The Austin Transportation Department’s Transportation Engineering Division within the City of Austin has an opening for a full-time Project Manager.
The Project Manager will lead a wide range of transportation development projects. Transportation development projects include, but are not limited to, all aspects of transportation associated with planning and zoning cases for new developments or redevelopments, site plans for new developments or redevelopments, planned unit developments (PUDs), and any other type of form of developments or re-developments. This position would lead transportation development projects through coordination with other divisions within the Austin Transportation Department as well as in other departments within the City, including the Planning and Zoning Department and the Development Services Department. This position would represent the Austin Transportation Department in different commissions including, but not limited to, Planning Commission, Zoning and Platting Commission, and City Council. This position would lead all the aspects of transportation associated with developments including planning, engineering, and design.
Typical transportation development projects include Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA), Active Modes Analysis, Transportation Demand Management, Transit Connectivity Analysis, Site Planning and Driveway design, Access Management, code compliance, and traffic safety analysis. This position will lead the review and coordination of all these studies with all stakeholders involved in the process. This position will bring in consensus in transportation decisions from ATD through the coordination process.
This position is intended to have a strong emphasis on project management of complex multi-disciplinary transportation planning and engineering projects that require extensive coordination with other internal and external stakeholders in a fast-paced environment. The Project Manager will work in the Austin Transportation Department’s Transportation Development Review Group. The preferred candidate, under limited supervision and using considerable latitude for independent judgment, will bring knowledge and ability in scoping and reviewing development proposals, Transportation Impact Analyses, Transportation Demand Management strategies, Active Modes and Transit Connectivity Analyses, and Access Management using best industry practice to recommend transportation system improvements for all travel modes. The Project Manager should also have knowledge about the City’s land development codes, interpreting and applying design standards, responding to applicant inquiries and developing appropriate solutions which adhere to recommended practice and established engineering guidelines.
The preferred candidate will assist with inquiries by the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager’s Office, and other agencies regarding transportation issues. He or she will assist with representing the City of Austin at public meetings with neighborhood groups, community stakeholders, Commissions, Boards, and/or other regional and local agencies. The preferred candidate will have strong communication and writing skills to document findings and recommendations to these groups.
The ideal candidate will be a versatile Technical Project Manager and bring the following preferred qualifications:
Experience in project management of Transportation Planning and Engineering projects.
Experience in scoping and reviewing all aspects of transportation associated with development proposals including, but not limited to, zoning applications, site plan applications, PUD proposals, Transportation Impact Analyses, Transportation Demand Management strategies, Active Modes and Transit Connectivity Analyses, and Access Management.
Experience in Synchro, City of Austin’s Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) Guidelines, City of Austin’s Criteria Manuals, Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD), NACTO’s Design Guide, ITE Trip Generation Manual, AASHTO Green Book other industry recommended practice and transportation engineering resources are preferred.
Provide technical input and strategic direction to efficiently implement a framework for the programs/projects while coordinating with multiple work teams across ATD Divisions, other departments, external stakeholders (developers, developers’ consultants), partner agencies (Cap Metro, TxDOT, Counties), etc., to successfully deliver high-demand, time-sensitive projects.
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.
Excellent organizational skills to manage and monitor multiple transportation development projects.
Excellent computer skills such programs such as Microsoft Projects, Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Experience using Geographic Information Systems, specifically ArcMap.
A Professional Engineering or Planning License in a related field.
The minimum qualifications for this position are graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, or construction science, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management. Or graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field, plus six (6) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management.
Austin has long been known as a technologically advanced city, a place where new ideas go to be tested and adopted. Austin has enjoyed a robust and diverse economy for the past 10 years, with economic indicators regularly exceeding national averages. Austin metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country, with a 2.9 percent increase in population in 2016. Austin, Texas has a population of 926,000, making it the 11th largest city in the country. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was selected as the #1 Best Places to Live (US News and World Report 4/2017), # 5 Top 25 Future-Ready US Cities (Convention Management Association Convene Magazine, 2/2016), “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Best Places to Live in the US” (US News), the “Top Creative Center” in the US (Entrepreneur.com) and #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy.
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