Special Project Development Manager #20917
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Transportation Planning|
|Job Level||Mid I (1-4 years)|
|Salary Range||$77,135 up to $125,000|
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's road, bridges, tunnels and ferries. Through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it also provides funding for airports, rail, and public transportation. Virginia has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country covering 58,321 miles of interstate, primary, secondary and frontage roads. VDOT has about 7,500 employees making it one of the largest state agencies in Virginia.
To oversee project planning/environmental/engineering studies of specific corridors and/or large sub-areas of the region consistent with the agency and administration's priorities for the District. The position will serve as the lead study manager with overall responsibility for coordination of policy and technical aspects of the study, public outreach/communication, procurement and contract administration of these large and/or special studies delegated to the Planning section. Examples of such studies recently completed Or initiated by the agency includes; I-66 Outside the Beltway Tier 1 NEPA, Dulles Air Cargo Passenger Metro Access Highway Environment Assessment study. The position will also participate as the Planning section's lead representative to other such studies conducted by other sections/division within VDOT and/or by other non-VDOT entities as necessary. The position in its responsibility to conduct such studies may be required to work directly with Secretary of Transportation, VDOT Commissioner, VDOT Chief Engineer, VDOT Chief of Planning and Environment, Chief Financial Officer and District Administrators. As a member of the District's Planning section this position will assist the Planning section in its overall responsibilities and tasks as needed.
Provides leadership in a matrix organization to a team of professional, goal-oriented staff, as well as being involved in the development of a cost and schedule-driven effort related to studies, program and projects. Planning studies undertaken may include sensitive and complex sub-area or corridor studies, environmental evaluations, and planning assessments. Provides leadership in managing major multi-modal planning studies through planning and regulatory processes, as well as regional transportation planning. Coordinates and communicates with internal and external customers related to the implementation of the various planning and programs.
Why Choose VDOT
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer-matching provisions is also available. Employees are eligible for participation in a Short and Long Term Disability Program after one year of employment. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of VDOT's employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. View details & knowledge, skills, & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or http://www.vdot.jobs. TDD 1-800-828-1120.
Considerable knowledge of federal/state regulations and, or best practices for conducting planning/environmental/engineering studies.
Knowledge of federal, state and local transportation law, rules, regulations and policies particularly requirements for NEPA studies.
Knowledge of the engineering principles and practices related to construction and design of roadways including aspects of environmental, preliminary engineering, right of way, utility, traffic engineering, permits, and civil rights. Demonstrated ability to conduct complex planning studies and work effectively with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with technical staff, elected officials, citizen committees and business groups to reach consensus and achieve desired results for the task.
Excellent writing and oral skills to make presentations to diverse audiences such as the Commonwealth Transportation Board, the Transportation Planning Board, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, and conduct meetings with a variety of interest groups and stakeholders.
Master's degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation Planning focus), Urban Planning (transportation and land use focus), Public Administration (concentration in transportation related area), or related degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
An experienced leader with appropriate industry experience, preferably in transportation planning or engineering demonstrating the ability to work in a fast paced and complex urban environment. Demonstrated and effective experience in conducting sensitive and complex studies including managing consultants, leading working groups and advising policy groups to formulate and implement recommendations. Experience representing an organization with private or public entities in a political setting. Knowledge of a large-scale, public service agency preferred. Professional certification in the field of Planning or Engineering preferred. Project Management certification preferred.
Special Requirements Incumbent must complete a Statement of Economic Interest (SOEI) form at time of hire and annually thereafter. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a DMV and fingerprint based criminal history records check, references, and work history will be verified by the Agency. Valid Driver's license is required. Overnight travel may be required. Required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.
Special Instructions to applicants: Applications for this position will only be accepted online and must be received by 5:00 on 10/25/13. If this position is no longer available, please visit www.VDOT.jobs to learn about other opportunities that may be of interest.
Where to apply: www.vdot.jobs
|Contact Name||Nella McMonigal|