Project Manager, Accessibility (Office of the District Architect) - BART

Project Manager, Accessibility (Office of the District Architect)
Job ID 8418
Location BART Headquarters, 300 Lakeside Drive, 22nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

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Marketing Statement:
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.

District Architect

Pay and Benefits:
BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 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:
$120,596 - $182,703 / Annual Rate (Non-Rep Pay Band 9)
Note: Initial salary offer will be between $120,596 - $150,745 (commensurate with experience)

Post Date
October 3, 2019

Close Date
October 11, 2019

Reports To
T. Feng, District Architect

Current Assignment
The selected candidate will be responsible for multiple duties including managing Accessibility Improvement Program (AIP), providing District’s accessibility regulatory and inclusive design guidance, and communicating/interacting with internal and external stakeholders to achieve optimal accommodations for all users.

The primary responsibility is to manage AIP which includes design, procurement, and construction phases. Tasks include defining scope and budget, managing design teams and resolving stakeholder concerns, procurement assistance, and manage construction management teams through project close out to complete the 10-year program. The position will be the District’s accessibility resource and will provide review and resolutions of District’s projects, policies and procedures to ensure consistency with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Provide input and assistance to resolve planning, design, construction and broad accessibility and related concerns.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following areas beyond the minimum qualifications:
•A licensed professional civil engineer or licensed architect in California is preferred.
•10 years of engineering and/or architectural project experience is preferred.
•Project management experience in an operating transportation environment is desirable.
•Extensive knowledge in regulatory requirements of accessibility and inclusive design principles.
•Good communication skill and effective public speaking ability are highly desirable.

Knowledge of:
•Principles and practices of engineering disciplines in assigned project area.
•Principles and practices of engineering design and construction in assigned project area.
•Principles and practices of project management.
•Principles and practices of contract administration.
•Principles and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates.
•Principles and practices of strategic planning.
•Methods and techniques of coordinating and scheduling project work.
•Methods and techniques of contract negotiation.
•Principles and practices of procurement.
•Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
•Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
•Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers.
•Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

Skill/Ability in:
•Managing, supervising and coordinating assigned projects.
•Developing and implementing project goals, objectives and procedures.
•Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of professional staff and contract consultants.
•Planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing project work.
•Managing project design concepts and solutions.
•Managing and reviewing project budget analysis, calculations and cost estimates.
•Preparing designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates.
•Directing or conducting contract negotiations.
•Conducting field inspections.
•Developing and administering project budgets.
•Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
•Interpreting and explaining established policies and procedures for assigned District projects.
•Preparing clear and concise reports.
•Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
•Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
•Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Essential Job Functions
1.Manages BART’s Accessibility Improvement Program’s engineering design and construction projects or programs in assigned areas from conceptual design through completion; project areas may include rail car procurement and rehabilitation, stations construction and rehabilitation, automated fare collection, and transit systems and structures design and construction.
2.Develops and directs project work standards from design through final program and equipment acceptance.
3.Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures in assigned project areas.
4.Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned District and contract staff; manages and directs the work of contract consultants.
5.Directs or participates in the preparation and review of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates; ensures specifications and contract requirements comply with District standards and policies.
6.Identifies equipment or systems needs on assigned projects; evaluates functional requirements; reviews vendor and manufacturer design and specifications on project equipment and materials; coordinates equipment procurement and testing activities; oversees equipment installation.
7.As assigned, oversees contractor and consultant contracts; develops scope of work; prepares request for proposal; reviews proposals and makes recommendation on selection; assists in contract negotiation and preparation; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
8.Manages design and construction management teams.
9.Performs construction project management duties; prepares cost estimates; prepares and monitors project schedules and budgets; conducts field inspections as required; monitors work in progress; writes, approves, negotiates and executes contract changes; authorizes contract payments upon project completion.
10.Serves as the project liaison with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves project issues.
11.Provides responsible staff assistance for higher level management staff on projects and related matters.
12.Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering design and construction.
13.Facilitates training workshops for District staff and consultants.
14.Oversees and directs maintenance of District wide Braille Station Signage – Accessibility Policy Committee, Platform Edge Warning Tile Standards.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Five (5) to Seven (7) years of professional verifiable experience in transit accessibility, project management or related experience.
Other Requirements:
Professional Engineer's license required.
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.