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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2201246

Transportation Systems Operations Director

Transportation System Operations Director

About ICF - Transportation Practice

ICF’s Transportation Practice specializes in addressing complex planning, policy, and program issues at the nexus of transportation and the environment, energy, and communities. ICF’s work focuses on integrated approaches that support sustainable transportation decisions, addressing mobility, safety, environmental, social, and economic effects of transportation. Our work includes strategic planning, research, policy analysis, outreach, training, and program evaluation for federal, state, and local governments, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Transportation Research Board, state transportation and environmental agencies, and metropolitan planning organizations.

Job DescriptionWe are seeking a Transportation System Operations Director to advance our growing state and Local practice . The position will be responsible for leading teams in projects related to transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) planning. The position will also direct and help execute our strategy for growing ICF’s portfolio of projects in this area. The successful candidate will have nationally recognized experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning, deployment and evaluation of new transportation technology projects around emerging mobility

  • Mainstreaming regional transportation system management and operations models at state and local agencies

  • Supporting transportation systems performance analysis and institutional capability maturity.

This position trains, develops, and directs the work of mid-level and junior staff.

The successful candidate will develop business, lead programs, and manage staff within the portfolio supporting various federal, state, and local initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff

  • New business lead identification, capture management, and proposal writing

  • Communication with clients

  • Direct the development of concepts of operations, systems requirements, and systems integration plans

  • Direct the development of technical reports and guidance

  • Facilitate workshops

  • Program and project management

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or related field

  • 15 or more years of experience in transportation systems management and operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems, planning for operations, and/or asset management

  • Experience conducting transportation projects for US DOT, TRB, state DOTs, and/or other public sector transportation agencies


  • Arlington, VA

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

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Arlington, VA (VA31)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.