AECOM Control Room Operator in Southfield, Michigan
Requisition/Vacancy No. 158416BR
Position Title Control Room Operator
Job Category Transportation Operations Management / Traffic Monitoring
Business Line Transportation
Country United States of America
State/Province/Region USA - Michigan
Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in
Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by
Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A
Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at
About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.
AECOM is actively seeking a Control Room Operator for immediate employment in Southfield, MI. The successful candidate must be available to work and commute daily to Detroit, MI. Operators are responsible for assessing all incoming traffic data and determining, in real-time, the content and priority of traffic reporting. They are the primary point of contact for incident management coordination. Operators provide information to the traveling public related to current travel conditions, maintain traffic interruption reports and manage incidents on the metropolitan roadways from the SEMTOC Control Room.
Operators assess large volumes of data (both static and real-time) from a wide variety of sources to detect possible roadway incidents. They monitor the ATMS, check road sensor data and confirm the data using CCTV video. Effective communication is an important part of this process as Operators maintain telephone or radio communications with Freeway Courtesy Patrol Drivers, Field Technicians, 911 Operators and public service agencies. Once assessment is complete, Operators determine the facts and severity of traffic incidents and prepares the information for dissemination to the motoring public.
In addition, Operators are responsible for the maintenance, quality, accuracy and timeliness of all information disseminated, including CMS and fax/notification messages. Operators maintain contact with MSP Radio Operator/Dispatchers and local authorities to verify and update information regarding ongoing incidents, associated backups/traffic delays and estimated clearance time.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Maintain the CMS Message Library
Log calls into Call Tracker
Maintain current work orders
Check all freeway lane/ramp closure signing for construction/maintenance work
Check cameras periodically
Check CMS periodically
Check ramp meters periodically
Deploy portable CMS for special events/ramp meter startups
Coordinate Lane/Ramp Closure Requests from Inside/Outside Customers
Complete Shift Routine Checklist, Minor and Major Incident Checklists and work orders, when appropriate
When assigned, the FCP Dispatcher is charged with maintaining constant communications with the FCP Drivers who are out on southeastern Michigan roadways. Normal duties of the dispatcher include entering information into the MSP CAD system, entering data from FCP call cards and monitoring security cameras and access gates. Although the role is very specific, the FCP Dispatcher may be required to fill the role as an Operator on an as-needed basis.
Associate's degree or equivalent mix of education and practical experience
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
An ability to work calmly and work accurately under intense pressure
Able to multitask
Knowledge of personal computers and software, with a particular emphasis on Graphical User Interface applications, e.g., Microsoft Windows, MS Office etc.
Willingness to travel (The successful candidate must be available to work and commute daily to Detroit, MI office)
Must possess a valid driver license
Previous work experience is preferred
Keen ability to synthesize information from multiple, diverse and simultaneous inputs, including automated road sensor data, 2-way radios, CCTV cameras, and computer databases
An intimate knowledge of state roadways, including their alternate names, the jurisdiction they are located, where the jurisdiction changes and alternate routes when available
A working knowledge of the municipality and area traffic management organizations, including state, metro and local emergency services
Knowledge of Incident Command System
Emergency Operations Center knowledge and/or experience
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.
AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please
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Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.