Orange County Transportation Authority seeks to fill a prominent position — Senior Project Manager of Regional Rail Planning. Under minimal direction, this position serves as the regional rail planning lead, providing core leadership, vital communication, and fundamental direction in development and project management of multiple complex rail planning projects and programs. Discover work that moves you, in a dynamic and innovative setting. Be part of a team delivering Orange County’s transportation network of today and creating a vision for the future. OCTA is the County’s transportation planning commission and public transit operator. With a focus on safety and accountability, OCTA plans, funds, and implements countywide projects that include bus and rail transit, freeways and express lanes, rideshare, micro-transit, paratransit, active transportation, and environmental programs. They are passionate about creating a balanced, equitable, and sustainable transportation system that reflects the diverse travel needs of the county’s 34 cities and 3.2 million residents. Their employees rate OCTA as a top workplace in Orange County. Join OCTA on its mission to keep Orange County moving. While concurrently managing multiple complex planning projects, the OCTA Senior Project Manager oversees and conducts regional rail planning efforts including preparation of various contract documents, performs technical analyses and interprets data, facilitates problem resolution both internally and with external agencies, and develops funding and budget requests for Board of Directors’ consideration. The qualified candidate will be familiar with principles of railroad planning and engineering; understand trends and practices in federal, state, and local transportation policies; navigate regulations and procedures regarding planning, environmental analysis, and project development; understand modern management theory and organizational development practices; coordinate, communicate, and negotiate regional rail planning activities and issues with various regional transportation agencies, elected officials, and public leaders; and represent the Authority in a professional, positive, and responsible manner. This position requires education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in planning, engineering, public or business administration, social sciences or related field; plus, advanced training in project management and public transportation with a minimum of eight (8) or more years of professional experience in transportation. The candidate possesses the ability to understand rail design criteria and guidelines for rail facilities, and must possess a valid California driver’s license. Depending on qualifications, the Senior Project Manager shall earn between $130,582.40 to $181,376.00 per year. This is an excellent career opportunity with attractive compensation and equal opportunity. OCTA values diversity at all levels of its workforce – diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.To be considered, please visit https://jobs.kl2connects.com/jobs/current select the OCTA listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and four (4) to five (5) professional references (preferably supervisory and including each reference’s name, title, email, phone, and relationship to you.) OCTA values equal opportunity at all levels; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For additional information on this exciting opportunity, contact KL2 Connects LLC’s Jeff Popovich at Jeff@KL2connects.com.