Transportation Manager Position Available with Denver Transit Operators

Denver Transit Operators

The Transportation Manager leads the daily operations of the commuter train service in accordance with the operating plan, published schedules, safety and service standards, and FRA regulations.

 Description of Duties:  

  • Directs supervisors and staff on operational and administrative activities by identifying and recommending measures to improve processes, performance, safety and training
  • Oversees administration of programs, such as, DTO’s Operational Efficiency Testing Program, Critical Incident Stress Plan and other FRA requirements
  • Engages in field operations by establishing and maintaining effective communication between Crew Dispatch, Transportation Supervisors, Train Operators and external customers
  • Responsible for the development, performance reviews and time and attendance of all direct reports
  • Ensures adherence of all company policies, rules and guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • Ensures staffing objectives are met for the department with recruitment and retention efforts
  • Leads and oversees all safety activities required by the RTDC safety program for the transportation department and ensures compliance of all safety laws, regulations rules and guidelines
  • Manages the operational budgets, forecasts, expenses and supplies
  • Assumes some of the duties and responsibilities of the Chief Transportation Officer in his/her absence
  • Adheres to the contractual obligations governing day-to-day operations
  • Completes other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation, Engineering, Business or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in railroad operations and experience working with the FRA required; Commuter rail experience preferred
  • 5 or more years of leadership experience working in the transit or railroad industry
  • Ability to obtain train certification within 12 months and maintain certification as requirement for the position
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with a diverse leadership team, staff and the external public
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency in software applications used to analyze data and prepare correspondence, reports and presentations
  • Must be available 24 hours/7 days a week to respond to emergencies with the ability to work alternate shifts and days as required
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, drug and alcohol screening and be willing to comply with the DTO Drug and Alcohol Policy


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Applicants who are authorized to work in the US will only be considered for this position.  DTO is an equal opportunity employer.