Project Manager III, Capital Programs & Planning Traffic Signal Synchronization
Company: Orange County Transportation Authority
Posted on: July 13, 2019
About OCTA: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA),
Orange County's primary transportation agency. It's our job to
develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance the quality
of life and keep Orange County moving. Operating in a 798
square-mile area, we serve more than 3 million residents in 34
cities and unincorporated areas. Our responsibilities extend to all
forms of transportation, including bus and paratransit service,
Metrolink commuter rail service, planned future rail, including
street cars, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, freeway, street and
road improvement projects, motorist services and regulating taxi
operations. OCTA has been recognized for excellence in the public
transportation industry by the American Public Transportation
Association, and has been honored with awards from local and
national organizations for our transportation improvements. OCTA's
core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication customer
focus and can-do spirit. Overview: Under minimal direction,
develops and manages a wide range of complex traffic signal
synchronization and intelligent transportation system (ITS)
activities including all phases of development, management, and
oversight of projects related to the Authority's Regional Traffic
Signal Synchronization Program. Confers with projects managers to
determine performance and implement changes to traffic signal
synchronization related issues as needed. Frequently resolves
highly complex traffic signal synchronization and advanced ITS
issues, creatively utilizing knowledge gained from extensive
experience where procedures may not be prescribed or well defined.
Acts as mentor and/or "lead" to lower level team members as well as
consulting firms, in all areas of professional responsibilities.
Coordinates with the Authority's departments and local
jurisdictions regarding ITS components such as advanced traffic
controllers, detection, communication, and other emerging
technologies. Convene and lead regional Traffic Forums and
technical workshops. Reviews external traffic impact reports and
provides written reports on impacts to the Authority's plans and
programs. This is an exempt position in Salary Grade T: Min
$96,283.20 – Mid $117,842.40 – Max $139,401.60 annually. The
starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.
The application deadline for this position is Thursday, July 11,
2019. This list is intended to indicate the general nature and
level of work performed by employees within this classification and
is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all
tasks required of employees assigned to this job.
- Manages multi-jurisdictional signal traffic signal
synchronization and advanced ITS projects in conjunction with local
agencies and Caltrans. Key duties include developing scopes of
work, procuring consultants, overseeing consultant contracts, and
ensuring adherence to scope, schedule, and budget.
- Mentors project team members to conduct highly complex traffic
signal timing/optimization, ITS and related technology
applications, intersection and roadway level-of-service analyses,
site access/circulation analyses, and report preparation.
- Actively participate in the OCTA Innovations Team and provide
technical input on innovative transportation technologies and
- Prepares and manages cooperative agreements with transportation
agencies, including Caltrans, cities, and counties.
- Works with local agencies and Caltrans to prepare, implement,
and monitor countywide and local traffic signal synchronization
- Prepares and presents highly complex written reports and
- Coordinates technical planning activities with internal
departments and external agencies.
- Represents Authority at the local, regional, state, and federal
level including attending public meetings, making presentations,
responding to professional group inquiries and participating on
technical committees.Any combination or education and experience
equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Civil
Engineering/Transportation Engineering or related field with a
minimum of seven years of traffic signal synchronization project
management experience, three years of which are at the senior level
in traffic signal synchronization project management. Experience
coordinating and implementing advanced ITS projects is preferred.
Registration as a Professional Traffic Engineer (TE) in the State
of California (or the ability to be licensed within a reasonable
time frame) is desirable. Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of traffic signal synchronization and
advanced ITS technologies with large budgets and visibility.
- ITS elements including advanced traffic management systems,
advanced traffic controllers, traffic detectors, communications,
transit signal priority, video systems, signal performance
measures, and autonomous/connected vehicles.
- Project management techniques and systems.
- Local, state, and federal codes, laws, regulations and
procedures related to traffic signal synchronization and
- Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet
applications, and proficiency in some or all of the following
software packages are desired: Synchro, SimTraffic, Tru-Traffic,
- Legal language and terminology.
- Mentoring and/or training skill sets for coaching Traffic
project team members.
- Current project planning practices and regulatory laws relating
to major projects.
- Translating business needs into data analysis and reporting
- Principles and techniques of project management.
- Preparation and implementation of project timelines and
- Contract negotiation and administration, budget development and
- Transportation project-related processes and procedures at the
federal, state, and local levels.
- Transportation funding and public financing principles.
- Principles and procedures of contract management.
- Principles, practices, and techniques of professional writing
and oral communications.
- Agency's operations, services, capital programs and existing
funding and revenue streams. Ability to:
- Plan, organize and direct the work of staff and
- Manage multiple activities concurrently.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse range of
- Analyze complex transportation problems and formulate
- Develop a consensus among various agencies.
- Maintain positive working relationships with local
- Plan, organize, and manage large projects with a multitude of
- Resolve problems affecting projects between various departments
within the agency.
- Develop and implement long-range strategies to achieve project
- Motivate and lead teams to deliver projects that meet
requirements on time and on budget.
- Communicate clearly and persuasively with appointed and elected
government officials, business and community organizations,
interest groups, customers, employees and members of the general
- Clearly and logically deal with issues and responses dealing
with the environmental and design elements of project planning and
- Manage multiple complex transportation studies and projects
concurrently, including documents and project reports and other
- Exercise decision-making skills for highly complex projects
that may have project budget implications.
- Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with
government officials, boards, and agencies.
- Understand agency and divisional goals and objectives.
- Present technical as well as conceptual information to a
variety of audiences.
- Facilitate meetings and work sessions with project teams.
- Accurately estimate resources required for projects.
- Make analyses and recommendations based on findings in studies,
field observations, and public contracts. Working
Conditions/Physical Activities: (The physical demands described are
representative of those that must be met by the employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA
provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions).Positions in this
class typically require:
- Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office
environment, depending upon assignment.
- Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to
- Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Fingering,
Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions
in computer use. Hazardous Conditions: Positions in this class may
also include some or all of these factors:
- Hazardous physical conditions/materials.
- Atmospheric conditions.
- Intense noise.
- Travel.Compensation and Benefits: OCTA offers an attractive
compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and
vision health insurance programs, flex time (may be available),
paid sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, short-term and
long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts,
retirement, deferred compensation plan, educational reimbursement,
excellent in-house training programs, free transportation passes
for the employee and dependents, wellness and ergonomic programs,
and much more. OCTA is an equal opportunity employer and will not
tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color,
age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, status as a
protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally
protected classification or status.
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