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Transit Capital Project Coordinator

5 Jun 2023 6:56 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

The City of Madison Metro Transit is hiring a Transit Capital Project Coordinator*. This position will execute the development and implementation of assigned capital projects meant to advance the speed, reliability, efficiency, and customer experience for Metro services. Major project areas may include bus lanes, bus bulbs and floating stops, specialized signals, railroad crossing exemptions and similar projects, including supporting Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and transit center projects. Responsibilities will include conceptual project planning, vendor selection, budgeting, outreach, design and construction oversight. Duties will be performed under the general direction of the Transit Capital Project Manager.

Employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an affirmative action plan. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, trans, nonbinary, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply!

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan, direct, manage and oversee activities of assigned projects for local route supporting infrastructure, programs and functional areas
  • Provide planning, alternatives analysis, environmental analysis for projects
  • Manage conceptual, preliminary and final engineering for assigned projects
  • Coordinate activities with other departments, divisions, and outside agencies
  • Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support
  • Analyze problems and identify solutions
  • Manage vendor selection
  • Project consequences of proposed actions
  • Implement recommendations in support of projects and Agency goals
  • Ensure support and involvement of key functions and stakeholders
  • Plan various public meetings in an equitable manner
  • Present to a variety of groups
  • Meet with City Alders and other policy and decision makers
  • Participate in various meetings and committees, representing Department interests
  • Develop, administer, maintain and oversee annual capital budget for assigned projects
  • Provide project management and leadership to project teams
  • Apply racial equity and social justice principles and practices and understand the way historical and ongoing inequities further marginalize communities of color, immigrant communities, disabled communities, youth and older adults, and lower-income populations
  • Ensure all local, state, and federal racial equity and social justice analyses are performed at appropriate times and that equity recommendations are implemented
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, construction management, urban planning, public administration, transportation planning or related field
  • Four (4) years varied task lead or project management experience with emphasis on engineering, transit planning, construction, or related projects


  • Associate's Degree in a related field with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree

If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:

Six (6) years of experience in applying the following:

  • Practices and principles of transit  infrastructure, transportation construction or related field
  • Project management techniques and principles
  • Contract negotiation and administration
  • Principles of public outreach and consensus building
  • Pertinent local, state and federal laws and regulations

Two (2) years of experience in applying the following:

  • Effective public speaking
  • Computers and the ability to use computer software applicable to the duties of the position

For a complete list of the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please see the class specification online.

Special Requirements

Ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. 

Work is generally done in an office setting. However, the employee must be able to visit project and construction sites and traverse uneven terrains.

Employees may be expected to work or attend meetings outside of regular work hours.

*Payroll title for this position is Transit Capital Project Manager.

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Wisconsin Public Transportation Association

1502 W Broadway, Suite 102

Madison, WI 53713

(224) 357-6748

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