Senior Manager of Asset Management

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Administration and 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 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.


Operations Planning

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2023 current employee cost $160.96 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

Non-Represented Pay Band 10

Annual Salary: $139,192.00 (Minimum) - $210,876.00 (Maximum)

Note: The initial salary offer will be between $139,192.00/year - $186,008.51/year to commensurate with education and experience.

Posted Date

February 14, 2023

Closing Date

Open until filled

Reports To

Director of Operations Planning

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

The selected incumbent will be responsible for the overall management of BART's Asset Management program and will lead BART’s Asset Management Program towards ISO55000 certification, collaborate with cross functional stakeholders to develop systematic processes that manage strategic risk to organizational objectives, and coordinate the Asset Management Program’s maturity across the Agency:
  • Advance the BART Asset Management Program in accordance with international best practices, andas guided by the Asset Management Policy, to identify and minimize risk to the BART mission, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Integrate physical asset management principles and advanced statistical modeling to provide governance and insight over BART's $40 billion-dollar asset inventory and ensure compliance with FTA, and other oversight agencies’, asset management requirements.
  • Develop innovative ways/systematic processes to identify & communicate strategic risk to the BART Strategic Plan Framework (BSP) including documenting/tracking the activities of all BART Departments while maintaining line of sight with the BSP goals and objectives.
  • Ability to compose required documentation to address compliance requirements, synthesize various stakeholder needs/contributions, and communicate Asset Management Program activities in a polished and professional manner to all levels of the District.
  • Initiates and implements both project and process governance frameworks to improve transparency and internal controls. Program documentation must be compliant, professionally presented, and appropriate for the audience.
  • Understands government funding options/restrictions and develop strategic relationships with key departments (Budget, Performance & Risk, Strategic Planning) to identify/recommend solutions toproblems (mitigate risk).
  • Stays abreast of international asset management initiatives and persuades stakeholders to support new strategic initiatives to mature BART's asset management way of life.
  • Must be gently relentless in implementation skills/follow up with Districtwide departments to ensure the completion of activities accurately and on-time for executive management (General Manager, AGM of Performance & Finance, etc)
  • Knowledge of FTA Asset Management requirements and international "strategic" asset management best practices.
  • Experience with internal audit, governance and or compliance preferably in a government agency.
  • Occasional travel is required to represent BART in national asset management conferences/FTA Roundtable (meetings).

Essential Job Functions

  • Assumes leadership and management responsibility for the District’s strategic asset management program, including assisting in the development and implementation of data governance required to meet international standards.
  • Develops, implements and manages the District’s advanced statistical modeling, data mining, segmentation and quantitative analyses, and documentation process activities related to the Strategic Asset Management program.
  • Manages the District’s asset management data-driven decision-making process to inform decision makers of strategic risks and monitor/track risk applications to mitigate identified risks.
  • Ensures compliance with asset management related regional and/or federal reporting requirements.
  • Partners with departments to identify, guide, and advise on Strategic Asset Management activities and operations including the identification of key performance indicators related to asset management.
  • Collaborates with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to drive innovative analytics and data science solutions, including data, tools, methods, and infrastructure.
  • Manages the preparation and coordination of reports including recommendations to the Board of Directors, committees and other management staff; manages the preparation of correspondence, reports and documents for completeness, accuracy and compliance with District policies and procedures and the maintenance of accurate records and files.
  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Supervises staff and outside contractors; serves as liaison between departments and departments and/or executive offices to ensure program and project implementation.
  • Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Stays abreast of industry trends, techniques, tools and use cases to steer internal improvement and innovation of advanced analytics and data science.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in asset management, strategic planning, change management, operations or performance management experience or related experience. At least two (2) years of required experience must have included management level responsibilities.

Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Knowledge of:
  • Operational characteristics of enterprise grade relational databases, configuration management and the practical application of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) data
  • Operational characteristics of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems, performance management systems and enterprise risk frameworks
  • Methods and techniques of contract development and program development
  • International Best Practices in Strategic Asset Management (ISO55000), Reliability Engineering or Quality Management principles
  • Funding constraints and regulatory policies/procedures of BART or similar agencies
  • Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Skill/Ability in:
  • Designing, documenting and implementing entity-wide change management processes including necessary communication strategies
  • Creating and applying a strategic risk framework that records entity-wide activities and identifies risks to organizational objectives
  • Analyzing complex and difficult process control problems, evaluating alternatives and reaching sound conclusions (provide supporting evidence)
  • Staying abreast and quickly absorbing the function of changing technological tools and recommending/applying them to continually improve/mature BART’s asset management program
  • Identifying risks/inefficiencies in business processes, performing root cause analyses, recommending creative solutions and implementing performance monitoring procedures to track and document risk application effectiveness
  • Comprehending and translating highly complex data models and concepts to all stakeholders
  • Directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff and ensuring objectives are met in a matrixed reporting structure
  • Interpreting, applying and ensuring compliance with Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to stakeholders at all levels of the agency
  • Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work

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. Online 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

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