Transit Systems 2023-05-31 2023-06-25

Director – Capital Programs

Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Jacksonville, Florida

Job ID: 149004
Job Status: Full-time

The Director of Capital Programs manages the Authority’s design and construction program for the JTA’s projects falling within the Capital Programs section.

Responsibilities include overseeing associate projects to ensure adherence to schedule, budget, quality, and timely delivery, as well as overseeing budget to ensure adequate resources are available to successfully carry out the programs; managing and supervising staff and resources; ensuring strong communications and coordination between all aspects of highly complex major horizontal capital projects in the design and construction phases.

The Director of Capital Programs must not only have technical capacity and experience but be able to serve as the single point of contact accountable for the programs within the section, engage key stakeholders and elected officials, make presentations to the public and the JTA Board of Directors, foster interagency coordination, work closely with funding partners and support the JTA Executive Leadership Team. The Director will provide full oversight of program and project managers under his or her supervision to ensure success in all aspects and phases of project delivery.

The success of these projects is critical to sustaining the Authority’s reputation for effective delivery of projects regardless of complexity. A successful candidate will manage programs strategically and provide proper direction and oversight to staff to ensure budgets, schedules, challenges, and project delivery methods are managed in line with the overall program and Authority goals. In addition to program management skills and experience, a successful candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, be capable and comfortable with public speaking, be able to work in a high pressure environment, and think strategically and tactically.

Essential duties include: (not limited to)

  • Responsible for all aspects of project delivery for programs within the Capital Programs section, including LOGTII/Mobility WorksII, JTA MobilityWorks, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and transit stops.

  • Manages and coordinates project level planning, environmental review, project development, design and construction phase of Capital Programs projects.

  • Coordinates with Financial Services & Procurement staff to ensure compliance with grant agency requirements.

  • Works closely with other programs managers within the System Development Division to foster teamwork and effective coordination.

  • Ensures strong coordination between planning, design, and construction phases of Capital Programs projects.

  • Approves change orders and recommendations from project management staff and works to resolve disputes between project management staff and contractor/consultant personnel.

  • Supervises staff in prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; providing staff training; ensures employees follow policies and procedures; maintains a healthy and safe working environment; and makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

  • Partners with Capital Projects Office and the Procurement Team to procure engineering and consultant services in accordance with JTA, state and federal guidelines. Negotiates schedules, scopes and fees for program design and construction contracts.

  • Ensures timely plan, document and estimate reviews by staff, general consultants, and other agencies, communicates the review comments to project consultants, and ensures prompt response and action on documents.

The Top Candidate will be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, or with the ability to obtain a PE certification in Florida within the first year of employment. Possess the leadership style of a facilitator, actively directing the team with options to the end point. Ability to administer a realigned upgrade to processes, interdepartmentally including; planning, procurement, budget, etc.

Must have at least ten (10) years of progressively increased responsibility of substantial engineering and construction projects and programs, including experience in roadway design and construction, a minimum of five (5) years as a supervisor and experience managing large and complex programs.

Confidential inquiries are welcome. For additional information and a complete position description, contact Daphne Le Blanc at 818.399.5787. If this position offers the opportunity you seek, submit your resume and a letter of interest outlining what your experience brings to this role. Also, submit two (2) peer and two (2) senior-level professional references directly to Daphne at by June 2, 2023.

JTA will offer a competitive compensation package to the successful candidate depending on qualifications and experience. This position will remain open until filled.

JTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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