Position is open until filled with first review of applications on February 18,2021. Cover letter and resume required, include your experience as it relates to qualifications stated below. Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Deputy Director, Construction is responsible for leading the rail capital development program for Valley Metro's Capital Development Division. Typical duties include: overseeing rail capital projects to ensure adherence to schedule, budget, quality and timely delivery; overseeing preparation of the annual Rail Program budget and Five-Year Program to assure adequate resources are available to successfully carry out the program; managing and supervising staff and resources; ensuring strong communications and coordination between all aspects of highly-complex, major rail capital projects in the design and construction phases; and serving as key capital program liaison with Valley Metro member agencies, the Federal Transit Administration and other Valley Metro divisions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
• Leads the rail capital development program for Valley Metro's Capital Development Division. This includes direction and supervision of Project Managers;
• Ensures strong coordination between planning, design and construction phases of all projects;
• Oversees the preparation of the annual Rail Program budget and Five-Year Program, including preparation of work priorities, staffing plans, and project schedules and budgets;
• Oversees rail projects to assure they adhere to schedule, budget, compliance and quality commitments;
• Ensures proper coordination and review of civil and systems engineering, construction, and utilities for major rail capital improvement projects;
• Supervises staff in prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; providing staff training; ensures employees follow policies and procedures; maintains a healthy and safe working environment; and makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations;
• Develops rail program organizational structure/staffing requirements, and hires, supervises and ensures staff and consultants are properly trained in areas of design and construction;
• Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards in all work products of the department;
• Oversees labor compliance in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor;
• Regularly communicates and reports project status and issues with agency leadership;
• Leads coordination of the rail program and projects with Valley Metro Divisions to ensure that their needs and requirements are considered;
• Principal liaison with Valley Metro member agencies regarding development of rail projects in their communities;
• Key engagement with the project management oversight activities of the Federal Transit Administration regarding activities and submittals for construction projects;
• Presents rail program and project items to the Board of Directors, city councils and other policy boards/groups;
• Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
Knowledge of: Management principles and practices; Leadership principles; Business management; Public relations principles and practices; Transit operations; Labor contracts and employment laws and regulations; Transportation infrastructure; Strategic planning principles; Budgeting principles and practices; Politics governing multi-jurisdictional transit systems; Methods, practices and procedures involved in management of a public transit system; Local, regional, state, federal agencies, groups and organizations involved in transit planning and development; Laws, codes, regulations, and legal requirements related to public transportation; Fiscal management and internal controls.
Skill in: Using computers and related software applications; Strong oral and written communication; Supervising and evaluating employees; Prioritizing and assigning work; Developing and implementing strategic plans; Planning, organizing, coordinating, and providing overall executive direction and leadership for a transit agency; Delegating responsibility and authority to management staff; Representing the Authority to legislators, civic groups, regulatory agencies and others in the community; Representing the department; Monitoring and overseeing the Authority's budget process for major rail projects; Analyzing and solving problems; Managing and executing multiple tasks; Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement; Mediating conflict; Conducting negotiations; Developing effective work plans, goals and objectives; Preparing and delivering oral presentations; Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands: Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various construction projects and facilities; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone or radio. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Work Environment: Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. At construction sites, work with exposure to potential hazards.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field and eight (8) years increasingly responsible experience in development of major public transportation projects; including five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed. A Master's Degree is desirable.
Registration as a professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona is highly desirable but not required.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
Positions may require: --Valid Arizona Driver's License
About Valley Metro
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)