Who is I-66?
In 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia selected a Cintra-led consortium to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the express lanes on Interstate 66 Outside the Beltway. The project will transform this critical Northern Virginia artery to relieve congestion, improve safety and provide more predictable travel times. The project corridor extends approximately 22 miles along Interstate 66 from the Capital Beltway (I-495) to Gainesville (US Route 29). Once completed, the project will include three toll-free general-purpose lanes in each direction and two express lanes in each direction with a state-of-the-art open-road electronic toll collection system. Expanded transit service, park-and-ride lots and interchange enhancements will further improve travel along I-66. The project will also connect several shared use paths to create more multimodal options. As an innovative and efficient public-private partnership, this project will be completed at a $2.5 billion net savings for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

What makes us different?
Our people come first. We want every single employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on growth potential, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both national and international opportunities. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard and play hard and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast-paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly. And if that weren’t enough, we also offer our employees highly competitive insurance benefits, Paid Time Off, and a matching 401(k) program.

Your next calling: 
As the ITS and Toll Field Systems Manager, you will be a self-driven, technically savvy individual with the ability to build and lead effective and capable teams. The ITS and Toll Field Systems Manager is responsible for roadway technology systems from design through operation and maintenance on the tolling project in accordance with all requirements outlined in the Comprehensive Agreement (CA). The ITS and Toll Field Systems Manager will participate in managing and directing contractors to meet these requirements while ensuring the project is implemented on schedule, within budget, and with an optimal design. The scope of the field systems for this role includes the Toll Collection System, Intelligent Transportation System, and Network Communications System. The ITS and Toll Field Systems Manager identifies, tracks, and escalates system and project progress, status, and risks, and reviews recommendations for technical solutions with his or her manager, and will build, develop, and manage the field systems team of in-house and outsourced staff.   

Functions key to success:
  • Responsible for Field Systems design and project schedule alignment with roadway, back office, and related project schedules and designs, to ensure correct and on-time integration of field systems (Toll Collection System, Intelligent Transportation System, and Network Communications System) with all related roadway design components according to project requirements
  • Responsible for identifying, tracking, and escalating system/project progress, status, and risks. Reviews recommendations for technical solutions with Toll Systems Director
  • Support the Toll Systems Director in managing the different contractors in the design, development, and implementation of all roadside systems for the I-66 project within the milestone dates in the project schedule.
  • Circulate, evaluate, review and approve the documentation produced by the contractors and technical consultants in order to ensure they meet or exceed all I-66 requirements including Comprehensive Agreement (CA) requirements
  • Coordinate with Virginia Department of Transportation and associated consultants on design, implementation, testing and acceptance of ITS and Tolling assets and related infrastructure
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Toll Operations Manager to integrate the back-end Tolling Systems with roadside components, ensuring their logical, functional and technical alignment
  • Ensure that all defined software (including but not limited to Automated Traffic Management System and Maintenance Online Management System), hardware, and interfaces support the operations and CA requirements and are functional and efficient for the end users
  • Review, evaluate and approve all documentation (including requirements, functional designs, use cases, and test plans, etc.) to ensure compliance with all requirements and identify operational shortcomings and contractual non-compliance items
  • Review, evaluate, approve and oversee execution and acceptance of all test cases and test results to ensure compliance with all operational, technical, performance and CA requirements, participating in Factory Testing, Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Performance Testing, and any other defined testing for Toll Collection System, Intelligent Transportation System, and Network Communications System and associated interfaces
  • Prepare and present oral and written reports on project progress and milestones, project risks and outstanding project tasks to empower senior management in decision making and risk management.
  • Identify the need for, develop, evaluate, and negotiate change requests to optimize the efficiency and costs of the overall project
  • Develop operational procedures and implementation plans for the successful transition from installation to operations and maintenance. Once in operation, maintain field systems by preparing, implementing and ensuring the correct execution of the Operation and Maintenance plan and all necessary procedures to ensure all operational requirements (including performance and CA requirements) are adequately met on an ongoing basis
  • Manage the personnel assigned to operations and maintenance of field systems (i.e., field technicians). This includes resource management including assigning and tracking work activities and schedules and delegating tasks
  • Ensure all assigned personnel have received all required training to carry out their responsibilities, including health and safety training and updates
  • Direct the field technicians to perform under the I-66 Mobility Partners guidelines and safety procedures.
  • Perform a cost-benefit analysis of alternatives for the operation and maintenance of the field systems.  Assist the Toll Systems Director with the procurement of the services outside of the scope of those provided by the field technicians
  • Monitor the performance of the field systems for compliance with performance requirements, the CA, and operational procedures, and coordinate with providers and/or internal resources for preventative and/or corrective measures to meet requirements
  • Prepare and present reports relating to field systems operations and maintenance as required by internal departments and VDOT
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

What you bring to the table:
You have worked hard to achieve success in your educational career, now put it to use. If you have a bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or related field, you are half way there with the needed abilities for this position. Do you have at least  7+ years of experience with hands-on implementation of telecommunications or other technological systems? If the answer is yes, you can check off another box.  Project management experience with coordination of teams or field crews in a technology environment is also preferred
 
With success comes a high level of professionalism. We already know you possess the following qualities, but we just wanted to remind you of what is important to I-66:
  • Effectively oversee, manage and delegate a team of approx. 1-5 field technicians
  • Effectively manage tasks, deadlines, and individuals through vendor contracts
  • Ability to interact with colleagues in a self-managed team structure
  • Must be able to multitask, problem solve and implement innovative processes within a fast-paced environment
 
Finally, in a technology-driven world, it is important to know your way around a computer. For this role, it will be important to know the basics of the following:
  • Strong knowledge of IT network communications and systems.
  • Must be able to demonstrate computer proficiency, especially as to Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and other PC based programs

Our working environment:
I-66 wants to ensure that all employees are comfortable and able to work in the type of culture and environment we have built our business on. Our office is typically quiet with low noise levels; however, you will often hear employees laughing and talking amongst themselves. Effective communication will be key for this role and will require you to talk and hear others. You will probably spend a majority of your time sitting and/or walking around the office, whether to visit a co-worker or make it to a meeting on time and there may be occasional long hours to put in if you are diligently working to complete a project and finish a report. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus, as necessary to use a computer.  There could be a time when you may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, but not very often. Finally, there will be some local travel that will be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a full time position

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