$83,052 – $134,500
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking a Capital Projects Manager for its Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE). There are currently two (2) vacancies which will be based in downtown Rockville. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of multimodal travel in the County. The Capital Projects Manager will be responsible for the planning and design of transportation infrastructure projects, with a focus on transit facilities and services. DTE is currently engaged in growing and improving Montgomery County’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network. The County opened its first BRT line on US 29, known as Flash, in 2020. Planning, design, and implementation of additional corridors are underway, and this position would be responsible for managing these projects.
Employee will be responsible for all aspects of project management related to the planning and design of major County Capital Improvement Program (CIP) transportation projects. Duties include the control of the schedule, budget, and quality of multiple projects and interaction with project stakeholders to successfully complete projects.
Other duties include, but are not limited to:
Planning and design of transit projects. Projects may include bus rapid transit, local bus, express bus, on-demand/flex services, and other ancillary facilities. The employee will act as a technical expert on these projects, from planning through construction. Additional assignments may include planning and design for other multimodal capital projects.
Managing medium to larger size complex capital improvement projects while working with a multi- discipline planning and design team including staff from other divisions within DOT and across other departments.
Managing consultant contractors, including managing scope, schedule, and budget as well as reviewing technical submittals.
Assisting with and participating in public outreach activities as well as engaging with other stakeholders including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Montgomery County Planning Department, The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, independent municipalities (Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg, among others), and State agencies like the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and State Highway Administration (SHA) within the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Identifying potential funding sources and preparing grant applications. Potential funding sources may be state, federal, or third parties.
Preparing and reviewing documentation to address state or federal environmental compliance.
Perform QA/QC review of consultant submittals including feasibility study reports, engineering design plans, construction cost estimate, and special provisions for technical requirement and compliance with applicable local, state, and national codes and standards.
Experience: Five (5) years of professional experience in design/construction project management, contract administration and quality control.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning, Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management or a related field.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
License: Possession of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence.
Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County’s “Public Employees” (which does not include employees of the Sheriff’s office) are subject to the County’s ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code. Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website.
There are NO Preferred Criteria Assessments. All Applicants will be reviewed by the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for minimum qualifications. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified”, placed on the eligible list, and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications of the same grade or higher will be placed on the Eligible List as a “Transfer” candidate and may be considered for an interview.
Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following:
Communicating effectively both orally and in writing, including the presentation of complex and/or technical information to high level officials and the general public.
Planning, designing, or implementing transportation, transit, pedestrian, bikeway, or wayfinding projects from concept, design, and/or implementation. Demonstrated experience in planning, design, and implementation of transit or BRT projects is a plus.
Managing a multidisciplinary planning and design team, as well as consultants, to deliver transit and transportation capital projects.
Coordinating with Federal, State, and local agencies to deliver complex transportation capital projects.
Familiarity and experience applying for grant funding, specifically Federal grant programs.
Experience conducting environmental reviews of capital projects, specifically National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance is desired.
Alternative project delivery experience, including construction manager at risk (CMAR), construction manager/general contractor (GM/GC), design-build, and progressive-design-build.