Transit Systems 2019-12-02 2020-01-06

Chief, BART Program Delivery

Company: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority View more listings
Location: San Jose, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 117097

How would you like to work for a progressive transportation agency in one of the most beautiful and culturally vibrant areas of the country? The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has retained KL2 Connects LLC to recruit its next Chief, BART Program Delivery.

The Chief, BART Program Delivery will report directly to the General Manager/CEO and serve on the executive management team. He/She will plan, organize, direct and administer all functions of BART Silicon Valley - Extension Project. This is an ongoing project that will extend the BART heavy rail system into the heart of San Jose by 2026. The current project budget is approximately $5.6 Billion. This dynamic leader will be responsible for oversight of planning, capital project development, communications, business operations, and the securing of approvals and funding required for the final design, construction, project controls, project close-out, and VTA responsibilities as articulated in the BART-VTA comprehensive agreement.

Typical tasks for this position include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing strategies and policies; directing BART Silicon Valley personnel and project staff; coordinating the efforts of internal and external stakeholders (planning, scheduling, design, procurement, and construction); overseeing in-house and contract engineering and construction personnel; developing and maintaining BART Silicon Valley schedules, budgets, and quality objectives; conducting analyses, developing reports, and presenting results to regulators, elected and appointed officials, and key stakeholders; and analyzing system design alternatives as required to secure required federal, state, and local regulatory approvals.

This position requires an education and managerial experience typically obtained by graduating from a four-year accredited college (with a degree transportation planning, engineering, construction technology, business administration, public administration, or related field) and earning extensive and increasingly responsible managerial experience in the planning and development of large-scale large-agency public works projects. Extensive experience in project management, construction management, project controls, and contract administration will be highly valued.

This is an excellent executive opportunity that offers attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. VTA values equal opportunity at all levels — diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, go to, select the VTA listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, relationship to you, phone, and email address). For additional information, contact John Bartosiewicz at Thank you for your interest in VTA!

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