Seattle's Department of Transportation (SDOT) is looking for a Revenue & Capital Development Manager (Strategic Advisor 3) who will join us in helping create our city's mobility future. Can you visualize your impact? Do you bring a passion for projects, people and public service with a bit of flair to share who we are and what we are doing in SDOT? If so, you could be part of the team that's making Seattle a global transportation leader.
In this role you will be working with the people who are planning, designing, and funding transformational transportation projects, as well as creating the framework to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and Vision Zero by 2030, then this may be the position for you. You'll be leading Policy & Planning's Revenue & Capital Development team to help secure the resources to realize those ambitious goals – and many more. The team is responsible for securing grants, identifying and prioritizing long-range capital project needs, managing revenue-related studies, and participating in regional planning efforts. We're committed to securing nearly $400 million in grants to support the Levy to Move Seattle, and we compete for regional, state and federal grants ranging in size from $50K to more than $50 million. Additionally, we are exploring how congestion pricing could create a more equitable transportation system than exists today. Your skills and experience in people management, relationship-building, persuasive writing, funding strategies, capital project development, and project management will help us to build an extraordinary transportation system for the future.
What you will do in this role:
Lead initiatives to identify and develop new transportation revenue sources and partnership opportunities.
Manage capital planning and prioritization processes.
Track emerging changes to state and federal funding programs and assess potential opportunities and impacts.
Direct efforts to prepare high-quality grant applications; negotiate and advocate for City interests in regional grant selection forums.
Serve in a leadership role on SDOT's matrixed-managed Grants Team; assess opportunities and recommend team improvements to optimize all steps in the grant lifecycle.
Lead ongoing development of Move Seattle Levy leveraging strategies and develop renewal strategies.
Influence long-range regional planning activities, including those at the Puget Sound Regional Council, by defining Seattle's interests, coordinating with staff in multiple departments, recommending policy positions, advocating for City interests, and advising elected officials in writing and in person.
Direct staff activities on regional data collection and modeling initiatives, including information exchanges, methodology development and implementation.
Develop funding and implementation strategies for long-range transportation plans for City Council adoption.
Minimum Qualifications: Education:
Bachelor's Degree in city planning, transportation planning, engineering, public policy, business administration or a related field.
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning or a related field, including five (5) years of project management, policy development or program management experience and three (3) years of direct supervisory experience.
OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.
Master's degree in city planning, public administration, business administration, communications, or a related field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience developing and implementing prioritization frameworks for capital projects.
Experience managing planning studies that include community engagement elements.
Grant writing experience, ideally with capital project grants for state or federal funding.
Experience negotiating and advocating agency interests in regional forums.
Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
Internal Number: 2019-02130
About Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) mission is "to create and maintain for Seattle a safe and reliable transportation system which enhances neighborhoods, the environment and the economy." Everything the department does is aimed at enhancing mobility within the city; this department has as its vision "to be the most innovative and responsive transportation agency in the region." The viability of our neighborhoods and the health of our region's economy are dependent upon access and mobility.