Chief Engineer/Technical Services Manager - Principal Executive/Manager H
ODOT17-1236oc – Salem
Innovator. Strategist. Engineering Expert. Visionary Leader. ODOT has an exciting opportunity as our Chief Engineer and Technical Services Manager – a pinnacle engineering leadership position in a dynamic transportation climate.
This executive level role strategically leads, manages and integrates the work of seven section managers across a wide spectrum of technical disciplines. The sections of Technical Services (TS) Branch are: Bridge, Construction, Engineering Automation, Geo-Environmental, Right of Way, Technical Programs, and Traffic-Roadway. This position participates in critically important statewide leadership, management and steering teams within and external to ODOT.
Technical Services ensures appropriate statewide consistency in technical policy, procedure, and practice. That technical oversight reduces agency risk and ensures compliance through governance of the technical aspects of project development and construction. TS is responsible for researching and analyzing best practices and trends related to transportation solutions and is on point to maintain key strategic relationships with regulatory agencies and other business partners. TS conducts value engineering and other review activities; develops tools, techniques, analysis and performs specialized and as-requested direct work in support of Region project delivery. A key responsibility for TS is to ensure systems entrusted to ODOT are understood, managed effectively and efficiently, and that the right jobs are done at the right time, and ensuring that maintenance and systems improvements are performed in a timely manner.
As the Chief Engineer, this role approves all engineering standards, practices and procedures in compliance with Federal and State statutes, rules and regulations. By delegated authority from the Director, the Chief Engineer approves and executes the award of construction contracts.
- This announcement will remain open until filled. We request your immediate response as this recruitment may close at any time without advance notice at the discretion of the agency after a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied. The first round of screening may begin as early as 05/12/2017.
- If you are hired, you will become part of the State's Management Team.
- Foster a Technical Services Branch culture of collaboration, integration with a focus on cohesive, intermodal transportation solutions.
- Lead and manage TS through seven Section Managers, by providing strategic vision and goals, progressive leadership, clear direction, effective coaching, performance evaluation and specific feedback.
- Provide leadership on broad policy areas pertaining to transportation, civil engineering, personnel management, diversity, safety and related areas.
- Lead improvements and innovation in products, services and deliverables.
- Ensure agency technical competency sustainability through the implementation of Technical Services–led standards, guidance, training, workforce development and resource plans and strategies.
- Ensure open, timely communications throughout the Branch. Ensure executive management decisions and policies are communicated consistently to and through section managers.
- Establish and monitor TS' annual budget, work plans, and performance measures.
- Lead and/or represent TS on a variety of statewide project delivery management, leadership, and ad-hoc teams and taskforces.
- Ensure excellent working relations between Technical Services Branch and central and regional work groups.
- Provide direction, advice and support to local government agencies.
- Provide oversight leadership to the effort of establishing and updating engineering and design related standards and practices.
- Resolve major design issues, resulting from conflicting standards, needs, public desires, technical limitations, and professional differences of opinion; approve exceptions to design standards and guidelines.
- Approve and execute the award of construction contracts included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP); complete transactions and sign all construction contracts or related documents that the Oregon Transportation Commission has approved.
- Assist the Director and Highway Division Administrator in communications with external stakeholders, such as legislators, local agency official, FHWA, professional organizations. Participate in statewide or national external groups such as Transportation Research Board (TRB) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO.)
Eight years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
c) program evaluation, AND
d) budget preparation;
A valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in Civil, Structural, or Transportation-related engineering
Note: In the 'Work History' section on your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
- Adept decision maker and visionary leader of significant organizational initiatives and change.
- Demonstrated commitment to planning, developing, and constructing of environmentally-sensitive, multi- and inter-modal transportation systems.
- Innovative, forward thinker with a track record of exploring new technology and ways of accomplishing work within limited resource availability.
- Excellent communicator and coalition builder with the ability to manage the conflicting priorities of diverse stakeholders.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Oregon state, county and local government operations that affect transportation development, delivery and operations.
To compete for this position, you must attach a resume that clearly describes how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed below or we will disqualify your application materials.
Your resume must include dates of employment (Month/Year) as it will be used to help determine how you meet the qualifications listed below.
Your cover letter must address the 'Preferred Attributes'
above. Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position. Veterans' Preference:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be give veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources.
Please title your DD214 like this, '[Your Last Name] DD214' and your disability letter '[Your Last Name] Disability Letter.' Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.*Note: Member-1 copies of DD214s typically do not include character of service and are usually not acceptable. Questions:
For questions about the job announcement, call 1-503-986-3774.
For technical help with online application, call 1-855-524-5627. Electronic Application Checklist:
- Cover Letter
- Veteran's Documents - If Applicable
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