Senior Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Planner
Location: San Diego, California
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Annual Salary Range: $81,524.91 - $126,363.62 Closing Date: March 31, 2023 Expected Start Date: June 2023
SANDAG’s 2021 Regional Plan casts a transformational vision for the future of transportation that leverages emerging transportation trends and technologies to create a transportation system that addresses traffic congestion, creates equal access for all, and meets climate action and clean air mandates. This role will lead transportation technology projects that bring this vision to life. This includes supporting the development of a regional system of smart intersections, preparing the region for connected and autonomous vehicles, developing tools that provide real time travel information to operators and travelers, and implementing the next generation of managed lanes.
Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in regional or transportation planning, engineering, operations, or a related field.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience supporting ITS planning or transportation programs and services; relevant experience in lieu of educational requirements will be considered.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and current trends related to regional planning, transportation systems management and operations, or ITS systems engineering planning.
Project management experience including preparing and managing budgets, schedules, and project control measures; developing RFPs, scopes of work, and contracts; experience evaluating proposals and selecting and managing consultants.
Experience administering grant programs; experience assembling, organizing, and submitting grant applications, amendments, and progress reports.
Experience staffing committees and/or working groups, including the preparation of agendas, reports, and meeting summaries.
Benefits SANDAG offers comprehensive benefits, to include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Additionally, SANDAG offers the following:
Hybrid (three days onsite in office) and 9/80 flexible work schedule (every other Monday off)
Pay-for-performance merit increases
CalPERS pension plan with employer and employee contributions
Excellent health insurance options for employees and their eligible dependents
Free dental and vision insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
Education Assistance of up to $5,250 a year for regular employees
Free transit pass for use throughout the San Diego region, Rapid Express, Trolley, and COASTER
Paid time off including 12 paid holidays, 2 floating holiday days, generous paid time off (PTO) per year
SANDAG is one of the most recognized regional agencies in the nation with responsibilities that cover a broad range of complex, interrelated program areas connected by a Quality of Life theme. We are best known for our efforts related to transportation and this role continues to expand as we push beyond traditional boundaries to deliver a state-of-the-art transportation system for the region. In recent years SANDAG’s leadership in areas such as comprehensive land use and environmental planning, public safety, and modeling and data systems, also have earned us much acclaim. With an employee group about 300 strong, we work for our Board of Directors - mayors, councilmembers, supervisors, and other leaders representing the jurisdictions within the San Diego region and neighboring areas. They play the important role of making policy decisions that shape the future of the region. Our collaboration with stakeholders, partners, and the community, the precision of our data, the completeness of our reports and studies, and our sound recommendations are essential components of the regional decision-making process.