Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
May 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Transit Planning and Project Development Manager
Gen Admin Manager II – 19224
Location: City of Richmond, VA
Hiring Range: Up to $110,000/annum
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) in Richmond, Virginia is recruiting for a Transit Planning and Project Development Manager. This position is responsible for managing DRPT’s transit planning and project development functions with transit planning responsibilities in the Northern Virginia region of the state shared with the Director of Northern Virginia Transit Programs. Responsible for leading, managing and/or overseeing land use studies, corridor-specific planning studies, transit development plans, statewide public transportation planning, alternatives analyses and environmental studies required under NEPA. Advances transit study recommendations through the project development process. Responsible for project development from inception during the transportation planning process through completion of environmental studies and preliminary engineering. Represents DRPT at Metropolitan Planning Organizations meetings across the Commonwealth. Provides representation of the agency at public and private meetings with governmental agencies, the public, planning organizations and other stakeholders. Provides effective leadership of state, regional, and multimodal planning and develops recommendations in support of the agency’s mission and directs the investment of scarce financial resources.
Significant knowledge of Metropolitan Transportation Planning process; and knowledge of Federal, state and local multimodal transportation planning processes including development of major capital transit projects. Knowledge of public transportation service planning and operations. Ability to lead and manage a diverse group of professionals. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to transportation planning/project development and the ability to interpret and apply them appropriately. Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing with senior elected officials, stakeholders, and the general public; to promote a collaborative work environment, build productive working relationships and manage conflict; and to make quality, timely decisions, sometimes with incomplete information, based upon experience and sound judgment
College degree in urban planning, transportation planning, public administration, or any related field. Experience in public transportation and managerial experience in public administration and project administration. AICP certification preferred.