Rail Capital Program Manager
Orange County Transportation Authority - Orange, CA

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Under minimal guidance, manages, supervises, and coordinates the development of complex public transit capital programs and projects to support sustained Metrolink service and implementation of the rail capital program.

This position is in Salary Grade V: $94,723.20 - $120,369.60 - $145,995.20 per year. The hiring range is from $94,723.20 to $126,388.08 per year.

The application deadline for this position is Monday, February 18, 2013.

  • Provides program management for the rail capital program, including the development and implementation of capital projects.
  • Supervises the work of engineering consultants, contractors, affected public agencies, and utility companies to meet project goals and schedules.
  • Develops and administers contracts and cooperative agreements with external agencies and consultants, including surveys, studies, plans, specifications, and cost estimates consistent with the approved program and schedule.
  • Monitors and controls all aspects of program development and work in progress for assigned projects, including development of scope, schedule, and budget; coordinates with the community outreach team.
  • Develops programs including scope, schedule, and budget, and implementation plans for consideration by the Board of Directors and impacted agencies.
  • Controls changes to project scope and balances cost requirements with funding availability.
  • Develops and coordinates clear roles and responsibilities between all personnel involved in project development, including cities, consultant staff, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, and regulatory agencies.
  • Prepares technical and administrative reports and correspondence regarding rail capital program development status.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, planning, business administration, or related field with approximately eight to eleven years of progressively responsible project management experience that includes railroad engineering experience.
  • Three years of experience at a senior level is required.
  • Familiarity and working experience with California Public Utilities Commission is highly desirable.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, procedures, and techniques for managing complex capital programs and projects.
  • Current project development procedures, state/federal transportation practices and regulatory laws (Federal Railroad Administration, Public Utilities Commission), ordinances, codes, specifications, and plans.
  • Industry practices for railroad engineering and construction of commuter rail facilities.
  • Techniques of personnel supervision and administration.
  • Contract negotiation and administration; budget development and administration.
Ability to:
  • Manage large scale programs within budget and schedule.
  • Communicate, develop, and maintain good relationships with the agency’s Board of Directors, cities, and regulatory, regional, state, and federal agencies.
  • Analyze and resolve complex technical engineering problems, and address schedule impacts.
  • Develop solutions to technical and procedural problems that support the goals of the programs and expectations of all concerned personnel.

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