Fort Worth is one of the largest cities in Texas and the 12th largest city in the U.S., but it’s better known for its inviting neighborhoods, rich culture, and welcoming hospitality. While it began as a humble outpost on the Texas frontier, Fort Worth has become a magnet for major corporations and one-of-a-kind enterprises, culture and the arts, and unforgettable attractions and events — all while maintaining its status as the quintessential “Texas” city. Once an essential stop on the legendary cattle drives from Texas to Kansas and home to cattle barons and oil wildcatters, today this city of more than 900,000 seamlessly blends its cattle and oil heritage with a vast array of businesses, industries, and entertainment.
The City of Fort Worth is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and strategic director who is passionate about transportation and public works performance and dedicated to public service and continuous improvement. This position will supervise staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained and following policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions and recommendations. They will also lead the development and administration of the department budget, approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies, oversee expenditures, and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
The director will be skilled at blending traditional TPW management with the demands of a rapidly changing, high-tech, digital environment, and they will have considerable knowledge of transportation and public works, regulatory trends, and best practices.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field and eight years of responsible experience in professional engineering design and construction relating to transportation and public works, including four years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
Significant experience with project management, a strong understanding of budgeting for multi-year capital improvements and annual operations, skill in managing both administrative/professional staff and field crews, and a working knowledge of traffic engineering will serve candidates well. Professional certifications such as being a registered Professional Engineer (PE) licensed to practice in Texas, Project Management Professional (PMP), and/or Program Management Professional (PGMP) are also preferred.
The salary range for this position is $180,000 - $195,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.