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Project Manager III, Capital Programs & Planning Traffic Signal Synchronization

Company: Orange County Transportation Authority
Location: Orange
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

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 policies.
  • 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 plans.
  • Prepares and presents highly complex written reports and technical analysis.
  • 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 planning.
    • Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and proficiency in some or all of the following software packages are desired: Synchro, SimTraffic, Tru-Traffic, and AutoCAD.
    • 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 solutions.
    • Principles and techniques of project management.
    • Preparation and implementation of project timelines and plans.
    • Contract negotiation and administration, budget development and administration.
    • 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 consultants.
      • Manage multiple activities concurrently.
      • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse range of stakeholder groups.
      • Analyze complex transportation problems and formulate recommendations.
      • Develop a consensus among various agencies.
      • Maintain positive working relationships with local agencies.
      • Plan, organize, and manage large projects with a multitude of complex issues.
      • Resolve problems affecting projects between various departments within the agency.
      • Develop and implement long-range strategies to achieve project milestones.
      • 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 public.
      • Clearly and logically deal with issues and responses dealing with the environmental and design elements of project planning and development progression.
      • Manage multiple complex transportation studies and projects concurrently, including documents and project reports and other planning studies.
      • 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 respond effectively.
        • 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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