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Transportation Program Manager

Town of Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Up to $135,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Manager / Leader
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Join our progressive team and lead the future of our Town's transportation vision! We are seeking an experienced, innovative, and dynamic Transportation Program Manager to drive our Town's transportation initiatives.

As the leader of the Town's transportation efforts, this position will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our transportation infrastructure, championing diverse projects, and leading a dedicated team of professionals.

Top Essential Job Functions:

Program Management & Compliance:

  • Manage the transportation program, aligning with Town's Strategic Plan.
  • Oversee and direct multiple programs like vision zero, complete streets, and active transportation, ensuring compliance with local, state and federal mandates.

Project Oversight & Development:

  • Strategize long-term plans for the transportation vertical.
  • Administer budgets, oversee capital improvement projects, and engage with land development projects, offering invaluable insights and recommendations.  

Community & Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Interface with legal teams, state agencies, and public service bodies for collaborative success.
  • Engage and present before boards, commissions, and the Town Council, responding proactively to community inquiries and concerns.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, transportation engineering, or a related field. A minimum of eight (8) years of professional engineering experience.
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License.
  • Possess (or have the ability to obtain within 6 months) a Category A or B South Carolina Professional Engineering license.

The Town offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, vacation, and sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, a healthcare reimbursement arrangement, and a generous matching 401(k) plan. Relocation assistance is available for candidates relocating to the area.

This position is exempt (not eligible for overtime) with a salary range of $100,000 - $135,000.  The salary offered will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.

We invite passionate professionals who are excited to make a lasting impact on our community's transportation landscape to  apply.

The Town of Hilton Head Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The position will remain open until filled. 


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is a premier resort destination offering a wide range of recreational opportunities, first-rate cultural amenities, a desirable year-round climate, and community conveniences that make it an ideal place to live and work. The Town of Hilton Head of Island has long been recognized as one of the most progressive local governments in the region and is a regional employer of choice. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees who share our goals and values and who will provide unparalleled customer service to our citizens, visitors, and employees. The Town's Mission Statement articulates our purpose which is "To promote the health and vitality of the community we serve through ethical and inclusive programs, policies, and actions". The Town offers competitive salaries, ongoing training to enhance professional growth, and a comprehensive benefits program to those who choose a career with us. We are particularly proud of our benefits program which provides numerous options designed to meet individual employee needs.

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