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Director, Zero Emission Vehicles at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro), a large, diverse public transportation agency that provides over 1.2 million daily passenger trips in across the Washington Metropolitan region (including the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia), is seeking an experienced leader to forge a new direction for Metro as it seeks to transition to a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) fleet. The position is in the Office of Business Transformation, part of the Department of Strategy Planning and Program Management (SPPM). SPPM is the lead organization responsible for business transformation, planning, capital programming, and sustainability initiatives through programs that enhance and maintain the Metrorail and Metrobus system’s operating conditions.

This program’s initial focus will be on Metro’s bus fleet and will eventually also extend to other support vehicles. Specific work includes (1) evaluating Metro’s fleet, facilities, and related infrastructure readiness and requirements; (2) defining a program and timeline for equipment acquisition and corresponding facility upgrades; (3) driving interdepartmental, regional jurisdiction, energy supplier, and other partner engagement; and (4) defining a path for workforce engagement, development and training to ensure a successful transition.

The successful incumbent will lead the planning, program design, and oversight required to field a ZEV fleet, including advancing Metro’s strategy and leading interdepartmental and regional coordination to implement that strategy. Ideal candidates will have demonstration a broad-based understanding of emerging ZEV systems and technologies, bus operations and maintenance, and vehicle and systems engineering. Candidates must have the experience and ability to manage, direct, and supervise professional and technical staff’s work and the communications skills to coordinate the many program stakeholders, both internally and externally. Excellent written and oral communication skills and critical thinking skills are therefore also critical.

Learn more and apply here by March 20, 2021.