Managerial level position responsible for advancing projects from concept through design and successfully transitioned to the Capital Development or Construction Management teams to implement.
Position has authority and responsibility to act on behalf of the agency with outside partners to create and manage a new Speed and Reliability program of highly political and visible projects of Speed and Reliability Corridor Improvements. This position requires close coordination and collaboration with other government entities and various sections across Community Transit including but not limited to Planning, Transportation, Information Technology, and Communications, Marketing & Engagement.
1. Manage, facilitate, coordinate and communicate project implementations. Gather and analyze information to identify and prioritize transit speed and reliability programs and projects.
2. Coordinate and manage all resources devoted to the project. Assemble and lead project team consisting of appropriate stakeholders and contributors including agency staff, engineers, local/federal/state representatives, consultants, and community leaders. Direct and motivate staff and consultants on the project team. Schedule and lead project meetings with contractors, staff, and external agencies to secure input and provide direction. Communicate effectively with planners, architects, engineers, permitting authorities, funding authorities, private developers, and internal staff.
3. Lead cross-disciplinary, inter- and intra-agency workgroups in the identification, creation and implementation of transit speed and reliability projects.
4. Develop and maintain program goals and objectives focused on improving bus travel times and travel time reliability while also advancing CT's priorities of equity, safety, and sustainability
5. Manage and facilitate ongoing coordination and communication on projects and pD6otential impacts. Develops and negotiates agency design requirements of inclusion in roadway and other transportation projects. Represent Community Transit positions and interest on transit, transportation and mitigation issues in jurisdictional forums. Use appropriate discretion to advocate for Community Transit positions while developing and maintaining close professional relationships with regional partners.
6. Other duties of a similar nature
1. Bachelor's Degree in engineering, statistics, urban planning or transportation planning, or related planning field from accredited program; or an equivalent combination of a broad range of working experience with applicable knowledge and skills, and ability to perform the work.
2. Three years of experience defining, scoping, piloting, advancing, evaluating, and/or managing complex projects involving multi-disciplinary teams.
**An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above may be considered.**
1. Public sector experience with planning, budgeting, managing and construction of transit and transportation infrastructure.
2. At least three years of professional experience in transit/transportation planning or transportation engineering, or related field.
3. Experience developing and implementing corridor bus priority plans or spot improvements to speed bus service, improve its reliability, improve the customer experience, and reduce operating costs.
4. AICP or Professional Engineer License.
5. Hands on experience in developing dashboard to monitor program performance.
6. Experience working with municipalities and supporting the development of interagency agreements.
7. Experience in a variety of transportation projects with transit emphasis.
8. Experience using relational databases and/or programming languages to manage, model, analyze, forecast, and report on operations data.
Entry Knowledge Requirements
1. Fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity, equity and inclusion is valued and leveraged to uphold agency Core Values and achieve the vision and mission of the organization.
2. Utilize innovative and efficient approaches and techniques to keep up in a rapidly changing and complex environment.
3. Demonstrate a commitment to safety, social justice, and sustainability; promote an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment.
4. Tap a variety of data sources to conduct and review research that are used as a basis for establishing specific policy or technical recommendations as it regards transit speed and reliability improvements.
5. Conduct briefings and presentations, translating information and complex concepts, data, and information for diverse audiences, both orally and in writing.
6. Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders in developing strategies, work plans and scope of work for planning, design, and implementation.
7. Work with planners and engineers within Community Transit to seek conceptual project approval proposed by others.
8. Negotiate roles and responsibilities and cost sharing for projects led by others.
9. Experience in preparing and presenting reports that are effective at conveying sometimes complex materials to a variety of audiences.
10. Demonstrate strategic thinking and ability to manage important details.
11. Must have effective organizational skills, and ability to multitask.
12. Ability to analyze and properly interpret complex engineering data and use it to support resolutions.
13. Knowledge of transportation planning and research practices and techniques.
14. Knowledge of traffic simulation modeling (such as Synchro and VISSIM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), statistical techniques and/or travel forecasting.
15. Knowledge of related Federal, state, and local codes, laws and regulations as it relates to traffic engineering.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.
Entry Skills Requirements
1. Provide tactical approach and guidance to project teams.
2. Serve as a technical advisor to internal and external partners and stakeholders.
3. Strong supervision, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and guiding diverse teams of highly skilled professionals, as well as the ability to bring people together and resolve issues.
4. Ability to perform complex statistical, mathematical, and comparative research as it relates to traffic engineering and transit operations.
5. Participate, track, and manage budget development for project and section.
6. Establish and monitor performance program performance and drive results
7. Presentation skills.
8. Develop financial strategies and funding options for new projects, including planning and preparation for grant applications.
9. Seek opportunities to partner with cities to plan, design, and implement transit related improvements to improve mobility.
10. Develop business case for project partnership and implementation.
11. Represent Capital Planning in a wide range of settings including, but not limited to, technical advisory committees, management briefings, and various forums with other local jurisdictions.
12. Skill managing relationships with contractors and consultants, providing work direction and monitoring contract compliance.
13. Represent Community Transit at relevant meetings, forums, conferences and transportation related events and associations.
Light work. Light work involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be very little, a job is in this category when it requires a good deal of walking or standing, or when it involves sitting most of the time with some pushing and pulling of arm or leg controls. To be considered capable of performing a full or wide range of light work, you must have the ability to do substantially all of these activities. If someone can do light work, we determine that they can also do sedentary work, unless there are additional limiting factors such as loss of fine dexterity or inability to sit for long periods of time.
Application and Selection Process
1. Only on-line applications accepted.
2. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.
3. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position. The evaluation process may include interviews, background check, reference checks and various performance tests.
Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue of 24 days of Paid Time off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.
If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.
Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.