The Executive Director of Design, Engineering, & Construction Management position (ED-DECM) is a key role within executive leadership team of Sound Transit (ST) and will have a significant impact creating and delivering the final transportation product to Sound Transit’s riders.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have experience delivering capital projects of significant size, balancing priorities, and risk assessment. The candidate should be a strong leader of people that values service and thinks constantly about the end user – the Sound Transit rider. As a leader in the Agency the candidate should have experience leading through change and understand the potential need to interface with the public, the press and elected officials. The ED-DECM will be able to work collaboratively with the other members of the senior executive team, reporting routinely to the CEO and Deputy CEO, the Board of Directors, executive team peers, and other key stakeholders. The ED-DECM will also be called upon to brief the Board of Directors and other key stakeholders. At all times the candidate must embody each of Sound Transit’s six core values: Collaboration, Customer Focus, Inclusion and Respect, Safety, Integrity, and Quality; both internally with staff and externally with the public.
Capital Project Division Responsibilities
Business and Construction Service Division Responsibilities
Design and Engineering Division Responsibilities
Staff Leadership Responsibilities
Experience, Skills and Abilities Required:
Bachelors Degree in capital program management, project management, engineering, design, construction management, or closely related field and ten years of experience in managing operations, programs, and services in finance, and risk management, that includes project management of large, complex capital projects and includes four years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsiblity; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to participate in and advance goals and strategies of a collaborative executive leadership team. Excellent communication skills, both writing and public speaking, as the ED-DECM will regularly address the ST Board and participate in other public meetings.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in capital program management, project management, engineering, design, construction management, or closely related field and ten years of experience in managing design, engineering, construction management, capital program management in a transit related environment that includes six years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Washington.
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HOW to APPLY:
If you are interested in applying for this position please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Tom Young at Reffett Associates
Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.