Job Details

Job Title:
Senior Planner/Project Management

Job Location:
Savannah, Georgia

Salary:
$62000.00 - $78000.00

Salary Frequency:
Yearly

Description:
**COMPANY IS OFFERING A $1000 RECRUITING BONUS** SUMMARY OF JOB: The Senior Planner/Project Manager, under the direction of the Planning Manager, will assist with the development of short and long-range plans, grant applications, service reports, and special studies for the transit authority as well as project development and management. Requires demonstrated successful project management for complex and other projects. Coordinates with regional partners in the planning process to ensure the inclusion of multi-modal transportation into regional and local plans. Serves as the Authority's representative on all committees and panels as assigned. Assists and makes recommendations regarding bus-stop location and spacing, transit route alignment, and capital project development. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: * Long-Range Planning: Develop feasibility studies for the expansion of public transportation in the region; Analyze impacts, project ridership, and forecast costs for new transit service; Prepare case studies and coordinate with regional partners on long-term projects; Collect and analyze relevant service and demographic data for inclusion in the TDP. * Short-Range Planning: Assist with the development of the Authority's 5-year Transit Development Plan (TDP); Conduct cost-benefit analyses for potential new transit services including but not limited to flex and on-demand service, part and ride commuter service, micro-transit, and Transportation Network Company (TNC) partnerships; Perform service analyses and work with the Planning staff to develop recommendations for service improvements; Attend monthly public hearings and facilitate discussions on proposed service changes and improvements. * Transit Program Development: Assist the Planning Manager with the development of local, state, and federal grant applications; Research federal compliance standards and offer basic guidance on program development; Work with contracted service providers to develop routes, stops, and schedules; Assist Planning staff with the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual service reports. * Project Management: Initiate projects by defining main project objectives; Create integrated project plans; Complete work identified in project plans; Monitor key milestones, schedule, and budget; Project closeout management. * General Functions: Provide updates on transit planning and related activities to local stakeholder groups and local, state, and federal officials; Make presentations regarding transit planning, operations, and administration in public meetings and other forums; Maintain effective communication with other departments; Ensures the needs of passengers and employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the ADA and related regulations/policy so that they can fully benefit as a service provider and an employer; Performs other duties as assigned by the Planning Manager. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: * Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Political Science, Economics, or a related field of study. Master's degree preferred. * Three (3) to Five (5) years of professional experience required in transit planning or community planning, public administration, or related duties. * Preferred experience with one or more of the following: Transit/Transportation industry (agency or consultant), Geographic Information Systems; AICP, PE, or PMP certification is a plus. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: * Possess strong verbal and written communication skills. * Read and write full reports and correspondence both for the public and for a technical audience. English required; bilingual skills (specifically Spanish) a plus. * Understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions. * Deal with problems involving several variables in wide-ranging situations. * Strong analytical skills are required. * Advanced computer skills are required. * Experience with Smartsheet, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. * Experience with ArcGIS, Remix Transit Planning software, or SPSS is a plus. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a sedentary position for extended periods of time, compiles, inputs, communicate, and exchange information. The employee is required to move about/traverse in an upright position. The employee must regularly transport and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently transport and/or move up to 20 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: * The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: * The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so qualified. When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia. #CBAH

Requirements:
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 36 Months

Special Requirements:
Applicant Must have a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Political Science, Economics, or a related field of study.
Applicant Must have at least (3) three years of professional experience in transit planning or community planning, public administration, or related duties.
Applicant Must have experience with Smartsheet, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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