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ATP Career Opportunities

ATP's cross-functional teams work to deliver on the Austin voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community – and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities.

Interested applicants may click on the following career opportunities below, which will provide details about each position and the steps to apply.


Current Career Opportunities

The Business Process Specialist reports to the Chief of Staff and will assist in the delivery of key projects to support the business support services and operations for Austin Transit Partnership (ATP). This position will improve the organization’s productivity and effectiveness and will be responsible for supporting and tracking projects for the business support services workgroup. This position will collaborate with multiple workgroups to improve business processes and overall agency performance. This position will be one of several team members in the business support services workgroup.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES 
NOTE: The essential duties and primary responsibilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.  Specific tasks or responsibilities may be documented in the incumbent’s performance goals and objectives as outlined by supervisor or manager.  

  • Supports multiple, cross-functional projects identified as a priority by executive management to advance ATP’s business support services, with a focus on projects that enhance business solutions for internal workgroups.
  • Develops standard operating procedures, processes, and guidelines to support the business needs of the organization. 
  • Assists in the administration of databases and systems to support data tracking, analysis, and research.
  • Assists in the coordination of training and education of ATP’s policies and procedures, to advance business changes/improvements for ATP’s workforce, working at the direction of senior management.
  • Establishes project schedules using project planning software/tools, updates, and maintains project status reports for executive management. Communicates project/process status to the workforce.
  • Facilitates and documents meetings, action items, and processes using flowcharting methodologies.
  • Supports projects to enhance the day-to-day business needs for executive management.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, and other stakeholders to gain cooperation and support.
  • Perform other duties as required or as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job, plus three (3) years experience related to the job.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Knowledge of business strategies, objectives, planning, development and management processes, and process improvement
    • Knowledge of performance measures, quality improvement programs, and project management methods
    • Skill in oral and written communication using a variety of formats including print communications, presentations, and diverse electronic platforms 
    • Skill in using computers and related software applications
    • Skill in data analysis and problem-solving
    • Ability to work independently and with teams

    Equipment and Applications
    Must be proficient in using business and communications software, preferably Microsoft Office 365 which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and/or other modules as needed. 

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
    Minimal travel may be required.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    Work is generally performed in an office environment but requires occasional visits to construction job sites. Job may entail considerable levels of stress as this job works with multiple project timelines and is responsible for managing employees performing work of a complex nature. 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.   

    ATP promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions as previously described. 

    ABOUT AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP
    In November 2020, the Austin voters approved Proposition A to dedicate new revenue to implementation of Project Connect, and to create an independent entity to implement and oversee the program designed to provide transportation alternatives for our community.  The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) was created (by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in December 2020, as the independent entity, accountable and responsible for the financing, design, construction, and overall implementation of Project Connect – a transformative, voter-approved investment in new transit services that includes Light Rail, MetroRapid Bus Lines, Commuter Rail, and Park and Ride facilities. ATP’s charge is to deliver on the voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community — and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities. ATP is driven by data, which includes community input, and is committed to meeting voters’ goals and honoring Austin’s values.

    COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
    ATP is committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. ATP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.

    To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to ATP_Employment@atptx.org.

    Apply

    The IT System Support Specialist reports directly to the Chief of Staff. This position is responsible for coordinating end-user support services and providing organization-wide device hardware and software support. This position will also ensure the proper and efficient maintenance of the end-user infrastructure and address complex desktop issues and function as advanced service desk support. This position provides onsite customer service and support and may require after-hours support of meetings, specifically onsite audio/visual technical support.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES 
    NOTE: The essential duties and primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.  Specific tasks or responsibilities may be documented in the incumbent’s performance goals and objectives as outlined by supervisor or manager.  

    • Support IT Service Desk application software to enhance the performance of the Service Desk support model.
    • Support onsite audio / visual infrastructure for meetings responsive to the business need of Austin Transit Partnership (e.g., setup meetings, troubleshooting virtual conferencing systems) for onsite IT support. This task will require set up of meetings to include room set up to facilitate attendees across business needs of multiple workgroups.
    • Maintain hardware and software asset management, including support onsite “help desk” service (e.g., software downloads on laptops, troubleshooting of WIFI and network connection, hardware issues) and printer/copier network. 
    • Document processes, system configurations, and develop training materials as needed for internal staff and end-users.
    • Provide customer-focused service by building positive and constructive relationships with business areas, and customers, understand their needs and problems, and provide timely communication and service.
    • Partner with businesses to undertake full IT ownership of the systems and projects assigned and become proficient in the technical and functional aspects of these systems.
    • Onsite triage all hardware and software issues and provide technical support for projects.  
    • Support training users on systems (e.g., video conferencing) and processes by supporting efforts to encourage system use and adoption within the business areas. 
    • Act as an advocate and advisor for the application of technology solutions to ATP.
    • Maintain systems in excellent working condition through implementation and monitoring of alerts, regular maintenance activities, performance tuning, software updates, and patches. 
    • Liaison with external entities to include other public sector entities and vendors to address onsite service request resolution. 
    • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned in support of the Austin Transit Partnership Strategic Goals and the IT Vision, Mission, and Objectives aligned to these goals.
    • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of three years experience in IT services and infrastructure support. 
    • Preferred Experience: Experience in an IT “help desk” environment is preferred.
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Service Desk application software

      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Excellent organization abilities, analytical skills, and communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
      • Be self-motivated and seek opportunities for continuous process improvement.  
      • Be a catalyst and a willing participant of organizational changes. 
      • Ability to work in a team environment in a matrix organization, partnering well with employees, management, users, business areas, vendors, and contractors and undertaking duties and tasks as assigned without close supervision.
      • Ability to be a positive and constructive contributor in a team-based environment.
      • Knowledge of Information System Implementation Lifecycle is desired.
      • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and diverse groups of people and activities simultaneously.
      • Ability to follow change management and change control processes to plan and deploy system changes. 


      Equipment and Applications
      Must be proficient in using business and communications software, preferably Microsoft Office 365 which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and/or other modules as needed. 

      MISSION CRITICAL POSITION
      This position has been identified as a “Mission Critical” position due to the responsibility IT has in supporting systems that are critical to agency operations.

      SECURITY SENSITIVE POSITION
      This position is a “Security Sensitive” position.  Austin Transit Partnership will conduct annual criminal background checks on incumbents in this position.  A position is “Security Sensitive” if it’s incumbent handles currency, has access to sensitive computerized databases, has access to master keys, or works in an area of the Austin Transit Partnership that has been designated as a security-sensitive area. 

      TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
      Minimal travel may be required.

      WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      Work is generally performed in an office environment but requires occasional visits to construction job sites. Job may entail considerable levels of stress as this job works with multiple project timelines and is responsible for managing employees performing work of a complex nature. The position may require working some evenings to support the administrative needs for public meetings. The position will require a regular presence on-site to support the operations needs of ATP’s main lobby and reception operations. 

      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.  ATP promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions as previously described. 


      ABOUT AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP
      In November 2020, the Austin voters approved Proposition A to dedicate new revenue to implementation of Project Connect, and to create an independent entity to implement and oversee the program designed to provide transportation alternatives for our community.  The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) was created (by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in December 2020, as the independent entity, accountable and responsible for the financing, design, construction, and overall implementation of Project Connect – a transformative, voter-approved investment in new transit services that includes Light Rail, MetroRapid Bus Lines, Commuter Rail, and Park and Ride facilities. ATP’s charge is to deliver on the voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community — and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities. ATP is driven by data, which includes community input, and is committed to meeting voters’ goals and honoring Austin’s values.

      COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
      The Austin Transit Partnership is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. ATP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.

      To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to ATP_Employment@atptx.org.

      Apply

      The Director of Light Rail Transit (LRT) Facilities reports to the Deputy Program Officer. This position provides leadership and direction including design, construction, scheduling, budgeting, project management, and contract methodology, and project staffing for the office.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES 
      NOTE: The essential duties and primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.  Specific tasks or responsibilities may be documented in the incumbent’s performance goals and objectives as outlined by supervisor or manager.  

      • Oversee planning, design, and construction of Light Rail Transit (LRT) facility projects included in the Project Connect Program.
      • Manages designers, project management staff, contractors, and vendors by setting work priorities, planning, and forecasting workload, and establishing and maintaining customer/supplier relationships.
      • Provide leadership to the department and assistance to the Deputy Program Officer in the development and management of the assigned Austin Transit Partnership projects.
      • Lead and facilitate communication between members of a multi-disciplinary ATP project management team, including civil engineering, systems engineering, real estate, architectural, planning, utilities, construction management, project controls, public involvement, safety, quality assurance, environmental compliance, operations procurement, and contracts staff.
      • Establish scope, and schedule for projects and assure project elements are monitored and maintained throughout the project.
      • Provide customer-focused service and build positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders, by understanding their needs, and problems, and providing timely communication and solutions.
      • Responsible for consolidated reporting, financial reconciliation, and forecasting for current and future project forecasts. 
      • Communicate project status, milestones, and challenges with ATP leadership.
      • Coordinate and participate in design reviews, peer reviews, and value engineering teams.
      • Participate in meetings with ATP staff, Board, FTA, and stakeholders.
      • Communicate and implement safety and sustainability rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency’s safety and sustainability vision and goals.
      • Develop and present recommendations to the ATP Senior Executive Team and the ATP Board of Directors.
      • Represent ATP at Boards and Commissions and with outside agencies, neighborhood associations, funding agencies, employees, other stakeholders, and general public.
      • Participate in the Procurement evaluation process for consultants and contractors.
      • Oversee and participate as required in the negotiation of contract drafting, changes, and supplemental agreements.
      • Provide leadership in creating a positive and constructive work environment that encourages process improvement, communication, participatory decision-making, and accountability.
      • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

       

      RESPONSIBILITIES - SUPERVISOR AND/OR LEADERSHIP EXERCISED:
      Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work of assigned staff; assign work activities and coordinate schedules, projects, and programs; provide constructive feedback; review and evaluate work and make effective suggestions and recommendations. Coach, train, and motivate staff; coordinate and/or provide staff training; manage employee relations; manage the workflow and prioritization of projects and measure the performance of department staff and take appropriate corrective action when necessary; provide advice and counsel to staff; develop developmental work plans for staff; implement or recommend corrective actions, discipline, and termination procedures as appropriate/necessary. 


      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

      Education and Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, project management, or related field.  Additional related experience may substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis up to four years.
      • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in managing capital construction projects or project portfolio management and oversight; including four (4) years managing large, complex projects and contractor oversight.
      • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute preferred

       

        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Excellent organization abilities, analytical skills, and communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
        • Be self-motivated and seek opportunities for continuous improvement of skills and processes.  Be a catalyst and a willing participant of organizational changes.
        • Ability to lead and work in a team environment in a matrix organization, partnering well with employees, management, users, business areas, vendors, contractors, and undertake duties and tasks as assigned without close supervision
        • Ability to be a positive and constructive contributor in a team-based environment
        • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and diverse groups of people and activities simultaneously
        • Knowledge of the Project Management Institute PMBOK for standard project management methodologies and processes. 
        • Demonstrated leadership ability.

        Equipment and Applications
        Must be proficient in using business and communications software, preferably Microsoft Office 365 which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and/or other modules as needed.

        TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
        Minimal travel may be required.

        WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        Work is generally performed in an office environment but requires occasional visits to construction job sites. Job may entail considerable levels of stress as this job works with multiple project timelines and is responsible for managing employees performing work of a complex nature. 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. ATP promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions as previously described.


        ABOUT AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP
        In November 2020, the Austin voters approved Proposition A to dedicate new revenue to implementation of Project Connect, and to create an independent entity to implement and oversee the program designed to provide transportation alternatives for our community.  The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) was created (by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in December 2020, as the independent entity, accountable and responsible for the financing, design, construction, and overall implementation of Project Connect – a transformative, voter-approved investment in new transit services that includes Light Rail, MetroRapid Bus Lines, Commuter Rail, and Park and Ride facilities. ATP’s charge is to deliver on the voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community — and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities. ATP is driven by data, which includes community input, and is committed to meeting voters’ goals and honoring Austin’s values.

        COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
        ATP is committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. ATP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.

        To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to ATP_Employment@atptx.org.

        Apply

        The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Director of Accounting for Austin Transit Partnership (ATP). This position is responsible for providing financial information to management by preparing, researching, and analyzing accounting data and preparing intermediate-level reports. 

        ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES 
        Note: The essential duties and primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities may be documented in the incumbent’s performance goals and objectives as outlined by supervisor or manager. 

        • Maintain accounting ledgers by posting, and reviewing accounting transactions, ensure transactions are processed in accordance with ATP policy, applicable laws and regulations, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as established by Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and sound business practices.
        • Prepare and/or review asset, liability, inventory, and/or capital accounting entries by compiling and analyzing general ledger account information.
        • Process payroll and W-2 reporting in compliance with applicable policies, laws, and regulations.
        • Process, reconcile and verify accounts payable invoices and 1099 statements in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and financial policies.
        • Prepare month-end journal entries, reconcile bank and general ledger accounts, and resolve account discrepancies by reviewing and reconciling statements and transactions, investigating documentation, and making corrections as required.
        • Work closely with the department staff to support the financial accounting of capital projects, fixed assets, and operating expenditures.
        • Conduct physical inventory, review purchase requisitions and invoices for proper coding, reconcile inventory, fixed asset accounting, bank, and investment reconciliations. 
        • Assist with the preparation of financial statements for external reporting by preparing various financial reports and analysis.
        • Maintain financial security by following established internal accounting controls.
        • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        Education and Experience:

        Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or a related field  

        • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience reconciling financial accounts, preparing, and reporting financial data, and maintaining complex databases
        • Oracle Software experience is preferred but not required.

        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
        • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
        • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data and performing basic mathematical calculations. 
        • Skill in analyzing, preparing, calculating, and balancing routine fiscal transactions and accounts.
        • Skill in preparing reports and interpreting applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines.
        • Ability to identify issues/discrepancies, gather/analyze and present data to provide accurate information for management’s use.
        • Ability to prepare accurate financial statements at an intermediate level of complexity.
        • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships within the department and with other departmental peers.

        Equipment and Applications
        Must have the ability to learn and understand the computerized accounting systems that operate within ATP’s financial system. 
        Must have intermediate-level experience in using Microsoft Office 365 which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.

        TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
        Minimal travel may be required

        WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        Work is generally performed in an office environment but requires occasional visits to construction job sites. Job may entail considerable levels of stress as this job works with multiple project timelines and is responsible for managing employees performing work of a complex nature. 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. ATP promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions as previously described.


        ABOUT AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP
        In November 2020, the Austin voters approved Proposition A to dedicate new revenue to implementation of Project Connect, and to create an independent entity to implement and oversee the program designed to provide transportation alternatives for our community.  The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) was created (by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in December 2020, as the independent entity, accountable and responsible for the financing, design, construction, and overall implementation of Project Connect – a transformative, voter-approved investment in new transit services that includes Light Rail, MetroRapid Bus Lines, Commuter Rail, and Park and Ride facilities. ATP’s charge is to deliver on the voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community — and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities. ATP is driven by data, which includes community input, and is committed to meeting voters’ goals and honoring Austin’s values.

        COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
        The Austin Transit Partnership is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. ATP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.

        To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to ATP_Employment@atptx.org.

        Apply

        The Senior Scheduler reports to the Manager of Estimating, Scheduling, Risk, and Value Engineering.  Under general direction, this position provides technical expertise required to prepare, evaluate, and analyze program risks. Demonstrated hands-on experience developing and actively promoting a formal Program / Project schedule in a large capital construction or rail transit and/or a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) sponsored transportation environment. 


        ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
        Note:  The essential duties and primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.  Specific tasks or responsibilities may be documented in the incumbent’s performance goals and objectives as outlined by supervisor or manager.  

        • Oversee, direct, manage, and coordinate the implementation of robust FTA best practices for a comprehensive schedule management plan that clearly defines roles and responsibilities for all capital projects.
        • Participate in the identification and development of programs/projects, schedule activities, logic analysis, activity code structures, cost/resource loading, calendars, Standard Cost Code (SCC) distribution,  
        • Implement a schedule breakdown structure (SBS) to assure all critical project scope components are included and are also compatible with the program work breakdown structure (WBS). 
        • Participate in change management analysis and formulate responses to schedule claims.
        • Develop critical path method (CPM) schedule specifications, general requirements, and special Provisions in coordination with the Project Controls Plan, which address the schedule management standards and requirements necessary to develop “contract” schedules required of major suppliers and vendors (rolling stock and fare collection), engineering consultants, and construction contractors
        • Develop and implement a program Schedule Management Plan.
        • Provide independent assessments to management; provide well-written reports of monthly schedule update results for review by management; and ensure publication and distribution schedule reports to management and stakeholders.
        • Regularly monitor contract and project schedules against potential claims and identified risks, incorporating information related to risks identified and quantified through risk assessment processes.
        • Participate, manage, update project risk analysis and risk mitigation, and schedule contingency analysis. 
        • Prepare quarterly status reports, FTA, program, and project reports, and various other ad hoc reports. 
        • Oversee and manage the preparation, update, and maintenance of all the project schedules to reflect current schedule conditions and provide monthly and quarterly reports to management, FTA, program, project, and other stakeholders.
        • Participate in the FTA monthly and quarterly meetings and present progress reporting relating to scheduled assessments.
        • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards in the work products of the department. 
        • Support ATP’s safety culture by following safety and security policies, considering safety in every action, and reporting safety and security concerns. 
        • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned. 

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

        Education and Experience:

        • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Public Administration, Business, or related field.  
        • Five (5) years of experience creating, administering, and reporting schedule performance in construction, capital program, or transportation industry.
        • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.
        • OR an equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics consistent with the required qualifications. 

        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Knowledge of PMI schedule strategies and techniques.
        • Understanding of construction, contracts, and terminology.
        • Familiarity with NEPA process, public involvement, and FTA requirements to support entering the Engineering phase and Full Funding Grant Agreements (FFGA).
        • Familiarity with engineering, real estate acquisition, and relocation, program, construction, and management consultant teams.
        • Knowledge of how largescale ($1B+) project schedules and the interaction of planning, engineering, procurement, bid and award, construction, system integration, startup and testing, and contract closeout tasks are logically tied together to identify interface points among tasks and phases, with justification for estimated durations and logic sequencing.
        • Knowledge of dispute resolution, peer review or change control board, time impact analysis, or claims mitigation processes.
        • Knowledge of project development and engineering phases to create summary-level schedules for long lead procurement items, bid and award, construction and systems integration, startup and testing, and contract closeout tasks.
        • Working knowledge of schedule risk assessment modeling including Monte Carlo software-based system. 
        • Knowledge of techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
        • Supervising and evaluating work carried out by staff and consultants.
        • Understanding of coordinating formalized cost and schedule risk identification, tracking, and mitigation processes related to the activities of strategic risk assessment.
        • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
        • Thorough knowledge of FTA-sponsored programs for transit and transportation practices, particularly required processes and procedures for major transit investment projects and knowledge of both bus and rail technologies and programs.
        • Knowledge and understanding of federal and other requirements and processes with a specific focus on FTA New Starts / Small Starts / Core Capacity process and requirements.
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with ATP staff, executive management, peers, community groups, outside agency partners, other governmental officials, the public, and media representatives.
        • Highly developed oral and written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to evaluate different alternatives and select or recommend the one that best meets the business and professional needs of the situation without regard for personal biases.

        WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        Work is generally performed in an office environment but requires occasional visits to construction job sites. Job may entail considerable levels of stress as this job works with multiple project timelines and is responsible for managing employees performing work of a complex nature. 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. ATP promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions as previously described.


        ABOUT AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP
        In November 2020, the Austin voters approved Proposition A to dedicate new revenue to implementation of Project Connect, and to create an independent entity to implement and oversee the program designed to provide transportation alternatives for our community.  The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) was created (by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in December 2020, as the independent entity, accountable and responsible for the financing, design, construction, and overall implementation of Project Connect – a transformative, voter-approved investment in new transit services that includes Light Rail, MetroRapid Bus Lines, Commuter Rail, and Park and Ride facilities. ATP’s charge is to deliver on the voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community — and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities. ATP is driven by data, which includes community input, and is committed to meeting voters’ goals and honoring Austin’s values.

        COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
        The Austin Transit Partnership is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. ATP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.

        To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to ATP_Employment@atptx.org.

        Apply


        The Austin Transit Partnership is an independent organization with the authority and resources to design, construct and implement the Project Connect program. ATP will operate with full transparency for the community and with oversight from the Capital Metro board and Austin City Council. Our next steps will be to search for candidates who are leaders and change agents able to effectively collaborate with Capital Metro and the City of Austin leadership and staff. Many of these new jobs include architectural, urban design, engineering, or construction expertise. AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.