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[ Project Delivery Specialist ] [ Development Specialist / Water Resource Planner (Full-Time) ]
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Project Delivery Specialist (Full Time)

Perform duties related to the Commission’s state and federal transportation projects and general funding advancement efforts. Provides technical assistance to help advance projects and promotes widespread use of effective project delivery practices.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops funding scenarios and helps secure funding and support for transportation project development.
  • Presents plans to funding sources.
  • Prepares reports and other related communications about funding sources, legislative matters, and public information for use by SPC management and staff.
  • Monitors status of funding programs and progress.
  • Identifies innovative, nontraditional finance opportunities and assists in grants development.
  • Ensures project work is in compliance with agency goals and procedures.
  • Identify issues and improve project delivery by integrating revenue, finance, and procurement options into the delivery process.
  • Evaluates project service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Makes recommendations on the efficient use of resources. 
  • Monitor the progress of projects with respect to schedule and budget.
  • Applies federal and state planning regulations in the delivery of all project documents.
  • Serves as a liaison with the public, funding agencies and other agencies providing information to promote regional growth and the advancement of transportation projects and coordination among stakeholders.
  • Applies knowledge of federal and state transportation funding and grant programs in the development of project budgets and monitors expenditures against those budgets.
  • Conducts transportation program research relating to operational trends, program objectives and accomplishments. 
  • Reviews and analyzes legislation, laws, and public policy and recommends changes to promote and support interests of the Region.
  • All other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Regional/Transportation Planning, Project Management, Public Administration or other closely related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-6 years of related professional experience preferably with DOT, MPO or similar planning organization.
  • Knowledge of the transportation project development and permitting process.
  • Working knowledge of principles and practices of grant funding, allocation and obligation.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working with public officials at all levels.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state transportation planning and programming rules and regulations.
  • Strong oral, writing, organization, and presentation skills to ensure efficient project delivery.
  • Microsoft Office skills with the ability to learn new software applications

Please submit letter of interest, resume, and salary history to hr@spcregion.org

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Development Specialist / Water Resource Planner (Full-Time)

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking a Development Specialist / Water Resource Planner to develop, implement and administer community & economic development related programs, with an emphasis on water resource planning and stormwater management. 

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a liaison with the public, municipalities, county planning organizations various government agencies and partners promoting storm water management and regional development initiatives.
  • Research, compile, analyze and coordinate technical, financial, policy area information pertaining to the agency’s program activity.
  • Apply federal and state development guidelines and regulations in the development of communications concerning the agency’s program activity.
  • Maintain and update files and databases on program activity.
  • Review and edit reports and memorandums.
  • Plan, prepare for, and staff both technical and specialty meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance/coordination within the 10-County region for the completion of/updates to PA Act 167 Stormwater Management Plans.
  • Develop, implement, and administer work plans for regional water resource management initiatives.  Initiatives include but are not limited to: Act 167 Planning, MS4 program compliance.
  • Development of educational/outreach materials such as fact sheets, technical guidance documents and work with key staff on maintaining and expanding the Water Resource Center’s website. 
  • Assist with the development of newsletters and other materials.
  • Coordination of regional trainings/meetings on various water-related topics.
  • Apply knowledge of public and private funding to acquire and maintain funding and grant programs. Assist with grant applications.
  • Conduct field work/data collection as needed. 

Qualifications:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Environmental Biology or other closely related field. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in water resource planning/community/economic development.
  • Experience in resiliency planning, PA Act 167 Stormwater Planning, MS4 program, Green Infrastructure and other stormwater best management practices.
  • Experience in program management, water resource planning and knowledge of public sector regional planning, municipal governments and state & federal grant research & management.
  • Must have exceptional communication, writing, organizational, analytical and database/computer skills. GIS skills a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple economic development projects and work with federal & state officials on a regular basis.
  • Self-starter. Ability to work independently and also as part of a team.
  • Experienced in outdoor data collection, comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather and a variety of environments.  Use of engineering survey equipment for data collection is a plus.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver’s license.
  • PA Floodplain Manager Certification desired.

Please send letter of interest, resume and salary history to mzulick@spcregion.org.

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Transportation Safety Planner /Civil Engineer
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), Pittsburgh, PA

SPC seeks a full time Transportation Safety Planner /Civil Engineer with experience in traffic operations, safety planning and traffic engineering to assist with regional programs including the congestion management process, intelligent transportation systems, road safety audits, traffic signal upgrade program, and other related planning efforts.

The ideal candidate will have a mix of knowledge, skills, and abilities including project management, strong oral and written communication abilities, and analytical and organizational skills.  Experience working for a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Regional Planning Commission or similar regional planning agency is preferred, but not required.  

Essential Functions:

    • Developing and updating of the Regional Safety Planning documents
    • Participating and leading Road Safety Audits teams on various corridors in the region
    • Maintaining existing and establishing new area-based Traffic Incident Management teams, including coordination of training exercises and After Action Reviews
    • Processing, updating, and managing program files and safety data from available regional and statewide sources
    • Establishing a Regional Safety Corridor Pilot Project and Regional Safety Program by working with state and federal funding agencies. Prepare and coordinate scope of the program, necessary funding agreements, board resolutions, requests for proposals/qualifications and other documents to establish and maintain the program. 
    • Work with other SPC staff and regional stakeholders to finalize detailed project by project scope and plans for Regional Safety Program.
  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Engineering, or other closely related field. Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in roadway safety related planning/implementation or traffic engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and work with federal and state officials on a regular basis.

For consideration, pleases send letter of interest, resume, and salary history to hr@spcregion.org.

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