**Open to All Qualified Candidates** OPEN UNTIL FILLED EXECUTIVE SERVICE This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority
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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, operates, and maintains eight major toll facilities comprised of four bridges, two tunnels, and two turnpikes, across the State of Maryland. For 50 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland's citizens and visitors with safe, secure and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to quality and excellence in customer service, and we rely on our organization's values, traditions and – most importantly – our employees to achieve these goals.
The MDTA is seeking an experienced Professional Engineer who has demonstrated progressive leadership and responsibility within the engineering and construction fields to serve as the Chief Engineer of the Maryland Transportation Authority. The primary role of the Chief Engineer is to provide executive direction to all aspects of the MDTA's Office of Engineering and Construction through a large and diverse staff. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the development, management and delivery of the Capital budget and Operating Programs budget, including the development of individual design and construction budgets within each program. The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead, direct, and oversee the Division of Engineering (Structures, Environmental, Electrical, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Facilities, Traffic, Asset Management, and Highway) and the Division of Construction;
Lead, direct and oversee the general engineering and construction services, including key decisions that have significant impact on the design or construction of projects and programs;
Direct the $2.8 Billion Capital budget and over $40 Million Operating budget programs;
Direct the design and construction of major and complex transportation projects;
Ensure the MDTA’s assets are safe and in good working order and condition;
Determine the organizational structure and staffing requirements of project programs;
Review and approve work assigned to subordinate staff and oversee and confirm that proper training and program development are implemented;
Establish and implement procedures regarding agency missions and operations policies, guide policy setting, and approve program decisions and revisions;
Direct and manage workforce needs including supplemental staffing, succession planning, professional development, etc.;
Act as a liaison to other state, federal, public and private entities by maintaining working relationships to ensure the orderly progress of projects;
Coordinate with other MDTA Divisions to advance MDTA business strategies, goals and objectives;
Partner with engineering and construction industry, including consultants and contractors;
Represent the Office of Engineering and Construction at various meetings with the MDTA Board and Executive Office, legislative bodies and other relevant stakeholders.
This position will receive direct supervision from the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The current vacancy is located in Baltimore, Maryland.
MDTA employees are offered a generous benefits package including: a minimum of 10 paid holidays, a minimum of 27* days of leave annually (personal, vacation, and sick), access to the State Pension System, deferred compensation plans, excellent health, dental, and vision plans, tuition reimbursement, and more! *May be prorated based upon start date.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from an accredited college or university. Master's Degree is preferred.
For education obtained outside the U.S., at the time of application you are required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org) or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (https://www.wes.org/). This must be submitted as an attachment with the application of the position in which you are applying.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience in senior level engineering management to include work in the areas of design, construction and inspection of major bridge structures, highways, and facilities. In addition, experience with public presentations, legislative testimony and the presentation of technical issues at workshops, business organizations, government agencies and public meetings is strongly preferred.
Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.
If you have held more than one (1) position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
1. Possession of a Maryland Professional Engineer license, in the appropriate option, is required. Evidence of license must be presented at the time of application. Please attach all relevant information to your submitted application. An applicant's current license as a Professional Engineer in a state with comparable requirements acceptable to the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers, in the appropriate option for which application is made, will be accepted but the applicant must obtain a Maryland Professional Engineer license within twelve (12) months of appointment. Evidence of out of state license must be presented at the time of application. Please attach all relevant information to your submitted application.
2. Applicants must possess a Driver's License valid in the State of Maryland. Applicants must list the license number and date of expiration on the application.
1. Eligible applicants may be subject to a background investigation under federal or State laws and regulations. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification to employment. Erroneous, misleading or fraudulent information on an application is sufficient grounds for rejection from the hiring process, removal from the list of eligibles, withdrawal of an offer for employment or immediate discharge.
2. Specific special requirements are set by the administration based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.
FOR BEST CONSIDERATION, A RESUME MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION (DTS-1).
Please apply on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A RESUME IS REQUIRED BUT CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Paper applications (Form DTS-1) will not be accepted for this recruitment. PLEASE SUBMIT A FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION (DTS-1) ALONG WITH YOUR MOST CURRENT RESUME.
NOTES: Please be advised that the State of Maryland is dedicated to a drug-free workplace, and as a result, employees are subject to the State's Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing. Selected candidate(s) may be subject to background and reference checks.
The incumbent in this position is not a member of a covered bargaining unit.
The Maryland Transportation Authority is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDTA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.
MDOT has various careers for people of all experiences, backgrounds, and abilities who come together to contribute to one mission - connecting our customers to life’s opportunities. Join us in serving our Maryland residents, visitors, and businesses!
Reasonable Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request.
Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number 1-800-735-2258 (TTY Number: 711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Issue Date: 04/5/2021
About Maryland Transportation Authority
MDTA VISION:The MDTA will improve the quality of life and create time for the customers we serve by revolutionizing customer service, delivering premium transportation alternatives and providing a safer, faster and more reliable driving experience.MDTA PURPOSE:Maximizing Safety and ReliabilityDelivering Excellent Customer ServiceTransforming the Workforce of TomorrowAdvancing the Future of TransportationMDTA VALUES:Accountability: Team members and individuals hold each other responsible for the commitments they have made.Communication: We encourage healthy discussion built on shared information and knowledge throughout the organization. We clearly,effectively and deliberately share information with and receive feedback from stakeholders.Employee Empowerment: We encourage employees to take initiative to accomplish outcomes using the strategies they determine arebest. We provide opportunities to all employees.Innovation: We are a national leader in applying state-of-the-art technology to revolutionize transportation operations and enhance customer service.Safety: We are a provider and partner of safe, reliable and resilient transportation services to our employees, customers and comm...unity.Stewardship: We promote and protect the social, environmental, ethical and financial well-being of our employees, our customers, our agency, our community and our State.Transparency: As an organization and individuals, our actions and outcomes are upfront, truthful and visible.Trust: Our teams are open, honest and vulnerable without fear of repercussions. Our external stakeholders know that we are taking actions that are in their best interests.