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Company: Greater Dayton RTA
Job Title:
Transit System Redesign Project Manager
Dayton, Ohio
Job Status:  Full-time
Job ID: 96747
Website: http://www.i-riderta.org/careers


Under the leadership of the Planning and Service Development Manager, the Transit System Redesign Project Manager performs highly responsible professional and supervisory work for project development and management of the Transit System Redesign (TSR) Project. Position is responsible for managing the overall project implementation of the TSR, and ensuring that the project scope reflects prioritization including critical path schedule and budget development and tracking. The Project Manager arranges, facilitates and participates in cross-departmental meetings communicating priorities and ensuring that the TSR project is advancing to meet project deadlines.


Assists in creating and evaluating service re-design plans using available operating data, existing previous planning documents, community feedback, GIS demographic data among other relevant resources. Manages and oversees the implementation of the Transit System Redesign (TSR) Project to ensure project requirements, deliverables, and timelines are met per the TSR Plan. Requires facilitation to internal and external staff, and third party contractors and their project manager; Leads coordination, communication, and management of the TSR. Ensures that regular meetings are held, and that necessary and appropriate decisions are concluded on time. Minutes of the meetings are completed for the meetings, and that departments along with key stakeholders are completing action items pertaining to the schedule. Escalates schedule conflicts and resource availability issues to Chief Customer & Business Development Officer for resolution; Updates the project schedule on a monthly basis and tracks performance. Project schedule shall be a critical path schedule that is disseminated to Senior Staff on a monthly basis. A monthly report shall be completed to detail the progress and identify any tasks that are behind schedule. A new schedule and scope must be completed for those tasks in conjunction with the appropriate department and key stakeholders in order to get the project back on schedule. Manages and oversees isolated contractor work designated. As such, acts as Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager for these isolated contracts to ensure the third party contractor performs work at a quality level that meets RTA’s requirements for milestone payment approval. Engages internal resources as needed to verify quality performance and successful completion of deliverables, and obtains RTA sign off approval on the deliverables. Works with departments and key stakeholders to develop detailed budgets for the project; attends internal and external meetings assisting in educating the community and customers; Understands any federal, state or local requirements necessary for full implementation of the TSR Project, including ADA, Title VI and Environmental Justice guidelines. Review and approve invoices from contractors. Monitors financial reports to ensure proper accounting of project expenditures. Coordinates with appropriate parties to resolve issues; Regular, predictable and punctual attendance required. Support and execute RTA’s mission, vision and Core Values. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Assists in Development of Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for professional services or Request for Bids (RFB) for contractor activities; assists in the negotiation, preparation and administration of professional services engineering services, amenities and construction contracts; Manages and provides leadership in the selection of consultants and contractors. Ensures the agency meets its DBE goals for consultants and contractors. Takes corrective action as necessary, on a timely basis, and in accordance with policy; and The above description covers the most significant duties performed but does not include other occasional work that may be assigned which would be similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in regional and city planning, civil engineering, transportation, or logistics and seven (7) years in transit planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.




Knowledge of governmental agencies including the FTA, Regional Planning Organizations, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Skills in project management on complex projects; Skills in MS Office Suite of products (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.); and GIS; ? Ability to learn transit related software such as Remix, Ridecheck Plus and ITS related applications ? Ability to lead a diverse set of professionals on a large complex project with a proven track record of accomplishments; and ? Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external resources to resolve potential conflicts and maintain a teamwork atmosphere.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: ? Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension, keeps others adequately informed selects and uses appropriate communication methods. ? Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge, exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills keeps abreast of current developments, requires minimal supervision displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively. ? Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations exhibits tact and consideration, offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts. ? Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, arrives at meetings and appointments on time. ? Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values, benefits organization through outside activities, supports affirmative action and respects diversity.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, using diplomacy and effective interpersonal relations with a variety of individuals, including customers with disabilities.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


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. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Exposure to all types of weather and driving conditions.


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. Occasional light physical effort with continuous or repeated changes of position. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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