This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Project Delivery Administration, Infrastructure Project Delivery Division (IPMD). The mission of the District of Columbia government's District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.
The purpose of this position is to serve as Program Manager for project development, design and construction management for infrastructure capital projects including street, bridge and other transportation projects (complex multimillion dollar projects and mega-projects). This position plans, designs, and carries out projects, studies, and program operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides supervision and leadership to a multi-disciplinary team, including civil and structural engineers and technicians who are ensuring compliance with local and federal regulations for DDOT’s projects. The incumbent must exercise resourcefulness and initiative in using different approaches in handling various situations that affect the implementation of transportation projects. Supervises professional and field personnel, including selecting, training, motivating and evaluating staff to maximize professional development and productivity. Supplies strategic planning techniques and effective project management concepts, practices and methods in delivering each multi-phased transportation project. Prepares and maintains comprehensive project plans and schedules in line with standard capital improvement methods, practices, and processes (i.e., using professional engineering and project management methods to ensure the effective completion of each project phase to include project selection and scope, planning and design, procurement processing and contractor selection).
Makes decisions affecting long-and-short range courses of action and the capital and appropriated budgets for initiating and completing city-wide transportation projects. Develops project scopes, sets goals and objectives for annual, multi-year and long-range work plans. Completes feasibility studies and long-range plans, coordinating with other offices and/or agencies as required. Participates in public and community meetings with Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, the media, Civic Associations, and other special interest/community groups to communicate the status of the project. Implement and manage technical project teams and construction projects, and project management of street and bridge construction, and in developing, managing and resolving complex business and technical problems related to large, complex multi-million dollar projects.
Qualifications and Education
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum required.
A combination of expereince and education: college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.
Demonstrated experience with project delivery of transportation mega-projects. Candidate’s experience will include alternative delivery RFP and Contract Documents Development, contract administration, Environmental Impact Statement development, legal compliance, project utility agreements, railroad coordination, right-of-way acquisition, risk assessment/mitigation, Financial Management Plans, Traffic Management Plans, MOT Plans, Permitting, Interchange Modification Reports, Negotiations of Construction Change Orders, management of design development, review of alternative technical concepts and design exceptions is highly desirable.
Mastery knowledge of professional civil engineering principles, standards, guidelines, codes and regulations used in transportation engineering and construction of street and bridge infrastructure including experience managing transportation programs which involve urban street reconstruction and streetscape projects, bridge rehabilitations and other transportation infrastructure projects is preferred.
A minimum of twelve (12) years of experience applying engineering principles, practices, and technique is preferred.
Licenses and Certifications
A Professional Engineer (PE) license is required and must be maintained. All applicants with a PE license in a jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia will be required to apply for a District of Columbia PE license within 90 days of hire. Applicants will be required to receive a District of Columbia PE license within 12 months of hire or be terminated.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
About District Department of Transportation
The mission of the District of Columbia government's District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.In short, DDOT manages and maintains transportation infrastructure. The Department:>Plans, designs, constructs, and maintains the District's streets, alleys, sidewalks, bridges, traffic signals, and street lights>Manages and makes improvements to the street system to facilitate traffic flow through the District of Columbia>Assists with the removal of snow and ice from the streets, and the coordination of activities during snow emergencies>Coordinates the District's mass transit services, including the reduced-fare program for students using MetroBus and MetroRail