KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority to identify candidates for the position of Deputy Chief Mechanical Officer.
This position will ensure that the infrastructure achieves the highest state of repair with regard to RAIL TRACTION POWER, signal systems, maintenance of way, vehicle reliability, safety, and comfort (bus and rail). Unlike many large transit systems, MARTA’s funding is secure and it is planning for service frequency increases. Rather than addressing the replacement of an aging infrastructure this position will help MARTA design and safely construct extensions and infill stations to meet the authority’s bustling, diverse community.
MARTA is the principal public transport operator in the Atlanta metropolitan area, operating a network of bus routes linked to a rapid transit system consisting of 48 miles of rail track with 38 train stations. The authority’s rapid transit system is one of the largest in the United States by ridership.
Reporting directly to Deputy GM of Operations the Deputy Chief Mechanical Officer will oversee, monitor, and guide the authority's Bus Maintenance, Rail Car Maintenance, and Maintenance of Way offices, directing/controlling all related activities including railcar, streetcar, bus, mobility, and MOW vehicles and systems (including, track, train control, and power functions). He/she will oversee and champion customer service, quality and safety programs, and associated offices and branches; plan and implement long- and short-range programs and strategies based on the authority's strategic plans, goals, and objectives; and develop and implement supporting policies and procedures.
This position requires a Bachelor's (Master’s preferred) in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline; a minimum of 10 years of senior management experience directing and coordinating vehicle, mechanical, and/or systems activities of a major operations department; and transit industry and contract administration oversight experience. In lieu of degree directly related experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
This is an excellent opportunity that offers attractive compensation, relocation, and equal opportunity. MARTA values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please go to https://www.KL2connects.com/openings, select the MARTA listing, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, phone, email address, and relationship to you).
For more information on this exciting opportunity contact Bob Babbitt at Bob@KL2connects.com. Thank you!
About Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
KL2 Connects LLC is a retained executive search consultancy specializing in the public transit industry.