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Deputy Chief, Design and Construction
Valley Metro

Company Description

Valley Metro exists to Connect Communities and Enhance LivesWe do this by planning, building, operating, and maintaining a safe, regional, multi-modal transportation system to residents of metro Phoenix. From regional bus, streetcar, light rail and paratransit service to alternative commuter solutions, Valley Metro’s mission since 2002 is to develop and operate a network of transit services that now covers 513 square miles! We have been named 2023 Best Workplaces for Commuters, 2023 Metro Phoenix WTS Chapter Innovative Solutions Project of the Year, and a 2023 Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards Finalist.

Valley Metro is made up of several departments and specialty areas all designed to make public transit an everyday solution to the ever-growing commuting needs in metro Phoenix. It takes passion, diverse, and forward-thinking minds to come together and create an environment of community-driven individuals all with the same goals. 


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Job Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Primary Category:
Secondary Category:
Design Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
$127463.00 - $191195.00  year



The Deputy Chief, Design & Construction is a critical leadership role in Valley Metro’s Capital Development Division and reports directly to the Chief, Capital Development. The Deputy Chief, Design & Construction is responsible for representing the Capital Development Division, and agency, with internal and external stakeholders and serves as Valley Metro’s liaison with member agencies and the Federal Transit Administration.

The Deputy Chief, Design & Construction is responsible for leading the design and construction efforts for Valley Metro's Capital Development Division. Duties include overseeing capital projects to ensure adherence to schedule, budget, quality and timely delivery; supporting preparation of the annual Division budget and Five-Year Program to assure adequate resources are available to successfully carry out the program; managing and supervising staff and resources; and ensuring strong communications and coordination between all aspects of highly-complex, major capital projects in the design and construction phases.

As a Leader in the Valley Metro organization, the Deputy Chief, Design & Construction is expected to embody the agency’s mission of connecting communities and enhancing lives. This role is also instrumental in the delivery of strategic initiatives and providing an excellent customer experience for both internal and external customers.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field 
  • Eight (8) years increasingly responsible experience in the development of major public transportation projects and infrastructure; encompassing various modes such as Light Rail Transit (LRT), Streetcars, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), and more
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • OR equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed may be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree is desirable
  • Registration as a professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of and experience in Federal Transit Administration programs, Capital Investment Grant (CIG) funding mechanisms, and transportation project management, particularly pertaining to FTA funded projects is desirable 

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

Positions may require:
Valid Arizona Driver's License

To learn more about this exciting job opportunity, please go to Valley Metro's Career Page at:









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