First round interviews tentatively scheduled for October 15, 2020.
A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit us at www.mtc.ca.gov.
MTC's Design and Project Delivery Section is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative transportation strategies that improves the performance of the region's freeway, bridge, arterial, and transit systems, with an emphasis on operational efficiencies and demand management/high vehicle occupancy strategies.
The Assistant Director, Capital Program Delivery position is responsible for managing, planning and implementing the engineering and project delivery functions of the Design & Project Delivery Section. Specifically, the individual in this position will be tasked with the following:
Persuasively advance both practical and provocative concepts aimed at improving transportation infrastructure performance to MTC executive and management staff, partner agencies, elected officials and stakeholders.
Lead the planning, environmental review, design, engineering, project management, and/or construction of operational and infrastructure improvement projects.
Lead preliminary engineering and design analyses to inform long-term regional investment decisions and "mega projects" on transit systems, regional/state rail systems and the state highway system. Possible mega projects may not fall neatly within the boundaries of a city, county, Congestion Transportation Authority (CTA), Transit Agency, or the Bay Area but would be designed to perform higher for mobility, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, equity, etc. when compared to traditional projects with narrower scopes and purposes.
Develop work scopes, procurement documents, contracts, task orders, inter-agency agreements and related project administration functions.
Provide leadership and direction by supporting, mentoring and motivating staff on issues related to project management and project delivery, staff assignments, departmental/project budgets, funding/financial management, performance feedback, client/partner relations, personnel issues, etc.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Principles and practices of transportation planning and engineering
Principles and practices of state and federal environmental review
Principles and practices of policy, funding and program development, implementation, and administration
Policies, procedures, rules, and regulations governing transportation planning
Principles and practices of construction project management
Principles and practices of contract negotiation and administration
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
Related Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Skills and Abilities
Analyze complex transportation planning, design/engineering and environmental impact issues, identifying alternative solutions, and projecting consequences of proposed actions
Identify and respond to issues, concerns, and needs related to the program
Organize, direct, and coordinate amongst partner agencies
Research, analyze, and evaluate policy, design/engineering issues, alternative delivery methods, and funding and techniques
Build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
Tackle multiple issues, anticipate issues and troubleshoot effectively
Coordinate partners, stakeholders, and decision makers
Analyze and assess policies, funding, design and operational issues
Prepare and administer project budget and funding
Prepare clear and concise memos, reports, presentations, and funding/financial reports
Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to both internal and external stakeholders
Select, supervise, and evaluate multiple large-scale planning, environmental, design, construction management consultant teams
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all entities/individuals in the course of work, including MTC/BATA Board members, elected officials, stakeholders, and the general public
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: Completion of a Master's degree in a relevant major from an accredited college or university. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.) Alternately, a Bachelor's degree with an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience effectively leading and managing an operational team with an aptitude to providing an overall business operational perspective. Specific experience with transit programs, customer service operations, toll collection operations and systems, budgeting and expense monitoring, and marketing preferable. Experience should also include three (3) years supervising, mentoring, and coaching professional and support staff.
Possession of a professional engineer license is required and a copy must be submitted with your application. Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general direction of the Section Director, Design and Project Delivery, specific assignments and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop goals, milestones and strategic recommendations related to engineering and project delivery services and plans. Manage timely decision-making.
Coordinate with Deputy Executive Director, Operations, Section Director, Assistant Directors, Principals, and Seniors to define long-term strategic plan for MTC's role in engineering and project delivery.
Ensure Section Director and Principals are updated and informed of all activities related to engineering and project delivery.
Identify and manage risks related to the Capital Program.
Ensure the delivery of assigned projects, programs and operations, including overseeing engineering and project delivery staff and their specific responsibilities, contract and consulting program staff, monitoring work plan development and implementation, overseeing schedules and defining program priorities. Ensure timely decision-making.
Serve as point of escalation for problem-solving and conflict resolution. Develop and prepare recommendations for Section Director, Design and Project Delivery and MTC/BATA Executive Office.
Prepare and timely complete meeting materials and agendas for any project delivery meeting internally and involving outside partners or stakeholders.
Develop and maintain good relationships with transportation partners to ensure coordinated planning, implementation and operation.
Develop and as appropriate deliver presentations and briefings to the Executive Office, Commission, partner agencies and public meetings.
Provide direction on staffing, contracting and funding options and solutions, including procurements, contract management and performance, schedule management, system performance, budgeting, auditing, and grant management strategies. Participate in strategic assessment of contract issues.
Analyze contract management strategies and make recommendations on specific strategies. Oversee procurements, contracts and consultant efforts. Provide direction and review of delivered products. Ensure compliance with project scopes, schedules and budgets.
Monitor overall work assignments and work flow. Ensure that staff assignments are resourced correctly to deliver projects and ensure operational success. Identify shortfalls/gaps in resources and recommend solutions.
Provide direction and guidance to Principals and their teams. Serve as point of escalation for problem-solving, conflict resolution.
Perform other job related duties including transportation and engineering assignments as needed in the Section.