The Deputy Executive Officer, Project Management will plan, direct, and manage major projects on the State Highway System within Los Angeles County.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains relationship between Metro and Caltrans
Ensures work performed on State Highway System complies with Caltrans policies and procedures
Manages the process of advertising, awarding, and administering multiple State Highway System projects of various sizes and complexities
Establishes and monitors short-range and long-range project goals, budgets, schedules, and strategies
Directs performance of services by consultants and contractors for successful completion of projects
Manages and directs third-party coordination and public affairs activities related to project design and completion
Ensures all design and construction activities meet operations and maintenance quality standards and expectations
Prepares and presents reports to executive and management staff, the Board of Directors, and outside regulatory agencies
Ensures compliance with Metro policies and procedures and applicable state, federal and local regulations and laws
Supervises subordinate staff or the work activities of consultants
Oversees, monitors, and adheres to departments/units budget, goals, and schedules which complies with to agency-wide fiscal responsibility
Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Theories, principles, and practices of civil/structural engineering, highway, and bridge construction, governmental contract policies, and public administrative methods, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation
Applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and standards
Caltrans requirements and standards
Large-scale capital project management
Social, political, and environmental issues influencing Metro administered State Highway System programs
Modern management theory
Direct the overall engineering and construction activities for major State Highway System capital projects
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Maintain relationships with Caltrans staff
Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcomes
Determine strategies to achieve goals
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees, the public, public officials, and outside representatives
Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
Read, write, speak, and understand English
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree - Engineering or related field
California Professional Engineering License required
Five (5) years senior management-level experience in design and/or construction of major capital projects, including extensive experience managing State Highway System projects
Valid California Class C driver's license
Experience managing State Highway projects with or for Caltrans
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
Closing Date is November 1, 2019
Please submit a cover letter and your resume to:
firstname.lastname@example.org - attention: Michele James
Additional Salary Information: Salary placement will be determined by education and experience.
About Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Avery James Inc. is a retained executive search firm managing this recruitment for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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