Do you want to help make a visible impact on your community? The City of Bellevue has a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to lead the City's Transportation Technology Partnership program. This program will advance transportation mobility, safety and operations through development of partnerships within local and regional vendors, businesses and agencies. Some of the initial goals identified for this position:
Develop public-private partnerships to support transportation related Smart Cities technologies identified through the recently completed Smart Cities Strategic Plan.
Develop new Shared Mobility partnerships to advance alternate travel options.
Support the City of Bellevue's Office of Economic Development to attract technology companies to use Bellevue as a test site for new connected and/or autonomous vehicle technologies.
Collaborate with local businesses on enhanced mobility solutions for employees and garner support for Smart Cities or advanced transportation technology grant opportunities.
Based on survey's of Bellevue's residents and businesses, traffic and traffic congestion continues to rate as a high priority that the City needs to address. Consistent with our Smart Cities efforts, the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve transportation mobility, safety, and operations has been an on-going priority for the City. Bellevue was the first City in the state to deploy an adaptive traffic signal system and is one of the first in the country to become 100% adaptive. Bellevue has also been very progressive in the development of a robust communication network of fiber optics and Wi-Fi. This network will provide the City opportunities to support broadband and small-cell communication expansion and support digital equality for its residents. Located in the Transportation Department, this position will closely coordinate with staff in the Office of Economic Development and Information Technology Departments.
Shared Mobility: Work with Bellevue staff, regional partners and businesses to attract and deploy shared mobility options in Bellevue and the broader eastside. This includes options such as ride sharing, carpooling, vehicle sharing, and bike sharing, to name a few. This effort could evolve into developing new approaches into how curb space or transit facilities are managed in support of Shared Mobility.
Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Partnerships: Leverage Bellevue's robust ITS infrastructure to develop partnerships with autonomous and connected vehicle companies and look for opportunities to test/pilot autonomous and connected vehicle systems in Bellevue.
ITS Master Plan Update: Serve as stakeholder in developing Bellevue's ITS Master Plan Update (kicked off in January of 2017). Lead initiatives identified through this planning effort associated with new transportation technologies.
Smart Cities: Participate on Bellevue's Smart Cities Core Team. Support advancement of Transportation related elements identified in the Smart Cities Strategic Plan.
Public-Private Partnerships: Work with Bellevue's Office of Economic Development to coordinate with existing and attract new businesses interested in supporting and testing new transportation technologies. This could include support of new grant opportunities and partnering in developing new transportation solutions.
Grant Application Development: Develop project concepts that could be considered for transportation technology and Smart Cities grants. Generate support for these project concepts with public and private partners. Lead preparation of applications for these grants.
Public Sector Outreach: Work with partners at the municipal, state and federal level to develop projects or policies in support of advanced transportation technologies.
Communications: Communicate efforts to City Council, residents and businesses to generate excitement and support of Bellevue's pursuit of advanced transportation technology.
To be successful in this position you must demonstrate:
Action oriented work ethic
Quality decision making skills
Ability to manage conflict
Ability to manage ambiguity
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Ten or more years of professional experience in the transportation or information technology industry.
Experience developing partnerships to accomplish technology based projects.
Experience with public outreach, public policy and/or business development.
Experience preparing grant applications and managing grant projects.
Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to develop partnerships or coalitions to advance new technologies.
Knowledge of emerging technologies associated with transportation and Smart Cities.
Ability to negotiate and understand latitude within negotiations.
Ability to communicate clearly both verbal and written.
Ability to prepare presentations and to present to groups with varying understanding of the subject technology.
Ability to prepare grant applications and manage grant projects.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.
While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, w...ith thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park." The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country.
Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, but a strawberry festival and an arts and crafts fair each draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.
The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.