Senior Manager, Transportation Planning

LA Metro Talent Management
Los Angeles, CA
United States
April 17, 2017
5-7 years
Salary Range: 
$100,048 - $125,070 - $150,072

Specialty: Long Range Transportation Planning and Programming

Closing Date: 03-MAY-17

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Basic Function:

Oversees and executes all activities associated with the development of transportation financial forecasts and plans, administration of associated transportation financial plan revenues including grants and loans, capital planning, and technical analysis as well as coordinate the development and implementation of countywide transportation plans, policies, and programs.

Example Of Duties

  • Conducts advanced-level complex transportation planning and management of financial modeling, financial plan development, capital project planning, grant management and/or technical financial analysis
  • Develops and manages short- and long-term spreadsheet-based financial forecasting model and tracks the financial component of the Short and Long Range Transportation Plans
  • Develops, analyzes, and manages expenditure plans, funding plans, and financial plans for transportation programs and projects
  • Develops and analyzes funding scenarios and expenditure profiles
  • Assists in securing major funding sources for specific transportation planning, construction activities and operations
  • Assists with negotiating and executing grant and loan agreements
  • Develops, negotiates and executes major cooperative and service agreements, Memorandum of Understandings and inter agency funding plans to include scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, and contracts with other agencies
  • Manages development of revenue forecasts for short and long-range programs and plans, including federal, state and local transportation funds
  • Creates assumptions for projecting revenue and expenditures by researching funding sources and determining expenditure levels and escalation rates using future plans, standards, and professional public transportation practices
  • Creates, updates and analyzes sales tax and other revenue projections
  • Develops specific financial strategies, policies and packages for regional plans and programs
  • Develops and manages the creation of Metro's Long Range Transportation Plans and Short Range Transportation Plan process and document
  • Coordinates long range performance-based analysis to identify a multi-modal set of projects and programs that maximizes mobility, air quality, and economy and equity requirements
  • Coordinates, develops, and monitors inputs and outputs for both the travel demand model and financial model to ensure consistency of projects and programs for the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of transportation polices, plans, programs, projects, and services
  • Plans, develops and administers department policies, procedures, work plans, and budgets
  • Coordinates directly with transportation partners, including Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Caltrans, Metro link, and municipal and local transit operators
  • Develops scopes of work for contracts; resolves legal, contractual, and technical issues
  • Provides policy, planning, and program support to internal management, staff, and various internal departments and outside agencies along with technical assistance to subordinate staff
  • Develops, reviews, and evaluates contractor proposals, negotiates award amounts, evaluates work products, and ensures productive use of contractors
  • Conducts regular meetings with staff of other transportation funding agencies and entities including, but not limited to, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the California Transportation Commission (CTC), the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Metro's safety rules, policies, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, Mechanical, Architecture, etc.), Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Urban Design, Public Policy, Economics, or other related field
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in long range and short range transportation planning, public funding programming, or financial planning
  • Master's degree in a related field is desirable


  • Theories, principles, and practices of project and program management, transportation financial forecasting and analysis, debt funding, and/or grant and federal loan funding regulations
  • Theories, principles, and practices of project and program management, transportation and land use planning and regulations, contract, and funding
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies funding, and planning for a public agency
  • Organization and processes of local, regional, state and federal government, including legislative and funding processes and policies
  • Financial, analytical, statistical, and mathematical methods and procedures
  • Modern management theory


  • Manage the activities of a major transportation project or program
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Understand complex planning concepts
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Mediate and negotiate
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets and labor/management agreements
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Conduct comprehensive studies and analyses
  • Negotiate consensus solutions
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Establish and implement relevant policies and procedures
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Supervise, train, and provide expert technical assistance to subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English


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