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Senior Project Manager will manage the day-to-day consultants and staff working
on the planning and design of the streetcar project and have primary
responsibility for monitoring and reporting on the project cost and
schedule. This work involves the performance
of professional technical skills related to the planning, design and development
of transit projects and services.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Directs the work of consultants on
performance of work to ensure compliance with contract specifications.
technical reviews of projects and consultant work products, coordinates review by
other departments, and prepares technical reports and correspondence.
for advancing project(s) in the federal project development process and meeting
federal program requirements.
meetings with various groups including other City departments, consultants, third
party stakeholders, and local, state, and federal governmental agencies.
formal presentations to the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), Charlotte
Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), City Manager and
Department Directors, and elected officials as required.
and monitors project budget, contracts, and schedule.
current on new industry trends, methods, and technology.
oral and written reports.
- Directly support continuous implementation and compliance of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) State Safety Oversight Program Standards (SSOPS) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations 49 CFR Part 673 and 672 related to the Safety Management System (SMS) and the CATS Agency Safety Plan (ASP). Support Safety performance goals of CATS.
- Encourage employees to proactively support and report safety concerns following the CATS Safety Reporting options as described in your training and in the ASP.
- As part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP.
- Advocate and promote a strong safety culture within CATS with regard to transportation services, capital programs, facility operations and maintenance, worksite procedures, employees, and customers following SMS and ASP.
- Participate in internal and external ASP audits.
- Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of
transportation planning and land use/transit relationships;
- Ability to organize heavy and
complex workloads, establish and adjust priorities, and accomplish objectives
within established scopes, budgets, and schedules are required.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a
- Effective oral, written
communications, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required;
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Experience managing light rail, streetcar or rapid transit projects
Professional registration (AICP, PE) desired
from a four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering,
planning, construction management or field related to department’s operation.
of five years of progressively responsible experience in managing and
developing projects, including supervisory experience. Experience managing
light rail, streetcar or rapid transit projects preferred.
- Ability to carry at least 20 lbs.
- Vision (near, distance, and peripheral)
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
How To Apply
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