The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.
The San Mateo County Transit District seeks a Senior Project Manager (Capital Projects) to be responsible for the overall management of scope, schedule and budge for capital funded civil design and construction projects for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain).
The Senior Project Manager will manage projects through design, procurement and construction to achieve the project objectives, manage projects through the entire project life cycle, from planning, design, award, construction, turnover and closeout, prepare work directives to engage design consultants and oversee design work, manage consultant and in-house staff in formal design reviews of bridges, track and structures projects, manage coordination and communications with all involved parties, including internal and external stakeholders, other agency departments, senior management, consultants and contractors, collaborate with key stakeholders and builds consensus, respond to others and seeks to understand by asking good questions and actively listening, investigate, negotiate and resolve project issues. Identify root cause of issues. Determine and present appropriate solutions and coordinate with the Resident Engineer and Construction Management Staff during construction.
Some examples of duties include: oversight and management of scope, schedule, budget and quality of assigned capital projects from initiation to closeout, plus grade Separation Projects will involve design and construction in the areas of bridges, track and structures, review cost estimates, monitor project schedules and budgets, monitor work in progress, approve, negotiate and execute contract changes, review and authorize consultant invoices and contractor progress payments, present project status at regular review meetings, attend and participate in professional group meetings and stay abreast of project management best practices and trends and innovations in engineering and construction, be responsible for handover of completed project to systems integration and operations staff and evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field with five years of professional project management experience in rail transportation or construction, plus two years of personnel management experience. California Professional Engineer’s License is required for this position. Must possess strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Must possess a California driver’s license with a safe driving record.