Transit Systems 2019-10-21 2019-11-25

Transit Superintendent – Vehicle Procurement

Company: King County Metro Transit View more listings
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 117078

Do you have a commitment to sustainability, equity and social justice? Are you seeking a fulfilling career with the organization named by APTA as the Best Large Transit System in North America (2018)?

King County Metro serves the fastest-growing transit market in the nation, and we are leading the industry by being an early adopter of a battery-electric bus fleet. We have committed to building a 100% zero-emission fleet powered by renewable energy by 2040, while also expanding our fleet by more than 600 buses. Currently, our bus fleet includes approximately 1,400 hybrid-diesels, 174 trolleys, and 11 battery electric buses with capabilities for fast charging on route. We also are testing 10 extended-range battery electric buses toward a procurement of 120 in 2020.

Metro is seeking a Transit Superintendent for Vehicle Procurement. Our ideal candidate is a dedicated people leader with experience managing, supervising and directing all phases of fleet procurement, audit, and compliance operations involved in the purchase and acquisition of transit revenue and non-revenue vehicles.

Now is an exciting time to work at King County Metro Transit. We serve the fastest growing transit market in the nation, enjoy a 93% customer satisfaction rate, and are creating an array of innovative mobility services for our riders. We are also building a zero-emission bus fleet and operating our region's light-rail system, which will expand three-fold in the next six years.

Commitment to Equity & Social Justice

WE BELIEVE diversity encompasses the unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, abilities and the rich dimensions of identity each member of the Metro community brings to work on a daily basis. These perspectives and human dimensions are built through life experiences and membership in socially defined groups including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities and religious beliefs. The diverse experiences and perspectives of our employees help us serve King County residents in an equitable and culturally responsive way. To learn more, please visit

Acting on our strong commitment to social equity, Metro prioritized deployment of our new zero-emissions buses in south King County, improving air quality first in communities where people are disproportionately affected by pollution. We are pioneering income-based fares to help make our services affordable for everyone. We are actively developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents and our employees, while at the same time, changing the way government delivers service by actively engaging the people we serve in our planning processes. Through innovations like these Metro has won national recognition as a model of excellence.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LEADER WHO meets the following minimum qualifications:

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in procuring large revenue and non-revenue fleet including zero emissions, hybrid and trolley buses and managing mid-size teams.

In addition, the most competitive candidates will possess the following desired qualifications:

• Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal regulations that govern funding, procurement, contracting, design, manufacturing and operation of mass transit vehicles

• Knowledge of King County, Metro Transit department and division rules, regulations, policies and procedures that govern contracting and the award of purchase agreements

• Knowledge of the design, manufacturing, systems, components, subassemblies and auxiliary equipment of vehicles used in mass transit operations

• Knowledge of operational, financial and cost analysis for fixed-route revenue services and non-revenue fleet management practices

• Knowledge of financial and cost accounting and generally accepted accounting and auditing principles and standards

• Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of labor relations that include interest-based or collaborative labor negotiations, including grievance and arbitration

• Knowledge of workforce planning and budget administration

• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

• Certified Purchasing Professional, Certified Professional Purchasing Manager, or Certified Green Purchasing Professional certification

For a full description of the position and to apply, please visit our career site at or to be directed to the position.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Deandra Stanley, PHR|MBA
Human Resources Analyst, King County Metro Transit

King County Metro Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. King County Metro encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.

Transit Job Listing - Transit Superintendent – Vehicle Procurement