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Revenue & Capital Development Manager
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is looking for a Revenue & Capital Development Manager (Strategic Advisor 3) who will join us in helping create our city's mobility future. Can you visualize your impact? Do you bring a passion for projects, people and public service with a bit of flair to share who we are and what we are doing in SDOT? If so, you could be part of the team that's making Seattle a global transportation leader.
In this role you will be working with the people who are planning, designing, and funding transformational transportation projects, as well as creating the framework to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and Vision Zero by 2030, then this may be the position for you. You'll be leading Policy & Planning's Revenue & Capital Development team to help secure the resources to realize those ambitious goals – and many more. The team is responsible for securing grants, identifying and prioritizing long-range capital project needs, managing revenue-related studies, and participating in regional planning efforts. We're committed to securing nearly $400 million in grants to support the Levy to Move Seattle, and we compete for regional, state and federal grants ranging in size from $50K to more than $50 million. Additionally, we are exploring how congestion pricing could create a more equitable transportation system than exists today. Your skills and experience in people management, relationship-building, persuasive writing, funding strategies, capital project development, and project management will help us to build an extraordinary transportation system for the future.
In this role, you will:
- Lead initiatives to identify and develop new transportation revenue sources and partnership opportunities.
- Manage capital planning and prioritization processes.
- Track emerging changes to state and federal funding programs and assess potential opportunities and impacts.
- Direct efforts to prepare high-quality grant applications; negotiate and advocate for City interests in regional grant selection forums.
- Serve in a leadership role on SDOT's matrixed-managed Grants Team; assess opportunities and recommend team improvements to optimize all steps in the grant lifecycle.
- Lead ongoing development of Move Seattle Levy leveraging strategies and develop renewal strategies.
- Influence long-range regional planning activities, including those at the Puget Sound Regional Council, by defining Seattle's interests, coordinating with staff in multiple departments, recommending policy positions, advocating for City interests, and advising elected officials in writing and in person.
- Direct staff activities on regional data collection and modeling initiatives, including information exchanges, methodology development and implementation.
Develop funding and implementation strategies for long-range transportation plans for City Council adoption.