Manager of Planning and Development

San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is a regional agency created to develop and operate a regional ferry transportation system in the San Francisco Bay Area that connects communities, increases regional mobility and provides emergency response capability.

The Manager of Planning & Development directs, manages and oversees all aspects of agency transportation program planning and related capital program development and delivery. This position reports to the Executive Director. Planning responsibilities include comprehensive transportation service planning as well as short and long range system planning and policy development for existing and expansion services. Development responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of capital program development such as project planning, environmental clearance, design, permitting and construction. The position oversees direct staff reports and a number of design, engineering, environmental and construction management firms.

Education and Experience:
Completion of a graduate degree in transportation planning, engineering, project management or environmental studies, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university is required. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning and project/program delivery, including at least three (3) years in a management role is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience as to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position is acceptable.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Management of transit service and program planning activities. Work involves leading a variety of organizational and operational studies and statistical analyses designed to support development of agency plans, programs, policies and procedures. Efforts would include such items as development and monitoring of system goals, objectives and service standards, preparation of fare and service schedule analyses and program recommendations, development of agency Short Range Transit Plan and participation in local, county and regional transportation planning efforts such as the Regional Transportation Plan.
• Management of strategic planning efforts. Work involves development of long-range planning efforts and strategic initiatives such as agency service expansion plans and related studies and analyses.
• Management of capital program development and project delivery. Work includes planning, development and implementation of non-vessel capital rehabilitation, replacement and expansion program activities; directs the development of environmental documents consistent with Federal NEPA and State CEQA requirements; prepares and administers requests for proposals/qualifications; reviews and evaluates proposals and recommends contract awards; manages project contracts and associated budgets, work scopes, schedules and delivery.

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