Transit Systems 2020-03-20 2020-04-24

BRT Program Director

Company: Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, dba IndyGo View more listings
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 120348

Indianapolis voters and City Council have approved a new dedicated source of local funding for the transit system, which will drive a major overhaul. IndyGo, the transit agency for Indianapolis and Marion County, will be implementing a 70% increase in service, 3 new rapid transit lines, and redeploying its entire local bus network to a high frequency grid. This position will play a key role in shaping major capital projects for the transit agency. The BRT Program Director will oversee the entire IndyGo capital program, including design and construction phases for the Purple Line, Blue Line, Red Line Extensions, and other smaller on-street infrastructure projects. The BRT Program Director is responsible for the oversight of consultants and IndyGo-employed project managers.

To be successful in this role, an individual must have a detailed understanding of delivering major infrastructure projects, strong project management skills, understanding of finance and grant management, staff management skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of project stakeholders, including elected leaders. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Manages a team that plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities of design and construction of BRT corridors and other local route supporting infrastructure, programs and functional areas; coordinates activities with other departments, divisions and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administration support.

  • Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions; projects the consequences of proposed actions; implements recommendations in support of the corridor projects and the Agency goals; and ensures the support and involvement of the other key IndyGo functions that are necessary to design and implement projects identified and adopted by the IndyGo Board.

  • Provides regular updates to IndyGo staff, stakeholders, elected leaders, and the public.

  • Prepare grant application and compliance documentation needed to secure funding and maintain IndyGo in good standing with funding partners.

  • Participates as a contributing member in Agency-wide initiatives and represents the interests of the Department; and represents project issues to the departments/divisions, the senior leadership, and the Board of Directors as well corridor stakeholders.

  • Develops, administers, maintains, and oversees the annual agency-wide capital program budget; provides leadership and direction to project teams in relation to their individual project scopes, schedules and

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Oversees up a team of project managers dedicated to the individual projects

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, urban planning, business, architecture, or construction management is preferred.

  • PE, CCM, or another similar certification is preferred.

  • Experience managing and directing major infrastructure projects is preferred.

  • Experience managing and directing staff is preferred.

  • Documented experience with project management, financial planning and regulatory compliance practices is required.

  • Valid driver’s license is required.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure construction concepts and procedures

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of transit as it relates to area of assignment.

  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.

  • Transportation planning and traffic engineering concepts, practices, procedures, and policy issues.

  • Development and third party negotiation and consensus building principles and practices and conflict resolution.

  • Strong oral communication skills, including public speaking

  • Contract and agreement administration.

  • Project management techniques and principles.

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

  • Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.

  • Strategic policy management principles and practices.

  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-orientated office environment and multi-project environment.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and rely on other team members.

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time, to kneel/bend, and to move throughout the workday, occasionally between departments and/or facilities.

  • Strong sensory skills, such as good hearing, dexterity, and good eyesight, including the use of color perception.

  • Must represent IPTC in variety of settings regarding the project

  • Ability to speak clearly.

  • Requires occasional exposure to excessive noise, fumes/odors, some hazardous materials, and dirt/dust.

  • Ability to lift and/or carry 30 pounds.

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


IndyGo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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