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Road and Tollway Authority, State - SRTA

The Program Manager is responsible for the Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) program for the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and, acting as a Project Manager, will work as a member of the PMO Office on other projects or programs. The Program Manager will also be responsible for the direct supervision of a junior project manager to aid in the administration of the DRI Program and oversee internal projects at the Authorities.

The DRI program was initially established by the Georgia Planning Act in 1989 to improve communication between governments impacted by large-scale developments. With the establishment of Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) in 1999, the state began to review and approve DRIs within GRTA’s 13-county metro Atlanta jurisdiction through the scope of land use and transportation specific impacts as required by Georgia law (OCGA 50-32-14). Additional information about the DRI program can be found at:

Job Description:

Working as a Program Manager under the direction of the PMO Director:

a)      Leads, manages, and continuously improves GRTA’s DRI program. Coordinates, reviews, and provides recommendations for DRIs submitted to GRTA. Works closely with the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Georgia Department of Transportation, local governments, and developers to understand transportation-related issues associated with developments and recommend measures to mitigate potential impacts from those developments.

 b)   Works as a member of the Project Management Office on other non-DRI-related projects and/or programs, as well as any other applicable project management work. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, and completion of moderately complex projects ensuring consistency with the strategies, initiatives, goals, timelines, and budgetary parameters of the State Road & Tollway Authority (SRTA) and the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL), collectively the “Authorities.” 

 c)  Responsible for the direct supervision of a junior Project Manager tasked with coordination of DRI reviews and oversight of projects.

Job Responsibilities:

 a)       Developments of Regional Impact

·         Attends and coordinates DRI meetings with stakeholders, reviews developer’s transportation study packets, and coordinates conditions for inclusion in the Notice of Decision.

·         Coordinates with Engineering on large or complicated DRIs; may coordinate with Executive Director on high profile DRIs.

·         Recommends areas for continuous improvement of the DRI program and oversees implementation of recommendations.

·         Maintains good working relationships with regular stakeholders such as local governments, GDOT, CIDs, regional commissions, developers, engineers, and site designers.

·         Prepares recommendations and reports for the Executive Director and the GRTA Board; presents to the GRTA board on the status of the DRI program.

b)      Project Management

·         Manages all project phases including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and close out.

·         Develops project management plans and obtains approval to formalize project plans, schedule, resource needs, and budgetary needs. Defines, plans, schedules, and tracks project tasks, deliverables, goals, and milestones.

·         Manages and monitors project schedule, budget, and scope to ensure that projects remain in-scope and meet budgetary, scheduling, and quality requirements.

·        Measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor project progress. Identify and quantify any variances and perform any required corrective actions. 

·         Understands interdependencies between project goals, operations, and business needs.

c)       Supervisory and Other

·         Supervises a junior Project Manager working under the DRI program and on internal projects.

·         Coordinates with other offices and divisions within the Authorities (e.g., Legal, Transit Operations, Business Intelligence & Data, Engineering, and Strategic Programs).

·         Maintains a consistent, high quality, customer-focused orientation when conducting business and providing services or products to clients, the general public, other external customers, and members within internal business units. (Performed by all incumbents)

·         Maintains comprehensive knowledge of current trends and developments in related program area. Develops and evaluates new ideas, concepts, and technologies to determine impact on existing programs and to innovate new programs and technologies.

·         Maintains a high level of job skills by attending and completing various seminars and training courses and reading appropriate literature. Communicates this knowledge to others as required.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by Management.

 Abilities, Knowledge, and Skills

·         Ability to build consensus and gain buy-in from stakeholders.

·         Ability to learn various programs, rules, acts, regulations, policies, guidelines, procedures, circulars, and laws relating to scope of position.

·         Organizational and project management/time management skills.

·         Strong interpersonal, writing, customer service, and presentation skills with the ability to conceptualize, structure, write, and present for a wide range of audiences.

·         Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

·         Ability to work independently and with others.

·         Ability to effectively establish and meet deadlines.

·         Ability to monitor and evaluate programs and processes for quality and effectiveness.

·         Ability to prepare reports and present findings.

 Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, city planning, urban planning, public administration, civil engineering, management or business administration from an accredited college or university, PLUS a minimum of four (4) years of work experience relating to transportation and/or Project Management. Must have the ability to read and interpret transportation plans and development site plans. Ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and Project). Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner. Applicants must possess SRTA’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Customer Focus, and Diversity.

 Preferred Qualifications

 Relevant education and direct work experience with city planning, land use planning, transportation planning, or transit planning. Have PMP certification or the commitment to acquire a PMP certification within the first year of employment. Experience in one or more of the following: transit-oriented development, traffic engineering, traffic modeling, or transportation planning. Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule that will require, on occasion, evenings, and weekends.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Five years of experience managing professional level staff OR Nine years of experience AND Five years of management experience at the level equivalent to area of assignment OR Five years of experience at the lower level Sr Mgr, Business Ops (GSM012). Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.

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