Manager of Grants and Procurement

Company: Greater New Haven Transit District View more listings
Location: Hamden, Connecticut
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Job ID: 90219

GNHTD provides transportation service for the elderly and disabled in South Central Connecticut and serves as a conduit for federal and state transit infrastructure funding. We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic senior management team as Manager of Grants and Procurement. Our company is growing; we have many exciting development opportunities on the horizon including the design and construction of a new facility. We are seeking someone who can lead complex procurements in a fast-paced environment as well as spearhead grant and contract administration efforts.

The Manager of Grants and Procurement ensures agency-wide compliance with federal and state grant agreements and applicable regulations ensuring fair and open competition, good stewardship of public funding and proper management of GNHTD grants. Provides information to the senior management team concerning the status of all grant projects, working collaboratively to analyze agency short/long term funding needs, monitoring grant related expenditures and assisting with contract management of capital projects undertaken by GNHTD. Ensures compliance with FTA Circular 5010.1E (as amended) to ensure all grant compliance requirements are met.

The Manager of Grants and Procurement is responsible for all phases of the procurement process including solicitation, award and contract administration as well as fixed asset management. Responsible for ensuring that all procurements are conducted in accordance with FTA Circular 4220.1F (as amended) as well as Connecticut Department of Transportation contractual requirements. Responsible for developing GNHTD Procurement Policies and Procedures, recommending efficiency measures and implementing policy and procedural changes as needed.

Assumes all responsibilities related to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) utilization goal setting and attainment reporting. Serves as DBE Officer, leading outreach efforts and reporting directly to Executive Director. Responsible for all GNHTD contracts, including short/long term procurement cycle planning and proper insurance requirements. Ensure adequate insurance types/limits are in place for agency as well as for contractors.


• 5+ years senior level experience in public transit procurement, grant administration, finance and accounting or related field; • Thorough understanding of FTA Circular 4220.1F and FTA Circular 5010.1E • Experience with state, federal and municipal government entities regulations and processes; • Specific experience with facility design, construction and maintenance, revenue vehicle, support equipment and transit enhancement infrastructure procurements desirable; • Ability to direct the overall activities of major grant management, procurement, contract administration and risk management functions; • Working knowledge of minority and disadvantaged business enterprise utilization and outreach strategies; • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with other employees and business partners and to present facts and recommendations effectively; • Strong analytical skills along with superb written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; and • The ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.

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