Transdev Senior Director of Run Cutting and Scheduling in Lombard, Illinois


Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

The Senior Director of Run Cutting and Scheduling serves as an integral member of the Operational Performance Team. Supports the Vice President of Performance Management by managing the Scheduling and Run Cutting team and ensuring that they deliver timely and efficient Run-cuts to the local General Managers, while respecting the local Collective Bargaining agreements and working collaboratively with the local General Managers.


  • Properly managing the company’s run-cutting resources to provide Run Cutting and Scheduling guidance to the run-cut team, based on solid transportation operating knowledge (Fixed Routes and Paratransit), to ensure maximum efficiency on each run-cut performed.

  • Ensure that every California Run-cut is 100% Wage Order 9 compliant and to run-cut always thinking about how to limit actual Wage Order 9 violations in the field during the Service Day.

  • Ensures that run-cuts are compliant with local wage and hour laws, as well as local Collective Bargaining Agreement’s (CBA’s).

  • Produce the Master run-cut statistical data spreadsheet, for each run-cut performed and communicate on efficiencies.

  • Supports Region and Business Development Department in bidding and re-bidding activities by ensuring that Business Development (BD) pricing run-cuts are delivered on a timely basis.

  • Assists with evaluation, recommendation, development, and implementation of transit related software tools and Hastus upgrades.

  • Manages to ensure the run-cutting team gets the appropriate continuous training on the Hastus Software product, including upgrades, and coordinates the training based on run-cutter’s workload.

  • Interface with other corporate support groups/personnel as necessary to assist operating personnel in achieving performance and profitability targets as related to Driver Scheduling (e.g. support Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation on work-rule changes, etc.)

  • Directly perform runcuts as needed, as well as manage the Transdev run-cutting team of 4 employees.

  • Performs other duties and activities as assigned.


Education, Licensing, and Certifications:

  • Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Operations Management or IT related field. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Skills and Knowledge (Required):

  • Ability to produce efficient run-cuts.

  • Ability to manage the delivery of run-cuts in a very time sensitive environment.

  • Ability to build trust in the field with local staff through integrity, respect, and effective communication and timely delivery of Run-Cuts.

  • Possess strong organizational, presentation, and communication skills (both oral and written).

  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and accurately with little direct supervision.

  • Ability to think creatively and strategically to anticipate changing requirements and serve as a change agent within the organization.

  • Detail oriented, with excellent follow-up skills.

  • Ability to solve problems in a practical and pragmatic manner.

Skills and Knowledge (Preferred):

  • Ability to understand Hastus Crew Optimization software capabilities and limitations, to effectively manage the run-cutters and the run-cutting process from receiving schedules from our clients, to importing schedules, to producing Driver Bid sheets and Driver rosters.

  • Knowledge of basic Transit related software including but not limited to; TMS, GBM, or Trapeze Blockbuster and Trapeze para-cutter, a plus; Cubic, Avail, GPS, Transtrack, GFI, Navtrak, Clever Devices, and Google Earth, etc.

  • Solid knowledge of Wage Order 9 laws and experience producing effective Runcuts within a Wage Order 9 environment.

  • Ability to manage a team of 4, set deadlines, establish KPI’s and goals

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, preferably with Excel, including import and export functions.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Normal office environment (based in Chicago-land area or work from home at a Transdev location)

  • Extended hours occasionally necessary

  • Travel ranging from 30% to 50%

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2017-6844

Job Locations US-IL-Lombard

Posted Date 7/31/2017

Position Category Management & Above

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 902

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Inc. (Corporate)