Manager, Capital Planning

Compensation: $99,332.00 - $148,998.00 Annually

General Description/Information

Help Build Our Future While Building Yours! 


Resume and Cover Letter must be included for consideration


 This position is open until filled with the first review of applications beginning March 13, 2023.

The Manager, Capital Planning is responsible for managing and coordinating capital planning projects within the Capital and Service Development Division. This position will manage planning efforts for capital facilities needed to support the regional transit system. Typical duties include developing regional transit system plans; planning for transit corridors and facilities; conducting alternatives analyses and transit-oriented development planning; and implementing plans to improve the transit infrastructure for future bus and rail programs.


As a member of the Valley Metro’s Capital and Service Development team, demonstrates the Agency’s Core Values of Whatever It Takes, Team Player and Positive Customer Care/Service in performance of daily duties. 

Valley Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Assists in developing a program and budget to improve the efficiency of the regional transit system; provides interagency coordination; manages capital projects and assists in the implementation of community programs.

Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

Manages the Planning Support Services contract; supervises staff who manages these consultant contracts, assuring that tasks are executed, and schedules and budgets are maintained.

Implements and assesses plans and processes for planning for capital projects, including transit corridors, facility projects and transit-oriented development. Ensures coordination with capital projects of environmental planning, sustainability programs and engineering.

Participates and promotes the development of strategies and policies for land use programs and projects along transit corridors.

Manages capital projects to ensure adherence to schedule, budget, quality, and timely delivery.

Ensures compliance and coordination with local, state, and federal agencies for agency and community participation programs for projects.

Serves as a liaison with member agency staff on transit planning issues and activities. Maintains strong working relationships with stakeholders, Valley Metro member agencies, and other outside agencies.

Makes presentations regarding planning activities to Board of Directors, policymakers, member agencies and the community.

Coordinates with the Federal Transit Administration on transit planning issues and submittals. Ensures full compliance with federal regulations. Assist with the development of submissions for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program.

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of:

Management principles and practices.

Transit operations.

Project management.

Project budgets, estimating and related documents.

Local, regional, state, and federal agencies, groups and organizations involved in transit planning and development.

Laws, codes, regulations, and legal requirements related to public transportation.

Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations covering transportation planning, air quality, and environmental concerns.

Skill in:

Using a computer and related software applications.

Monitoring and evaluating contractors' work and the work of assigned staff.

Managing projects.

Developing and implementing procedures, costs estimates, budgets, records and reports.

Responding to changing situations and needs.

Interpreting and applying local, state, and federal policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.

Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.

Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.

Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Ability to make oral presentations and to write clear and concise complex reports.

Problem-solving skills and good judgment.

Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize to manage time effectively, paying close attention to detail.

Communicating in order to interact with co-workers, supervisors, management and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Physical Demands:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle to visit work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various construction projects and facilities; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone or radio. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Work Environment:
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. At construction sites, work with exposure to potential hazards.


Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.

Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, or related field and five (5) years' experience in transit planning including two (2) years of lead or supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties. 

Desired Qualifications:
Master's Degree

Licenses and Certifications:
Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners desirable.

Background Investigation:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.