The Vice President (VP) of Planning & Development, as a member of the Agency’s Leadership Team, leads development and execution of DCTA’s Long Range Service Plan, Strategic Project Initiatives and the resulting capital plan that supports the Board of Directors’ policy decisions for the Agency. The VP will, under direct supervision of the CEO and in close coordination with the Leadership Team, lead articulation of agency vision with the creation and execution of the projects that comprise the DCTA Capital Plan through the project development cycle: Planning and Programming, Scoping, Design, Permitting, and Construction. This includes primary responsibility for successfully negotiating agreements with third parties that may be required to accomplish agency objectives.
The VP will also lead medium- and long-range planning efforts, including service planning across all modes of transportation, that further the goals of the organization and may also generate capital project programs for future execution. The VP will create funding plans and identify sources of program allotments and discretionary funds, leading development of Benefit Cost Analyses and grant applications as needed. The VP leads processes to review and approve of third-party projects that have potential to impact DCTA facilities or operations as well as ensure adequate maintenance of property and real estate records and lifecycle maintenance of the agency’s facility portfolio in accordance with applicable standards and regulations.
The VP will stand up and lead an integrated data management function at the Agency, enabling comprehensive understanding and analysis of the DCTA service portfolio, safety performance, and financial performance to facilitate data-driven decision-making. The VP is also expected to maintain strong working relationships with public stakeholders at the local, state and federal level, ensuring the Agency’s planning and engineering efforts align with others’ common objectives where practical.
Knowledge of: 1. Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance regulations.
2. General principles and practices of engineering and architecture, planning, and project management.
3. Principles and practices of construction practices and techniques, specifically public works construction
4. Project development, scheduling, monitoring and control systems;
Formed in 2002 and funded in 2003, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is a leader in advancing mobility initiatives while improving air quality, economic development and livability to serve its communities. The agency operates fixed-route bus services, the 21-mile A-train commuter rail line, on-demand rideshare, paratransit and additional services throughout Denton County and surrounding areas. In FY22, DCTA served nearly 2.2 million passengers system-wide. To learn more about how DCTA is driving the future of Denton County, visit RideDCTA.net.