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Principal, Business Development Project Specialist

Company: NJ TRANSIT
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Forbes List of America's Best Employers 2021Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time and we're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.Summary: 1. As a member of NJ TRANSIT's Office of Business Development (OBD), leads and performs the administration of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program requirements for contract compliance, in accordance with federal regulation 49 CFR part 26, for all aspects of the Portal North Bridge (PNB) mega project. Leads and performs all aspects of the on-going monitoring, evaluation and continuing good faith efforts of the PNB Contractor's DBE utilization and goal attainment, in conformance to the DBE requirements of the contract, federal regulations and NJ TRANSIT policy governing procurement activities. Works with the Capital Programs PM and CM group (CP/PM-CM), Procurement and the Contractor to ensure ongoing efforts to increase DBE utilization are identified and considered for any new additional work, especially for change orders to the project.2. Interfaces regularly and consistently with contractor/DBEs to obtain feedback and reports on processes, provide technical guidance, and identify any potential performance/partnership issues or concerns. Manages performance concerns and payment disputes. Facilitates, negotiates and supports resolution of disputes and complaints between contractor, DBEs and/or NJ TRANSIT. Provides direction/guidance in the review, research, evaluation and contract resolution of related DBE issues. Recommends and implements appropriate remedies (i.e. withhold payment of invoices, assess liquidated damages) when/if contractor or DBEs are in breach of DBE compliance aspects of the contract.3. Leads efforts toward enhanced DBE compliance oversight related to PNB. Partners with CP/PM-CM to develop, implement, manage and enhance the process for PNB related compliance investigations at the project site(s), and various contractor/DBE offices. Reviews contractor/subcontractor payroll records and copies of cancelled checks to ensure prompt payment and commercially useful function. Coordinates with Internal Audit (IA) to perform enhanced reviews and support the timely delivery of DBE fraud monitoring deliverables as needed / requested. Develops reports and communication pieces on enhanced efforts to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the DBE aspects of PNB. Regularly manages and interfaces IA on inquiries and concerns, and updates on all PNB related activities. 4. Supervises, supports and provides directly (as needed) training, guidance, and coaching to OBD team members, DBE contractor, consultant teammates and internal business partners, on all aspects of the DBE program applicable to DBE compliance management for the PNB project. Leads and performs the development/enhancement of training and informational materials, forms, and all standard documentation for all new and existing OBD processes applicable to DBE compliance management for the PNB project. Develops and implements quality assurance and quality controls (e.g. Peer review, Manager/Director signoff.) for key OBD processes applicable to DBE compliance management for the PNB project, to ensure work performance is aligned with OBD polices, standards, goals and objectives.5. Represent OBD at and participate in internal/external business meetings, outreach events, workshops, and training events, interagency and interdepartmental functions, as needed.6. Supports and partners with OBD Compliance Operations on OBD programs and initiatives, as assigned. Education, Experience and Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree from a US Department of Education accredited college or university, and five (5) years of work experience in a professional/corporate setting, including at least four (4) years of applied experience in public or private sector D/S/M/W/BE program administration or Procurement/Contract Administration (in a compliance function) at the federal and/or state level. Knowledge and Skills:Demonstrated proficiency in Demonstrated proficiency in project management, business partnership management, professional communication (oral and written) and presentation skills required.. Demonstrated ability to develop, analyze and operationalize productivity reports. Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency required. Experience working successfully in a metrics driven business environment preferred. One year of closely related experience can be substituted for each year of education required.At NJ Transit we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: NJ TRANSIT, Newark , Principal, Business Development Project Specialist, Education / Teaching , Newark, New Jersey

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