The City of Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is seeking an experienced and talented engineer to supervise and lead project implementation within the Project Delivery Division. This is an exciting opportunity to support the build out of high-profile, time-critical transportation projects, in service to 2016, 2018 and 2020 Mobility Bonds.
ATD has recently formed a new Project Delivery Division that will be responsible for leading implementation of bond funded projects for several local mobility programs in ATD’s portfolio such as Bikeways, Vision Zero/Safety, Transit, large Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), and Substandard Street projects. . This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this new team to build and grow ATD’s capabilities in project implementation.
The ideal candidate will be a versatile Engineer, Technical Delivery Manager and, lead a team of Program Managers to provide strategic direction in order to successfully deliver high-need, time-critical projects in service to the Department’s multi-modal safety and mobility goals. A strong background in program delivery strategies, including public agency contracting methods is desired.
This position will work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and include these primary responsibilities:
Oversee the successful delivery and on-the-ground implementation of a large number of local mobility, large CIP and Substandard Street projects.
Coordinate across multiple divisions, departments and agencies in the delivery of these projects, including initiating process improvements for several supporting services such as permitting, design and traffic control plan reviews, inspection and testing.
Supervise Program Managers to ensure projects maintain scope, schedule and budget.
Lead development of contracting needs in service to various ATD programs and collaborate with Program Managers to set-up shared contracts for successful design and construction activities.
Respond to inquiries by citizens, Mayor and Council, City Manager’s Office, and other agencies regarding transportation safety issues.
We are looking for the following:
An innovative leader with demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership, to “see the big picture” and to engage with diverse stakeholders and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnership.
Experience in fiscal and resource planning, budgeting, forecasting, developing quality controls and process improvements to fast-track implementation of variety of projects in a cost effective manner.
Knowledge in establishing, maintaining, implementing best-practice transit, bikeway and pedestrian operations used by Austin Transportation Department, Capital Metro, and peer agencies.
Knowledge of transportation planning and traffic engineering practices, principles, modeling tools and cost estimates.
Excellent team working and problem-solving skills with internal and external members to accomplish organizational goals.
Excellent written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including meetings and public events.
Experience working for a highly progressive transportation organization.
Ability to provide technical input and strategic direction to multiple work teams by coordinating across ATD divisions, other departments, contractors, external stakeholders, and partner agencies to accomplish organizational goals.
Effective written and verbal communication skills with internal and external stakeholders, including meetings and public events.
Proficiency with computer-aided design, ArcGIS, and, MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access
The ideal candidate will bring the following preferred qualifications:
Experience and interest capital delivery systems, contracting methodologies, financial forecasting and resource planning to deliver high-need, time-critical projects.
Experience with construction methodologies to include concrete construction, engineer’s cost estimates, change orders and standard technical specifications.
Experience working with NACTO’s Transit Street Design Guide, Urban Street Design Guide, Urban Bikeway Design Guide; AASHTO’s Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities; TMUTCD; and relevant City / Capital Metro planning documents.
This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years of related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, including two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas is required.
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The City of Austin has excellent benefits and provides an exceptional retirement system as well as a 457 plan for its employees.
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