The City of Austin Transportation Department (ATD)’s Transportation Engineering Division (TED) has an opening for a full-time Consulting Engineer to lead engineering analysis, design, and planning for regional transportation projects and mobility bond-funded projects that are high-need, time-critical, and large and complex in nature. Active projects of focus include IH-35 Capital Express, Mobility Bond Corridors, and Project Connect.
This position provides close coordination with our transportation agency partners to guide transportation improvements on behalf of the City to achieve alignment with Council-adopted policies related to SD23 and the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan. It will continue to grow ATD’s participation and influence on regional transportation, manage capital delivery plans, and ensure expedient fiscal stewardship for bund funding.
The ideal candidate is an innovative leader with demonstrated ability in transportation engineering operation and safety, has an in-depth understanding of local and national engineering best practices, is comfortable with flexibility, can work in a bustling work environment, brings a collaborative approach with exceptional negotiation skills, and can effectively communicate and present to the public and elected officials. This position requires simultaneously managing multiple projects and the ability to shift from one project to another without sacrificing quality.
The ideal candidate will be a versatile engineer and project manager, bringing the following preferred qualifications to leading transportation system improvements to accommodate all users on behalf of the Austin Transportation Department (ATD):
Experience providing technical input and strategic direction to multiple work teams, including external stakeholders and partner agencies to successfully deliver high-need, time-critical regional transportation and infrastructure projects that are large and complex in nature, with an emphasis on the IH-35 Capital Express project.
Knowledge of transportation planning and engineering practices, principles, modeling tools, and cost estimates.
Ability to develop a program vision and implementation framework, identify appropriate resources at ATD to participate in project development and implementation activities, and act as primary liaison between internal City staff, external transportation partner agencies, and community stakeholders.
Ability to lead and coordinate engineers and planners with wide-ranging expertise to effectively and efficiently scope, review, and manage consultants, contractors, projects, and programs.
Excellent team working and problem-solving skills with internal and external members to accomplish organizational goals.
Excellent written and verbal skills to effectively communicate and convey complex information to internal and external stakeholders, including meetings and public events.
Experience working with the TMUTCD, NACTO’s Design Guides, TxDOT Roadway Design Manual, Highway Capacity Manual, AASHTO “Green Book”, City of Austin Transportation Criteria Manual, and other relevant City planning and design documents.
This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to Engineering, plus eight (8) years of related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. 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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