://www.metro.net/ and complete an online Employment Application.


TRANSDEV
GENERAL MANAGER

Arcadia, California

Transdev is looking for a General Manager who will direct the operations of a location, and will have operations and other departments reporting into this position on a daily basis.

Responsibilities

  • Provides general guidance to department managers
  • Provides strategic planning and direction to the operations
  • Manages contract compliance
  • Develops and manages the operational budget
  • Assists the Corporate office with contract procurement, operational analysis, and price proposals
  • Investigates, makes and administers decisions up to and including terminations
  • Has overall responsibility for scheduling, performance evaluation, and staffing responsibilities for the management staff of the facility

About Transdev:

Based near Chicago, Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and shuttle services. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities and transit authorities through quality execution and innovations in mobility. Its parent company, Transdev Group, is a leading global operator and integrator of mobility operating in 17 countries and provides passengers every day the freedom to connect to what they care about in their cities. www.transdevna.com

For full job description and to apply: https://transdevna.jobs/arcadia-ca/general-manager/59EB5B07C80A4F378E159D9E82BA3397/job/


Bids/Proposals

HILL COUNTRY TRANSIT DISTRICT
ADVERTISING SERVICES
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

Hill Country Transit District (HCTD) is soliciting proposals from firms for a program involving the solicitation, selling, contracting, design, installation, administration, and maintenance of advertisements on media including buses and bus shelters. This includes seventeen El Dorado brand fixed-route buses, thirty-two feet in length and with channel card mounts, being utilized on nine routes throughout the Killeen and Temple Metropolitan Area (including Belton, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Killeen, and Temple) and 113 passenger shelters throughout the service area; as well as thirty-four paratransit buses, twenty-four feet in length, operating in the area. The Rural division operates sixteen vans and twenty-nine paratransit buses throughout the nine counties. This RFP contains information regarding the scope of the program, and contains the requirements for submission of proposals in response to this RFP.

Timeline for RFP Submission
Date of Release of RFP:    Friday, February 19th, 2021
Questions Due By:            Friday, February 26th, 2021
Response to Questions:   Friday, March 5th, 2021
Submittal Due Date:        Friday, March 19th, 2021 by 3:00PM CST
Submittal Location:         HCTD, 4515 W. Hwy. 190, Belton, TX 76513
Date of Award:                 Friday, March 26th, 2021
Contract Start Date:         April 1st, 2021

Requirements For Submission of Proposals
Interested parties should submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of the proposal, including all attachments.  The proposal shall be sent by mail or courier and must be enclosed in a single box, envelope or similar package. Proposals must be sealed and marked with the words “Proposal For HCTD Transit Amenity Advertisements”. Additionally, a .pdf copy of the proposal must be emailed to dburtner@takethehop.com.  Proposals are due by 3:00 PM CST, Friday, March 19th, 2021 to Hill Country Transit District, Attn: Darrell Burtner, 4515 W. Hwy. 190, Belton, TX 76513.

Proposals not delivered and received by that time will not be considered.  Submitters of proposals meeting the submission deadline may be asked to attend one or more interview meetings with HCTD staff or committee to answer questions or to clarify the proposal.

Any person wishing to obtain additional information about this RFP may contact Darrell Burtner at the address noted herein, or by phone at 254-933-3700 or by email at dburtner@takethehop.com.


TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN

AMTRAN (Altoona, PA) is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to develop a Transportation Development Plan Update for its fixed-route bus service operating in Blair County, Pennsylvania. AMTRAN is the municipal authority providing public transportation services to Altoona City, Logan and Allegheny Townships, and Hollidaysburg Borough, Pennsylvania.  Proposals will be accepted at AMTRAN’s Administrative offices at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 until 2:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Friday, March 12th, 2021.

All proposals and agreements are subject to all applicable federal and state laws and to a financial assistance contract between AMTRAN, the Federal Transit Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Proposers will be required to comply with all applicable Non-Discrimination, Non-Collusion, Lobbying, Debarment and Contractor Integrity laws and regulations.

AMTRAN solicits and encourages disadvantaged business enterprise participation.  DBE’s shall be afforded full consideration of their response and will not be subject to discrimination.

AMTRAN reserves the right to postpone, to accept or reject any and all proposals, in whole or in part, or to waive informalities as it deems to be in its best interest.

Copies of the RFP are available by contacting Mr. Josh Baker, Deputy CEO, AMTRAN, 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 or by calling 814-944-4074 or emailing joshbaker@amtran.org.


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