Transit Systems 2024-03-28 2024-05-02

Project Manager – Engineering & Construction

WeGo Public Transit
Nashville, Tennessee

Job ID: 155060
Job Status: Full-time

Salary Range: $81,000 - $101,000 Annually

Purpose: This position will be responsible for all facets of development projects for the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) most of which will be transit or facilities related.

Reports to: Director of Engineering, Construction, and Project Management

Job Functions:
This person will be integrally involved in transit, rail, and facility projects from conception through completion and will work with all departments within Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)/Regional Transit Authority (RTA). He/she will assist with conceptual project planning, procurement, project management, engineering, construction management, utility coordination, and project closeout duties. He/she will also participate in planning studies. This person will need to perform equally well in a collaborative team environment as well as under independent conditions. He/she must be able to manage design teams, construction contractors, third party vendors, and collaborate with other Metro agencies and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). This person must be able to develop and adhere to detailed construction schedules for regionally significant projects.

Additionally, the preferred candidate should have experience with one or more of the following disciplines: transit, facilities construction, rail, traffic, roadway design, pedestrian facilities, and other transportation related projects with experience ranging potentially from early planning through construction completion. Successful candidate is expected to develop and manage project scope, schedule, and costs. The preferred candidate should be familiar with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and/or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) processes for major capital projects.

The primary job functions are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and must be performed unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Other responsibilities are those functions, which are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of the job.

This job description does not imply that the above are the only duties assigned to the position. Employees may be required to perform any other job related duties as requested by management.

Recommended Preparation for Employment:
Candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably engineering, construction management, or equivalent. Candidates with experience with transit-related projects, experience with facilities construction projects, licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE), and/or Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus but not a requirement. Communication skills, project and construction management experience, computer proficiency, and ability to handle several projects at once are all requirements for this position. Preferred 5+ years of transportation or construction industry experience.

Physical Requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:

Physical activity includes but is not limited to:

  • Sitting, standing, lifting, reaching, walking, talking, writing, carrying, grasping holding, clarity of vision, speaking, listening

  • Must be able to operate office equipment, including but not limited to telephone system, computer system, printer, etc.

Other Requirements:
  • Report to work on assigned schedule.

  • Work with little supervision

  • Maintain effective working relationship with all levels of employees

  • Understand and carry out detailed written or verbal instructions

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to make oral presentations

  • Ability to compose written documents

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Respond to emergency situations (reporting to work early/staying late due to bad weather)

  • Meet required deadlines

  • Work under critical and demanding situations

Classification under Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt

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