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Title: Infrastructure Project Manager III
Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 138992

SALARY RANGE: $77,552.13 - $105,328.20 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 01/26/22 5:00 PM

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The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools and fun seekers to entertainment, shopping areas and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. RTA’s system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, two ferry routes and paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

Deputy CEO Planning and Infrastructure


The Infrastructure Project Manager serves as a project or program manager for a variety of facilities, construction, and infrastructure projects, including FEMA, FTA or state-funded projects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.
  • Provides highly skilled technical, management, and decision-making advice and assistance to RTA management and personnel. RTA point of contact on assigned programs or projects.

  • Assists in developing departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies, and audit procedures.

  • Assembles, coordinates and manages multidisciplinary technical review teams made up of contractors and professional staff from RTA departments, governmental jurisdictions, utilities, etc.

  • Responsible for special projects related to equipment, facilities and grounds. Lays out project or program plans; facilitates and troubleshoots a myriad of problems associated with building or rebuilding facilities, repairing damage, or developing/repairing systems, subsystems and equipment.

  • Coordinates design, right-of-way clearances, construction, and development of RTA facilities and transit projects including management of project funding within requirements of grant timelines and funding streams.

  • Establishes and maintains liaison as required with boards, committees, neighborhood groups, and commissions. Responds to inquiries from affected property owners, tenants, stakeholders, and the public and provides information pertaining to the status of projects undergoing review.

  • Chairs various project review, pre-submittal, status, and construction meetings. Takes action to keep program or project on schedule and within budget—without compromising quality.

  • Oversees procurement and management of design and construction for assigned projects. Works closely with procurement personnel to bid, award and manage contracts and subcontracts. Works closely with grants department and other stakeholders to ensure compliance and success including audits.

  • Manages contracts for outside services/vendors and oversees projects. Develops, negotiates, and maintains contracts with vendors to provide services related to facilities, management, and equipment maintenance. Coordinates and oversees repair and maintenance projects with vendors and contractors.

  • Plans and coordinates internal move and sets timelines for building improvement and construction activities. May coordinate efforts and act as point of contact for Disaster Recovery plans. Directs renovation projects, which may include vendor sourcing and management, licensing, budgeting and expense tracking and reporting.

  • Coordinates schedules of staff and other key stakeholders. Provides supervision and guidance to all assigned staff.

  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of RTA are carried out
  • Performs other job related duties which are in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA.

  • Knowledge of technical, contractual, and administrative aspects of all phases of project management.

  • Must work within all related codes, guidelines and regulations necessary for a variety of civil engineering and facilities improvement projects.

  • Must know how to facilitate and communicate with stakeholders in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Must have ability to organize, understand, write, and manage contracts, governmental project worksheets, and grants to successful completion and closure—including audits.

  • Must be able to interpret regulations and to communicate with others; read detailed blueprints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, commissions, boards, federal, state and local government agencies, contractors, builders, and the general public

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication and contract management; operate computers using standard word processing and spreadsheets, as well as related construction software such as Microsoft Project and other platforms; must understand and apply related federal, state, parish, and city regulations.

  • Knowledge of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning System)

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Degree in Engineering, construction or equivalent.

A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years recent supervisory-level experience in contracts, grants, and/or construction management, including project management or a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • A valid Louisiana Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

  • Project Management Professional Certification
Must provide proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine before start date.

Must submit to criminal background check, the results of which must meet hiring criteria for the role.

  • Typical office situation

  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

  • Work on elevated surfaces or below ground level

  • Work on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles

  • Exposure to outdoor weather including extreme heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity

  • Sitting at a desk or table

  • Standing

  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')

  • Climbing (e.g., ladders, scaffolds, stairs, poles, into vehicles, etc.)

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required

NORTA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on job-related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority. This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

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