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Project Manager - Transportation Planning Specialist 4
**This recruitment is being re-opened to expand the candidate pool. If you previously applied for this position you do not need to re-apply.**
NOTE: This recruitment will be open until filled. It is to the candidate's advantage to apply early. First round assessment will be conducted on June 6th. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
The Opportunity: The Multimodal Planning Division's Systems Analysis & Planning Branch is currently seeking a skilled, collaborative transportation-planning professional to develop, lead, and coordinate the review for corridor planning studies statewide. Seated out of either our Seattle, or Olympia, WA. office, this position will allow you to lead diverse teams, develop long-term plans, and dive head first into our Strategic Planning and Research Work Program.
An experienced project manager with exemplary communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong leadership skills is required for this senior planner role. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned professional to work with cutting edge, multimodal planning methods and technologies. A proven ability to lead, persuade, present, and facilitate and are necessary to be successful in this position. If you have experience in transportation planning studies, possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, value working in an innovative, collaborative, and fast-paced team environment then you are strongly encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.
This position will perform the following work:
Lead the coordination of the planning study review process.
Establish and improve the process for review and approval of statewide transportation plans.
Shepherd corridor sketches, studies, and plans through the development, review and approval process.
Evaluate complex transportation studies and programs to ensure alignment with policy goals, coordination, and consistency.
Participate in developing and monitoring transportation planning research proposals.
Analyze environmental issues and problems that pertain to transportation planning.
Provide constructive feedback to region planning staff and communicate with stakeholders.
Collaborate with staff from multiple regions and disciplines and lead teams in a data and performance driven environment.
Provide guidance to WSDOT corridor planning study authors related to content and compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and executive orders.
Conduct training related to integration of practical solutions.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Prior experience performing corridor transportation planning studies is required.
Proven success as a leader in the field of planning.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated experience in project management and project scheduling.
Experience in interpreting data output from traffic analysis tools and travel demand forecasting models.
Knowledge and understanding of methods used to conduct, analyze, and document transportation research.
Experience working for a local, state, or federal government transportation agency or department.
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in transportation planning, civil engineering, environmental, urban, regional or land use planning, public or business administration, economics, or natural or physical sciences is desired.
Four years of transportation planning experience involving analysis and evaluation of transportation issues and problems is desired. Analysis of environmental issues and problems that pertain to transportation planning will also be considered qualifying experience. A Master's Degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please go to www.careers.wa.gov. Filter by Department. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
This listing expires on: Thursday, August 24, 2017