Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Manager

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 months ago(12/5/2022 2:42 PM)
Job ID
Planning and Development
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $98,043.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $137,259.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $98,043.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $117,651.00/Yr.


This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing, please apply at: https://www.indeed.com/job/project-manager-bus-rapid-transit-812389f4f7227fd4


Responsible for planning and managing assigned capital projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost, to develop specified requirements for project construction.  Position is responsible for writing proposals, estimating costs, developing budget proposals, developing schedules, drafting contracts, overseeing consultants, and interacting with staff, consultants, and members of the public for assigned projects. Position requires strong project management and communications skills, the ability to coordinate with both internal and external committees, understanding of contract administration and oversight in a public setting, and the ability to ensure all aspects of the project mature in the same timeline.


The bus rapid transit (BRT) program oversees planning, environmental review, design, and construction of multimillion dollar bus rapid transit infrastructure projects.  This includes conceptual development of new lines as well as evaluations of existing lines for improvements over time.  Swift BRT projects typically involve incorporation of transit priority infrastructure in and along the roadway as well as substantial station structures along the corridor.  These projects may also include modification of transit centers to facilitate strong transit connections.

Essential Duties

1. Coordinate and manage all resources devoted to the project. Assemble and lead a project team consisting of all appropriate stakeholders and contributors including agency staff, engineers, local/federal/state representatives, consultants and community leaders. Direct and motivate staff and consultants on the project team. Schedule and lead project meetings with contractors, staff, and external agencies to secure input and provide direction. Communicate effectively with planners, architects, engineers, permitting authorities, funding authorities, private developers, and internal staff.
2. Manage all necessary consultant services to assist with implementation of project. Coordinate, direct, and monitor the work of consultants and contract engineers. Approve or recommend all required commitments. Sign contracts, purchase orders, and task orders per company policies and procedures. Review and approve appropriate project expenditures including contractor requisitions and invoices. Prepare and approve change orders per company policies.
3. Monitor project implementation, report status, and adjust plans as necessary to accomplish project. Communicate status, issues, and risks to project stakeholders. Manage and communicate tradeoffs between scope, quality, time, and cost.
4. Develop a strong understanding of the project area to use toward the creation of transit planning and design concepts that further the goals of the Swift BRT program to ensure a rider-centric product that is fast, frequent, reliable, and easy. Work with the BRT Program Manager to incorporate design concepts and/or implement improvements in project.
5. Ensure all regulatory requirements are met including federal, state, and local requirements for public outreach, environmental impacts, right of way acquisition, design, permitting, etc. Organize and administer staff, contractors, and agencies to obtain necessary permits and approvals; negotiate improvements and use with authorities and property owners.
6. Develop project implementation plans including work breakdown structure, schedule, cost estimates and contingencies. Develop and recommend project budget. Establish baseline project plans and forecasts. Establish schedule and budget controls. Facilitate project risk reviews and develop appropriate contingencies and mitigation.
7. Evaluates programs and adjusts to ensure goals and agency mission are advanced and aligned with agency Core Values.
8. Other duties as assigned.



1. Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Public Administration or related fields providing strong project management background.
2. Three years of experience managing complex projects in planning, environmental review, and design including contract administration and oversight.
3. Three years of experience organizing, presenting, facilitating, and negotiating with diverse stakeholders and user groups.


1. Public sector experience in planning and design of transit or other transportation infrastructure.
2. Project management certification.



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. This may include STARS (Skill Through Alternative Means)


1. General principles and practices of transportation planning, transit operations, and infrastructure design including universal design for bus and auto operations, bike and pedestrian access and safety, and context sensitivity.
2. Federal, state and local legislation and regulations and policies governing environmental review (including NEPA) and transit operations.
3. Principles and practices of project management including scope development, cost estimating, scheduling, construction management and project control.
4. Common budgetary practices.
5. Contract administration.

1. Ability to apply an intentional focus on equity and inclusion to support work environment.
2. Analyzing data and designing, organizing, and conducting short and mid-range projects.
3. Computer operation and software utilization including Windows, Word, Excel, MS Project and/or Smartsheet, PowerPoint, email, and internet.
4. Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to coworkers, outside interests, customers, contractors, and outside interest sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
5. Oral, written and computer-based communications.
6. Managing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.
7. Facilitating diverse groups of stakeholders and interest and developing and attaining consensus.
8. Public speaking and preparing and making presentations.



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 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.




Application and Selection Process:  


Employee Benefits:


Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue of 24 days of Paid Time off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.



Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


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