Project Director New Starts Director
Maryland Department of Transportation - Baltimore, MD

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Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Director
New Starts Project
Executive Service
This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

RECRUITMENT : This recruitment is open to all qualified candidates. First resume review will commence three (3) weeks after the issue date of the job bulletin.

C LOSING DATE : Open Until Filled

SALARY : Commensurate with education and experience


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Director will provide executive management of a new start light rail project. This includes the direction of all work completed by Program Management Consultants and General Engineering Consultants for all activities related to rail project development and construction. This includes but is not limited to the following: contract management, both A/E and construction; implementation of quality assurance/quality control and change control procedures; NEPA document preparation and environmental permitting for large project; preliminary engineering and final design; rail transit design criteria; cost estimating; value engineering; transit operations planning; right of way acquisition; construction management; safety and security certification; systems testing, commissioning and revenue service start-up; ensure schedule and budget adherence; analyze risk factors and implement mitigations; ensure communication with internal and external stakeholders; develop agreements with government entities, utilities, railroads, etc.; develop procurement approaches for construction; and ensure compliance with standards and procedures for federally-funded New Starts projects.

EDUCATION: Licensed Professional Engineer.

EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of senior-level experience managing design and/or construction of large, complex public transit projects, at least some of which has included tunnel construction.

  • Government processes and operations
  • FTA New Starts project development process, including role of Project Management Oversight Consultants
  • Best practices in sustainability and construction impact mitigation
  • Proficiency in computer software, including office systems, document management, and scheduling
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
Employees in this classification will be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employee must possess a Class C motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

Applicants with degrees granted outside of the United States will be required to provide a written evaluation of education documentation by a credentialing organization such as:
World Education Services

Tel: 1-212-966-6311 or 1-800-WES-3895
American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

International Education Services

Tel: 202-296-3359
International Consultants of Delaware
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member

You must complete a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) application (Form DTS-1) to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes may not be substituted. I t is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately , listing all relevant experience and addressing the specific requirements shown above. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for within MDOT. Applications not completely filled out will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be subject to background and reference checks. I t is highly recommended that applications be completed and submitted online by registering at . Please follow the instructions on MDOT's Online Employment Center website.

If you do not wish to apply on line you may submit a DTS-1 via mail to: MTA Employment Office, 6 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Applications may be obtained by calling (410) 767-3860, visiting the Employment Office at 6 SAINT PAUL STREET, 5 TH FLOOR, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202-1614, or you can download an application at .

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees; all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
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Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided as requested

Issue Date: April 4, 2013

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