American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
January 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (www.transportation.org) is currently hiring an Associate Project Director, a position located in Washington, DC.
Nature of Position: The Associate Project Director manages the day-to-day operation of AASHTO’s cooperative computer software development technical service program in relation to the AASHTOWare Project product line under the general direction of the Project Director. The incumbent participates in long-range planning and is responsible for the coordination, and submission of recommended annual budgets associated with the AASHTOWare Project product line; oversees the activities of the program staff assigned to this activity; monitors program performance; and ensures operation within budgetary and contractual guidelines. The incumbent also participates in contract negotiations, administers contracts and oversees contractor(s) performance. The incumbent serves as a staff liaison to assigned project/product task forces, frequently attends task force and other related committee meetings, acting as a representative of the Executive Director and the Association on contractual and policy matters, provides both policy and procedural advice, advises on meeting agendas and task force staffing, and must be able to travel 60-90 days per year.
The Associate Project Director is responsible for overseeing the preparation of new software project development contracts, product maintenance and enhancement contracts, and software licensing agreements and ensures that such legal documents comply with AASHTO governing policy. The incumbent manages the development of individual project and product budgets, closely monitors the cost and schedule performance of these projects/products and associated contracts, and provides monthly financial analysis reports to the Project Director. These responsibilities necessitate that the incumbent be knowledgeable of relevant contractual requirements, terms and conditions, individual state contracting requirements, as well as project cost and schedule methodologies. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring that appropriate documentation is prepared for approval by the Executive Director to obtain Copyright and Trademark registration for assigned AASHTOWare™ products.
In connection with the oversight of the AASHTOWare Project software suite and its related activities, the Associate Project Director also supervises the work performed by the Project Manager, Associate Project Manager, and the AASHTOWare Business Consultant. This oversight includes managing marketing activities for the entire AASHTOWare program at meetings/tradeshows, which include the Transportation Association of Canada, Committee on Construction, Committee on Materials and Pavements, Committee on Civil Rights, the four regional AASHTO meetings, and others as assigned.
Additional responsibilities include ensuring that the AASHTOWare program’s web-based software licensing and sales management system is kept current with technologies.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by close of business on Monday, February 5, 2018 to email@example.com. AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Requirements: The successful candidate must have a minimum of ten years of related professional experience in a closely related field, and previous experience should demonstrate both professional growth and increasing responsibility. Prior experience in managing multi-million dollar budgets is desirable. Previous experience in the development and management of computer software development projects is highly desirable, and experience in the use of personal computers and/or web-based systems is preferable.
A broad understanding of the technical aspects of software development lifecycle and methodologies and the issues related to software development project management is necessary. Contract administration and negotiation skills, as well as excellent written and oral communications skills, are required. The ability to work cooperatively with contractors, staff and task force members is required.
A bachelor’s degree, preferably in civil engineering, computer science, or business administration is required. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as post-graduate education or professional registration is highly desirable.
About American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.
As the voice of transportation, AASHTO works to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation. AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government. AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards for all phases of highway system development. Standards are issued for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas.
AASHTO's policy development, standards setting, and technical activities are the product of volunteer state department of transportation personnel who work through the AASHTO committee structure. The committees collaborate throughout the year and typically meet annually. These... committees, which represent the highest standard of transportation expertise in the country, address virtually every element of planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining transportation services.