Transit Systems 2018-03-13 2018-04-17

Senior Transit Engineer

Company: Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority - MAX View more listings
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 102035

This is a senior level professional position in the Planning Division reporting to the Director of Planning and Development. This position serves as a liaison to the engineering staff of various municipalities, county government, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), state Department of Transportation and consultant firms. The Senior Planner will assist in drafting project scopes of work; participate in and directly manage projects as assigned; and represent the division with internal and external entities. The position requires excellent organizational skills; advanced knowledge of transit and transportation planning and engineering methodologies, the metropolitan planning process, land use planning concepts, project management methodologies, Federal Transit Administration funding and grant administration process. The successful candidate must have a combination of technical and people skills and the ability to work well with assorted internal and external stakeholders, consultant staff, federal, state, and local staff to ensure that assigned projects are delivered on-time and within budget.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration

  1. Valid Alabama Driver’s License or ability to obtain one before employment.

  2. Possession of Professional Engineer (PE) Certification is required, or ability to obtain certification within one (1) year of employment.

  3. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.

Education / Experience
  1. A Bachelor’s degree and/or Masters from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering.

  2. Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible transportation, traffic and/or transit engineering experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. Knowledge of planning theories, principles, and practices relating to transit projects; federal, state, and local funding regulations; fiscal controls, and legal constraints pertaining to public transportation.

  2. Principles, practices, methods and techniques used in traffic engineering and operations.

  3. Techniques for improving transit operations and mitigating impacts in neighborhoods, urban core areas, and major arterials and other areas of the network. Techniques for improving transit operations and safety.

  4. Knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their application in transportation and land use planning and analysis.

  5. Knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of travel demand forecasting models and their application in transit ridership forecasting and analysis.

  6. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Power Point, and database programs such as Access and Excel spreadsheets.

  7. Ability to use analytical and statistical techniques and software such as SPSS to draw and present clear and informative conclusions from data to a wide variety of audiences, ranging from technical professionals to Board members, elected officials, and the general public.

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