The Austin Transportation Department’s Transportation Engineering Division within the City of Austin has an opening for a full-time Supervising Engineer.
Under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, this position will perform highly complex engineering functions that include all aspects of transportation planning and engineering associated with 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 will lead and supervise a team of minimum six (6) engineers working in transportation development projects within the City of Austin.
Typical transportation development projects include multi-modal 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 following duties for the City of Austin:
Supervision: oversee a team of six (6) engineers; lead the team in resolution of more challenging transportation planning and engineering issues associated with new development proposals.
Public Interface: represent ATD at Boards & Commissions, City Council meetings, neighborhood meetings; respond to the stakeholders in written and verbal communication.
Customer Service: oversee customer service in relation to transportation development services; negotiate with developers/ applicants and land development attorneys on transportation improvements based on multimodal TIAs and other transportation studies.
Coordination: lead coordination of transportation development projects with other agencies, City Departments and Divisions i.e. TxDOT, Travis County, Development Services Department (DSD), and other divisions within Austin Transportation Department (ATD).
Development of Policies and Guidelines: lead development of policies, guidelines and standard operating procedure for efficient coordination and better customer service on development proposals and related transportation issues.
The ideal candidate will be a versatile engineer and supervisor, bringing the following preferred qualifications to transportation development projects and implement transportation system improvements to accommodate all users:
Proficiency in transportation engineering fundamentals: respond to the applicants, developers and their consultants; develop appropriate solutions utilizing established engineering and planning guidelines, conduct transportation engineering studies.
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 multimodal 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.
Ability to provide technical input and strategic direction to multiple work teams by coordinating across ATD divisions, other departments, contractors, external stakeholders, and partner agencies.
Skills in effective written and verbal communication with internal and external stakeholders, including meetings and public events. Experience in project management of Transportation Planning and Engineering projects.
Problem-solving skills with internal and external members to accomplish organizational goals.
Organizational skills to manage and monitor multiple transportation development projects.
Computer skills such programs such as Microsoft Projects, Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Synchro, SIDRA etc.
Experience using Geographic Information Systems, specifically ArcMap.
Minimum qualifications include graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years related experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, two (2) of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.
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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