This is a technical / professional position providing direct assistance to local government and non-profit agencies in implementing various non-traditional, federally funded transportation projects in the Delaware Valley region.
The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate the implementation process (beginning at project concept through construction) of numerous projects that are sponsored by a local government, other public agency, or by a private non-profit organization, in addition to program management work. The types of projects include: bicycle facility construction (both on and off roadway); reconstruction/restoration of historic transportation buildings; provision of pedestrian facilities and streetscape improvements; and other such projects eligible under federal funding programs. The federal funding sources are generally Transportation Alternatives (TA), Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) and Surface Transportation Program (STP/STU).
PennDOT has asked DVRPC to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of these non-traditional projects. DVRPC also provides project management support for the four Counties in New Jersey. In either case, the project sponsor is responsible for hiring and managing professional engineers/architects to develop the plans, specifications, and estimates for the project and for submitting these through PennDOT/NJDOT for approval.
The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate this work with the project sponsor in the same manner as PennDOT’s/NJDOT’s managers for the pre-construction phases of the project. PennDOT/NJDOT will let the construction contracts and the sponsor will provide for construction inspection. The work of the incumbent will be performed in accordance with overall DVRPC policies, federal and state requirements, and professional standards. Work will be reviewed by the Manager, Office of Project Implementation through regular project status conferences.
- Coordinates meetings and field views with project sponsor, PennDOT/NJDOT and affected municipalities and counties.
- Assists the project sponsor in the process of getting a consultant under contract, including providing guidance on the preparation of the request for qualifications (RFQ), how to advertise and solicit responses, and the requirements of the state/federal consultant selection process.
- Assists the project sponsor in the reviews of consultants’ responses to the RFP, including the scope and cost proposals, project schedule, and list of deliverables.
- Oversees the project’s environmental review process and the development of environmental documents.
- Pursues, with the project sponsor and the consultant, the timely delivery of final plans, specifications and estimates to PennDOT/NJDOT.
- Writes letters, meeting minutes and gives status reports to technical committees.
- Performs related work as required.