Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

Colorado Springs , CO
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Transportation Engineer/Planner

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
Colorado Springs, CO Full-time
Posted on June 14, 2018

Transportation Engineer / Planner

Monthly Salary: $5,440 - $7,890 Open Until June 29, 2018 Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) will not sponsor applicants for H-1B Work Visas.

This is an exempt position with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG), Transportation Program. The Transportation Engineer / Planner is an intermediate level position that requires an enthusiastic person interested in multiple disciplines within regional transportation planning and project delivery, a high degree of computer literacy, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to undertake multiple ongoing tasks. The position requires proficiency in relational databases and advanced spreadsheet applications. Experience with public finance and cost/benefit analysis is preferred. Impartiality and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with our team, local planning officials, and the general public are also vital.

Duties include, but are not limited to working in a team environment to take the lead and/or support:

* Manage PPACG's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) under direction of the Transportation Director.

* Perform transportation research and analysis in support of the regional transportation plan and program. * Provide support for travel demand modeling and individual transportation project analysis.

* Use planning and engineering software/techniques to evaluate regional motorized, non-motorized, and freight movement to present them to technical committees, member governments, and the general public.

* Assist forecasting and/or estimating travel and transit demand, population, and employment.

* Develop and analyze performance measure requirements as required by PPACG's Federal and state funding partners.

* Carry out other duties as assigned by the Transportation Director.

Supervisor Transportation Director Required Education and Experience

1. Master's Degree in transportation engineering, planning, urban and regional planning, statistics or a related field, or

2. Bachelor's Degree in transportation engineering, planning, urban and regional planning, statistics or a related field, plus a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience, or

3. Associate's Degree in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, statistics or a related field, plus a minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience, or

4. High school diploma plus a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, urban, and regional planning, statistics or a related field

Also required:

* A high degree of computer literacy, including competency in standard spreadsheet, database and word processing software, in addition to geographic information system software.

* A thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban transportation planning, technical analysis methods, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

* Ability to analyze complex issues and present results in concise reports and presentations to PPACG staff and others; interact effectively with members of the public, elected officials, Federal, state, and local agency representatives, PPACG committees, and community organizations.

* Understand pertinent Federal and state regulations, and a working familiarity with the most recent Federal transportation legislation and Clean Air Act transportation planning requirements.

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