JOE KINDRED GILLIS, JR., PE, PMP
http://www.linkedin.com/in/joegillis
jdgillis@comcast.net
(770) 316-1999 (m)

CORE COMPETENCIES
• ITS/Traffic planning and signal controller operations; Emergency/Incident Management/911 Systems
• Application software lifecycle (PM, QA/QC, requirements development, service delivery, support)
• Public speaking (presentations, papers, training); Business development/proposal writing
• IoT/Connected Vehicle: Active in local Meetups and Forums; self-directed research/study/training

WORK EXPERIENCE

AECOM/City of Sandy Springs, GA 4/2017 – present
TSPLOST Project Manager
Managed the implementation or traffic efficiency improvement projects for the City of Sandy Springs, GA.

Gilltrans – Alpharetta, Georgia 9/2016 – 4/2017
Consultant (Self-employed)
• Provided DBA services for Voterworkz, LLC. Helped manage a portfolio of State-level MySQL databases;
Performed data mining toward generating voter registration and voting history reports for office-seekers.

Aegis ITS (an Econolite Group Company) – Cumming, Georgia 5/2015 – 8/2016
Senior Engineer
• Led and supported software and network deployments to cities in the Eastern U.S. Role included analysis and design of fiber- and radio-based communications, implementation and support of the Centracs ATMS, and conversion of ASC/3 and OASIS signal controller databases. Performed tasks according to engineering drawings/plan documents.
• Implementation, Training and Testing manager for the Town of Cary, NC traffic signal system hardware, software and network upgrade.
• Project Manager for the implementation of Centracs ATMS software in Danville, VA

Parsons (formerly Delcan) Corporation – Duluth, Georgia 8/2012 – 5/2015
Systems Project Manager
• Provided guidance and support to State DOT’s on how to integrate state-of-the-art technology supplied by external vendors to solve traffic congestion and safety issues on freeways and major arterials
• Coordinated software implementation and integration strategy with a matrixed, partially offshore, agile software development organization
• Integrated a variety of Intelligent Transportation Systems field hardware technology; helped lead software module build-out and design of Traffic Signal, Highway Advisory Radio (HAR), color Dynamic Message Sign (DMS), Advanced Traffic Information System (ATIS) and Smartphone Modules
• Project Manager for the implementation of I/NET ATMS systems for Alabama DOT and a TIGER project ATMS deployment along the Mississippi River crossings between Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana
• Deputy PM for the Michigan DOT Intelligent Snow Plow system utilizing sensors, cameras and wireless technology to make fleet maintenance and roadway management decisions during the winter season

Fry’s Electronics – Milton, Georgia 8/2011 – 7/2012
Merchandizer; Customer Service Sales
• Part-time employment while attending SPSU

Booz Allen Hamilton – McLean, Virginia 8/2010 – 1/2011
Associate
• Marketed the capabilities of the ITS practice by submitting proposals and meeting with government clients
• Specialized in Connected Vehicle (V2I) intersection and adaptive signal technology for safety and mobility
• Performed V2I market research and made presentations to internal staff; developed business intelligence

URS Corporation – Atlanta, Georgia 3/2007 – 5/2009
Senior Transportation Analyst/Project Manager
• Successfully managed Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology projects using PMI and Federal Systems Engineering standards to solve transportation problems
• Delivered two Regional ITS Architectures for the Mississippi DOT and a Strategic Deployment Plan – integrated detailed recommendations for hurricane evacuation, including contra-flow operation, as well as rural ITS for managing flood, ice and fog events and rural on-call transit; Utilized Turbo ITS Architecture
• Developed an ITS Plan for the SR9 corridor through Sandy Springs, Roswell and Alpharetta with recommendations for deploying ITS devices and operations.
• Developed a planning study document to implement business/organizational and operational changes to the Miami freeway service patrol program to accommodate a budget cut of 50 percent to the Florida DOT. This effort applied traffic incident management concepts and principles
• Developed an ITS Concept of Operations for Georgia DOT to help in the development of future ITS deployments across Georgia.

Intergraph Corporation – Huntsville, Alabama 3/1989 – 3/2007
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Business Analyst (2005 – 2006)
• Planned and directed a business case and marketing plan for the development of a new ITS software product to integrate 911/computer-aided dispatch to transportation management systems
Software Analyst: Testing, Development, and Support (1999 – 2007)
• Served as the Lead Software QA/Test Analyst for the Police and Jail Records Management software
• Solved complex customer support issues for 911 centers, police departments and jails – some of which were mission critical emergency situations or involving the legal handling of jail inmates
Sr. Systems Engineer: Business Development and Technical Proposals (1989 – 1999)
• Worked closely with product marketing professionals in the GIS and Civil Engineering departments to develop technical proposal responses

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Fulton County Schools – Sandy Springs, Georgia Substitute Teacher (11/2016-present)
Capture Commerce – Lawrenceville, Georgia Internet Marketing Analyst (4/2010-8/2010; 3/2011-7/2011)
U.S. Census Bureau – Alpharetta, Georgia Enumerator (4/2010-6/2010)

EDUCATION

Kennesaw State University – Marietta, Georgia (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University)
MS in Software Engineering (expected December 2018)
Graduate Transition Certificate in Computer Science – BS equivalent (Obtained August 2013)

Auburn University – Auburn, Alabama
Master of Science, Civil Engineering (MSCE)
• Led a Bar Code Applications thesis research project for the Construction Industry Institute (CII)
• Taught Introduction to Computers in Civil Engineering course to undergraduate students
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE): graduated magna cum laude

CERTIFICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Professional Registration/Membership:
• Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI (1384975)
• Professional Engineer (PE), State of Georgia (PE039526)
• Toastmasters International: Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award; Former President and Area Governor
• ITS Georgia and Georgia Section ITE – served on several committees

PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
• Presented the paper: “Fiber Optic Stimulus Project + Rural ITS Tools = Benefits (Opportunities) for the North Georgia Mountains” to the Rural ITS/GRITS Conference in Biloxi, MS. (September 2012)
• Presented the paper: “Retrofitting an Established Concept of Operations into an Existing ATMS” to the 15th World Congress on ITS in New York City. (November 2008)
• Presented the paper: “Integrated Transportation Incident Management Barriers and Benefits” to the Freeway and Tollway Operations Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (June 2008)
• Thesis: “Introduction to Bar Code Applications in Construction through a Menu Driven Tutorial Program.”