The incumbent will plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Executive Office of Planning, Development, and Construction. Incumbent will provide direction for Strategic Planning, Design and Construction of Capital Projects, the Office of the District Architect, Real Estate and Property Development, Sustainability, Energy Procurement, and Train Control Modernization. Incumbent will establish and maintain working relationships with executive management, BART Board of Directors, internal and external agencies, the public, and other key stakeholders. The incumbent will need to engage these partners with effective communication techniques and represent BART’s best interests. Incumbent will provide highly responsible and complex management and policy support to the General Manager and performs related duties as assigned.
This single position class manages, through subordinate Group Managers, all activities throughout the District related to stations and strategic planning, sustainability, energy procurement, Transit-Oriented Development and property development at and adjacent to stations, extension and capital project planning and construction, and Train Control Modernization. The incumbent is accountable for defining departmental goals and strategies to align with the District’s Strategic Plan Framework, and for defining performance measures to assess the Department’s success at achieving the goals.
The General Manager
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Assumes full management responsibility for all executive office projects and plans including Strategic and Station Planning, extension and capital projects Planning, Development, and Construction, train control modernization, Office of the District Architect, Real Estate and property development, Sustainability, and department finance and administration; oversees and participates in the development of policies and procedures to guide these projects and plans.
2. Oversees the development and implementation of executive office and assigned department goals, strategies and performance measures, and guides policies, procedures, and priorities for each assigned service area.
3. Establishes, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly.
4. Oversees, through department management staff, the delivery of projects and services for the Planning, Development, and Construction group; works with key staff to identify and resolve problems and allocate resources.
5. Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes.
6. Serves as the liaison for the District, and represents BART’s best interest when negotiating and resolving sensitive and controversial issues, financial transactions, and service agreements.
7. Directs large scale projects and contracts related to engineering and architectural interdisciplinary planning, design and construction; promotes sustainable design balanced with long-term fiscal responsibility and innovation; directs the utilization of contracted consultant services on department projects; resolves disputes with construction contractors; and negotiates major change orders.
8. Guides BART’s Sustainability planning and implementation in order to advance BART’s long-term vision for sustainability. Directs the Energy Division budget to procure sustainable and resilient energy and other key resources supporting the operation of the BART system.
9. Oversees the financial control and administration of extension projects including the development of new project scopes, criteria, budgets and schedules.
10. Oversees and coordinates department contract administration; directs the preparation of requests for proposals for consultant and contractor services; coordinates the review of principles; submits and presents recommendations to the General Manager and Board of Directors.
11. Oversees the engineering design, development, testing and procurement of new a new train control modernization program.
12. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates management staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
13. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the budget for assigned departments; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
14. Explains, justifies and defends assigned department programs, policies and activities.
15. Represents the office of Planning, Development, and Construction to other executive staff, departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
16. Participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
17. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public transportation development services.
18. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive public rail transportation system and development program including all structures and systems engineering, construction, financial and administrative program areas.
Principles and practices of civil and structural engineering.
Principles and practices of architecture, urban design, and regional planning
Principles and practices of Real Estate development and land use planning
Advanced principles and practices of program development, implementation and administration.
Principles and practices of transit system construction and development.
Principles and practices of construction project management, partnering, and claims negotiations and issue resolution.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles and practices of contract negotiation and administration.
Principles and practices of sustainable design and operations, including knowledge of renewable and/or low carbon energy resource and markets
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Managing and directing a comprehensive public rail transportation system and development program including the structures and systems engineering, construction, financial and administrative program areas.
Developing and administering executive office and assigned departmental goals, objectives and procedures.
Analyzing and assessing programs, policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments.
Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
Delegating authority and responsibility.
Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.
Overseeing and managing a variety of construction projects.
Overseeing and managing a multi-million-dollar energy budget, including identifying opportunities for incorporating a renewable and/or low-carbon energy portfolio
Overseeing and coordinating contract administration of consultant contracts.
Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Preparing and administering large and complex budgets.
Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, transportation planning, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Seven (7) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional experience in transit system administration which must have included at least four (4) years of management experience.
Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.
Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens
Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
To obtain further information or to apply for the position, please contact Gregg A. Moser at Krauthamer & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Authority of Allegheny County provides public transportation throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The Authority's 2,600 employees operate, maintain and support bus, light rail, incline and paratransit services for approximately 200,000 daily riders.