Do you have an inquisitive mindset and solve problems with enthusiasm and tenacity? Do you want to support and fulfill Enterprise Strategy and Agency vision in an evolving organization that thrives on teamwork and collaboration? If you are known for your curiosity, relationship building, and stellar continuous improvement skills, join a forward-thinking and dynamic team and drive your career forward. Please apply to be considered for this change-making role.

Job duties for the Senior Continuous Improvement Consultant position include:

Partnering with executives and managers in executive offices and service units to design and lead continuous improvement initiatives that enable increased organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Performs a wide range of activities associated with continuous improvement initiatives.
Conducting research and analysis in developing processes that assist client departments in self-assessment and countermeasure generation.
Facilitating cross functional agency projects and strategic planning events. Leads teams through improvement activities including LEAN events, data analysis, development of new processes or SOPs, and benchmarking methods.
Providing leadership to UTA CI Team members on projects, as a mentor, and via CI and Culture training.
Conducting Continuous Improvement module training for users throughout the organization.
Identifying and redefining performance measurements and goals.
Ensuring improved performance of UTA by supporting and enabling large scale initiatives impacting UTA’s organizational effectiveness.
Working closely with People Office leadership to design optimal solutions for organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Implementing and engraining the UTA Way into daily work activities, training content and culture initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in STEM field, Business Administration, Organizational Development, or related field. Master’s Preferred..
Training in LEAN and/or Shingo.
LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt certification or equivalent preferred.
Coaching/mentoring credentials preferred.
Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Advanced proficiency in MS PowerPoint and presenting virtually preferred.

Five years experience of process/continuous improvement and/or organizational effectiveness strategy
Minimum of five years project management experience including coordinating and managing large projects/teams, follow up, completion, and implementation.
Five years of cross functional team facilitation.
Minimum of 3 years training and presenting. Strong presentation skills.
Experience using problem solving techniques and business analysis tools critical to continuous improvement processes required , such as LEAN, Shingo, Value Stream Mapping, Conflict Management, Strategic Planning, and SWOT Analysis.
Experience in organizational survey methods preferred.
Ability to understand, articulate, and advocate for business recommendations and financial solutions. Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication (written and oral) skills.
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An equivalent combination or relevant education and experience.
Pay Rate: $79,000 annually based upon experience

To be considered, apply before: Open Until Filled

UTA’s benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:
Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts.
Health and Wellness Clinics for on-site medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA
10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
Retirement options – Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for both bachelor’s and master’s degree.
Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
Free transit passes for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.
* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.

Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part 40, 655, and 219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.