Supervising Engineer

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Apr 09, 2021
Full Time Engineering

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • 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 either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer, including two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin Transportation Department ( ATD ) is seeking an experienced and talented engineer to supervise and lead project implementation (installation/construction) within the Active Transportation and Street Design Division. This is an exciting opportunity to support 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 is familiar with field engineering methods, use of Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity ( IDIQ ) type contracting and how to apply these strategies in the construction of multimodal street design projects. 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.

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 installation 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 crews to install these projects quickly and effectively.
Supervise field staff in the implementation 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 transportation safety issues.
Develop policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures for the installation 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)

Regarding your Application:
A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., "see resume" or "see Linked In Profile"). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary.

This position may require a skills assessment.

Close Job Posting:
Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:
This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other sections within the Division. Decisions on assigned section will be made at the time of hire based on business needs.

Office Location Notes:
Office location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Pay Range
$42.50 - $56.31

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Hours may vary depending on departmental needs and initiatives.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Transportation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 901 S. Mopac Expressway/8900 Cameron Road
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a versatile professional engineer with the following preferred qualifications:

Experience and interest in the design and implementation of bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and transit priority projects and more generally, multimodal transportation infrastructure.
Experience with construction methodologies to include concrete construction, to successfully deliver high-need, time-critical projects.
Experience serving as a technical expert on the design of multimodal transportation projects; consult with a team of technical personnel, including City staff and consultants to deliver multimodal street design projects on behalf of multiple CIP programs, including the 2016 Local Mobility programs (Bikeways, Safe Routes to School), Transit Enhancement and other work.
Experience creating system-wide analysis as needed to respond to internal and external requests including coordination with other jurisdictions for multimodal network planning, design assistance, feasibility, and background information.
Experience working with NACTO's Transit Street Design Guide, Urban Street Design Guide, Urban Bikeway Design Guide; AASHTO's Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities; TMUTCD ; and relevant City / Capital Metro planning documents.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Provides technical advice and direction to internal and external customers. Manages, coordinates, implements, and/or monitors projects/programs including the review of plans and development proposals for impacts related to project/program. Recommends revisions and permit requirements to mitigate negative impacts of development and assures plans conform to City policies. Resolves conflicts in difficult situations.
Develops, manages, and/or monitors the budget of projects. Assists in developing, managing, and submitting proposed budget forecast planning for short- and long-term City planning.
Develops and implements standard operating procedures, policies, codes, and ordinances by applying advanced technical knowledge and applying changes to meet departmental business goals and objectives. Monitors projects for regulatory compliance.
Develops and evaluates a variety projects, programs, and/or plans. Develops long- and short-term planning/strategies for programs.
Develops design criteria. Reviews and/or approves plans and specifications, change orders, and estimates.
Negotiates contract terms, fees, and scope of contract including reviewing monthly progress reports, verifying final quantities and costs, compiling requisite documentation, reviewing change orders, and auditing as-built records. Acts as a liaison among consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, fabricators or suppliers, and the City. Negotiates problems of changes, errors, or deficiencies and ensures compliance with project specifications and requirements.
Attends meetings and conducts presentations to City Council, boards and commissions, and other related agencies. Coordinates and cooperates with other agencies, departments, divisions, and private utilities involved in or affected by project(s).
Interacts with internal and external customers to assess needs by responding to inquiries from the public and other departments about the process, requirements, and procedures of the development process. Investigates and resolves complaints from the public.
Reviews and evaluates technical and management audits.
Develops training and team building programs by determine business needs and scope of work performed by personnel and implementing programs.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and/or management skills to programs, projects, and personnel.
  • Knowledge of diversified and fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships and utilizes such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin budget planning, purchasing, and contract policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements within the Local and State ordinances and laws.
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports.
  • Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution.
  • Ability to rapidly and accurately perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical and cost effective solutions.
  • Ability to observe, compare, or monitor objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year 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. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* Briefly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and educational requirements.
(Open Ended Question)
* How would you describe your public speaking and written technical communication experience with City officials, residents, public stakeholders, and local/regional transportation agencies?
  • Experience with all 4 groups
  • Experience with 3 of 4
  • Experience with 2
  • Experience with 1
  • None
* How many employees have you lead, trained, or supported in your professional career?
  • 5 or more
  • 3 - 4
  • 1 - 2
  • None
* If selected for this position, the relevant work history on your application is used to determine your rate of pay. Your submission of a complete application is critical to the pay calculation. Your overall relevant experience from your employment application will be used in this calculation, not the resume or cover letter. Do you understand these statements?
  • Yes
  • No

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