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Location: Philadelphia, PA

Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Coordinator

Salary: $60,000 - $80,000

Agency Description
The Managing Director’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS) is charged with driving change through our transportation and infrastructure systems. OTIS leads a portfolio of departments, including Streets Transportation, Streets Sanitation, Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), and the Office of Sustainability to provide cost-effective quality services with a focus on the resident. OTIS collaborates with a wide variety of organizations such as Amtrak, DVRPC, PATCO, PennDOT, and SEPTA.

More information about the functions of OTIS can be found at: www.phila.gov/otis, https://www.phila.gov/departments/office-of-sustainability, and https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-streets/.

Job Description
The City of Philadelphia seeks multiple highly motivated, flexible, creative, and independent project coordinators with excellent communication, interpersonal, and technical skills to join OTIS in the role of Complete Streets Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Coordinator. The Complete Streets Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Coordinator will be involved in the implementation of a range of complete streets projects and advancing the goals of the City’s CONNECT Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan. Through their work and projects, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Coordinator will advance transportation equity and make Philadelphia a safer, more accessible city for all roadway users.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Coordinators will be part of a team of planners, engineers, and other professionals with a portfolio of projects in a specific region of the city. They will serve as a subject matter expert on bike and pedestrian safety to ensure that the needs of bicycle riders and walkers are considered in each project in their area. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day completion of project deliverables, coordination across different stakeholder groups, and management of consultant engineering and planning work.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating multiple efforts to move the project plan forward and in a timely manner. They must be able to identify any gaps and implement plans to increase efficiency and operations within the project lifecycle.

Essential Functions
Do the work

  • Ensure best practice designs for multimodal transportation, transit infrastructure and facilities, intersection safety, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and mobility to make Philadelphia’s streets reflect the needs of its residents are incorporated in infrastructure projects
  • Responsible for daily management, planning and coordination for multiple complete streets projects
  • Lead the development of specific bicycle facilities or pedestrian amenities within their project portfolio Support additional projects as assigned to assure that the needs of people who walk and ride bicycles are considered in project development
  • Coordinate project implementation and review across City departments (Streets, Commerce, Parks & Recreation) and partner agencies such as PennDOT, DVRPC, SEPTA, etc.
  • Provide bicycle and pedestrian performance metrics, data, and design standards.
  • Develop, propose and communicate transportation designs using engineering plans, graphics and written documents drawing on the latest knowledge from engineering, active transportation, and safe system fields
  • Review development and infrastructure plans for complete streets transportation system impacts, infrastructure requirements, or compliance with applicable transportation regulations and its impacts on the community.

Collaborate

  • Be collaborative team member within OTIS and support strategic relationships with staff across various City departments to better implement programs and projects
  • Participate in meetings with inter-governmental partners, stakeholders and community groups related to current and future transportation concerns
  • Support City projects that advance the goals in the CONNECT Plan, Vision Zero Action Plan, the Philadelphia Transit Plan, and the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
  • Support OTIS role as the leader and convener for the Vision Zero Action Plan

Communicate

  • Support conversation with governmental officials and community groups to elicit support and promote public awareness
  • Prepare and deliver communications materials such as presentations, memorandums, reports, data, and maps to a variety of audiences and in various forums
  • Support community and stakeholder engagement across department
  • Monitor and report on program and project goals through collected data and metrics.
  • Be able to communicate to a wide variety of audiences

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of principles of multimodal transportation planning including area and corridor planning with a strong focus on bicycle and pedestrian facilities or other active transportation options.
  • Ability to execute the scope of the overall project within OTIS policy and procedures
  • Working knowledge of NACTO Urban Street/Bikeway/Transit Design Guides, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and other relevant design guidelines.
  • Able to work effectively and independently with City staff, resident groups, businesses, individuals, property owners and other stakeholders on behalf of the City to achieve and implement active transportation programs, projects and plans.
  • Ability to ensure appropriate documents are available for each phase of the project
  • Ability to create and meet project plans, timelines, and monitor progress via reporting and status updates
  • Collaborative team member with focus on achieving shared objectives maintaining on-going productive working relationships.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentation abilities
  • Ability to analyze situational information, constraints, or data and present findings in written reports, visual and verbal communication
  • Ability to understand and work with a diverse community (racially, gender, age, and socio-economically)
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, GIS, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to use or willingness and ability to learn and interpret other analytical and design software (AutoCAD, Synchro, Vissim, etc) as required.
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Passion for building community capacity to help build a safer, equitable, sustainable, healthier transportation environment for our constituents 

Qualifications
Required:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil or Transportation Engineering or Urban Planning or comparable fields
  • 2 or more years’ experience in transportation planning, engineering, project implementation or related fields

Desirable:

  • A Master's degree or additional certification in the fields mentioned above
  • Experience working with the City of Philadelphia, its neighborhoods and governmental structure
  • Experience riding a bicycle in Philadelphia or other major urban areas

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and describe in your cover letter how your own experiences equip you to excel in this position.

How to Apply
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, references and resume. Apply online at: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/ni/CityofPhiladelphia/c3521ff9-ad21-4bb8-94f5-370fa5080acc