Washington DC-based trade association seeks a Director-Standards and Transit Engineering to lead APTA’s Standards Program and serve as the primary engineering resource within the association. For standards, the Director will manage the standards-generation process, including oversight of staff and supporting consultants, prioritization of the standards projects, development of metrics to guide the standards program, and interface with the working groups and policy and planning committees involved in generating and maintaining standards. As the association’s primary engineer, the Director will lead APTA’s rail and bus engineering initiatives. This involves working closely with industry, academia, and federal partners, serving as staff advisor to technical committees, providing guidance to APTA members on technical and engineering issues, as well as supporting other APTA staff on rail, bus, zero emission, engineering, and technology related topics.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical or civil engineering, coupled with a minimum of seven years’ experience in rail or bus engineering as well as and strong familiarity with the preparation and use of national standards. Prior involvement in APTA’s standards program is a plus, as is experience with railroad signal, rail car design or zero-emission vehicle technology. Must have excellent leadership and program management skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with people and organizations as well as work independently and under pressure, meeting multiple deadlines. Must be willing to travel to support committee meetings and conferences.
APTA values the safety of our employees and in support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or you must request an exemption from the APTA HR Office. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working for APTA.
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations. Benefits to our members include advocacy for federal funding and policies, research, technical expertise and consulting services, workforce development programs, educational conferences and seminars, and 135 subject-matter working committees.
APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.
Our membership is engaged in every aspect of the industry – from planning, designing, financing, constructing and operating transit systems to the research, development, manufacturing and maintenance of vehicles, equipment and transit-related products and services. Additionally, academic institutions, transportation network companies, transit associations and state departments of transportation are APTA members.