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PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
SANTA CRUZ METRO

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by Santa Cruz METRO to identify candidates for the position of Planning and Development Director. Reporting to the CEO/General Manager the Director will plan, develop, organize, and direct (1) planning and scheduling of route and service development; (2) grant research, review, preparation, and administration for capital and operations funding; and (3) governmental affairs working with local, state, and federal representatives and legislative advocates to develop and support legislation beneficial to METRO and the region. He/she will function as a member of METRO’s senior leadership team, addressing issues of concern and exercising independent judgment and initiative in establishing efficient and effective service operations. The ideal candidate will have an accredited Bachelor’s in business, political science, public administration, geography, transportation planning, engineering, or a closely related field plus eight years of professional experience (2 supervisory) in business management, public administration, transportation planning, grants administration, route and service planning and development, and government affairs. Familiarity with transit agency or transportation system functions in a large public organization is highly desirable. While not required, FTA National Transit Institute coursework; AICP and/or CTP certifications; and experience with project management software, construction/contract management, transit oriented development, full funding grant agreements, other State and Federal funding tools, public-private partnerships, run-cutting software (HASTUS and/or Trapeze), air quality and sustainability concepts and laws (AB375, AB32, etc.), and CEQA and NEPA will be favorably received. To be considered, please go to https://www.kl2connects.com/openings, select Santa Cruz METRO, and upload your resume and 4-5 references (preferably supervisors). METRO values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER
CITY OF OTTAWA

This is an exceptional career opportunity with the busiest NEW Light Rail Transit system in North America for a strategic transit safety executive and collaborative relationship builder to lead the Safety Program.

Canada’s capital, with over 900,000 residents, the City of Ottawa is blessed with a mix of great urban neighborhoods and dynamic suburban communities. Ottawa boasts one of Canada’s most highly educated and talented workforces and is home to one of the largest concentrations of hi-tech firms in the country. Visitors and residents alike thrive in this dynamic urban environment and can choose from an exciting array of museums, art galleries, theatres and cultural events, parks and recreation facilities, restaurants and shopping venues.

Ensuring the safety of OCTranspo’s public transit and light rail services is a critical mandate that calls for the visionary leadership and the expertise of a proven safety professional with knowledge of industry best practices and a talent for capacity building and fostering change and innovation. If you’re such a leader, consider joining the City of Ottawa as Chief Safety Officer (CSO) within the Transportation Services Department. With the successful launch of the City’s very new, modern and busy line and its second stage already under construction, this is a high-profile opportunity that will offer prospects for career growth while making noteworthy impact on Canadian transportation service excellence and standards.

Reporting to the General Manager of the Department, you’ll provide vision, leadership and strategic direction to the overall Safety Program, including Safety Compliance, Training and Development Services, and planning for expansion plans already underway.

The Service’s two units – Transit Safety and Transit Training – deliver safety and job training for transit services employees, and ensure the compliance, development and implementation of safety standards to protect the general public. As Chief Safety Officer, you’ll also manage the Service’s human and financial resources, including contracted services for large capital programs, staff development and performance, and financial planning and reporting. This requires you to lead and oversee a unique and distinct Safety Officer role at an agency that has an intricate relationship with a private sector entity in the delivery of the LRT service and the next stages of that system’s growth. You will understand the implications of contracting out the safety responsibilities of the maintenance portion of the LRT system, while at the same time keeping the overall accountability for complex system engineering and technical issues that will be sure to occur with respect to the LRT going forward. You will be expert in system safety as well as institutionally astute in organizational dynamics, and able to guide and mentor to ensure both collaboration and high performance.

Complementing your university degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Risk Management, Safety or a related field, you bring significant senior level transit industry experience, with a specific background in safety management and a multi-modal transportation (bus and rail) environment. This will have included strong demonstrated experience managing human resources, operating and capital budgets, and external contract resources in a complex public or private sector organization. Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification (CRSP), a Certified Health and Safety Consultant designation, or equivalent safety-related credentials would be considered an asset.

This senior role will demand strong leadership competencies along with intimate knowledge of applicable principles, practices, procedures, techniques, laws and regulations related to rail and transit regulations in Canada. Equally important, you’ll be familiar with sustainable development, environmental compliance practices, the development and implementation of long-range and short-term Transit Safety strategies, trends and developments in the field, and systems safety engineering principles.

To apply for this mission-critical safety leadership role, submit your application to Phelps, at careers@phelpsgroup.ca, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.

Application deadline: November 22, 2019.

Phelps, 401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone: 416 364 6229


GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, TRANSPORTATION (COMMUTER RAIL)
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OF DENVER, CO (RTD)

At the Regional Transportation District of Denver, CO (RTD) our mission is to meet our constituents’ present and future public transit needs by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible and cost-effective service throughout the District. We look for candidates to join our team in creating a legacy for current and future generations.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in transportation, business administration or management, Master’s Degree preferred.
• A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in transportation rail operations, FRA regulated passenger rail operations preferred preferably in a union environment.
• A minimum of ten years of experience in the proper operation of and associated equipment in all phases of the passenger rail industry.
• A minimum of three years of experience working with SCADA and train control systems, TMDS and Interoperable- Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS) preferred, radio equipment and video equipment.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, which can include the ability to be ‘on-call’ on a 24-hour basis.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to use sound judgment.
• Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.

OR

• An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.

We currently have the following position available:

General Superintendent, Transportation (Commuter Rail)

Description of Work: This position is responsible for directing the transportation activities of the Commuter Rail Transportation Department and the control and direction of all revenue service vehicles and support vehicles. This is a safety sensitive position subject to the rules and regulations of the RTD/ Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Drug and Alcohol Policy. Please apply on or after November 10, 2019, but before December 6, 2019. For a complete job description, and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.rtd-denver.com/careers.

Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Denver, CO 80202

EOE/AA/Drug Free


SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COUNTYWIDE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
(MOBILITY CORRIDORS)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CORPORATION (PTSC)/LA METRO (METRO)

Bulletin No: 004178-004
Closing Date: 15-NOV-19
Basic Function
Under direction of the Chief Planning Officer, works closely with program and project executives and managers, Board members, elected officials, state and federal administration, business, labor and community leaders, environmental advocacy groups and others to assist in the development of visionary programs and solutions to meet the mobility needs of Los Angeles County. This position will lead staff involved in preparing Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan, and also manage the planning, design, environmental clearance and public engagement processes for transportation corridors which include Heavy Rail Transit, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit, Active Transportation and Rail Connectivity projects, etc.
Requirements For Employment
• Bachelor’s degree – Business, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, or other related field
• 8-years senior management-level experience at the department-head level or above in transportation planning and programming, urban planning, project development, real estate, and economic development
Preferred Qualifications
• 5-years of work experience in the public sector (city, county or public transit agencies) reporting directly to the Board, CEO or executive management
• 5-years experience managing highly complex projects and overseeing a staff of ten or more people
• Experience leading the preparation of comprehensive plans, infrastructure plans, or policy development
• Experience developing and leading the community and stakeholder engagement process
• Experience leading and implementing significant change within an organizational unit, including processes, standards and procedures
Application Procedure
• To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net/careers and complete an Online Employment Application.
• Note: All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
• Metro/PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer.


DEPUTY CHIEF ENGINEER
DENVER TRANSIT OPERATORS (DTO)

Denver Transit Operators (DTO) is a privately held company that has a 29-year contract with the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) to operate and maintain the new commuter rail system within the Greater Denver Metro area. We currently have a full time opportunity for a Deputy Chief Engineer. We are seeking a committed individual to assist the Chief Engineer in directing the operations of the Engineering Department. The DCE reports to the Chief Engineer and works with other departments and staff to oversee the condition and integrity of the railroad’s physical infrastructure. The departments that report to the DCE include Traction Power, Signals, Communications, Track, Facilities and Information Technology. The Deputy Chief Engineer’s direct reports are the Track and Facilities Manager, Traction Power Supervisors, Signal Manager and the I.T. & Communications Manager.

As the Deputy Chief Engineer, some of your duties will be to:
• Oversee the maintenance of the electrical traction power systems, signals, communications and train control systems in accordance with FRA regulations, OEM recommendations and DTO standards and procedures.
• Oversee the maintenance of track, bridges, culverts, and other ROW components in accordance with FRA regulations and DTO standards and procedures.
• Oversee the maintenance, cleaning and snow removal of the stations, yards, Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility (CRMF), and other facilities located in the DTO service territory in accordance with DTO standards and procedures.
• Implement and lead all safety activities required of the Engineering Department by the DTO safety program. Ensure the diligent application of all safety rules, policies and procedures designed to protect employees, customers and the environment. Monitor and/or anticipate hazardous and unsafe situations and implement suitable countermeasures.
• Scope and manage contracts for the procurement of services, equipment, materials and supplies related to the maintenance of railroad infrastructure.
• Oversee the maintenance of inspection and repair records in accordance with FRA requirements; direct the preparation of reports as required.
• Oversee the development and administration of the Engineering Department budget. Forecast budget needs for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Monitor and approve expenditures and implement budgetary controls and adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
• Oversee the staffing of the Engineering Department including the selection, training and performance management of maintenance personnel. Interface with all members of the team to resolve engineering issues and actions.
• Develop maintenance programs to preserve and improve the safety and reliability of all facilities, systems infrastructure and equipment.
• Strong understanding and demonstration of the tactful skills required in terms of professionalism, conduct and execution in a client-facing role.
• Develop renewal programs to preserve and extend the useful life of the facilities and systems. Plan and budget these lifecycle renewals into short term (5 years) and long term (25+ years) programs.
• Coordinate all maintenance activities with transportation management to provide safe, efficient, and reliable train service.
• All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university in civil engineering, electrical engineering or specific job-related field or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
• Minimum of five years’ experience at the senior manager level in one or more of the following areas:
• Experience in an FRA regulated environment preferred.
• Track and Right of Way; Bridge Maintenance; Train Control and Signal Systems for passenger rail; Communication Systems for passenger rail and Traction Power Systems.
• Proven ability to operate within budget requirements.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to interact constructively and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with external stakeholders and employees at all levels of the organization.
• Extensive experience demonstrating strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.
• Proficiency in software applications required for analyzing data and preparing correspondence, reports and presentations.
• Must be available 24 hours/7 days a week to respond to emergencies with the ability to work alternate shifts and days as required. This role is an on-call position, responding to emergencies and resolving infrastructure failures.
• Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and successfully pass a pre-employment background check and pre-employment physical examination.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and be willing to comply with the DTO Drug and Alcohol Policy.
• Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license.

If you are an individual who loves a fast paced environment, is motivated to work in a startup and growing organization, then please apply at www.denvertransitpartners.com
Applicants who are authorized to work in the US will only be considered for this position. DTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


DEPUTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER – SYSTEM SECURITY & LAW ENFORCEMENT
LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO)

Annual salary: $139,131 – $174,429 – $209,706
Application deadline: 11/20/2019

The successful candidate should have a detailed understanding of security threats to the mass transit infrastructure, as well as knowledge of how technology can be used to mitigate such threats. The candidate will have an established track record researching, recommending and implementing security technologies in the transit environment, managing complex capital projects, and briefing senior executive staff on security options. The successful candidate is an innovator, capable of designing and implementing a world class system to ensure seamless and real-time communications between transit security personnel, law enforcement and LA Metro’s federal partners.
Please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=572

Josh Jones
CPS HR Consulting
916-263-1401
Online brochure: executivesearch.cpshr.us
LA METRO website: www.metro.net

EOE


DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT
REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF NEW ORLEANS

Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Date Prepared: November 9, 2019
Anticipated Salary Range: $102,000 – $110,000

The Regional Transit Authority in New Orleans is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana charged with providing safe, efficient, and reliable public transportation in the City of New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. The Regional Transit Authority was created by state legislation in 1979 and commenced operation in 1983. For the first time in the agency’s history, we are building a robust, in-house staff to manage the day-to-day affairs of the agency and the Director of Procurement is seen as a key position in building out the full range of services to be directly provided by the Authority.

Role and Responsibility:
The Director of Procurement reports directly to the CFO and is responsible for directing the Authority-wide procurement, contract administration, purchasing, and material management program, and related procurement information support systems.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop and implement an Authority-wide Contract and Procurement procedures manual.
• Serve as Lead Department Representative and work with the Information Technology Project Team on developing, testing, and implementing the procurement information support system modules. Focus on streamlining the Department’s paper flow, accelerating requests and orders, improving the response time and automating the approval routing process, and monitoring service completion, inventory depletion and replacement, payment status and closures.
• Develop a training program for users on the procurement process and include hands-on demonstrations on how to access the Department’s services on-line.
• Identify and implement programs to reduce costs and improve the availability and quality of goods and services.
• Prepare the annual and long-range budget program and assist other Departments in this area.
• Managing, maintaining and updating RTA’s procurement software management system, Procureware.
• Establish criteria for the purchase of RTA assets, supplies and services.
• Provide technical assistance to Departments regarding procurements and solicitation documents.
• Supervise and where applicable, coordinate the development of all contracts with the RTA General Counsel. Standardize formatting of contracts.
• Redesign the Department’s organizational structure to serve as a central Contracts and Procurement services operation to focus on improving customer services. Cross train employees in various functions of the organization increasing/enhancing response time, just-in-time inventory management, customer relations, vendor relations, etc.
• Improve the Department’s records management system.
• Manage Contracts and Procurement staff, recruit, hire, and discipline as applicable, and provide on-going training and staff development.
• Manage and develop the Department’s budget.
• Prepare and present written and oral reports to executive management as applicable.
• Serve as lead contact for federal and other audits.
• Perform other job-related duties in keeping with the goals and objectives of the RTA and Procurement Department.

Qualifications

Required
• Seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in directing, planning, and managing contracts, procurement programs or associated administrative function for a large organization.
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Business/Contract Law or closely related field.
• A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Business/Contract Law or closely related field highly preferred.
• Must have broad knowledge of federal requirements, specifically the United States Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration, for contracts funded with federal financial assistance
• Must have in-depth understanding of all federal, state and local procurement laws and guidelines affecting the RTA.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience required

The ideal candidate will possess:

• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Experience in procurement within another public transit agency

To apply, visit www.norta.com


DIRECTOR, COST ESTIMATING
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CORPORATION (PTSC)

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Bulletin No: 006399-006
Closing Date: 20-NOV-19
Salary Range: $112,902 – $141,107 – $169,312
Basic Function: To direct and oversee an independent project specific cost estimating and analysis group within Metro’s Office of Program Management.
Requirements For Employment
• Bachelor’s degree – Engineering, Construction Management, or other related field
• 3 years principal or supervisory-level experience working directly on the design and construction of large or major civil or facilities projects as a construction cost estimator with a minimum of 1 year in the transit industry
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience applying heavy civil construction methods, such as solder pile, lagging excavation support systems, and temporary street decking systems
• Experience developing quantities of work and materials from construction contract plans and specifications
• Experience supervising and directing the work of a cost estimating group
• Experience analyzing construction contract claims and evaluating claimed costs
• Experience utilizing estimating software such as Sage (Timberline), HCSS (HeavyBid) and Trimble (Accubid) or similar
• State of California Professional Engineering License, State of California Class A Contractor’s License, ASPE Professional Estimator Certification, or AACE Estimating Professional Certification
Application Procedure
• To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.


 

Bids/Proposals

PUBLIC NOTICE
TOMPKINS CONSOLIDATED AREA TRANSIT, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
(RFP #201-2019)
TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Bid packages containing submittal requirements are available at TCAT, Inc.’s Purchasing Department (address below) by calling (607) 277-9388 (Extension 540), email at: rl1@tcatmail.com and via TCAT, Inc.’s website: www.tcatbus.com under the News – Procurement tab. Bid package prints are also available through TCAT, Inc.’s Purchasing Department.

Proposals for TCAT Inc.’s, transit development plan will be accepted at 737 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 up until 4:00PM EST on December 18, 2019.

All proposal responses should be mailed or deivered, in accordance with the RFP requirements, to:
TCAT, Inc.
Attn: Raymond Lalley
737 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, New York 14850

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