Chatham Area Transit (CAT), serving 1,300 stops in beautiful historic downtown Savannah, GA, Chatham Co., and part of Garden City, provides over four million annual passenger trips with a fleet of 61 buses, 32 paratransit vehicles, and 4 ferries, seeks a customer-focused, innovative, strategic thinker and team player with a strong work ethic to serve as its Chief of Planning, Infrastructure & Development (CPID).
The Chief of Planning, Infrastructure & Development (CPID) is part of the Senior Management team, reporting directly to the Executive Director/CEO, and is responsible for directing all planning activities to improve bus and ferry services, ridership, and revenue for CAT, including the development of expansion, service integration & optimization, strategic, policy, and short- and long-term capital and operations plans. S/he will coordinate service planning and public activities, and manage performance standards in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and CAT’s planning staff.
More specifically, the CDID’s responsibilities include:
- Directing/supervising CAT’s planning and project staff, as well as contractors,in conducting studies, analyses, and project reviews; providing status reports on current projects; and participating in joint planning with internal and external stakeholders.
- Overseeing public and community engagement; participating on special study panels and working groups; providing testimony, and; serving as department representative for outside agencies.Directing/supervising CAT’s planning and project staff, as well as contractors, in conducting studies, analyses, and project reviews; providing status reports on current projects; and participating in joint planning with internal and external stakeholders.
- Providing direction/supervision of service planning; initiating special studies and directing the analysis of transit use; facilitating route structure strategy, ridership and performance indicators, and; recommending modifications.
- Supporting capital projects and grant applications; proposing project development grants for new capital projects; participating in planning work groups; creating development guides; representing CAT in external forums; advising on plans, programs, and service delivery; ensuring technical competence of policy, planning, ridership forecasting/ modeling, and; staying abreast of regional demographics, and relevant state/local activities.
- Coordinating service planning; data collection, statistical analysis, and surveys; reviewing National Transit Database (NTD) submissions; analyzing proposed route and service change impacts; finding correlation between service planning and short and long-range
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Transportation Planning or related field. AICP required.
- Minimum of seven years experience in multimodal planning, including in a supervisory role.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual skills (specifically Spanish) a plus.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to deal with problems and ability to apply common sense solutions to wide-ranging situations involving several variables.
- Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. ArcGIS, Remix Transit Planning software, or SPSS a plus.
Salary & Benefits
CAT offers a competitive salary and benefits package dependent on experience, including relocation assistance for the successful candidate.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CAT is an equal opportunity employer.