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Transportation Planner/Engineer

Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation (SPC) seeks a Transportation Planner/Engineer to assist with the development, implementation and administration of programs within the Transportation Planning Department. Position reports to the Manager of Transportation Operations and Safety. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and administration of work plans for various transportation operations and safety initiatives
  • Major responsibility for updating, maintaining, and managing data associated with the Congestion Management Process (CMP). The CMP is a broad, regional level planning tool designed to help manage congestion by identifying congested corridors and recommending multimodal strategies for congestion mitigation. The goal of the CMP is to provide information that helps transportation planners, professionals and others to understand the overall congestion climate in individual corridors and the region
  • Assist with the studies developed by the Regional Traffic Signal Program
  • Assist in the development of the Regional Operations Plan
  • Participate in Regional Road Safety Audits  
  • Maintain and update files and databases on various program activities
  • Review and edit select reports and memorandums
  • Plan, prepare for and staff both technical and specialty meetings

Qualifications:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Civil Engineering, or other closely related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in traffic engineering or transportation planning preferred
  • Must have exceptional communication, organization, analytical and database/computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and work with federal, state and local officials on a regular basis

To Apply:

  • Email letter of interest and resume to:  hr@spcregion.org
  • EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
  • SPC provides competitive compensation, including an excellent benefits package, flex time, mileage reimbursement, holiday/vacation pay and more.

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Transportation Program Development Manager

The Transportation Program Development Manager, reporting directly to the Transportation Planning Director, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development and maintenance of the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as well as a number of other associated, critical initiatives and programs. The successful candidate will be required to supervise Program Development Group staff and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders including: state, federal and local government partners; non-profits and advocacy groups; the private sector and the public to advance regional transportation planning and programming. A high level of competence and responsibility is required in carrying out daily tasks and activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Applies federal and state planning regulations in the development of all programs and transportation planning and programming processes.
  • Evaluates findings of investigations, surveys, and studies to formulate policies and planning applications, also recommends procedural and process improvements for programs, projects and services.
  • Serves as a liaison with local governments, the public, funding agencies and other stakeholders providing information to promote regional growth.
  • Applies knowledge of federal and state transportation funding and grant programs in the development of project budgets and monitors expenditures against those budgets.
  • Consults with staff and others in government, business and private organizations to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems.
  • Directs and conducts transportation studies and research; prepares reports, transportation plans and other publications relating to the strategic improvement of the regional transportation network.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of staff to ensure continuing operation, maximize returns on investments and increase productivity.
  • Reviews and analyzes legislation, laws, and public policy and recommends changes to promote and support interests of the region.
  • Supervise/manage Transportation Program Development staff – including team building, collaboration, instructing, effective delegation and time management.
  • Manage multiple programs, projects and initiatives to be delivered on-time within budget.
  • All other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Planning, Civil Engineering, or other closely related field required.
  • At least 10 years of related experience with a minimum of two years experience as a Project Manager or a supervisor.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working with public officials at all levels.
  • PE or AICP Certification desired.
  • Knowledge of federal and state transportation planning, programming and project development requirements
  • General computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications.
  • Working knowledge of GIS applications desired.

To Apply:

  • Email letter of interest and resume to: hr@spcregion.org
  • EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
  • SPC provides competitive compensation, including an excellent benefits package, flex-time, mileage reimbursement, holiday/vacation pay and more.

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Ridesharing Program Manager

SPC is responsible for plans and programs aimed at the implementation of the region’s federally-mandated Long-Range Transportation Plan. The Plan includes programs and projects designed to implement transportation demand management (TDM) strategies that support enhanced operation of the region’s transportation network. The person we hire for this position will assist in the coordination of staff activities toward successful implementation of those programs and projects.

Ridesharing is one important component of TDM. SPC has a well-established multi-layered regional ridesharing program. This position is responsible for the continuing staff-supported activities, as well as certain contractor-supported activities associated with that program. The successful candidate will be required to supervise Ridesharing Program staff and will work with staff from the Multimodal Transportation Planning Group to advance the regional Ridesharing Program.   The candidate will also be required to monitor the work of outside contractors for project progress ad contract compliance.  A high level of responsibility is required in carrying out daily tasks and activities.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with staff and external planning partners to advance a broad range of TDM strategies in support of the region’s transportation planning process.
  • Collaborate with staff in the development, implementation, coordination, and administration of work plans for various rideshare planning and operational initiatives.
  • Supervise and direct activities of staff that manage the daily operation of ridesharing programs, including the regional vanpool program.
  • Supervise and direct activities of staff that conducts outreach and public information activities of ridesharing program services.  
  • Maintain and update files on program activity, including oversight and data analysis of the regional ride-matching database.
  • Supervise data collection and reporting to the National Transit Database for the regional vanpool program.
  • Prepare solicitation materials, process documentation, and supervise evaluation and selection activities for contracting opportunities related to contractor assistance for various work products and services in support of regional ridesharing and TDM.
  • Monitor and document progress and compliance of various third-party contracts required for the completion of work products and services related to regional ridesharing and TDM. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field, Masters degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of related experience with a minimum of two years experience as a project manager or supervisor.
  • Knowledge of federal and state transportation funding sources and regulations.
  • General computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications.
  • Demonstrable abilities in written and oral comprehension and expression; information organization and problem identification; and, systems perception.

To Apply:

Email letter of interest and resume to: hr@spcregion.org

EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

SPC provides competitive compensation, including an excellent benefits package, flex-time, mileage reimbursement, holiday/vacation pay and more.

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Transportation Planning Interns (Full Time)

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the ten-county region including the City of Pittsburgh and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.

SPC is seeking interns (May-August) for various transportation planning projects including traffic counting, transport modeling, traffic operations studies, safety studies, pedestrian and bicycle planning, data collection, data base development-data analysis, transit planning and related activities. The work environment will vary for different projects. Most positions will include both indoor and outdoor assignments. Interns will be assigned to one of five primary project areas depending on their interests and aptitudes:

Interns may be asked to assist with projects outside their primary project areas. Preferred candidates would be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Geography, Planning, Civil Engineering, Information Science, Data Analytics or a related field. Access to a vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver's license will be required for some positions.

Hourly rate is $12.75. Travel will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate of $0.545/mile.

Additional information about SPC can be found at http://wwwspcregion.org.

Email response preferred. Send letter of interest and resume in confidence to hr@spcregion.org or by mail to Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3451.

EEO/ AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

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