The City of Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is seeking an experienced and talented engineer to supervise and lead street design within the Active Transportation and Street Design Division. This is an exciting opportunity to support a team of engineers and other street design staff in the build out of active transportation projects, in service to City policies, specifically Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, the Council Strategic Direction 2023 Mobility Outcome, the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and the City’s Complete Streets and Vision Zero policies.
The ideal candidate has an in-depth understanding of local and national engineering best practices for bicycle, pedestrian, and transit priority design as well as experience with adapting these best practices in a retrofit environment to ensure the best possible outcome for all street users.
We are hoping to find candidates who can not only bring knowledge and commitment to active transportation design but also someone who has the professional or lived experience of working with historically underserved communities.
This position will work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and include these primary responsibilities:
Oversee the design of a large number of street design projects that repurpose existing street space to provide for safer, more multimodal street operations.
Coordinate across multiple divisions, departments and agencies in the delivery of these projects.
Manage both contractors and city staff to design these projects quickly and effectively.
Supervise design staff in the development of select projects of the Bikeways, Safe Routes to School, Transit Enhancement, and other multimodal capital delivery programs.
Respond to inquiries by citizens, Mayor and Council, City Manager’s Office, and other agencies regarding project development and design.
Develop policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures for the development of a variety of multimodal projects.
We are looking for the following:
An innovative leader with demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership, to “see the big picture” and to engage with diverse stakeholders and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnership.
Knowledge in establishing, maintaining, implementing best-practice transit, bikeway and pedestrian operations used by Austin Transportation Department, Capital Metro, and peer agencies.
Knowledge of transportation planning and traffic engineering practices, principles, modeling tools and cost estimates.
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.
Ability to identify appropriate resources at ATD to participate in development and implementation activities for the Active Transportation and Street Design Division, and act as primary coordinator between ATSD and other departments.
Experience working for a highly progressive transportation organization.
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 to accomplish organizational goals.
Effective written and verbal communication skills with internal and external stakeholders, including meetings and public events.
Proficiency with computer-aided design (MicroStation preferred) and MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access).
To apply and be considered for this position, complete the on-line application and attached a resume and cover letter at www.austincityjobs.org.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus eight (8) years of related experience acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, including two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.
The City of Austin Transportation Department (ATD) Active Transportation and Street Design Division leads the build out of active transportation projects such as bikeways, pedestrian crossings and transit enhancement projects, in service to City policies, specifically Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, the Council Strategic Direction 2023 Mobility Outcome, the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and the City’s Complete Streets and Vision Zero policies.