About this Role:
As TriMet grows and expands, the demand for repair, replacement and modification to different vehicle engineering elements has grown as well. The Vehicle Engineering Department, within TriMet’s Capital Projects and Construction Division, manages the development, design and construction of rail vehicle procurements, retrofits and associated vehicle engineering capital projects. The team works closely with TriMet rail maintenance, rail transportation, safety, capital projects and program management departments to ensure successful delivery of projects. The department consists of a focused and talented group of technical and project management professionals seeking to serve the public and uphold TriMet values while promoting the career growth and work-life balance of its team members.
Using a client-focused project management approach this department ensures each project is of the highest quality and is delivered in a safe, cost-effective, and timely manner. Projects in this department can vary in nature, size and in funding sources, which may be through grants, TriMet’s general fund or a combination of both. Partnering with stakeholders from inside and outside the agency, project managers in this department advise on project development and manage all aspects of the delivery phase including design procurement, the design process, budgets, schedule, internal and external approvals, construction procurement, construction management and turnover.
We are seeking a Manager to oversee a diverse group of project managers, and a portfolio of vehicle engineering projects. You will be responsible for mentoring junior project managers, balancing workload, performance reviews and participating in project development. You will also be responsible for managing and delivering your own projects as workload dictates. The work will include collaboration with the internal and external stakeholders, project designers, design consultants and contractors to work collaboratively to successfully deliver quality vehicle engineering projects.