Group Mgr, Capital Projects - Measure RR Program Management

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Nov 03, 2018
Full Time Project Management

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Office of the General Manager

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2018 current employee cost $143.93 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Pay Band 12
(Minimum) $133, 622 to $207, 114 (Maximum)

Posted Date

May 23, 2018

Closing Date

June 15, 2018
This position has been is open until filled. All applications will be considered, current applicants need not reapply.

Reports To

Deputy General Manager- Bob Powers

Days Off

As Assigned

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

BART is seeking an Engineering leadership professional who has a passion for innovating safe and reliable solutions to complex Engineering problems, creating high performing multidisciplinary teams, and helping to enable over 430,000 daily riders get to work, school, and other places they need to go. Join the Engineering Revolution to Build a Better BART!
The incumbent in this position will be responsible, in coordination with BART's project delivery departments, for the managing the administration of the Districts' $3.5 billion Measure RR System Renewal program. The scope of the position includes serving in the following roles:
  • Serve as the lead staff liaison to the Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee.
  • Support the Deputy General Manager's role as the chairperson of recurring
  • District-wide Measure RR staff committee
  • Participate in the regular updates to the Board of Directors on the status of Measure RR project delivery
  • Support the Controller/Treasurer in providing documentation and briefings needed for the issuance of General Obligation Bonds
  • Review all monthly Measure RR project status reports
  • Engage the public within the BART District in community outreach activities related to Measure RR
  • Assist other departments in developing staffing, procurement, space planning strategies for Measure RR implementation
  • Manage the development financial projections for Measure RR program cashflow

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides professional and complex engineering support to the Deputy General Manager; plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates complex programs and engineering issues within the area of assignment.
  • Assists Project Managers and Department staff in developing, adopting, and implementing consistent, coherent, professional project management practices
  • Establishes project performance and cost control metrics, collects and analyzes data from multiple projects, summarizes project and program statuses, recommends alternatives and options, and communicates this information to all appropriate stakeholders
  • Leads efforts to standardize and streamline Measure RR project delivery within the District by establishing partnerships with District stakeholders.
  • Maintains integrated project delivery activity schedules to maximize efficient access to capital assets.
  • Makes recommendations for action and assists in the development and implementation of Measure RR capital programs.
  • Supports the development and administration of project schedules, contracts, and work plans; develops work directives for professional consultant contracts; monitors and tracks contracts to ensure compliance with District policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Participates in the development and administration of Measure RR program budgets; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Education :
A Bachelor's degree in management, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is preferred
Experience :
Six (6) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional engineering experience, preferably in design and maintenance of rail transit systems, which must have included at least three (3) years of management and administrative experience.
Substitution :
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

License or Certificate :
Certification as a Project Management Professional is strongly preferred.
Knowledge Of :
  • Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary engineering design and special projects program.
  • Principles and practices of project management and scheduling. Principles and practices of engineering project contract administration.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of policy development and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Operational characteristics of financial information systems applications. Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Skill In:
  • Managing a comprehensive multi-disciplinary major engineering projects program.
  • Developing standards for project management.
  • Developing and administering project schedules and work plans. Ensuring project compliance with contract guidelines.
  • Developing and administering departmental goals, objectives and procedures. Analyzing and assessing policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments.
  • Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
  • Delegating authority and responsibility.
  • Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.
  • Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Monitoring project funding availability and funding requirements. Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Preparing and administering large and complex budgets.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Environmental Conditions :
Office environment; exposure to computer screens.
Physical Conditions :
May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.


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