Passenger Transport May 2018 Vol 76 No 9 - 27
RIDE THE WAVE TO A NEW CAREER
Sound Transit is looking for dedicated professionals
for our winning team to make more connections for
more people, to more places. People who share a
commitment to building a sustainable environment,
stronger communities, and a better quality of life in
the Greater Seattle area will enjoy a fulfilling career
at Sound Transit. We are currently recruiting for the
* Deputy Executive Director, Facilities & Systems
- Job #17-01177
* Link Transportation Superintendent, Tacoma
- Job #18-01375
* Sr. Systems Engineer, Signals
- Job #18-01334
* Sr. Contracts Specialist, Design & Construction
- Job #18-01351
* Systems Engineer, Traction Electrification
- Job #18-01380
For complete job details and to apply, go to
Sound Transit is an equal opportunity employer.
We place a high value on, and are committed to, diversity within our organization and leadership.
3 POSITIONS OPEN
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
in Washington, DC is hiring for three positions in its
office of civil rights, including (1) Deputy Compliance Officer; (2) Equal Opportunity Compliance
Specialist; and (3) Equal Opportunity Specialist. To
apply, visit careers.dc.gov or email bradley.mighdoll@
dc.gov for further information.
MANAGER OF TRANSPORTATION
Community Transit is seeking a Manager of Transportation Operations. This position reports to the
Director of Transportation and is responsible for managing 200 coaches and a $42-plus million budget and
responsible for 414 Bargaining FTEs.
The position requires 8+ years of operations
experience, 5+ years of transportation management
and a bachelor's degree. Starting salary is up to
$125,000 doq/e + outstanding benefits. More details
can be found in the position profile that will be linked
to the posting below.
Apply on-line at https://springsted-waters.
recruitmenthome.com/postings/1836. Open until
filled. For more information, please contact Art Davis
at 816.868.7042, or by email at adavis@springsted.
MANAGER OF OPERATIONAL FACILITIES
Hampton Roads Transit is seeking a Manager of
Operational Facilities and Wayside to conduct and
oversee the maintenance of the Light Rail track,
wayside structures, operational signage, HRT shop
facilities, lifts, fueling systems, and bus/train wash
equipment. Responsible for all shop equipment at
Norfolk, Hampton, Norfolk Tide Facility, Parks Road
locations and related ground elements including
track inspection, scheduled repairs, emergency repairs, and preventative maintenance. Performs various field tests during track and structure inspections
to identify faulty track or structural problems and
notifies the operations control center of corrective
actions. Assigns and oversees the activities of track
and way along with facilities maintenance workers
and ensures that the staff are trained in proper maintenance methods, and perform their responsibilities
in a safe, productive, and acceptable manner.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversee and execute maintenance projects
within schedule and budget utilizing work windows
allowed by operating considerations. Develop plans
to meet unexpected situations, emergencies and
unusual events. Oversee the maintenance, repair and
inspection of all HRT shop equipment to include bus/
train washes, lifts, electrical systems, fuel systems,
and overall operation of all shop equipment that
effects revenue service. Schedules inspections and
coordinates repair of equipment with outside contractors as needed. Performs inspections of tracks
and related drainage structures, paving, utilities,
bridges, underpasses, and other elements related to
maintaining safe operating right of way. Monitors,
identifies and corrects imminent safety hazards for
HRT total rail system. Provide oversight for all contract work along right-of-way and establish pricing
and scheduling information. Supervise the repairs
of and installation of signage and material condition
of Ferry boat boarding area. Trains HRT employees in
the safe and efficient performance of track system
maintenance and proper operation of required rail
maintenance equipment. Develop, administer and
maintain records of instruction programs for safety,
preventative maintenance and shop equipment.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic systems,
testing and inspections methods/tools for track
maintenance, inspections and repair of shop equipment. Analyze malfunctions in mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic equipment and determine repair
and perform track fabrication and assembly tasks.
Become certified as a track inspector and all maintenance safety practices as they pertain to rail
transportation systems. Written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Manage multiple
responsibilities/priorities simultaneously. Able to
work effectively in a team environment.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SPEAR
maintenance Management System
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma/GED or AA/AS degree in
Transportation, Management, or a related field. Four
years' experience in the maintenance and repair of
railroad track systems. Five years' experience with
direct supervision of multiple work crews performing
various tasks associated with facilities and/or track
and wayside repairs.
For complete job details and to apply, go to
HRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary Range: $78,837 TO $110,370 Annually
The Geographic Information System Analyst
is an exciting opportunity to work with new technologies and motivated team in a dynamic setting.
Creativity, analysis, strategic problem solving and
project management skills will enable the successful
candidate to make a real difference in supporting
high quality, efficient transit service for the citizens of
If you are a critical-thinker with outstanding
interpersonal and communication skills, exceptionally organized and are able to understand and apply
complex information, consider applying for this
Visit us online for the complete job description
and to apply!
This position is open until filled, with first consideration given to complete applications submitted by
May 13, 2018.
Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and
drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal
funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on
any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.
We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
protected veteran status or disability.
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT DUKE
UNIVERSITY PARKING AND
TRANSIT PLANNER - FULL TIME/DAYS
The Transit Planner is responsible for developing the
short and long-range plans for implementation of
new or modified routes, discontinuance of unproductive service, amenity improvements, and assessment of capital needs of Duke University Parking &
Work Performed includes
* Lead development and coordination of Duke's
Long-Range Transportation Plan including
research and analysis of component areas such
as roads, public transportation, and alternative
modes of transportation.
* Develop population projections; generate maps
and analyze spatial data using transit planning
software; forecast travel patterns and financial
implications for Duke's LRTP and analyze environmental and societal impacts.
* Routinely analyze transit system as well as a
variety of performance data and policies; identify problems, evaluate potential alternatives
and solutions, and make recommendations;
assemble related statistical data and prepare
reports summarizing findings or analysis; and
participate in implementation of adopted solutions and projects.
* Research and identify potential funding sources
for short-range transit plan improvements.
* Administer various survey instruments to analyze and measure quality of transit services and
* Please apply online @: https://sjobs.brassring.
The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public
Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) in Flagstaff, AZ,
is looking for an experienced and committed transit
professional to serve as its next leader when the current GM/CEO retires this fall.
NAIPTA operates the Mountain Line, Mountain Lift and Mountain Link systems serving the
vibrant Flagstaff/Coconino County community and
transports over 2 million riders a year. NAIPTA also
coordinates with Campus Shuttle Service at Northern
Arizona University and provides service directly to
Coconino County Community College.
The NAIPTA Board is looking for a collaborative
partner with demonstrable and progressive senior
leadership experience in the transit field to continue
the system's culture of providing visionary, safe and
The successful candidate must have exceptional
interpersonal and administrative skills and be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation
of the NAIPTA system, including capital and operating budgets & finance, administration, strategic
and service planning, policy analysis, procurement,
contract management, capital project implementation, marketing, customer service, legal, technology
Applicants must have excellent communications
skills, and understand Board/Management relationships and NAIPTA's role in the community. He/she
must nurture the existing staff culture and teamwork
already in place; achieve the goals of the current
5-year strategic plan, and; help craft new ones to ensure continued world-class customer service.
He/she must be able to work with external stakeholders, including community groups, business organizations and transportation partners, as well as with
state and federal entities to encourage and enhance
sustainable support for the system. He/she must
also understand the interdependency of transit and
successful community and economic development.
NAIPTA offers a competitive salary, excellent
benefits, and an excellent quality of life. For a complete job description, go to www.harrisrand.com and
click on "Current Searches." To apply directly, submit
a resume, cover letter and salary requirements in
confidence to Christopher Boylan, Harris Rand Lusk
Executive Search at: email@example.com
DENTON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION
JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT RAIL OPERATIONS
REPORT TO: Chief Operating Officer
SALARY: DOQ ($96,829.00 - $122,382.00)
STAFF: Director of Railway Systems, Business Operations Manager, Project Controls Coordinator
PURPOSE OF JOB
The AVP of Rail Operations is responsible for all
day-to-day activities of the DCTA Rail Operations
Department and associated contractors. Oversight
includes the preparation and approval of all Operations budgets, Operating Rules and Procedures,
Timetables, Maintenance Rules, Safety Rules and any
other procedures necessary for the safe, reliable and
efficient operation of the system in accordance with
all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
The AVP of Rail Operations maintains close coordination with the planning and project management
departments during the planning, design, expansion
and/or construction of any current and/or future
capital projects, thus to ensure the system's safe
and efficient operation, as well as the maintenance
planning and development of future systems. Additionally, responsibilities include oversight of systems
and communications integrated testing, as well as
pre-revenue service operations carried out in preparation for the startup of any new and/or expansion of
1. Prepare and review plans for the operation/
maintenance of the system.
2. Prepare and monitor the annual rail operating
and capital budgets.
3. Manage and oversee preventive maintenance
program for fleet, facilities and right-of-way.
Evaluate and improve effectiveness and ensure
4. Oversee the training of all operations/maintenance personnel in accordance with regulatory
5. Coordinate and assist in the testing and integration of all systems and software.
6. Prepare and implement safety, security and
emergency plans for the system.
7. Develop/implement system checks to ensure
regulatory compliance of the system.
8. Serve as operations resource and liaison for
internal and external stakeholders.
9. Perform related duties as assigned.
Demonstrate the knowledge and execution of
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
* Demonstrate knowledge of Safety Rules and
Regulations pertaining to Commuter Rail systems.
* Knowledge of Positive Train Control (PTC) preferred.
* Demonstrate the ability to make presentations
locally, regionally and nationally.
* Principles and practices of transit operations and
* Knowledge of general business/accounting
principles and practices;
* Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively,
both orally and in writing;
* Work weekends, evenings as needed;
* Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules,
policies, procedures, budgets, contracts, and
* Represent DCTA professionally.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in related field. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum five (5) years, 7-10 years preferred, of
progressively responsible experience in the management of operations and maintenance functions
of transit l systems. Five (5) years of progressively
responsible experience, with significant Commuter
Rail experience preferred. Two (2) years supervisory
experience, preferred. Two (2) years managing transit-related capital project budgets, preferred.
A combination of education and experience in
the operation and maintenance of Commuter Rail
systems may also be considered.
Special Requirements: Hold a current valid Texas
Driver's License or have the ability to obtain one
upon entry into the position.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: Physical activity includes,
but is not limited to: on a continuous basis, sit at a
desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist
and reach office equipment; write or use keyboard to
communicate through written means; lift moderate
weight; reaching above the waist, reaching below
the waist, and reaching waist to shoulder to reach
inventory on shelves; repetitive motion and fingering
when using a computer keyboard; talking and hearing when dealing with customers; and observation
of transit projects and operations during field work.
TRANSIT CAPITAL PROGRAM MANAGER
Announcement No. 8122-18A-DES-LM
Arlington County is seeking an experienced
Transit Capital Program Manager to oversee the implementation of its transit capital projects. This senior
manager plays a 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, esthetic, 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 multimillion-dollar capital projects, managing design
and construction contracts while coordinating with
all internal stakeholders. This employee works with
considerable independence under the general direction of the Division of Transportation (DOT) Assistant
Transit Bureau Chief.
Education and Experience Minimum: Bachelor's
degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction
Management, 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
For more information and to apply go to: http://
To apply directly go to: Transit Capital Program
Manager apply link.
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