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Job Opportunities with VRE

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


MECHANICAL OPERATIONS EQUIPMENT ENGINEER
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 Mechanical Operations Equipment Engineer to provide technical and engineering oversight and support in regards to the operations and maintenance of VRE’s equipment and facilities, including inspection, evaluation and management of equipment, contracts.  Work experience in a rail operating environment and familiarity with the VRE is highly desired.  A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 3 years of directly related experience is required.  Supervisory experience and a professional engineering license preferred.  For the complete job description, please click here.  Full time position with great benefits.  Projected hiring range: $77,000-$115,000, depending upon prior experience and education.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Veterans are encouraged to apply.  Background checks are performed on all new employees.   No inquiring phone calls will be accepted in response to this ad. Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit by e-mail or mail a professional styled cover letter, resume, salary history and three confidential references (to include their address, phone & e-mail) by close of business, October 15, 2014, 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 - 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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