Job Alert! Cost Allocation Manager (Finance Project Manager) – Amtrak @ New York City (or) Washington, DC

April 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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Summary of duties

This position will be responsible for supervising the annual allocation of operating and capital costs among the nine passenger railroads that operate on the Northeast Corridor rail line. This annual process was adopted by the Northeast Corridor Commission in September 2015 and is described in the NortheastCorridor Commuter and Intercity Rail Cost Allocation Policy.

The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing a complex project that is repeated on annual basis and involves the ongoing participation of Amtrak and public transportation agencies from the northeast states. The role requires both technical competency and exceptional communication skills that are necessary to work through complex disputes among participating stakeholders. Specific activities include managing the collection and processing of financial data from nine operating railroads and multiple infrastructure owners; managing multiple consultant teams that serve as an extension of staff with responsibility for performing key project tasks; performing ongoing stakeholder outreach to collect necessary data; supporting resolution of multi-agency disputes; and identifying and implementing initiatives to improve the allocation process.

This position will also support the Commission’s response to an annual external review of the cost allocation process conducted by an independent auditing firm. The selected candidate may also support other Commission activities, including, but not limited to, the ongoing reporting of operating and capital costs and the continued refinement and development of the Commission’s policy.

Those applying for the position should have experience working with financial data and managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders. Experience working in public transportation or passenger rail is beneficial, but not essential.

This position is intended to be located in New York, NY. However, there may be flexibility to locate the position in Washington, DC.

Essential Functions

• Supervise the annual cost allocation process, with assistance and oversight from other Commission staff, including collecting data, overseeing all cost allocation procedures, performing quality assurance and control, and preparing financial reports
• Manage consultant contracts to perform key tasks related to cost allocation and other Commission activities
• Consultant management activities including the development of scopes of work, estimation of project budgets, oversight and/or participation in the consultant selection process, and day-to-day management of consultant teams to ensure that projects are delivered on-time and on-budget
• Perform frequent coordination with stakeholders, including organizing ongoing, multi-agency meetings and webinars, delivering presentations to technical staff and agency leadership, identifying, documenting, and supporting the resolution of multi-agency disputes, and performing one-on-one briefings
• Support and oversee staff participation in the external financial review of the cost allocation process, including providing data, supporting documentation of the cost allocation process, and responding to questions posed by the external review team
• Participate in the development of any modifications of the Policy desired by the Commission

Required Work Experience

• Some professional level experience with the public or private sector
• Demonstrated experience working with financial data or financial systems
• Demonstrated experience managing complex projects
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills
• Ability to solve problems independently and work collaboratively with staff at all levels
• Attention to detail
• Strong working knowledge of Access, Excel and/or other database programs

Preferred Work Experience

• Experience working with the financial data of a passenger railroad or public transportation agency
• Direct experience managing consultants in the delivery of professional service related projects
• Direct experience as the leader of a team
• Knowledge of the rail infrastructure and operations along the Northeast Corridor

Preferred Education

Masters degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field

Communication and interpersonal skills

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

How to apply

The Commission is administratively hosted by Amtrak. Please file an application at the Amtrak Jobs site, Position ID 90214009.

Internship Alert! Research Internship Program – District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT)

March 7, 2017 at 9:26 am
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District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) Research Internship Program engages full-time students to work on specific research topics around the agency. The internship program allows DDOT to conduct research into topics of interest while also serving as a resource for students to acquire practical skills. The Howard University Transportation Research Center (HUTRC) recruits the interns and manages the program on DDOT’s behalf.

Applications accepted through March 24th, 2017. To apply: Go to https://www.hutrc.org/internships and follow the instructions on the website.
The program is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing from the DC region and nationwide. The summer internship program is scheduled to run for at least 10 weeks starting on Monday, June 5. The internships will be located at DDOT’s offices, 55 M Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. These are hourly, paid positions with a maximum of 40 hours a week with no paid holidays, no paid sick leave, and no overtime. All students are required to have basic computer skills, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.2017 Projects:

  1. Library Intern
  2. Human Resources Business Partnering Intern
  3. Civil Engineering Design Scope and Cost Estimation Intern
  4. Green Infrastructure Research for DDOT Construction Projects Intern
  5. Data Consolidation, Processing, and Visualization for ITS Asset Management and Traffic Operations Intern
  6. Traffic and Crash Data Analyst /Vision Zero Intern
  7. Performance Management Dashboards Intern
  8. Active Transportation Intern
  9. Smart Cities and District Mobility Intern
  10. Transit Projects Intern [2 positions available]
  11. Curbside Operations Data Intern [2 positions available] *one of these starts immediately

More details on the positions are in the position descriptions available on the website.

Job Alert! Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships – Eno Center for Transportation @ Washington, DC

February 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

The Eno Center for Transportation is an independent, non-partisan think-tank that promotes policy innovation and leads professional development in transportation. As part of its mission, Eno seeks continuous improvement in transportation and its public and private leadership in order to increase the system’s mobility, safety, and sustainability.

Eno seeks an enthusiastic, experienced DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS to work with President/CEO and partner with a distinguished Board in all fundraising activities and collaborations. The position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to lead the development activities of an established yet nimble organization. The position would build on an existing development strategy with the ability to shape the future direction. Eno’s core values include fostering personal and professional growth with a team of a diverse professionals in a cooperative environment.

The Position:

The Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships (the Director) is responsible for securing the relationships and funds needed to execute programs, events, and initiatives that further the mission of Eno. The Director plans, manages, and implements fundraising projects, campaigns and appeals. S/he also manages and identifies opportunities for beneficial partnerships/collaborations with similar organizations to further the mission of Eno.

  • Collaborates directly with President/CEO to develop and implement new fundraising strategies
  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with potential funders and solicits funds; writes letters of inquiry and proposals, follows up on proposals, and provides stewardship with foundation and institutional philanthropy contacts and individual donors
  • Works with President/CEO to communicate directly with Eno’s Board of Directors and achieve mutual fundraising goals. Functions as lead staff liaison to Board’s Development Committee
  • Identifies and manages institutional relationships and agreements that further the mission of Eno and the transportation industry.
  • Helps oversee organization of special events, such as Eno’s annual fundraising dinner
  • Manages reporting and milestones for contracted work
  • Works with Communications Manager to develop, implement, and maintain marketing efforts targeting campaign participants

Analyzes gift reports and donor statistics

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position would have a bachelor’s degree and progressive experience in fundraising for a not-for-profit organization, or similar. S/he would have excellent in organizational, managerial, and communication skills (written and oral), and bring an enthusiastic and positive attitude as well as high initiative. S/he would have mature judgement and the ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed without supervision. S/he he would have an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen.

Success factors:

  • Ability to think and plan strategically in the context of organizational goals
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Interest in transportation issues, passion for Eno’s mission
  • Professionalism and enthusiasm
  • A natural people-person
  • A team player with leadership qualities
  • Calm and unflappable problem-solver
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects simultaneously
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and proactively pursue them
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality
  • An unassailable sense of judgment and integrity

Job Alert! Transportation Planner – District Department of Transportation (DDOT) @ Washington, DC

January 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA), Policy Division. The incumbent is responsible for formulating and implementing public policy that (a) ensures the transportation needs of all users of the District of Columbia (DC) transportation system are met, and (b) provides safe and efficient transportation for all DC citizens.

Qualifications

Serves as the Administration’s representative on the DC Public Space Committee. Reviews, analyses and approval recommend approval/disapproval of private sector requests to occupy public space. Reviews applications for public space permits for compliance with DC safety standards. Reviews, analyses and provides technical comments on streetscape design plans submitted by private developers and DDOT for conformance with DC safety standards.

Establishes design policies and standards for streetscape elements, including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street trees and other street-furniture elements. Develops scopes of work for consultant studies to assess and improve transportation services. Manages consultant studies designed to improve transportation systems and safety. Assesses the operational effectiveness of the transportation system relative to capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety.

Collects and analyzes data on traffic design, pedestrian planning and design, transportation system management, safety enforcement and transit operational requirements. Develops alternatives for assuring safe and efficient utilization of the public transportation system within the City. Prepares technical position papers, reports, and policies on issues intended to increase the operational efficiency and safety of the City’s transportation system.

Analyzes and recommends solutions to traffic problems as identified by Advisory Neighborhood Commisions (ANC), community groups, technical staff and elected officials.

Performs other related duties as assigned

Click here to learn more and to apply

Job Alert: Bikeshare Planner @ MetroBike, LLC, Washington, DC

September 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm

MetroBike has the following job opportunity:

Bikeshare Planner

MetroBike, LLC is an internationally known bikeshare consultancy and the first of its kind in North America. Established in 2004, MetroBike has a client list which includes local and federal governments, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and universities.

MetroBike is hiring a full-time Bikeshare Planner in the Washington, D.C. region to assist with planning for the Capital Bikeshare system.

Responsibilities of the job include:

  • analysis of potential bikeshare station sites;
  • work with local government bureaus, federal agencies, private property owners, and civic associations to obtain input on proposed station sites;
  • develop a concept drawing for each station site;
  • coordinate construction of pads and bulb-outs on top of which stations will be installed;
  • direct station installations, relocations, expansions, and contractions with the operator;
  • coordinate signage, markings, and delineator placement; and
  • analyze data and write reports.

 Qualifications:

  • college degree in planning, transport, engineering, or related field, advanced degree a plus;
  • bicycle facility design experience;
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience;
  • excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • basic graphic design skills; and
  • passion for bikesharing and urban cycling.
  • GIS skills are a plus.

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $60,000 – $65,000. The benefits package includes paid time off, health, and a retirement plan that is matched by the company.

To be considered for this role, send your cover letter and resume to hello @ metrobike.net. This position is open until filled.

Job Alert: Transportation Planner (13) District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Street Car Project

August 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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This Transportation Planner position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Policy, Planning Sustainability Administration (PPSA). The incumbent is responsible for formulating transportation and transit planning documents for the District of Columbia’s (District) transportation network which advance the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and information along the public rights-of-way to improve the District’s environmental quality, economic competitiveness and quality of life for its citizens.

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Job Alert: Purple Line Implementation Manager @ Montgomery County, Maryland (Application deadline August 18, 2016)

August 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Glad to share this announcement – Purple Line Implementation Manager @ Montgomery County, Maryland. What an interesting project! This is a very exciting opportunity for someone with transit experience. Please note that the application deadline is Aug 18, 2016. Good luck!

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Job(s) Alert – Multiple Opportunities: Transportation SME, Transpo. Ops. Project Manager, Junior Transportation Engineer/Analyst) – Leidos @ Washington, DC

November 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Multiple opportunities for transportation professionals (engineers/planners/subject matter experts) are available at one of the well-respected companies in all of Washington, DC. FYI – you will be working in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation contracts.  Please let me know (transportgooru@gmail.com) if you are interested in applying.

623342 – Senior Transportation Operations SME

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/653286/Senior-Transportation-Operations-Subject-Matter-Expert-(SME)/

622669 – Transportation Operations Project Manager/Research Analyst

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/633336/Transportation-Operations-Project-Manager-Research-Analyst/

623240 – Junior Transportation Engineer/Research Analyst

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/650597/Jr.-Transportation-Engineer-Research-Analyst/

Job Alert: Policy Associate – Transportation for America @ Washington, DC

June 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Transportation for America is seeking a highly skilled and proactive team member with knowledge and interest in local, state and federal transportation policy to serve as Policy Associate. This person will report directly to the Policy Director and work closely with Transportation for America Consulting — a mission based consulting service — as well as with our members and stakeholders to help achieve progress on our priorities at all levels of government.

Transportation for America is an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country who are united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. We advocate for transportation reforms including increased local control of transportation planning and increased investments in infrastructure that boost long-term regional prosperity, and policies that improve the performance of the transportation system. This includes collaboration and support for local elected officials, chambers of commerce, businesses, and regional leaders in providing the tools and resources to allow them to complete their transportation priorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Present and discuss transportation policies and local implications with stakeholders including mayors, state representatives, state DOTs, regional chambers of commerce, transportation planners, businesses and equity advocates.
  • Represent Transportation for America and our key transportation policies before local councils, state legislatures, and on Capitol Hill.
  • Prepare legislative and policy documents related to local, state and federal transportation decisions.
  • Manage transportation policy programs to deliver resources and tools to elected officials and transportation practitioners throughout the country.

Qualifications:

  • Proactive, team-player
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of experience in legislative advocacy
  • Experience with state and/or local transportation policy
  • Experience with federal regulations and Congress is a plus, but not required.

Transportation for America offers a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits. This position is located in Washington, D.C. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Joe McAndrew atjoe.mcandrew@t4america.org with the subject line “Policy Associate application”

Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Transportation for America. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Transportation for America also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability.

Job Alert: Program Officer (Studies and Special Programs) – Transportation Research Board (TRB) @ Washington, DC

April 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council— a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. TRB’s varied activities annually engage more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.

The Program Officer is responsible for assisting with one or more of the organization’s projects with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer. Assembles committees and provides staff assistance to committees as they conduct their work. Responsible for ensuring projects stay on schedule and within budget.

Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems. The job’s primary focus is supporting studies or convening activities. The work is primarily intellectual or analytical in character, requiring advanced knowledge. Assignments are broadly defined and require judgment and creativity to complete. Incumbent is often responsible for oversight or management of other staff. Reports to Senior Program Officer or Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

1. Manages projects of minimal or moderate complexity. In collaboration with supervisor, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives.

2. Where applicable and with director/senior program officer oversight, recruits potential committee nominees and assembles appointment packages. Communicates and coordinates with the committee chair and members. Identifies and gathers research materials for the committee. Facilitates the flow of information among committee/panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties

3. Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.

4. Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers). Drafts and edits materials for publication. Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of activity.

5. Supports committee members, forum members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. Assistance is provided in preparing the draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Facilitates the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication.

6. Supports dissemination activities related to assigned programs or projects. Creates and maintains materials for web sites social media channels and other outreach to provide interest groups with information generated from and for activities.

7. Oversees project budget and schedule and authorizes expenditures. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.

8. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.

9. With Director or Senior Program Officer oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities.

For more information, visit http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8047 and search for Job Number 150070-5.