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7 Apr 2022

Full-Time Senior Project Manager – Bus Systems – $80K-$170K – SENIO002166

Sound Transit – Posted by Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Salary range is $80k to $170k, with a midpoint of $125k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.



Under general direction from the Deputy Program Executive (Bus Rapid Transit [BRT] Operations), the Senior Project Manager – Bus Systems leads, manages, and coordinates the delivery of onboard bus operating systems for the Stride program within the Design, Engineering, and Construction Management (DECM) Department. This leadership role requires providing oversight and direction to consultant teams and close coordination with the Sound Transit Operations, Engineering, Safety, Information Technology, Quality Staff, and 3rd parties. This role will be the primary point of contact working with Systems vendors.  Primary function ensures delivery of value and quality in onboard bus operating systems to support the successful launch and ongoing operations of Stride BRT service.

This position will have broad opportunities to build cross-department and agency teams based on collaboration, trust, and fundamental leadership within a highly diverse environment that emphasizes equity and inclusion.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.


• Evaluate and oversee the design, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance support of onboard bus operating systems including, but not limited to: CAD/AVL, fare collection systems, CCTVs, Transit Signal Priority, and VoIP.

• Oversee the integration of existing Sound Transit systems with Stride including, but not limited to: ORCA fare collection, Passenger Information Systems, and Enterprise Asset Management Systems.

• Team building within a dynamic and new transit mode for the agency.

• Coordination with multiple different vendors ensuring on-time delivery of all operating systems.

• Leads efforts developing statements of work, requests for proposals, and supports the evaluation and selection of products and vendors to ensure that the application, data, and infrastructure components of the solution will align to provide the desired value.

• Oversees initial analysis, conceptual design, business need development, and crafting of program/project requirements in alignment with Stride program strategy.

• Reviews both in-house and contractor-provided technical deliverables to ensure project direction and deliverable completeness and quality through appropriate rigor, best practice, and other standards, including being the approver or decision maker when appropriate.

• Collaborates with technical IT and engineering teams to ensure design, installation, and testing of new onboard bus systems meet the needs of Sound Transit.

• Coordination with the other agency technology groups and represent Stride projects through the technology governance process as needed.

• Develop and promote standard operations documentation (i.e. procedures, checklists). Ensure they are interpreted and applied consistently through operations.

• Prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence to Sound Transit leadership including Board and Executive leadership; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, information technology, engineering or closely related field and five years of experience that includes working with consultants and contractors, preferably with transit operating systems; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Operational experience with the hardware, software, and networking of onboard transit systems such as CAD/AVL, fare collection, Transit Signal Priority, VoIP, and similar systems.

• Application of project management and contract management techniques and principles including development of project scopes and cost control measures as a means of achieving overall project objectives.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills to concisely and accurately convey technical information to others.

• Ability to build professional relationships, teams, and partnerships across the agency and contractor teams built on a foundation of trust.

• Ability to work independently and demonstrate effective time management skills.

• Ability to effectively manage, prioritize, and delegate workload among assigned resources.


Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed in a standard office environment with visits to maintenance and construction sites as required.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.

• Subject to navigating uneven terrain during construction site visits, including compliance with compliance with agency safety policies such as right-of-way worker safety protocols.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: bus systems, Computer Science, construction management, design, engineering, Information Technology, Safety, transit operations, and  project management. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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