Senior Transportation Planning Manager

Posted on January 13, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY
The Senior Transportation Planning Manager is a full-time, salaried position with traditional weekday office hours and some evening meetings, travel, and events outside of regular office hours. Primary duties consist of the development, maintenance, and implementation of Tri-County’s management systems activities for pavement, safety, and congestion. This position is also responsible for ensuring the realization of investment priorities outlined in the agency’s long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) as projects are implemented through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). In addition, this planning manager conducts a variety of technical transportation planning work tasks in support of the development of products and deliverables that plan for a safe, reliable, efficient, and seamless multimodal transportation network for the region. This position reports to the Deputy Director.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Coordinates Pavement Management System (PaMS) that considers pavement condition data; evaluates strategic pavement preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation options; and identifies optimal investment scenarios
  • Manages a regional Safety Management System (SMS) to systematically identify, prioritize, improve, and evaluate the performance of regional transportation safety investments; develops, maintains, and implements the agency’s safety plan and conducts needs analyses
  • Executes a Congestion Management Process (CMP) to evaluate and improve regional transportation system reliability, safety, and performance as needed
    • develops and maintains process to determine system reliability and mobility indexes
    • assesses alternative strategies for congestion management
    • determines and executes methods and approaches to address identified deficiencies
    • Conducts performance-based needs analyses, develops technical content, and monitors implementation of investment strategies that address deficiencies as identified in the MTP in coordination with the Deputy Director
    • Provides secondary staff resource for maintaining transportation project data in the JobNet system as changes occur and assists with TIP processes and programming needs
    • Acts as program liaison with the region’s public transportation agencies to coordinate transit planning activities and collaborates with the Transportation Program Implementation Manager on project programming
    • Supports special projects and initiatives based on regional needs, emerging technologies, and federal transportation requirements
    • Collaborates with Deputy Director and agency program staff to integrate transportation best practices and planning activities with the agency’s community development and environmental programming
    • Serves as a regional resource on best practices and effective transportation procedures for planning professionals; provides technical assistance, training, and education to local agencies and planning partners

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