The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is seeking an experienced manager to help lead our aggressive transit program, including an expanding streetcar system and bus rapid transit system.
The Seattle Streetcar System (seattlestreetcar.org) includes the two lines, the South Lake Union Streetcar and the First Hill Streetcar. These two lines comprising 3.75 miles of streetcar with about approximately 6,000 riders per day will be connected through the heart of Downtown Seattle by the Center City Connector Project, which is currently moving to final design in preparation for construction later this year. This streetcar line will greatly increase mobility in the Center City and travel in dedicated lanes with five minute headways. The department is pursuing its first Federal Small Starts grant to help fund the project, and was recommended for $75 million in federal funding in the FY2017 budget proposal. With the completion of the Center City Connector and an integrated streetcar system, ridership is anticipated to grow to 20,000 to 25,000 riders per day.
Thanks to the 2015 voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, SDOT will partner with King County Metro to expand the RapidRide bus rapid transit system in the City with the additional of seven lines (seattle.gov/transportation/rapidrideexpansion.htm) with all-day service every ten minutes or better, and a high level of transit priority. The expanded system is expected to add more than 50,000 riders.
This position serves as the primary streetcar system and transit corridors subject matter expert and reports to the Director of the Transit and Mobility Division. This division shapes Seattle's present and future transportation system to create healthy communities, support a thriving economy, improve our environment, and empower people by offering safe, efficient, and equitable choices for how and when to travel. We're a team of inquisitive and collaborative transportation professionals dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of the public we serve through creative, cost-effective and practical solutions.
- Manage a team of transit professionals responsible for complex, large scope projects, providing technical expertise and leadership
- Oversee SDOT's Streetcar and Transit Corridor Program including overall scope, schedule, budget, and operations for the South Lake Union and First Hill Street Streetcar lines, the Center City Connector Streetcar project, the Seattle RapidRide Expansion Program, and the Move Seattle Spot Improvement Program
- Work collaboratively and coordinate with partners, including FTA, King County Metro, Sound Transit and Washington Department of Transportation
- Act as the department's primary point of contact to FTA for federally funded transit capital projects, particularly for the Center City Connector and Madison BRT projects
- Lead the procurement process and administer work of consultants and/or contractors including, but not limited to, development of Request for Proposal (RFP), Statements of Qualifications (SOQ), invitations to bid for new projects
- Responsible for Seattle Streetcar System operations including managing the SDOT Streetcar Operations Manager and overseeing the operations contract with King County Metro
- Demonstrate a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement for operations and project management within the Streetcar and Transit Corridor efforts
- Manage project environmental processes including satisfaction of federal and state requirements to ensure NEPA and/or SEPA requirements are met
- Provide financial oversight for the work group, including oversight of the complex streetcar funding and operation plan that includes close coordination with Metro, Sound Transit, and project sponsors
- Oversee ST2 design and construction agreements with Sound Transit, including coordination with other city departments such as SFD, SPU, SCL and DCI
- Manage internal and external stakeholder expectations, resolve project conflicts and build consensus
- Develop, evaluate and make decisions on high visibility issues with minimal guidance
- Build partner relationships and serving as primary spokesperson with news media and the general public about the overall Transit Corridor Program
- Serve as a member of the Transit & Mobility Division leadership team
These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.