Transportation Engineering Manager – Town of Chapel Hill, NC
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Engineering Management - Civil
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
If you are highly experienced in multimodal transportation engineering and your peers would describe you as a team leader with impeccable project management skills, the Town of Chapel Hill, NC invites you to consider the Transportation Engineering Manager (TEM) positionas your next dynamic career opportunity. A very important leadership role for the Town, the TEM is a highly qualified professional, eager to apply expertise and experience to improve the Town’s multimodal transportation - creating places that community members and visitors want to live, work, and play. The TEM must be effective in communicating and collaborating with Town departments and diverse stakeholders to ensure project goals align with the Town’s vision while ensuring the safety of the community. This position is for the highly organized multi-tasker who has a passion for public service and thrives in an exciting and fast-paced environment. About the Department and Position: With a budget of $17.4 million and a team of 113 employees, the Public Works Department is responsible for Fleet Management, Facility Management, Engineering and Stormwater, Solid Waste Services, Streets and Construction, and Traffic Engineering. Managing a team of 11 employees including 3 direct reports, the Transportation Engineering Manager will oversee the Town’s Transportation Engineering Program within the Public Works Department. The TEM will manage the division’s $2 million budget and provide administration and technical engineering services oversight associated with multimodal construction and improvement projects ranging from $50,000 to over $1 million. Additionally, the TEM is responsible for overseeing routine transportation program operations which includes operational oversight of the traffic signal system and Traffic Management Center, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, traffic signs and pavement markings, and roadway lighting in alignment with the Town of Chapel Hill’s Vision Zero Program, a collaborative initiative to eliminate roadway fatalities and injuries of pedestrians and cyclists. The TEM will demonstrate impeccable communication and collaboration with key stakeholders such as NCDOT, the University of Chapel Hill, developers, utility companies and the overall community. Therefore, the ideal TEM is an excellent problem solver - someone who is flexible, proactive, and responsive with demonstrated interpersonal skills, financial stewardship, and project management skills. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s in Engineering degree-level of study or appropriate certification or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties is required. A Bachelor’s in Transportation or Traffic Engineering is preferred. A minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience in transportation/traffic engineering with 3 years at a supervisory or lead level is required. Professional Engineering License and experience in a college town of similar size preferred. Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the position is $80,000 - $110,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The job maximum for this position is currently $126,884. The Town’s excellent benefits package can be viewed here.
To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Transportation Engineering Manager – Town of Chapel Hill, NC title. To learn more about the selection process, visit https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/, select “Client Openings” and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.” All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. The position is open until filled. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in virtual interviews at a time to be determined. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town of Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.