GRADUATE ENGINEER A or B or ENGINEER A or B

City of Austin, TX

Job Details

  • Job Function: Engineering Director
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 867,000
  • Website: http://www.austintexas.gov/
  • Where: PO Box 1088n , Austin, TX
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager
HOW TO APPLY

Post Date: Jan 18 2018

To apply and be considered for this position, complete the on-line application and attached a resume and cover letter at https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/64526. Application deadline is February 4th, 2018.

Summary

The Austin Transportation Department’s Active Transportation and Street Design Division has an opening for full-time Street Designer position (Graduate Engineer A or B / Engineer A or B) to develop projects that improve mobility and safety for bicycling, walking, safe routes to schools, and transit priority projects.
This position will assist with the implementation of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan through supporting the implementation of multimodal mobility and safety projects. The Division focuses on the planning, design and implementation of bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and transit priority projects as well as education and encouragement programs that promote walking and bicycling. This position will develop, publically vet, scope, and support the installation multimodal mobility and safety projects. This position will be part of a ten-person team to coordinate delivery for a large volume of projects in a deadline-driven environment. A significant portion of projects will be funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond.
Graduate Engineer A or B / Engineer A or B will perform the following specific duties for a diverse array of projects:
• Feasibility studies
• Data collection and field work
• Design
• Peer review; plan review
• Managing public processes
• Project implementation oversight
• Review layout quality in the field
These projects will be to create on-street facilities (protected and conventional bicycle lanes, median refuge islands, pedestrian friendly geometry, transit queue jumps, rain gardens, etc.) with a focus on innovative design in a largely in retrofit environment.
The ideal candidate will bring the following preferred qualifications:
 Experience and interest in the design of bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and transit priority and more generally, multimodal transportation infrastructure.
 Familiarity with the state of the practice including the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Transit Street Design Guide; the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities; and relevant City / Capital Metro planning documents.
 Excellent communication, team working and problem solving skills
 Excellent communication skills written and verbal, ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
 Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; etc.
Graduate Engineer minimum qualifications include a degree in engineering or related field (inclusive of planning, urban design and landscape architecture) and the Graduate B, requires the Engineer-In-Training Certification. Engineer minimum qualifications include holding a Professional Engineer license.
To apply and be considered for this position, complete the on-line application and attached a resume and cover letter at https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/64526. Application deadline is February 4th, 2018.

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