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Job Opportunities with VRE

VRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace.

PROGRAM PLANNING MANAGER
Immediate Availability

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a rapidly growing commuter rail operation connecting Washington, DC with Northern Virginia and surrounding counties, is in need of an experienced Program Planning Manager to perform professional and technical work on a broad scope and complex level assisting in the development, coordination, administration, and implementation of VRE services and capital improvements. A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Geography, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field and at least seven years of progressively responsible professional planning experience is required; or a Master’s Degree in a planning field appropriate to the position and at least four years of progressively responsible professional planner experience.  Great benefits.  Projected salary hiring range: $74,000 – $115,000, depending upon prior experience and education.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Background checks are performed on all new employees. No inquiring phone calls will be accepted in response to this ad. Position will remain open until filled.  Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit by e-mail or mail a professional styled cover letter, resume, salary history and three confidential references (including their address, phone & e-mail) to:

Personnel Specialist
1500 King St. Suite 202
Alexandria, VA  22314
E-mail: hr@vre.org


PROJECT MANAGER
Immediate Availability

The Virginia Railway Express, a rapidly growing commuter rail operation connecting Washington, DC with Northern Virginia and surrounding counties, is in need of an experienced Project Manager to direct railroad design and construction projects from start to finish.  This position will function as the owner’s representative overseeing contractors performing various infrastructure improvements to main line tracks, signals, passenger stations, yards, and other supporting facilities. Work experience in a rail operating environment is highly desired.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil engineering or related curriculum is required along with ten years of design and/or construction experience, at least two of which have been in a supervisory or project lead capacity.  Applicant must also possess one of the following:  PE license, certification as a Project Management Professional, or fifteen plus years of design and/or construction experience with at least five of which have been in a supervisory or project lead capacity. Great benefits.  Projected salary range: $79,000-$131,500, depending upon prior experience and education.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Background checks are performed on all new employees. No inquiring phone calls will be accepted in response to this ad. Position will remain open until filled.  Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit by e-mail or mail a professional styled cover letter, resume, salary history and three confidential references (including their address, phone & e-mail) to:

Personnel Specialist
1500 King St. Suite 202
Alexandria, VA  22314
E-mail: hr@vre.org


The following is posted as a courtesy to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission:


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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Regional Transit Planner

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission seeks an experienced professional to join our small team based in Arlington in promoting an innovative regional transit network through regional planning and coordination with local and regional transportation and planning agencies. This new position provides a tremendous opportunity to connect the region's transit and transportation networks by maximizing the current system and strengthening the network of systems in the future.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The position combines regional planning and coordination to ensure that we find cost effective ways to expand high quality, high capacity transit in Northern Virginia. The position also represents NVTC on program matters with the public, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, other regional organizations such as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and businesses, academic and research institutions, and residents. The ideal candidate will have worked for or with local or state government, have expertise in transportation or economic development, be a creative problem solver, have excellent communication and presentation skills, and have experience in transit, communications, research & analysis, and regional transportation planning. This position requires a college degree and at least seven years of relevant experience supported with strong references. Excellent written and oral communication and skills in spreadsheets and graphics are mandatory.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Transit Program and Policy Director

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission seeks a Transit Program and Policy Director to coordinate innovative regional transit policy, planning, and research programs through a small interdisciplinary team. Through close collaboration with a network of regional and state transportation partners, the transit director will play an instrumental role in advancing high quality, high capacity transit that connects people to the places they want to go and drives the regional and state economy. As a co-owner of the Virginia Rail Express, a partner with local bus and rideshare systems, the appointing authority for WMATA Board members, with planning and transportation agencies, NVTC's elected officials and staff have a strong track record promoting a unique network of transit systems. This new position will be key to NVTC in securing regional connectivity, investment in core capacity and innovation, and expanded regional commuter rail service.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The position combines transit program development and management at a transportation agency that provides technical assistance, financial and grants management, planning and policy development support to its member jurisdictions and local and regional transit providers, and seeks secure stable transportation funding statewide. The Transit Program and Policy Director will bring transit and rail expertise that complements the existing team. The Transit Program and Policy Director will also manage several administrative functions of the agency including personnel management and serve as staff lead for managing agenda and technical support of the Commission's regular monthly meetings. The transit team includes the staff responsible for planning, policy, and analytical projects as well as communication, outreach and partnership activities. The transit team supports high impact policy and planning activities to expand a multimodal network of transit systems with a special emphasis on high capacity transit such as commuter rail, BRT, LRT, street car, and fixed rail transit systems and securing a network of local transit that will maximize connectivity of these systems.

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Transit Fellowship with the NVTC

Want a chance to work on transit issues in one of the most innovative and dynamic multimodal regions in the country? 

The NVTC is accepting applications for its first group of Transit Fellows. This fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for mid-career transportation specialists as well as college graduates and graduate students.  Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transit policy, planning and funding issues as well as an understanding of the policymaking process through conducting research under the guidance of NVTC staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of programs conducted by NVTC. Transit Fellows will work on specific projects which could include:

  • Conducting policy and legislative research
  • Compiling and reviewing current planning efforts in the region as they relate to transitways and efficient use of existing transportation infrastructure to support high capacity transit
  • Writing NVTC case studies or profiles on the economic benefits of transit to business
  • Use census and geographic data to research the effectiveness of transit, provide perspective and analyze transit ridership data (including, but not limited to WMATA and VRE)
  • Working with NVTC to plan and present events relating to the economic benefits of transit
  • Developing infographics and other graphical representations of data related to transit usage and economic benefits of transit
  • Developing a web-based tool that visually demonstrates the concentration of jobs around transit nodes in Northern Virginia

 

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications of a Successful Candidate for the Internship:

  • College graduates, graduate students or mid-career professionals;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in transportation planning, public administration, economics, policy or related area;
  • Demonstrated interest in public transportation or transportation planning and policy development;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills; and
  • Ability to work in a small office/team oriented environment.

 

Duration
Duration of the appointment is variable with a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 6 months with an option of extension. Start and end dates can be flexible as can schedules. Priority will be given to applicants who can begin their fellowship quickly. We anticipate appointing as many as three transit fellows to complete projects no later than September 1.

Who Should Apply

Fellowships are awarded to professionals with a strong understanding of transportation policy. Graduate students and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Compensation
The fellow will receive compensation consistent with compensation guidelines of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation and will be eligible for transit benefits.

To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Kelley Coyner at transitfellows@nvtdc.org The cover letter should state availability and describe the applicant’s objectives in pursuing the fellowship. Please highlight particular skills, knowledge, or interests as it relates to the project examples listed above.

Applications can also be mailed to: Kelley Coyner
                                                    Transit Fellowship Program
                                                    2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 620
                                                    Arlington, VA  22201

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.


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