Manager, Bus Services, Transport, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 27 May, 2024
Full time Leadership & Management Logistics

Job Description

Reporting organizationally to the Senior Manager - Bus Management, Transport, the Manager, Bus Services, Transport will be a key member of the FIFA26 Transport team, and work in close collaboration with the Operational Services team and other key individuals responsible for delivering the implementation of FIFA Constituent Client Bus Systems operation, VIK and rental Bus Commissioning/Decommissioning and Bus Depot. Further, this role will oversee the build, training, and motivation of bus drivers, service provider staff for the duration of the FIFA26. 

THE POSITION

The main responsibilities and oversights of the Manager, Bus Services, Transport for the FIFA World Cup 26 include:   
  • Liase with VIK and rental bus service provider for operational planning and readiness.  
  • Define operational and safety procedures for bus operations in coordination with bus service provider and within transport functional area. 
  • Defines vehicle access and parking permit needs (VAPPs) and coordinate with VAPPs team to obtain them.  
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of buses including VAPP & GPS installation, branding and un-branding of buses.    
  • Day to day coordination with bus service provider and enhancing required support. 
  • On twenty-four (24) hour basis, he/she will be required to respond and assume command during emergencies or major incidents. 
  • Develop and train event time bus services team.   
  • Coordinate with all client bus managers and develop driver training material. 
  • Coordinate with bus service providers to deliver driver training for efficient services.  
  • Works to prevent accidents and reduce injuries by observing and identifying problem areas, performing safety audits, investigating incidents, enforcing safety regulations and recommending corrective actions. 
  • Liase with VIK and rental bus service provider for operational planning and readiness.  
  • Define operational and safety procedures for bus operations in coordination with bus service provider and within transport functional area. 
  • Defines vehicle access and parking permit needs (VAPPs) and coordinate with VAPPs team to obtain them.  
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of buses including VAPP & GPS installation, branding and un-branding of buses.    
  • Day to day coordination with bus service provider and enhancing required support. 
  • On twenty-four (24) hour basis, he/she will be required to respond and assume command during emergencies or major incidents. 
  • Develop and train event time bus services team.   
  • Coordinate with all client bus managers and develop driver training material. 
  • Coordinate with bus service providers to deliver driver training for efficient services.  
  • Works to prevent accidents and reduce injuries by observing and identifying problem areas, performing safety audits, investigating incidents, enforcing safety regulations and recommending corrective actions. 
  • Identifies and responds to performance deviations and determines course of action to correct problems, including progressive disciplinary actions and recommendations for additional training. 
  • Assist to Senior manager Bus Management Transport to designs and implements Bus Operation Plan across United States, Canada and Mexico to service all FIFA Constituent Groups, based on FIFA requirements and agreed service levels including but not limited to: 
  • World Cup Tournament 
  • Final Draw 
  • Test Events 
  • Team and Referees Workshops 
  • Other site events 
  • Ensures integration of depot operations into overall bus operations plan, as well as correlation with all other Transport services and operations. 
  • Implements Project Management within Bus management. 
  • Identifies key risks of bus service providers operation and prepare mitigation plan.  
  • Coordinating with other client bus managers and ensuring that bus schedules and driver duty boards are timely available to bus service providers for efficient services.  

YOUR PROFILE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation or business administration, or a combination of education and experience relating to position. 
  • Minimum of 5 years Transport work experience: ideally within the football, sport event or Five (5) years of experience as a Bus Operator, Bus Service Supervisor or Bus Instructor, or five (5) years equivalent management position. 
  • Experience in conflict resolution and customer service. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. 
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from support staff, managers, and clients. Individual must be motivated, capable of working independently, with excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Transport or Bus operation experience within at least one mega project event, ideally more than one world class sport event (e.g. FIFA World Cup and/or Olympic Games, Regional Football Tournaments, etc.). 
  • Experience working with public and private sector partners in a collaborative environment and ability to build strong partnerships. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of administration and management principles. 
  • Advanced knowledge of customer and personal service principles. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of business process management. 
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service. 
  • Ability to prioritize customer’s needs, authority requirements, and FIFA26 regulations. 
  • Advanced skill in conflict resolution. 
  • Must be organized and detail oriented. 
  • Advanced communication skills. 
  • Ability to work both independently and lead a team.
  • Fluent in English. Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus. 
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools 

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.