Transit Systems 2023-01-11 2023-02-15

Director, Facilities Engineering & Environmental

VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, Texas

Job ID: 142765
Job Status: Full-time

How would you like to live in a state with no income tax, in an affordable city that U.S. News and World Report ranked in 2019 as one of the best places to live in the country? KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by VIA Metropolitan Transit to recruit the agency’s next Director, Facilities Engineering and Environmental.

VIA provides San Antonio and surrounding communities with bus and paratransit services. With local support, a strong financial position (a reserve equal to one-third of its annual operating budget), and excellent growth potential (Mayor Nirenberg is in support of a visionary transit plan called “VIA Reimagined”), VIA is at an exciting point in its history.

This position will play a key role in its future. Reporting to the Vice President Fleet and Facilities, the Director will be responsible for management of various departments within VIA’s Fleet and Facilities Division: Facility Engineering (management of department staff responsible for all aspects of facilities maintenance engineering related construction and repair projects); Facility Maintenance (working through the department manager, responsible for all aspects of VIA’s Facility Maintenance Department to minimally include maintenance and repair of properties, facilities, grounds, and equipment); Passenger Amenities (working through the department manager, responsible for all aspects of VIA’s Passenger Amenities department to minimally include maintenance, repair, landscaping, and cleaning of VIA’s bus stops, shelters, and Transit and Park and Ride facilities); Environmental Management (working through the department manager, responsible for leading VIA’s Environmental and Sustainability Management program to minimally include oversight and enhancement of the program with an emphasis on education, training, and enforcing ISO 14001 program regulatory requirements). (Please review VIA’s Job Description for a comprehensive listing of duties.)

This position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering plus at least 5 years of high-level professional experience in large-scale facility-related operations to include project management; maintenance, design, and construction of facility buildings and grounds; passenger amenities; and environmental management operations (or an acceptable combination thereof, preferably in the transit industry). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable, and a Texas professional engineer (PE) license would be preferred.

This is an excellent career opportunity that offers attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. To be considered, go to, select the appropriate VIA listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including each reference’s name, title, email, phone, and relationship to you.) VIA values equal opportunity at all levels — diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

For additional information on this position, contact KL2 Connects LLC’s Bob Babbitt at

Thank you for your interest in an exciting career with VIA Metropolitan Transit!

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