Director of Transportation & Engineering

  • 401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $105,269.00 - $122,112.00 Annually USD

Job Description



The Director of Transportation and Engineering oversees transportation needs and the construction of roads, and bridges for Denton County; by planning, organizing, prioritizing projects and tasks, acquiring and assigning staff while coordinating, reviewing, and controlling the department to ensure full compliance with existing laws. This position oversees and manages the Engineering, Road and Bridge, and Vehicle Maintenance Division.

Examples of Duties

Develops, recommends, and coordinates all road and bridge construction and renovation projects, new transportation programs, and modifications to existing transportation programs.

Oversees the department's short-term and long-term planning for the County, including making formal presentations as needed.

Develops and implements techniques for evaluating programs; establish program goals and objectives; develop and approve schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving program goals, direct program evaluation activities, plan for additional staff as needed, and analyze and prepare written reports on program and project performance.

Directs and manages staff, ensuring all work completed adheres to established policies and procedures. Supervises personnel matters, including hiring, training, completing performance appraisals and disciplinary actions.

Provides detailed reports of itemized account of money received and spent within the Road and Bridge fund, condition of roads and bridges within county. Works to help projects stay on schedule and within budget.

Works with local or regional transportation agencies and County Transportation Consultants to develop and implement transportation plans, programs, projects, policies and partnerships aimed at reducing congestion, enhancing mobility, and improving air quality.

Facilitates responses to requests for traffic, planning, and engineering studies; sets goals and objectives for the department; and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of goals and objectives.

Develops applications for and administers grants related to transportation, planning, right of way acquisition, environmental issues, and fleet management. Develops policies and procedures necessary for compliance with all grant funds.

Serves as Denton County's liaison to architects, engineers, and consultants to review and finalize plans, i.e., drawings, schematics and specifications and to ensure the plan review process operates effectively. Follows-up to ensure that plan and specification revisions address those needs appropriately.

Tracks deficiencies and unacceptable work and ensures that they are resolved by the contractor.

Reviews pay applications submitted by construction firms and recommends approval to Accounts Payable.

Assists in the planning of all new projects including site selection, demographics and feasibility studies. Compiles budgets and cost estimates.

Assists in the selection of professional services and means of procurements. Serves on evaluation committees for architects, engineers, and contractors. Develops and presents status reports to County Administrator-Operations and citizen advisory committees.

Communicates directly with County Administrator - Operations to provide updates on project status and to discuss project specifics, goals, and objectives.

Maintains a good working relationships with Commissioners Court, local cities, transportation agencies, various committees, and other Denton County department heads.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in public administration, engineering, architecture, construction management or a related field and a minimum seven years of professional management and leadership experience in transportation management or construction project management for medium or large projects; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Possession of a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.

Must be able to pass a State Criminal History background check.

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Job Address

401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201 United States View Map