Manager II (Transportation Planning and Design Section), Grade M2

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Mar 04, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Full Time

The Department of Transportation is seeking a Purple Line/Special Projects Manager for the Division of Engineering Services.  This position provides coordination and County oversight for the implementation of the Purple Line light rail project (construction value over $2B) and associated County funded projects (construction value of $200M) in Montgomery County.  The primary duties of the position are:

  • Day-to-day coordination of all design and construction activities associated with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), other State agencies, the Concessionaire, County departments, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) divisions and other County agencies, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, property owners and developers, and the public. 
  • Facilitation and coordination of project reviews and technical issue resolution with the various engineering, operations and regulatory disciplines of the County as well as quality oversight of Concessionaire quality control and MTA quality assurance processes to ensure County facilities constructed by the project comply with County requirements and the technical provisions. 
  • Identifying construction activities that impact delivery of County services and works with the operating divisions of MCDOT and other County agencies to maintain service levels throughout construction. 
  • Serving as the primary County representative to the four (4) Community Advisory Teams (CATs) that operate within Montgomery County; interfacing with the public, property owners and elected officials on project impacts; and
  • Providing project related briefings to the County Executive and County Council.

In addition to serving as the Purple Line Manager, the incumbent will serve in a senior leadership capacity within the Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE).  DTE is responsible for the planning, engineering, and construction of Montgomery County's $3.5 billion, six-year Transportation Capital Improvements Program.  Duties will include ensuring on-time, on-budget delivery of fast-track, high profile projects using innovative delivery methods, developing, implementing and maintaining processes and standards for design and construction quality, project controls and program oversight, and deploying innovative approaches to project and program delivery.

The individual in this position must have a working knowledge of technical disciplines related to the design, construction, operation and/or maintenance of public transportation infrastructure such as light rail, bus rapid transit or similar public transit system, with an emphasis on innovative project delivery methods and meeting aggressive project schedules. 

The position occasionally requires the ability to traverse uneven terrain and the ability to use proper personal protective equipment necessary at construction sites.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office.  The employee will be required to drive a vehicle to visit construction sites to check on project status and attend meetings in the field or office at various locations around the County and State. 

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, the employee must have executive level communication, strategic problem solving, and organizational leadership competencies and foster a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect and cooperation in a collective bargaining environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience:  Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field related to engineering, construction and/or innovative project delivery (design-build, construction manager at risk (CMAR) and/or public private partnerships P3), three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization  that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County  positions at Grade 30 or above).

Education:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.

LICENSE:  Possession of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence when required for job-related duties.

Preferred Criteria:

There is no Preferred Criteria.  All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated "Qualified," placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered interview.  Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following:

  • Delivering public infrastructure projects using innovative project delivery methods such as design-build, construction manager at risk and/or public private partnership.
  • Conducting/coordinating design reviews and responding to requests for information.
  • Interacting with senior officials, government agencies, the public, community groups, or other public entities.
  • Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview

To view the job posting and submit an application, please visit Montgomery County Government’s Career website at: and click on Search Jobs.  You will find the job posting under the Managerial Executive job category – IRC36404 (Closing Date 03/22/19).  EOE: M/F/D


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