Transit Systems 2024-05-31 2024-07-05

Director of Major Projects

WeGo Public Transit
Nashville, Tennessee

Job ID: 155607
Job Status: Full-time

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained to identify candidates for the position of Director of Major Projects for WeGo Public Transit. WeGo Public Transit is the marketing name for services of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Nashville and Davidson County (MTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA). WeGo Public Transit serves the City of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee and 7 additional suburban counties surrounding Nashville, and agency staffing is provided by the Davidson Transit Organization, Inc., a separate corporate entity established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. In addition to 22 radial bus routes extending from downtown Nashville into the neighborhoods of Nashville, WeGo offers 7 RTA bus routes extending from Downtown Nashville to surrounding counties.

The Director of Major Projects plays a critical role in overseeing the planning, development and execution of large- scale infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing and expanding the public transportation network. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Growth and Development, the Director of Major Projects interfaces with agency staff in various disciplines (Engineering and Construction, Planning, Marketing and Communications, Legal, Customer Care, Operations, etc.) to develop project teams that plan, design and execute complex projects. This position has extensive visibility and collaborates closely with community stakeholders and government agencies. It directly supervises the work of outside contractors and consultants. Anticipated projects include joint development/transit-oriented development real estate projects, transit centers, bus operations facilities and bus rapid transit projects. This position reports to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Growth and Development.

Basic qualifications for this position include a combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to (1) a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, planning, engineering, public administration, transportation or related field (Master’s degree preferred) plus (2) five years senior management experience in a similar transportation, governmental or private sector entity, with oversight responsibility for strategic planning or project management and demonstrated proficiency in public engagement. A professional certification such as Project Management Professional (PMP) is desirable. Please refer to the Job Description for additional requirements.

This is an outstanding career-defining opportunity that offer attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. The Davidson Transit Organization is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to www.KL2connects.com/openings, select this Davidson Transit Organization (WeGo) position, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and four or five professional references (preferably supervisory and/or clients, including their name, title, phone, email address, and relationship to you). For more information, please contact KL2’s Managing Principal Christian T. Kent at [email protected].

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