The Manager of Fleet Planning reports to the Director, Rail Network and Operations Planning and is responsible for all activities related to fleet and capacity planning for the Rail Division of the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain).


  • Responsible for the management of all activities related to fleet and capacity planning.
  • Planning future fleet and storage yard expansion in order to accommodate the medium and high growth scenarios outlined in the Caltrain Business Plan.
  • Oversees the long-term planning for the mid-life overhaul and eventual replacement of the EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) fleet.
  • Supervise contractor and consulting staff. Hire, mentor and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:                                                                                                                                      

  • Responsible for updating and maintaining Caltrain’s Fleet Plan.
  • Research alternative fuel and zero emission vehicle technologies to replace the remaining diesel fleet.
  • Seek funding sources and submit applications for new rail car procurement.
  • Oversee studies related to future fleet maintenance and storage requirements for future blended service related to the opening of the San Francisco Downtown Extension Project (DTX), the development of the SF Railyards Site, the Diridon Integrated Station Concept (DISC), and other major capital or system expansion projects.
  • Oversee project progress including defining project scope, developing material and labor budgets, and determining schedule.
    • Develop and monitor project budgets and schedules, evaluating project status against original budget.
    • Serve as project manager and liaison to other departments for all fleet planning activities.
    • Evaluate job performance of contractor and consulting staff.
    • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


Sufficient experience, training and/or education to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. In lieu of a degree, work-related experience that demonstrates the skills and experience necessary to perform this role will be accepted. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:
• Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, Transportation Planning, Engineering, Business Administration, Economics or related field.
• Five (5) years of progressive professional experience in rail transportation planning, engineering, management, or related field.
• Two (2) years of experience managing staff, consultants or projects.

• Experience in rail vehicle maintenance, design or engineering
• Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
• Public Transportation Experience

Additional Information                                                                       

Relocation assistance is available.
Current work policy is 50 percent hybrid.
A full list of benefits is available on our website.