The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Program Manager for Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Maintenance, a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.
Nature of Position:
The incumbent for this position will manage a range of activities to support various AASHTO engineering committees, Technical Service Programs (TSPs), and associated technical committees as directed by the Program Director for Project Delivery.
The Program Manager will act as the engineering staff liaison, overseeing and providing support to the Committee on Traffic Engineering, Committee on Maintenance, Equipment Management (EMTSP), Snow and Ice Cooperative Program (SICOP), Transportation and Civil Engineering/Roadways into Developing Elementary Students (TRAC & RIDES), and Transportation System Preservation (TSP2) TSPs, 36 associated Technical Committees, and related research and publication efforts.
This includes overseeing the annual TRAC & RIDES bridge competition; managing updates to AASHTO engineering standards and specifications; working cooperatively with the staff liaisons for related councils, committees and TSPs, such as the Council on Highways & Streets, Council on Active Transportation, Committees on Bridges & Structures, Construction, Design, Materials & Pavements, Safety, and Transportation System Operations. Additionally, the Program Manager facilitates the planning and delivery of technical content for the annual meetings of the committees and TSPs, and periodic meetings of the technical committees.
The Program Manager will develop preliminary budgets for review by the Program Director, for each committee and technical service program under their purview; and coordinate, approve and manage the travel reimbursement process for multiple committee and TSP meetings. The Program Manager also keeps current on relevant engineering activities and specifications through participation, where appropriate, in other AASHTO activities and in external associations. Travel is required for committee support (25 to 35 days per year).
The successful candidate will have a minimum seven years of combined professional experience and management experience in engineering design, construction, maintenance, or other engineering-related discipline required. A Bachelor’s of Science degree in required, preferably in engineering. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development is desirable. A high aptitude with technology, including intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of office computer applications, and a strong aptitude for learning new computer applications is essential for this position.
Demonstrated program management, administrative and organizational skills are essential for this position. Strong verbal communication skills are required, including a demonstrated ability for public speaking. The ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and to work cooperatively with contractors, staff, and committee members, is required. A high aptitude with technology, including intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of office computer applications, and a strong aptitude for learning new computer applications is essential for this position.
Some of the previous experience should demonstrate knowledge in policy planning, highway design, operations and maintenance, or management in a state, local, or federal transportation agency. A strong knowledge of engineering design, construction, and maintenance for transportation facilities is desired. In addition, a broad understanding of the technical aspects of transportation engineering and sound comprehension of the administrative, legislative, and regulatory process at state and federal levels is desired.
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