Transit Jobs

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Nashville, TN

Multimodal Director

Overview  
The Multimodal Director is responsible for the oversight of policy, grants and programs within the Department that relate to public transportation, railroads, waterways, and active transportation modes for pedestrians and cyclists. The Director is responsible for ensuring that state and federal funds are used in accordance with pertinent regulations and for the benefit of the people of Tennessee. The Director also serves as a catalyst for communications and coordination between external modal stakeholders and TDOT.  

This is an Executive Service Position that reports to the Chief of Environment and Planning/Deputy Commissioner and supervises a staff of 37.  

Responsibilities  
Provides overall leadership and direction for the division.  

Directs the administration of state and federal transit funding programs supporting large urban, small urban, and rural transit providers, as well as non-profit agencies serving the elderly and people with disabilities; ensures that the distribution of funds follows established criteria, policies and procedures; maintains detailed financial and asset records in compliance with Federal Transit Administration requirements; and oversees compliance reviews of grantees.  

Directs the development and administration of grants and programs in support of railroad transportation and railroad safety, including the Preservation Grant Program for short line railroad rehabilitation, the Competitive Rail Connectivity Grant Program for economic development, the railroad safety inspection program, and the Section 130 railroad-highway at-grade crossing safety program.  

Provides a multimodal (rail, transit, water, and/or active) perspective on department projects and plans, including the Department’s implementation of the TDOT Multimodal Access Policy.  

Maintains relationships with external governmental stakeholders including local, state, and federal partners in the advancement of the business of the division.  

Maintains relationships with external stakeholders in the advancement of the business of the division, including transit agencies, non-profit human service agencies, railroads, ports, safety advocates, and active transportation advocates.  

Assigns and oversees work; develops job performance plans with subordinates; monitors work progress and quality; coaches staff concerning job performance; provides feedback; completes annual performance reviews; oversees supervision by subordinates.  

Interacts with other transportation professionals through direct contact with counterparts in other states and participation in professional associations. Also includes interaction with leadership of TDOT including Bureau Chiefs, Division Directors and the Commissioner of Transportation.  

Qualifications  
The minimum required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in urban planning, transportation management, public administration, or related discipline and ten years of related planning and operations experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least five years of supervisory experience is required. A Master's Degree is preferred.  

To be considered for this position, please submit a résumé and letter explaining your interest to TDOT.HR@tn.gov by May 1, 2019. 


WeGo Public Transit

Nashville, TN

Project Manager

 

WeGo is situated in the beautiful and thriving city of Nashville within the Middle Tennessee Region. At WeGo Public Transit, it is our ongoing mission to connect people to their lives and community. We strive daily to become an embraced part of the community of Nashville and Middle Tennessee by providing friendly, sustainable, reliable, trusted public transportation – everywhere for everyone. 


Position Purpose: 
While Project Managers report to the Engineering Department and focus primarily on development projects, PMs must be able to work with and support all internal and external regional mobility initiatives to advance our mission. Project Managers are responsible for all facets of Development projects for WeGo Public Transit and are integrally involved in multi-modal transit, rail, and facility projects from conception through completion within Middle Tennessee. 


What Project Managers contribute to WeGo Public Transit:
Development and management of project scope, schedule, and budget 
Planning and Technical studies 
Design/Engineering documents 
Construction management 
Internal and external stakeholder coordination 

What is expected of you and others at this level?
Demonstrate internal and external partnership and leadership of WeGo culture transformation 
Advance strategic initiatives and goals as defined annually by the Board and Senior Leadership. 
Perform equally well in collaborative team environment as well as independently under high stress/pressure conditions. 
Actively manage and lead design teams, construction contractors, and third party vendors. 
Develop and adhere to detailed planning and construction scopes, schedules, and budgets for regionally significant and regulatory required projects and plans. 

What is the recommended and preferred preparation for the Project Manager?
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field, preferably business, planning, or equivalent. 
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. 
Experience with transit-related projects, experience with facilities construction projects. 
Licensure as a Professional Engineer is a plus but not a requirement. 
Familiar with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and/or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) processes for major capital projects. 

At WeGo Public Transit, we offer an outstanding portfolio of benefits including health, dental, vision, defined pension plan, vacation time, student loan fulfillment, floating holidays and more. Salary range: $62,866 to $81,725
 
What are the shared values of WeGo Public employees?
Exceptional Service 
Security and Reliability 
Integrity and Trust 
Honest Collaboration 
Community Steward 

If you want to make a difference and contribute to our vision for the City of Nashville, we invite you to submit your resume and letter of interest today. 

Apply online at www.wegotransit.com or email recruiter at carole.earls@nashville.gov. 
WeGo Public Transit is an equal opportunity employer.






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