Chief Design and Construction Officer

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Conditions of Employment

All San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at .


Design and Construction

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2022 current employee cost $157.35 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$162,509.00 / annually - $246,201.00 / annually (Non-Represented PayBand 13)

Posted Date

January 21, 2022

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice

Initial screening of applications/resumes will begin on February 21, 2022.

Reports To

Assistant General Manager, Design & Construction

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for assisting and providing highly responsible management support to the Assistant General Manager, Design and Construction in carrying out the work of the Office. In general, the Chief will have lead responsibility for a portfolio of programs on behalf of the Office, including major capital programs, extension construction projects, contract administration, project finance and administration, systems integration, and any other work of the Office.

This position will also provide direct supervision for several Group Managers or similar positions, and work in coordination with other executive staff, departments and outside agencies. In addition to exercising leadership in managing the accomplishment of assigned work, incumbents participate in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, strategies, policies and priorities for assigned service areas, and may serve as the Assistant General Manager, Design & Construction in his/her absence.

Essential Job Functions

Plans, directs, manages and oversees all portfolio of projects and policies, including staff and consultants, and advance items for Executive staff and Board decision making related to districtwide design and construction or planning programs and projects including Strategic Planning (extensions), Station Area Planning, Customer Access, Sustainability (energy) and Real Estate. Manages Capital portfolio of large-sized capital programs, extension construction projects, contract administration, project finance and administration, systems integration, strategic planning, real estate and property development. Provides overall coordination and management on behalf of the Assistant General Manager, PD&C assigned services and activities; participate in the development of policies and procedures. Ensures quality customer service to the public, stakeholders, and other BART departments. Participates in the development and implementation of executive office and assigned service area goals, objectives, policies and priorities. Establishes, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly. Oversees, through senior management staff, the delivery of services for the Office of System Development or Extensions; work with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes. Oversees and manages assigned projects including setting policies, goals and objectives and determining priorities to meet those objectives. Oversees the work of consultants on extension projects; determine scope of project; evaluate project changes and estimated costs; authorize expenditures and payments to consultants. Oversees and coordinates consultant contract administration; resolve disputes with construction contractors and negotiate major change orders. Participates in the selection and evaluation of assigned personnel; provides or coordinates management staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures. Participates in the development and administration of the budget for assigned programs; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Justifies and defends assigned programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. Represents the Office to other executive staff, departments, elected officials and outside agencies. Coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. Provides staff assistance to the Assistant General Manager, Design and Construction or Deputy General Manager; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public transportation development services. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Planning or closely related field from an accredited college or university.


Seven (7) years of (full-time) professional verifiable experience in engineering, project management or related experience which must have included at least two (2) years of management responsibility.


Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-foryear basis. A college degree is preferred.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.


When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at for assistance.

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Job Address

Oakland, California United States View Map