The Austin Transportation Department is seeking to fill the Consulting Engineer position, with a highly qualified engineer with expertise in transportation engineering for the Right of Way Division. The ideal candidate will be responsible for right of way permits, utility coordination, traffic control plan review, traffic control inspections, code enforcement and enterprise software development projects to facilitate permitting and reviews. The position will supervise twenty six employees and manage an operating budget of $2.5 million.
The ideal candidate will be immediately responsible for ensuring that the work in the right of way is performed in a safe and efficient manner. The right of way division typically reviews and processes 17,000 permits, 15,000 traffic control plans, conducts 3,000 work zone inspections, and issues 300 citations per year. This volume of work will require extensive collaboration with developers, engineers, and construction teams (internal and external to the City) to maintain safety while expediting construction to unlock the economic value for our community and minimize the impact on the traveling public. Austin is one of fastest growing cities in the nation is considered one of the best places to live in the country. Austin attracts more than 157 new residents bringing 70 new cars daily to our roadways.
The Consulting Engineer will bring expertise in strategic leadership and ability to see the big picture, to develop and design relevant services for citizens and customers by using data analytics to better understand the customer needs. The front office operations receive approximately 6,500 customers per year that require meeting with either permitting or traffic control plan review staff. Customer service is a crucial aspect of the front office operation that the Consulting Engineer will monitor and continuously refine over time as new technologies and policies influence the operation. The Right of Way Management has the most day-to-day interaction with the public than any other division in Austin Transportation.
This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus eight (8) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Experience in traffic control plan development, review, implementation, and/or inspection; construction practices within the right of way and permitting processes or other high volume customer application , review, coordination, and approval processes is highly desired. Experience in budget development, monitoring, forecasting, and reporting is preferred.
A State of Texas Professional Engineer License is required; for out of state, Texas PE license must be acquired within six months of hire. Strong and positive team-building and leadership skills and the ability to facilitate collaborations with other regional transportation partners are critical. There will be interaction with the public, community leaders, and elected officials so applicants with exemplary communication and customer service skills are encouraged to apply. To be considered for this position, please apply at www.austincityjobs.org Req# 101183. Position will close September 2, 2017. For inquiries, contact Austin Transportation Human Resources email@example.com
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