Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Senior Project Manager

To Apply

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:
Christopher Boylan, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure, or
Rick Bacigalupo, Associate Director
Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search 260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Cboylan@harrisrand.com or Rick Bacigalupo: rbacigalupo@harrisrand.com

Your application should include a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the role; please put “PSTA” in the subject line of your e-mail.

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) serves the Tampa Bay Florida region with a fleet that includes zero and low emission buses and 920 employees.  PSTA was named by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) as 2023’s most outstanding mid-sized transit agency and the Florida Public Transportation Association’s best transit agency.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading, managing and coordinating delivery of capital and/or technology related projects across various functional areas and/or organizations and has overall responsibility for establishing and managing scope, cost, schedule, internal staffing, outside vendors, and contractual deliverables.

Typical duties include: leads communication across various departments, preparing reports for project stakeholders, and executive leadership team regarding the status of the project, oversees consultants and contractors: coordinates design reviews; oversees the construction/project implementation change process; coordinates other activities with other departments and outside agencies. Expertise required in project management with a proven ability to manage milestones and deliverables and drive results in a matrix or cross-functional environment. The ideal candidate will be motivated and enjoys working in team environment and embodies the department’s values of communication, collaboration and customer service.


  • Leads, manages, and coordinates all aspects of the design, development, and implementation of projects to include, but not limited to gathering and defining the project requirements; obtains staffing requirements; and forms project teams.
  • Responsible for establishing scope, budget and schedule for capital projects and ensures all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Represents the agency on various capital, technology and demonstration projects completed by agency partners.
  • Oversees consultants and contractors involved in capital projects and facilitates strong communication and coordination with other departments, outside agencies, and utilities.
  • Develops and maintains detailed project plans and schedules to track progress.
  • Manages the relationship with the client and all stakeholders; establishes and maintains good relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Monitors project milestones and critical dates to identify potential risk to project schedule; identifies ways to resolve schedule issues; keeps management current on any changes.
  • Analyses a variety of complex issues that have divisional or organizational-wide impacts; prepares and maintains related reports and comprehensive project documentation; makes recommendations based on findings.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State & Local laws, regulations, codes and standards.
  • Participates in panel discussions and represents PSTA at industry conferences/seminars.
  • Keeps abreast of latest technology products and project management trends.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, Engineering, Telecommunications, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field. Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification desirable. Will consider equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 6 years’ experience managing and supporting cross-functional capital projects with 2 years managing major capital or technology projects involving multi-agency projects. Public transportation and/or transportation experience highly desirable.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Florida Driver’s License.


  • Knowledge of transit operations, Project Management principles, strategies, and methods; Trends involving technology in public transportation industry or demonstration projects; Principles of time management and budget management; Research methods and techniques; System or Information technology concepts and practices; Database management systems and applications; Contracting procedures;
  • Skilled using computer and related software applications; Manage one or more small-scale projects simultaneously; Explain complicated and technical information in simple, non-technical language both verbally and in writing; Prioritizing work processes and projects; Exercise initiative and creativity in the improvement, development and implementation of projects; Confer with user representatives and outside vendors on operations and project technical problems;
  • Develop and maintain good interpersonal skills regarding teamwork, cooperation, motivation, and listening; Communicating with coworkers, supervisor, and general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills including ability to work with other divisions, teams. Must exhibit ability to work independently as well as in diverse multi-disciplinary teams on multiple tasks. Must maintain confidential information, and prepare clear, concise, and complete reports and correspondence.

Competitive, dependent on experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity
PSTA is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information and/or to Apply

Send a current resume & salary requirements to: Christopher Boylan, at Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search: cboylan@harrisrand.com, or Rick Bacigalupo: rbacigalupo@harrisrand.com

122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3605, New York, NY 10168