The Austin Transportation Department’s (ATD) Project Delivery Division is seeking a full-time Program Manager, to deliver a wide range of Capital Projects using 2016, 2018 and 2020 Mobility Bond funds, in the areas of Bikeways, Vision Zero/Safety and Transit Enhancement projects.
ATD has recently formed a new Project Delivery Division that will be responsible for leading implementation of projects for several local mobility programs in ATD’s portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this new team to build and grow ATD’s capabilities in project implementation.
The Program Manager will lead and provide strategic direction to multiple work teams to successfully deliver high-need, time-critical projects in service to the Department’s multi-modal safety and mobility goals.
The ideal candidate will bring sound skills in project management and delivery, can work in a bustling environment, communicate effectively and can manage multiple tasks and deliverables concurrently.
This position will work under general to limited supervision and has these primary responsibilities:
Work with internal work teams and develop program work plans, permitting and delivery schedules in order to systematically implement projects in the areas of Bikeways, Vision Zero and Transit Enhancement.
Identify, prioritize, manage, and provide critical coordination to move concurrently, several projects from inception to on-the-ground implementation.
Facilitate project implementation with City staff and contractors to successfully deliver high-need, time-critical projects within scheduled time and budget.
Lead responses from inquiries from citizens, community stakeholders, commissions, boards, City Council and local agencies.
Represent the City of Austin at public meetings with these stakeholders.
Other related duties may be assigned. The Engineer A/B will be critical in serving as a focal point in ROW engineering operations, ensuring compliance and project delivery of all city, franchise, private, public, and special events within the ROW.
The ideal candidate will bring the following preferred qualifications:
Experience in managing, planning, designing, and implementing a wide range of transportation infrastructure projects.
Experience managing public sector engineering projects, including large Capital Improvement Projects or Programs related to utility, transportation and mobility infrastructure that are large and complex in nature.
Experience and interest in construction project management, contract management, monitoring, planning, budgeting and implementing a wide range of projects and programs.
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.
Proven professional knowledge of transportation planning and traffic engineering practices, principles, modeling tools, and cost estimates
Knowledge ofstandard design documents such as City of Austin Standard Details, Standard Specifications, TMUTCD and other relevant design documents and best practices.
Proven professional knowledge of the City of Austin’s Vision Zero program and Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and their integration with the Department’s best practices.
Experience communicating and interacting with a variety of individuals such as internal and external stakeholders, including presenting at meetings and public events.
A Professional Engineers License in a related field.
This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Planning, or a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of experience conducting activities related to capital budgeting or planning initiatives two (2) of which were in a lead or /supervisory capacity.
A Master's degree in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration or related field plus three (3) years of experience Two (2) of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity may substitute for the required education and experience.
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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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