Arlington County is seeking an experienced Transit Capital Program Manager to oversee the implementation of its transit capital projects. This senior manager plays a key 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, aesthetic, 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 and external stakeholders. This employee works with considerable independence under the general direction of the Division of Transportation (DOT) Assistant Transit Bureau Chief.
Specific duties include:
Engaging stakeholders to foster support, input, prioritization, and coordination of projects within the Transit Capital Program;
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.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction Management, Public Administration, Financing 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: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction Management, Public Administration, Financing or related;
Experience managing capital projects, budgets, and real estate acquisitions; and/or
Experience leveraging technology and tools to support project management efforts.
Internal Number: 8406-20A-DES-TT
About Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia, is an attractive, well-planned community in which to live, visit or conduct business with a unique blend of excellent location, desirable living standard, and effective, pro-active government. It is a community that is interested in and very supportive of planning and community development. An urban County of about 26 square miles located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington has won recognition for maintaining high quality-residential neighborhoods while supporting well-managed growth and transit. There are no incorporated towns or cities within Arlington's boundaries. Arlington County is an innovative, progressive and dynamic organization that is well-known for its legacy of transit-oriented development and a community-driven planning process with significant and meaningful opportunity for public participation. The Arlington County Board has endorsed a land use policy that concentrates high-density development within the Metro subway corridors and preserves lower-density residential areas throughout the County. It is designed to ensure that Arlington is a balanced community of residential, recreational, educational, shopping and employment... opportunities with good transportation supported by a strong tax base and effective use of public funds. The County Board encourages a high level of citizen involvement and a hallmark of the County government processes has been broad citizen participation. Arlington is built on a foundation of strong individual neighborhoods linked to and supported by commercial centers. Through a range of citizen advisory committees, and strong civic organizations, representatives of differing interests (civic, religious, non-profit, and business) work together to identify policies, processes, and programs to meet their needs.