Oct 05, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County is seeking an experienced Transit Capital Program Manager to oversee the implementation of its transit capital projects. This senior manager plays a leadership role in multi-year capital improvement priority-setting, budgeting, scheduling, cost estimating, design, construction management, quality control, and constituent response and interacts with County staff, elected officials, transit providers such as WMATA, private developers and federal, state, and regional funding agencies and community groups on the implementation of a broad array of transit projects.

Arlington's currently adopted 10-year Capital Improvement Program identifies over $500 million in transit project investments ranging from new Metro station entrances and vertical circulation to a new bus maintenance facility to support Arlington's growing ART bus operation. The Capital Program Section of the Transit Bureau provides the project development and implementation expertise for transit infrastructure projects of local and regional significance.  The Section is responsible for ensuring that projects are developed and delivered on time and within budget, while meeting functional, esthetic, sustainability, accessibility, maintainability, and code requirements, plus state, regional and federal agency requirements consistent with the various funding sources and types of projects. The staff and contractors oversee many multi-million-dollar capital projects, managing design and construction contracts while coordinating with all internal stakeholders. This employee works with considerable independence under the general direction of the Division of Transportation (DOT) Assistant Transit Bureau Chief.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Engaging stakeholders to foster support, input, prioritization, and coordination of projects with the Transit Capital Programs;
  • Developing the Transit Capital Program within the context of Arlington County's Capital Improvement Program, the 10-year Transit Development Plan, and the Master Transportation Plan;
  • Managing the delivery of the transit capital projects in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and procedures and ensuring adherence to regulations and contracting requirements;
  • Managing transit capital projects by defining the project scope, overseeing the planning, design and construction phases, budgeting, cost estimating and scheduling of work;
  • Developing and managing the funding plan for Transit capital projects;
  • Working collaboratively with others within and outside of the Transit Bureau on budget and contract preparation, reporting, and execution;
  • Managing professional staff and contractors within the Transit Capital Program Section providing program oversight and support to transit project managers and assigned Facility, Design and Construction project managers and engineers;
  • Coordinating transit capital project delivery with Arlington's Engineering Bureau and Arlington's Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development;
  • Building cooperative relationships with regional and state partners, especially the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, to improve processes and communication;
  • Building and maintaining cooperative and productive working relationships with WMATA, the regional rail and bus transit provider and with other stakeholders such as members of the business community, citizens, public interest groups, neighborhood groups, and other organizations.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction Management, or related discipline, plus progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, design, and/or construction management with senior level project management experience managing teams responsible for complex public transportation infrastructure projects.

Candidates should have experience managing infrastructure projects associated with bus and rail transit operations; federal, state, and regional funding and reporting requirements; transportation procurements/contracting; effective communication and building strong relationships with a variety of partners and stakeholders in an active, diverse community.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable Qualifications: The preferred candidate will also have:

  • A Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction Management, or related discipline and experience managing capital budgets and real estate acquisitions and leveraging technology and tools to support project management efforts.

Special Requirements

Completion of Supplemental Questionnaire. Do not give "see resume" as a response to questions.

A comprehensive reference, background, and credit check may be conducted for the top candidates. Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

Additional Information

Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits, click here.

This position offers a flexible work schedule and an opportunity for teleworking.  Some evening work hours may be required to attend meetings, etc.

This position is listed as "open continuous." Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews conducted continuously with qualified applicants. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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