EVP Planning Engineering & Construction
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Basic Function This position is a strategic partner in the
direction and leadership of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's
(METRO) executive departments and management team. Responsible for
overall management, administration and implementation of METRO's
Engineering and capital projects; management of engineering, design
and construction of all METRO capital projects (light rail, bus
facilities, bus rapid transit, HOV, and general mobility)
comprising the regional transit plan. This includes facility
design, project control, and coordination of right-of-way
acquisition, engineering, and construction management. Interfaces
with the community at large to determine public needs and translate
those needs to the planning and development of the overall transit
system. Advises the Board of Directors and President & Chief
Executive Officer on matters relevant to the regional requirements
for a high-capacity regional transit system. Performs duties in a
safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules
and safety procedures. Responsibilities and Specific Duties
- Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team as an
active participant/partner to meet the shared mission, vision,
values and goals of METRO.
- Directs the overall management, administration and
implementation of engineering, design and construction
- Provides primary managerial direction and performs personnel
administrative functions of direct report staff (e.g. training,
supervising, work assignments, timesheets, performance evaluations,
etc.) for maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of
staff and ensuring necessary department outcomes are achieved.
- Ensures METRO establishes and maintains contacts with state,
local and federal agencies involved in METRO projects. Directs the
overall management, administration and implementation of
engineering, design and construction programs.
- Directs and manages the development and design of the regional
transit system including the facility design, project management
and system engineering.
- Directs engineering design and construction of facilities
including, light rail, bus rapid transit, HOV, bus facilities, and
general mobility projects. Supervises compliance with engineering
specifications and ensures quality of project development and
- Coordinates with transit services delivery management to ensure
that facilities meet desired objectives and that an orderly
transition from construction to operation occurs.
- Directs design management, interface management, and project
management for facilities, safety and system assurance.
- Directs capital projects to control estimating, scheduling and
cost engineering analysis, reporting and coordination.
- Directs the overview, quality assurance and test start-up of
the construction of any transit system.
- Directs the administration, coordination and supervision of
work performed by outside engineering and construction firms and
real estate firms.
- Directs the preparation and administration of the annual
- Directs the environmental planning efforts, ensures METRO's
capital and long-range plan are following established environmental
- Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and
- Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an
effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
- Performs other job-duties as assigned. Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field. Master's degree
preferred. Years & Experience Required Requires a minimum of five
to ten years' experience in an engineering management position with
extensive experience in design engineering and construction for
transit, roadway and facility projects. Experience in
transportation industry/public sector preferred. Requires
experience in complex budgetary and audit processes, including
financial reporting as well as experience related to effective
organization and personnel management, and related administrative
processes. Knowledge & Skills Required This position requires a
working knowledge of engineering techniques and principles,
including project management techniques. Strong analytical skills
are required to evaluate and manage engineering and construction
projects. The ability to make decisions on short-term problems and
establish working relationships with community partners is
critical. Excellent communication (written/verbal) skills are
essential. Professional Engineering license in the state of Texas
is required. Additional Information The Metropolitan Transit
Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and
alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external
applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before
employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol
testing throughout their employment. Further, employees who perform
safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol
testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and
the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.
We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals
regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,
veteran status, genetic information or disability.
Keywords: METRO, Houston , EVP Planning Engineering & Construction, Engineering , Houston, Texas
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