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the delivery of the LRT service and the next stages of
that system's growth. You will understand the implications of contracting out the safety responsibilities
of the maintenance portion of the LRT system, while
at the same time keeping the overall accountability
for complex system engineering and technical issues
that will be sure to occur with respect to the LRT
going forward. You will be expert in system safety as
well as institutionally astute in organizational dynamics, and able to guide and mentor to ensure both
collaboration and high performance.
Complementing your university degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Risk Management, Safety or a related field, you
bring significant senior level transit industry experience, with a specific background in safety management and a multi-modal transportation (bus and rail)
environment. This will have included strong demonstrated experience managing human resources,
operating and capital budgets, and external contract
resources in a complex public or private sector organization. Canadian Registered Safety Professional
Certification (CRSP), a Certified Health and Safety
Consultant designation, or equivalent safety-related
credentials would be considered an asset.
This senior role will demand strong leadership
competencies along with intimate knowledge of applicable principles, practices, procedures, techniques,
laws and regulations related to rail and transit regulations in Canada. Equally important, you'll be familiar
with sustainable development, environmental compliance practices, the development and implementation of long-range and short-term Transit Safety
strategies, trends and developments in the field, and
systems safety engineering principles.
To apply for this mission-critical safety leadership
role, submit your application to Phelps, at careers@
phelpsgroup.ca, specifying the job title in the subject
line of your e-mail.
Application deadline: November 22, 2019.
Phelps, 401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416 364 6229
SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COUNTYWIDE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
CORPORATION (PTSC)/LA METRO
Bulletin No: 004178-004
Closing Date: 15-NOV-19
Under direction of the Chief Planning Officer,
works closely with program and project executives
and managers, Board members, elected officials,
state and federal administration, business, labor and
community leaders, environmental advocacy groups
and others to assist in the development of visionary
programs and solutions to meet the mobility needs
of Los Angeles County. This position will lead staff
involved in preparing Metro's Long Range Transportation Plan, and also manage the planning, design,
environmental clearance and public engagement
processes for transportation corridors which include
Heavy Rail Transit, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit,
Active Transportation and Rail Connectivity projects,
Requirements For Employment
* Bachelor's degree - Business, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning,
or other related field
* 8-years senior management-level experience at
the department-head level or above in transportation planning and programming, urban
planning, project development, real estate, and
* 5-years of work experience in the public sector
(city, county or public transit agencies) reporting
directly to the Board, CEO or executive management
* 5-years experience managing highly complex
projects and overseeing a staff of ten or more
* Experience leading the preparation of comprehensive plans, infrastructure plans, or policy
* Experience developing and leading the community and stakeholder engagement process
* Experience leading and implementing significant change within an organizational unit,
including processes, standards and procedures
* To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.
net/careers and complete an Online Employment Application.
* Note: All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the
* Metro/PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer.
DEPUTY CHIEF ENGINEER
Denver Transit Operators (DTO) is a privately held
company that has a 29-year contract with the Denver
Regional Transportation District (RTD) to operate
and maintain the new commuter rail system within
the Greater Denver Metro area. We currently have
a full time opportunity for a Deputy Chief Engineer.
We are seeking a committed individual to assist the
Chief Engineer in directing the operations of the Engineering Department. The DCE reports to the Chief
Engineer and works with other departments and staff
to oversee the condition and integrity of the railroad's
physical infrastructure. The departments that report
to the DCE include Traction Power, Signals, Communications, Track, Facilities and Information Technology.
The Deputy Chief Engineer's direct reports are the
Track and Facilities Manager, Traction Power Supervisors, Signal Manager and the I.T. & Communications
As the Deputy Chief Engineer, some of your duties will be to:
* Oversee the maintenance of the electrical traction power systems, signals, communications
and train control systems in accordance with
FRA regulations, OEM recommendations and
DTO standards and procedures.
* Oversee the maintenance of track, bridges,
culverts, and other ROW components in accordance with FRA regulations and DTO standards
* Oversee the maintenance, cleaning and snow
removal of the stations, yards, Commuter Rail
Maintenance Facility (CRMF), and other facilities
located in the DTO service territory in accordance with DTO standards and procedures.
* Implement and lead all safety activities required
of the Engineering Department by the DTO
safety program. Ensure the diligent application of all safety rules, policies and procedures
designed to protect employees, customers and
the environment. Monitor and/or anticipate
hazardous and unsafe situations and implement
* Scope and manage contracts for the procurement of services, equipment, materials and
supplies related to the maintenance of railroad
* Oversee the maintenance of inspection and
repair records in accordance with FRA requirements; direct the preparation of reports as
* Oversee the development and administration of
the Engineering Department budget. Forecast
budget needs for staffing, equipment, materials
and supplies. Monitor and approve expenditures and implement budgetary controls and
adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
* Oversee the staffing of the Engineering Department including the selection, training and
performance management of maintenance personnel. Interface with all members of the team
to resolve engineering issues and actions.
* Develop maintenance programs to preserve and
improve the safety and reliability of all facilities,
systems infrastructure and equipment.
* Strong understanding and demonstration of the
tactful skills required in terms of professionalism,
conduct and execution in a client-facing role.
* Develop renewal programs to preserve and extend the useful life of the facilities and systems.
Plan and budget these lifecycle renewals into
short term (5 years) and long term (25+ years)
* Coordinate all maintenance activities with transportation management to provide safe, efficient,
and reliable train service.
* All other duties as assigned.
* A bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited university in civil engineering, electrical
engineering or specific job-related field or an
equivalent combination of experience and education.
* Minimum of five years' experience at the senior
manager level in one or more of the following
* Experience in an FRA regulated environment
* Track and Right of Way; Bridge Maintenance;
Train Control and Signal Systems for passenger
rail; Communication Systems for passenger rail
and Traction Power Systems.
* Proven ability to operate within budget requirements.
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally
and in writing.
* Ability to interact constructively and establish
and maintain cooperative working relationships
with external stakeholders and employees at all
levels of the organization.
* Extensive experience demonstrating strong
interdepartmental leadership with the ability to
identify problems and develop and implement
* Proficiency in software applications required for
analyzing data and preparing correspondence,
reports and presentations.
* Must be available 24 hours/7 days a week to
respond to emergencies with the ability to work
alternate shifts and days as required. This role is
an on-call position, responding to emergencies
and resolving infrastructure failures.
* Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and successfully pass a pre-employment background check
and pre-employment physical examination.
* Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol
test and be willing to comply with the DTO Drug
and Alcohol Policy.
* Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license.
If you are an individual who loves a fast paced
environment, is motivated to work in a startup and
growing organization, then please apply at www.
Applicants who are authorized to work in the US
will only be considered for this position. DTO is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER - SYSTEM
SECURITY & LAW ENFORCEMENT
Annual salary: $139,131 - $174,429 - $209,706
Application deadline: 11/20/2019
The successful candidate should have a detailed understanding of security threats to the mass
transit infrastructure, as well as knowledge of how
technology can be used to mitigate such threats.
The candidate will have an established track record
researching, recommending and implementing security technologies in the transit environment, managing complex capital projects, and briefing senior
executive staff on security options. The successful
candidate is an innovator, capable of designing and
implementing a world class system to ensure seamless and real-time communications between transit
security personnel, law enforcement and LA Metro's
Please submit a cover letter, list of six workrelated references, and resume to: https://executive
CPS HR Consulting
Online brochure: executivesearch.cpshr.us
LA METRO website: www.metro.net
DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
November 9, 2019
Anticipated Salary Range: $102,000 - $110,000
The Regional Transit Authority in New Orleans
is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana
charged with providing safe, efficient, and reliable
public transportation in the City of New Orleans
and the surrounding parishes. The Regional Transit
Authority was created by state legislation in 1979
and commenced operation in 1983. For the first time
in the agency's history, we are building a robust, inhouse staff to manage the day-to-day affairs of the
agency and the Director of Procurement is seen as a
key position in building out the full range of services
to be directly provided by the Authority.
Role and Responsibility:
The Director of Procurement reports directly
to the CFO and is responsible for directing the Authority-wide procurement, contract administration,
purchasing, and material management program, and
related procurement information support systems.
* Develop and implement an Authority-wide Contract and Procurement procedures manual.
* Serve as Lead Department Representative and
work with the Information Technology Project
Team on developing, testing, and implementing
the procurement information support system
modules. Focus on streamlining the Department's paper flow, accelerating requests and
orders, improving the response time and automating the approval routing process, and monitoring service completion, inventory depletion
and replacement, payment status and closures.
* Develop a training program for users on the
procurement process and include hands-on
demonstrations on how to access the Department's services on-line.
* Identify and implement programs to reduce
costs and improve the availability and quality of
goods and services.
* Prepare the annual and long-range budget program and assist other Departments in this area.
* Managing, maintaining and updating RTA's
procurement software management system,
* Establish criteria for the purchase of RTA assets,
supplies and services.
* Provide technical assistance to Departments
regarding procurements and solicitation documents.
* Supervise and where applicable, coordinate
the development of all contracts with the RTA
General Counsel. Standardize formatting of
* Redesign the Department's organizational structure to serve as a central Contracts and Procurement services operation to focus on improving
customer services. Cross train employees in
various functions of the organization increasing/
enhancing response time, just-in-time inventory
management, customer relations, vendor relations, etc.
* Improve the Department's records management
* Manage Contracts and Procurement staff, recruit, hire, and discipline as applicable, and provide on-going training and staff development.
* Manage and develop the Department's budget.
* Prepare and present written and oral reports to
executive management as applicable.
* Serve as lead contact for federal and other audits.
* Perform other job-related duties in keeping with
the goals and objectives of the RTA and Procurement Department.
* Seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in directing, planning, and
managing contracts, procurement programs or
associated administrative function for a large
* Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business
Administration, Public Administration, Finance,
Accounting, Business/Contract Law or closely
* A Master's Degree in Business Administration,
Public Administration, Finance, Accounting,
Business/Contract Law or closely related field
* Must have broad knowledge of federal requirements, specifically the United States Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration, for contracts funded with federal
* Must have in-depth understanding of all federal,
state and local procurement laws and guidelines
affecting the RTA.
* Demonstrated supervisory experience required
The ideal candidate will possess:
* Excellent communication skills
* Excellent problem solving skills
* Experience in procurement within another public transit agency
To apply, visit www.norta.com
DIRECTOR, COST ESTIMATING
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Bulletin No: 006399-006
Closing Date: 20-NOV-19
Salary Range: $112,902 - $141,107 - $169,312
Basic Function: To direct and oversee an independent project specific cost estimating and analysis
group within Metro's Office of Program Management.
Requirements For Employment
* Bachelor's degree - Engineering, Construction
Management, or other related field
* 3 years principal or supervisory-level experience
working directly on the design and construction
of large or major civil or facilities projects as a
construction cost estimator with a minimum of 1
year in the transit industry
* Experience applying heavy civil construction
methods, such as solder pile, lagging excavation
support systems, and temporary street decking
* Experience developing quantities of work and
materials from construction contract plans and
* Experience supervising and directing the work
of a cost estimating group
* Experience analyzing construction contract
claims and evaluating claimed costs
* Experience utilizing estimating software such as
Sage (Timberline), HCSS (HeavyBid) and Trimble
(Accubid) or similar
* State of California Professional Engineering License, State of California Class A Contractor's License, ASPE Professional Estimator Certification,
or AACE Estimating Professional Certification
* To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net
and complete an online Employment Application.
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