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Program Manager- Rail Fleet Services

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

The Program Manager Rail Fleet Services reports directly to the Director, Rail Operations. This position is responsible for conducting management oversight of the Capital Metro contractors responsible for operating and maintaining the Authority’s revenue and non-revenue rail vehicles and rail vehicle maintenance facilities and the contractors / organizations responsible for operating freight and excursion trains on the Capital Metro Railroad. This position works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

Note: The duties and primary responsibilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.?

  • Serves as the Program Manager for rail vehicle engineering, procurement and maintenance contracts for rail vehicle systems and subsystems including but not limited to power generation, propulsion, braking, suspension, low voltage supply and distribution, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, on board train control, data recording, data reception, data transmission and storage, video, system and the rail maintenance facility. 
  • Provides internal and external project management and subject matter expert support.
  • Manage and oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive program for the commissioning of new rail vehicles and rehabilitation of existing rail vehicles. 
  • Manage and oversee commissioning services and rehabilitation of rail vehicle systems, subsystems and the rail maintenance facility.
  • Ensures that rail vehicle systems and subsystems are designed, manufactured, installed, modified and tested in accordance with all applicable regulations including but not limited to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) ensure a safe reliable rail vehicle operation and maintenance.
  • Ensures that new and modified rail vehicle systems and subsystems are not impacted by nor impact other rail systems and subsystem electromagnetic interference. 
  • Ensure compliance and timely and accurate reporting with FRA and TXDOT and all other applicable regulations. 
  • Monitors contractor compliance with all applicable federal, state and municipal regulations.
  • Serve as a resource and liaison, and attend internal/external meetings, including the FRA, FTA, TXDOT and other rail oversight and regulatory agencies at the municipal, state and federal levels.
  • Manage the rail vehicle preventive maintenance programs: evaluate and improve effectiveness; develop policy; manage contracts; conduct cost analysis; prepare reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and project designs.
  • Support Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) process by following safety and security policies, considering safety in every action and reporting safety and security concerns.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in, Engineering, Transportation or related field. Related experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis.
  • Knowledge of TXDOT, FRA, and APTA rules and regulations is preferred. 
  • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible management experience in rail vehicle or locomotive maintenance. 
  • Experience must include five (5) years directing staff in passenger rail vehicle maintenance operations functions.
  • Five (5) years in project management of rail transit or railroad vehicle maintenance transportation is preferred.

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