This is the senior level of the Planning Manager series. At this level, incumbents will be able to work with minimal direction and utilize sound judgment; serve as a subject matter expert who possesses the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to manage multiple complex projects. The position will be responsible for managing internal staff and/or consultants.
TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning January 31, 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
- Conducts complex planning, implementation, funding and analytical projects and programs.
- Manages major transportation projects and research studies.
- Applies, develops, and evaluates analytical, quantitative and statistical tools and their results.
- Provides technical support and makes presentations to public and private groups on SCRRA projects and programs.
- Participates in regional and statewide transportation forums.
- Participates in developing program guidelines, strategies, and policies for capital projects, service design, stations and facilities.
- Negotiates and executes cooperative agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with various agencies.
- Develops and negotiates scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, contracts, and agreements.
- Conducts analysis and makes policy recommendation on state of good repair and asset management.
- Develops and monitors forecasts, impacts and budgets for plans, programs and projects.
- Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of alternative funding plans, programs, and projects.
- Manages contractor/consultant contracts.
- Analyzes and manages contractor budgets.
- Conducts analyses and makes recommendations regarding third party projects that are adjacent to or may impact Metrolink right of way or facilities.
- Prepares comprehensive reports, correspondence and presentations;
- Supervises subordinate staff.
- Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees.
- Perform research using advanced analytical and planning methods and metrics with the goal of achieving cost savings, revenue enhancements, and/or improved processes.
- Supports development of capital programs including cost estimation, early planning, and advancing the environmental clearance / review process.
- Coordinate with other Authority departments to evaluate operational, planning, and safety issues with BNSF, UPRR freight railroads, Amtrak, the California High Speed Rail Authority, and other railroads.
- Review environmental documents of outside agency or private projects that are being planned in close proximity to the SCRRA rail system.
- Develop and maintain relationships with service partners such as other transit operators to improve service coordination, communication and collaboration for complementary efforts.
- Collaborate with SCRRA staff and stakeholders, including regional planning and regulatory organizations.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, ect), Public Policy, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Operations Research, Project / Construction Management, or a related area.
- A minimum of (7) years of progressively responsible work experience in transportation planning and project development.
- A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience.
- A valid class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI's within the last three years.
- Master's degree in a related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing public procurement and complex contract administration processes
- Theories, principles, and practices of contract administration for public agencies
- The Authority's operations and business processes
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related tools
- Project management software
- Use of budgeting software (Oracle)
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups at all levels within and outside of the organization
- Manage multiple projects
- Transition between standing, walking and sitting at varying lengths of time
- Climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
- Use hands to finger, handle, feel and grasp tools to perform the duties of the position
- Ability to lift, hold and move objects up to 25 lbs.
- Hear and perceive the nature of sounds
- Listen and express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words
- Adjust visual focus.
Position requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Based on job duties, work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, railroad track and right-of-way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as trains, heavy trucks, construction, etc.).
Following a review of resumes and/or applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Eligible applicants will be notified of the exact time and place of assessments and interview. Candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, skills and ability in job related areas. Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a reference check, including degree verification and criminal records check provided through SCRRA .
Internal Candidates: Employees with active discipline as defined in the HR Policy No. 5.3 Positive Discipline Program and/or with performance that does not meet the standard for "meets expectations" as defined in the Performance Planning and Appraisal Process may be precluded from consideration and placement in the position.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the SCRRA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The SCRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/ADA
- Employee Events
- Employee Referral Program
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Paid Holidays
- Paid sick days
- Professional Development
- Retirement / Pension Plans
- Subsidized Commuting
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Vacation/paid time off