Hampton Roads Transit is looking for dynamic, customer service oriented, and energetic people to become part of a committed team providing excellent and effective public transportation to the Hampton Roads region. In addition to rewarding careers and professional development opportunities, we offer unmatched benefits and competitive wages in a stimulating environment that will provide you with the flexibility and training tools to grow.
The Director of Transit Development conduct the planning and project management for multimodal transit service, High Capacity Corridor expansion activities and fixed guideway improvements at the corridor level throughout the Hampton Roads Transit service area that may become eligible for Federal Transit Administration New Starts funding or other state or federal program resources. Coordinate with federal, state, and local governments, and other agencies to secure guidance and approvals through the planning, design, and implementation processes. Work with HRT senior leadership team to secure funding for proposed and planned improvements in the regional transit network. Coordination with local governments regarding potential transit-supportive land use strategies and land use planning. This is a position of substantial responsibility and accountability, performing work of a highly complex and difficult nature. It is a senior managerial and professional position.
Essential Job Functions:
(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)
Coordinates with local governments the long-term transit development for all modes. Directs, conducts and manage assigned corridor planning and project activities.
Manages state, local and federal environmental planning as well as capital project planning activities in order to advance selected multimodal transit strategies and New Starts/Small Starts projects through approval and funding.
Perform project management for corridor studies and other special projects and supporting environmental document preparation as required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended.
Manage project specific consultant efforts/teams. Routinely directs and manages consultant projects that have multi-million-dollar budgets. Responsible for adherence to scope, budget and schedules for complex, multi-disciplinary studies conducted by consultant firms.
Develops project scopes and Request for Proposals (RFPs) to initiate the development of planning and corridor studies and supports the procurement of consulting services for project development activities; provides ongoing development and refinement of projects scopes and budget; and manages and oversees the consultant contract and work.
Works with local and regional transportation planners at the HRTPO and municipalities to develop the transit-specific elements of the transportation corridors in the regional network.
In collaboration with HRT Senior leadership, develops the HRT planning documents defining the HRT participation in this network.
Management of Transit Development Planning staff including timesheet approvals, staff development, annual evaluations, goal setting, and associated staff managerial responsibilities.
Works cooperatively with other agency staff, assists in developing the public participation programs supporting the planning process, and public involvement in the development of corridor studies and project planning.
Work with other members of the HRT leadership team to secure funding for proposed and planned improvements in the regional transit network.
For capital programs, assists the Chief of Planning & Development in establishing multi-year programming and budget needs including the agency’s ten-year Transit Strategic Plan and Capital Improvement Plan.
For assigned projects, establishes schedule and work standards to achieve goals and evaluate program performance and effectiveness.
Assist in the planning activities for transit facilities including rail stations, transit centers, ferry docking and passenger transfer facilities, and other HRT facilities and infrastructure.
Serve as a resource to local governments for transit-supportive zoning, for property development that integrates well with transit capacity, and for other opportunities to reduce congestion.
Collaboratively develop, pursue, and administer research and demonstration projects, and their funding to support the agency’s goals for continuous improvement in services and quality.
Manages HRT’s long-range planning efforts, including coordination of planning efforts at the local, state and federal levels, including the Transit Strategic Plan.
Responsible for management and oversight of the preparation of the National Transit Database (NTD) report required to be filed each year with the Federal Administration, including NTD methodology and ridership database process.
Responsible for management of data collection program and program staff utilized for the National Transit Database (NTD) sampling and data collection.
Coordinates with HRT’s grant administration staff and finance department regarding FTA reporting requirements, including National Transit Database program requirements.
Serves as HRT’s staff liaison to the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. Responsible for coordination with HRTPO and serves as the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee representative for HRT. Serves as technical representative to HRTPO’s other committees.
Responsible for the management, oversight, planning and execution of the agency’s certification of Automatic Passenger Counter (APC) Systems (APCs), to include light rail and bus fleet to be compliant with the FTA’s certification program.
Responsible for management and oversight of department’s data analytics and coordination activities among departments within the agency.
Coordinates with Planning and Development staff regarding GIS related planning analysis and grant writing efforts.
Coordinates with HRT’s service planning staff regarding passenger amenities and service provision related to capital planning needs.
Interact effectively with individuals and groups at all levels. Maintain network of industry and regional contacts and pertinent other external organizations to advance the agency goals and to ensure their sensitivity to community interests. Interact with community organizations, non-profits, and private businesses to support planning and development activity.
Coordinates programming and planning activities with other HRT departments
Communicate understanding and support of agency goals through actions and spoken and written words. Stays abreast of legal, regulatory and policy development affecting areas of responsibility.
Supervise professional, technical and administrative staff and specific functions performed by consultants.
Management of Origin-Destination (O&D) survey, Census and American Community Survey data updates, and related attitudinal surveys that are used for key projects and initiatives of the agency and to comply with FTA Title VI regulations. Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions:
Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of multimodal transportation planning and project management with special emphasis on transit desired. Extensive knowledge of the regulatory requirements and practices of federal, state and local governments with regard to transit and environmental planning. Extensive knowledge of land use planning as it relates to transportation. Experienced in public participation for transit planning projects and studies. Skilled in management, including matrix management (with other groups in HRT). Team player and proponent of collaborative management. Ability to work with consultants who will be integral to the team, and through which much of the fixed guideway development, and corridor level planning will be performed. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of staff and consultant resources. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to train, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates. Ability to interact effectively with division staff, managers, officials, and the public, and to resolve problems. Ability to prepare, justify and administer budgets. Ability to communicate to HRT Board members and elected officials in a clear and professional manner
Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm. Ensure all employees and contractors are properly trained and understand all rules, safety policies, and procedures to perform their work functions safely. Promote safety awareness by attending safety committee meetings and adhering to all safety procedures and policies. Actively conduct workplace hazard analyses for all employees to maintain a safe work environment. Encourage employee safety reporting program and communication of hazards to the Safety Department. Responsible for the timely mitigation of all unacceptable and undesirable safety risks. Accountable for safety performance within their functional area and achieving the agency’s safety goals.
Training and/or Education:
Completion of at least a bachelor’s degree in transportation or urban planning, civil engineering, public administration, or closely related field. Masters degree or advance degree in the field of Planning is preferred.
Six to ten years of progressively more responsible experience in urban transportation planning, environmental planning and project management, preferably in a transit and multimodal environment.
Licenses or Certificates:
Virginia Driver’s License
AICP desired, but not a requirement.
This position is classified as non-essential personnel.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. Duties may require work outside normal business hours and some seasonal overtime.
Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at Phone: 757-222-6000 Email: email@example.com
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
Hampton Roads Transit is looking for dynamic, customer service oriented, and energetic people to become part of a committed team providing excellent and effective public transportation to the Hampton Roads region. HRT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.