Capital Improvement Program Manager – Project Delivery Division
City of Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
4 Year Degree
The Austin Transportation & Public Works Department (TPW) – Project Delivery Division (PDD) is seeking a full-time Program Manager to deliver a wide range of Capital Improvement Projects from the 2016, 2018 and 2020 Mobility Bonds in the areas of Bikeways, Vision Zero/Safety, Safe Routes to School, Transit Enhancement, and other TPW Divisions projects.
TPW’s Project Delivery Division is responsible for leading and implementing projects from planning phase to construction. The Program Manager will lead and provide a work plan to TPW Divisions and Consultants to successfully deliver critical projects. A collaborative work culture with the other TPW Divisions is needed to achieve our goals, as well as a “getting it done” mentality.
Project Delivery Division manages projects from divisions such as Vision Zero initiatives for intersection improvements, street illumination, and signalization improvements. Other projects include Shared-Use Paths, bicycle paths and lanes, transit stops and lanes, and sidewalks.
The ideal candidate is proficient in Project Management and experienced in the design of Transportation Projects. Knowledge in strategic and methodical planning, ability to communicate effectively, and experienced in managing multiple infrastructure projects from planning to construction.
This position will work under general to limited supervision and has these primary responsibilities:
Manage the planning, design, and construction roadway projects that repurpose existing roadway space to provide for safety and multimodal street operations.
Management of project planning which include the coordination tracking, preparation of cost analysis, budgets, and schedules, negotiating and execution of project proposals, and monitoring performance with Mobility Bond goals.
Problem solving, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of basic Civil Engineering or Transportation Engineering practices to efficiently solve issues in design and construction.
Program management by overseeing projects related to multi-modal design and construction including working successfully with state and local governments agencies and departments.
Coordination between TPW divisions for the implementation of the new Transportation Criteria Manual on projects that will meet the goals of Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP).
Manage construction activities and be responsive to issues in the field
Respond to inquiries from citizens, community stakeholders, commissions, boards, City Council and local agencies.
Experience in managing, planning, designing, and implementing a wide range of transportation multi-modal infrastructure projects.
Experience managing public sector engineering projects, including large Capital Improvement Projects or Programs related to utility, transportation and multi- mobility infrastructure that are large and complex in nature.
Experience in construction project management, contract management, monitoring, planning, budgeting, and implementing a wide range of projects and programs.
Experience in resource planning, budgeting, forecasting, developing quality controls and process improvements to fast-track implementation of variety of projects in a cost-effective manner.
Experience with transportation planning and traffic engineering practices, principles, modeling tools, constructability methods, standard specifications and cost estimates.
Knowledge of City of Austin design criteria and standard design manuals such as Transportation Criteria Manual, City of Austin Standard Details, Standard Specifications, TMUTCD and other relevant design documents and best practices.
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.
Experience with communicating and presenting with internal and external stakeholders.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Planning, or a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of experience conducting activities related to capital budgeting or planning initiatives two (2) of which were in a lead or /supervisory capacity.
A Master’s degree in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration or related field plus three (3) years of experience Two (2) of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity may substitute for the required education and experience.
To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at:
Please review additional postings with the Corridor Program Office. The City of Austin has excellent benefits and provides an exceptional retirement system as well as a 457 plan for its employees.
About Austin, Texas
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