Supervisor, Bus Service, Transportation and Bus Services Department

Updated: about 2 months ago

Reports to: Officer, Bus Services

Purpose: This position is a vital ingredient in the overall success of The American University in Cairo (AUC) bus service operation. The majority of AUC community relies on the bus service as their only mean of transportation to and from campus. The job holder will be one of the principal liaison between the transportation department and the multi-bus service provider. He/she is responsible to assist in all buses traffic management and utilization and will be accountable for following up on all bus checks, daily maintenance, and ensuring the implementation of day-to-day bus policies and procedures. The main purpose is ensuring a smooth implementation of operations.


  • Coordinate the entire AUC bus service operation which serves more than 4,000 riders per day
  • Supervise the bus services operation as efficiently as possible
  • Supervise different functions and tasks within the bus service (Wi-Fi, bus ticketing, bus terminal traffic and data logging)
  • Responds to all emergency situations associated with running a bus service
  • Evaluate and proposed the operation workflow, processes, policies and procedures to align with the dynamic nature of the service
  • Test drive any repaired car after maintenance or installation of any spare parts
  • Supervise the bus daily checks and report any issues to the bus services officer
  • Follow the plan for the commencement shuttle buses and traffic management
  • Resolve issues and establish/maintain the internal manuals and procedures
  • Assists the bus services officer in preparation of specifications orrequest for proposal (RFP) for all new equipment as requested
  • Provide instructions, guidance, and assistance to the bus riders with relation to pick up/drop off points, schedules, routes, and any related matter
  • Handle all interactions with bus riders and attend to their complaints and suggestions
  • Attend to all emergency calls 24/7, and follow up on handling the emergencies properly
  • Investigate complaints received over the transportation email and hotline, and ensure to provide a full assessment of the complaint to direct supervisor
  • Raise the attendants’ concerns and issues to senior management and suggest the needed training courses for the bus service attendants
  • Supervise the follow up on the maintenance of all vendors’ buses
  • Supervise the operational work of the bus terminal
  • Perform any other related duties as requested from direct supervisor


Minimum Education Requirements:

  • University degree is required


  • Minimum of 7 years in relevant bus maintenance field


  • Being highly responsive is a must
  • Mastering the ability to make quick decisions in emergency situations
  • Excellent oral communication skills with various mindsets and backgrounds
  • Well organized and able to prioritize work; and able to work independently without close supervision
  • Ability to cope with numerous interruptions, daily contact with faculty, department chairs, administrators, and various other University, community and government officials
  • Good knowledge of the institutions’ and facilities and operation's policies, practices and standards relating to provide appropriate responses to customer questions
  • Strong oral and written communication in both English and Arabic, and team building capabilities in order to work effectively in a diverse environment
  • Moderate to high knowledge of standard office equipment and equipment with basic operating procedures (calculator) and equipment used in University operations. Intermediate knowledge of computers and computer software (word processors, spreadsheets, and so on).
  • Reasoning skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • High negotiation skills for proper contract communication and negotiation
  • Must be able to remain calm and in a professional manner during stress periods when the customers are not always calm
  • Fine knowledge of computers and computer software (word processors, spreadsheets, databases), with the ability to operate automated database work control programs from terminal stations and/or personal computers
  • Good knowledge of buses maintenance and safety requirements
  • Other: while performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to occupational risks and/or dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes and similar elements

This position is open until February 2, 2023

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted.

"The American University in Cairo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply."

“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”

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