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Location: Philadelphia, PA

Transit 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 Transit Project Coordinator. The Complete Streets Transit 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 The Philadelphia Transit Plan. Through their work and projects, the Transit Project Coordinator will advance transportation equity and make Philadelphia a City Connected by Transit.

The Complete Streets Transit Planner will be part of a team of planners, engineers, and other professionals with a portfolio of projects in a specific region of the city. The Transit Project Coordinator will serve as the subject matter expert on transit design and transit agency coordination to ensure that transit operations and transit users are considered in each project in their area. The Transit 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 Transit 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 across agencies for transit priority complete streets project
  • Support additional projects as assigned to assure that transit users and transit operations are adequately represented
  • Coordinate project implementation and review across City departments (Streets, Commerce, Parks & Recreation) and partner agencies such as SEPTA, PennDOT, DVRPC, PATCO, Amtrak, etc.
  • 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
  • Serve as resource of transit performance metrics, transit data, and transit design standards.
  • Review development and infrastructure plans for complete streets transportation system impacts, infrastructure requirements, or compliance with applicable transportation regulations and its impact 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
  • Support conversation with governmental officials and community groups to elicit support and promote public awareness
  • 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 in activities related to SEPTA’s Bus Revolution project as appropriate

Communicate

  • 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
  • Participate in meetings with inter-governmental partners, stakeholders and community groups related to transportation concerns
  • 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 transit integration into streetscape design
  • Ability to execute the scope of the overall project within OTISs policy and procedures
  • Ability to create and meet project plans, timelines, and monitor progress via reporting and status updates
  • Ability to understand and work with a diverse community (racially, gender, age, and socio-economically)
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • 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 prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • 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  
  • 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.
  • 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

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/f87833c0-e0d7-453b-b2ed-396776419ce2