The City of Atlanta is seeking an energetic individual to work on multimodal transportation planning and engineering projects, specifically related to bicycle and pedestrian safety designs and improvements. Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in planning, engineering, public policy or related field and, ideally, shall have more than five years of professional experience and be AICP, PE and/or PTP certified/licensed.
The Multimodal Transportation Manager’s primary duty will be to assist the City of Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) in accomplishing its transportation safety goals, which include:
- Expanding the city’s network of high-quality bicycle facilities and routes.
- Delivering 20 new miles of on-street protected bicycle facilities through the city’ Action Plan for Safer Streets.
- Making bicycling, walking, and micromobility safe transportation options for all.
- Use data to guide Vision Zero and other safety interventions and countermeasures.
- Identify opportunistic safety projects for fast and efficient delivery.
- Identify Safety Improvement Projects: Work closely with the city’s Vision Zero Manager and team to identify opportunities for spot, intersection or corridor safety treatments.
- Conduct Public/Community Engagement: Conduct extensive engagement as determined necessary on a project-by-project basis to ensure community and stakeholder needs and priorities are identified and considered through the project development process.
- Deliver High-Priority Bicycle Facilities: Manage project budgets, prepare city council legislation, draft bid documents, manage public involvement, monitor and review engineering plans, and coordinate regular updates through the construction process.
- Assist with Micromobility Programs: Work closely with the city’s Micromobility Manager to help oversee the daily management of Shareable Dockless Devices and the city’s Bicycle Rental Program. This includes evaluation of national best practices, development of the program goals, RFP documents, and overall monitoring and reviewing of the programs.
- Advance/Implement Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0 and 2.0: Responsible for implementing the projects identified in the studies. Identify and program funding, manage project budgets, conduct planning and public engagement, review engineering plans and remain involved with projects through construction and implementation.
- Advance/Implement Action Plan for Safer Streets (APSS): In 2019, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a two-year, $5 million plan to bring accelerated safety redesigns to Atlanta’s streets, identifying more than 20 city corridors for rapid implementation of pedestrian and bicycle improvements. The Multimodal Transportation Manager will continue to oversee progress of this project and identify opportunities for future APSS phases.
- Build Additional Bicycle Facilities: Identify funding to complete any additional miles of bicycle facilities as determined to be priority or opportunistic.
- Review Transportation Projects: Review and comment on transportation projects proposed by ATLDOT, community improvements districts, GDOT, MARTA, PATH Foundation and other partner agencies to ensure consistency with the city’s transportation plans, standards and best practices.
- Conduct Transportation Studies for Small Areas & Corridors: Multimodal Transportation Manager will lead or participate in the development of small area and corridor transportation studies throughout the City and assist various neighborhood associations and NPUs with the development of transportation studies.
- Develop Maintenance Plan for Bicycle Facilities: Work closely with the various City operating departments to draft a maintenance plan and procure materials for on-street bicycle facilities, wayfinding signage, bicycle parking and other infrastructure related to bicycle transportation.
- Mid- to senior-level professional with public and/or private sector project management experience.
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification/licensure.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the principles and practices related to multimodal facility planning, design and operation, including the NACTO Urban Design Guides and the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities.
- Strong understanding and commitment to equity-driven processes in all plans, projects and programs.
- Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and requirements pertaining to safety, public health and urban transportation policies, programs, and plans.
- Experience or familiarity with technical research and planning studies related to transportation.
- Experience collecting data from a variety of sources for use in planning programs and projects; ability to analyze research data and prepare preliminary recommendations, and to compile and synthesize information into written summaries and reports.
- Experience reviewing plans and environmental documents for consistency with planning policies and objectives.
- Ability to draft clear and concise reports that document research procedures and present research results and recommendations including the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of maps, charts, and tables.
- Experience supporting committees and/or working groups, including assisting with the preparation of agendas, reports, and meeting summaries.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Effective time management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; ability to exercise good judgment and work independently.
- Experience establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with local, state, and federal transportation agencies, government officials, community groups, non-profit and community-based organizations, and the general public.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain tracking and reporting systems using spreadsheets, databases, and other software.
- Demonstrated computer software proficiency using various programs from the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS, Synchro or other data modeling tools, conducting research on the Internet, and other PC-based applications.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, business, real estate, public administration, civil engineering, urban forestry, or a related field. 3-5 years of related experience and at least 1 year of managerial and supervisory experience is required.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in city/urban/regional planning, environmental management, business, public administration, civil engineering, urban forestry or a related field and 5 years of related experience, and 2 years of project management and supervisory or managerial experience.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment:
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Resource Management
- Professional Engineer