The project planner will work closely with Community Development Department and other city staff, regional state and federal transportation agencies, community groups, and local business representatives. The Department utilizes a team approach to project implementation, and the ideal candidate should be equally comfortable acting as a team member and team leader on their projects. Essential Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Coordinate and manage consultant contracts and overall process for the design of major infrastructure projects, principally street improvement or off-road pathway projects;
Manage all project activities, budgets, reviews and schedules so projects meet city goals;
Review project plans and construction documents, project impacts, and traffic management and maintenance plans as needed;
Develop project outreach strategies and manage extensive public engagement processes on project design and implementation; work closely with affected residents and businesses to keep them informed of and seek consensus on project activities;
Respond to Council Orders and present programs, projects, and processes to the City Manager and the City Council as needed;
Act as liaison to regional transportation planning groups and initiatives and represent the interests of the City;
Participate in and coordinate feedback to state and federal agencies, related to funding of projects on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Capital Investment Program (CIP), and other capital planning programs, as well as grant programs through work with state and local transportation agencies;
Contribute to goal-setting and development of new priorities for the City’s transportation program through a division-level strategic planning process;
Perform other duties as required, which may include field work and numerous evening and occasional weekend meetings and events.
Coordinate closely with and help manage, as needed, the city’s transit planning program.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Master’s Degree in transportation planning, engineering or related field with 5 years related professional experience preferred; a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years directly relevant experience will also be considered.
Strong understanding of multi-modal transportation planning and design needs in an urban setting.
Strong understanding of progressive roadway design elements, and environmental regulations needed.
Excellent project management, presentation, computer, writing and analytical skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to lay audiences.
Demonstrated experience in managing consultants and overseeing the production of designs and construction documents for sustainable transportation infrastructure.
Ability to review plans, work with effectively with a diverse team, coordinate projects, and understand cost estimates required.
Good negotiation skills and an ability to achieve consensus among diverse groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member as well as project manager strongly desired.
The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
Knowledge of the Cambridge community is helpful.
Some understanding of public transit planning and data analysis as they relate to transit improvements.
Professional Engineer’s license or AICP certification a plus.
Application Procedure: Submit your resume and letter of interest via email to: email@example.com or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 4/15/21. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.
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