Transit Project Development Manager
The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
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The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is advancing the implementation of the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan, which is based on a land use and transportation vision that focuses growth and rapid transit improvements in five major corridors, along with bus service and facility improvements throughout the region. Light rail projects have been completed in two of the five corridors, and CATS is advancing rapid transit projects is the other three corridors, along with other transit improvements.
CATS is seeking a qualified and experienced Project Development and Controls Manager to manage, supervise and coordinate the program management and control functions for major capital projects, focused on delivering projects on-time and within budget. This position is responsible for overseeing capital projects in the project development phase; coordinating the project development process, budget and schedule for the capital program; overseeing compliance with environmental regulations and tracking mitigation commitments; and developing a comprehensive project controls program for monitoring, controlling and reporting the progress and performance of capital projects.
This position reports to the CATS Director of Development. The position will manage staff and consultants, coordinate the advancement of the capital program, and oversee all project controls functions. This position will also coordinate with Procurement staff for change orders, contract amendments and contract administration and with Finance staff related to budgeting and cost control activities. This work involves the performance of professional technical skills related to the project management and project controls of major capital projects and requires strong supervisory experience.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering, planning, construction management or related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience:Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in managing and developing projects and/or project controls management, including supervisory experience.
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