Manager of Capital Development & Delivery

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 3 weeks ago(11/10/2022 11:25 AM)
Job ID
Planning and Development
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $122,504.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $122,504.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $183,755.00/Yr.


                                            CONSIDERING INTERNAL EMPLOYEE CANDIDATES ONLY


Under general guidance of the Deputy Director of Planning & Development, this senior level management position consults and coordinates with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Executive team, and Board of Directors to develop and translate the agency’s strategic mission and goals into agency-wide strategies for Capital Development, build out of the High Capacity Transit network in Snohomish County; develop the Speed & Reliability Program and Facilities Development to support initiatives such as the agency Zero Emission transition. Establishes strong communication paths from CEO and Board of Directors to Operations and general public.


Provides standardization leadership across all Planning & Development’s Program Management Offices (PMO’s -Capital, BRT and S&R). Senior Manager to guide Program Managers to successfully plan and execute all projects and programs (small, medium and large). Program element standardization include Design Standards, Capital Projects Cost Forecasting, Internal Stakeholder Input/Communication and Community Outreach.  This position will also partner with the Finance Department on the agencies new Project Control work program.


This position provides direction and management to:
1) Facilities Development Program Manager
    a. Capital Development team is responsible for Project Management, Facilities Asset Management, Space Planning, and Architecture & Engineering Qualified Vendor List approval.

    b. Manager for 6-year Facilities Master Plan Program ($134M) developing Community Transit’s new Casino Road Administration Headquarters and redeveloping existing Merrill Creek and Kasch Park Bases.

    c. Managing capital implementation to support zero emission vehicle infrastructure

2) Projects Delivery / Construction Management Manager
    a. Manager of Construction Management team responsible for construction of Facilities, BRT & S&R projects
3) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Program Manager:
    a. BRT Program is responsible for all aspects of the build out of the BRT High Capacity Transit network. Duties include providing direction on strategy and path of route development, design & engineering, construction and service launch: working with regional         partners; and ongoing monitoring and improvements.
4) Speed & Reliability (S&R) Program Manager:
The Speed and Reliability Program will be a new initiative at Community Transit that will manage implementation of roadway infrastructure and technology elements to improve speed and reliability for transit.
    a. Creation of program structure
    b. Development of MOU and Partnership Agreements with local jurisdictions
    c. S&R design consultants
    d. Bus Stop Program

Responsible for developing performance standards and expectations and evaluating the performance of staff and consultants; developing and managing division budget and work program; provides expertise and recommendations to executive team and board of directors on technically and politically complex issues or policies. This position requires strategic thinking exceptional communication and relationship building skills, negotiation and advocacy skills, and the ability to multi-task to deliver Program elements in scope, on schedule, and within budget.

Essential Duties

1. Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, coordinates, oversees, evaluates and trains assigned staff.
2. Evaluates programs and adjusts to ensure goals and agency mission are advanced and tactics align with agency Core Values.
3. Develops and administers division budget and business plan. Oversees allocation and expenditure of budgeted funds.
4. Manages consultants and contractors. Provides direction, addresses and resolves obstacles and barriers at any phase of program implementation. Monitors compliance.
5. Manages and facilitates ongoing communication throughout the agency on projects and potential impacts. Establishes strong communication paths – from CEO to Operators to general public. Provides regular presentations to Senior Management, Executive Staff and Board members to obtain input and direction. Communicates program challenges and successes. Facilitates public communication.
6. Standardizing of program and process elements between BRT, Capital Development and Speed and Reliability to include Design Standards, Capital Projects Cost Forecasting, Internal Stakeholder Input/Communication and Community Outreach
7. Organizes and manages the activities of internal working groups or committees to address specific issues of concern or opportunity. Determines the appropriate size, skill set, and organizational structure necessary to inform, obtain input, build consensus and represent key stakeholders. Develops and fosters important relationships in all aspects of agency. Manages and sets priorities.
8. Manage, plan, organize, evaluate and control the agency's PMO’s, including development of a financially feasible long range capital development plan, creation of strategies and priorities for plan implementation, allocation of resources, and management of program to ensure timely and coordinated delivery of individual projects and the program as a whole.
9. Works with jurisdictional partners, negotiates and develops key contracts, inter-local agreements and/or Developer Agreements to support transit priorities and achieve program goals; including potential financial contribution to or from Community Transit. Positions Community Transit as a partner of choice.
10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


1. Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Transportation Planning, Engineering, Urban Planning or a closely related field.
2. 7 years of progressively responsible experience in transit, public works, transportation or land use planning.
3. 5 years of professional level project management or program management experience.
4. 3 years of experience organizing, presenting, facilitating and negotiating with diverse stakeholders and user groups.
5. 3 years of experience in transit planning or operations.
6. 4 years of experience in supervision in a medium size (500+ employees) organization

An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.


1. Public sector, planning or transit Operations experience.



Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:
1. Principles and practices of supervision and management. Effective leadership including setting priorities, resolving conflicts and making decisions.
2. Experience with universal design principles.
3. Transit operations and work rules.
4. Project management techniques, including all phases of a project life cycle and the responsibility for scope, schedule and budget.
5. Common Budgetary practices.
6. Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources
7. Principles and processes of contract administration.
8. Federal, State and local legislation and regulations governing land use, environmental impact and transit operations.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:
1. Organizing, presenting, facilitating and negotiating with diverse stakeholders and user groups.
2. Supervision and performance management of Staff, consultants and contractors.
3. Ability to apply intentional focus on equity and inclusion principles to support an equitable and inclusive work environment.
4. Analyze programs and initiatives that identify and recommend steps for eliminating barriers to transportation equity.
5. Communicating complex program elements to multiple technical and non-technical audiences.
6. Communicating and developing interpersonal relationships with policy makers, elected officials and general public, etc. sufficient to convey complex information.
7. Designing, organizing and managing planning studies.
8. Technical and persuasive writing and oral presentations.
9. Use of personal computer and software applications for program management.
10. Developing, interpreting and implementing policies and procedures.
11. Achieving results using a flexible, open approach to problem solving while remaining sensitive to individual and community issues.
12. Building professional relationships with stakeholders, regional partners and internal employees.
13. Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and/or local laws, rules and regulations
14. Supervision and development of direct staff. Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
15. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
16. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
17. Strategic planning and project management skills
18. Time management and organizational skills to achieve defined outcomes within given timeframes


Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


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