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Chief Structures Development Engineer – Career Executive

By August 4, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Department of Transportation

Do you have experience managing transportation projects? What about experience with analysis, design, construction, inspection, and/or maintenance of bridges? Join the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as a Chief Structures Development Engineer to utilize your leadership and professional engineering experience to make an impact on Wisconsin infrastructure!

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking an interested and qualified individual to fill a Chief Structures Development Engineer (DOT Engineering Chief) vacancy in the Bureau of Structures!

This full-time permanent Career Executive position can be headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin Rapids, Rhinelander, Green Bay, Superior, Eau Claire, Waukesha, or La Crosse!

Position Summary
As a member of the Bureau of Structures (BOS) management team, this position will perform highly responsible engineering, administrative, and managerial work. This work will involve the formulation, development, implementation, and evaluation of important program, policy, budgetary and organizational components of the Bureau’s engineering programs. To accomplish the stated responsibilities, this position must understand the complexity and inter-connectedness of the bridge program. This position must have the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, including other BOS units/sections, bureaus/regions within the division, other WisDOT divisions, the traveling public, local units of government, contractors and industry representatives, the media, and other interested and/or affected groups. This requires refined and extensive communication and collaboration skills, as well as a high degree of engineering knowledge and experience.

The administrative and managerial responsibilities of this engineering position typically involve highly professional or technical judgments, which carry significant consequence of error. This position has the authority to independently commit the department’s resources to achieve established goals and objectives.

The Chief of the Structures Development Section acts as the lead for structures asset and data management activities. The Development Section Chief will provide leadership and oversight for staff working in this area, but will also actively participate in program management, facilitate coordination amongst internal (to the Bureau) and external stakeholders, and create/implement performance management metrics.

The Development Section Chief acts as a program manager to provide oversight and direction in several areas, coordinating with other members BOS as appropriate. These areas include:

Bridge rating and automation
Policy and Standards
Structures-related research
Communication and outreach with external stakeholders on over-arching structures topics
Technical training and/or seminars to better educate/inform both internal staff and external stakeholders, as appropriate.

The Development Section Chief also works with the Bureau Director, coordinating financial aspects for the Bureau, such as operating budget, out-of-state travel budget, big ticket items, training budget, intern/LTE budget, and others as necessary.

This position is a member of the BOS management team and is expected work with the Bureau Director to take an active role in managing the Bureau as a whole. This includes serving on Bureau teams, working on Bureau initiatives, and contributing to the development and maintenance of a workplace/environment conducive to producing high-quality work and productive, happy staff.

Finally, this position is a part of the division and department management team. This position may participate in division or department initiatives. Within this context, all decisions and actions should be made with consideration of what is best to achieve division and department goals and objectives.

Salary Information
This position is in schedule-range 81-02 with an annual salary of $87,360-$99,632, plus excellent benefits. A 2 year career executive trial period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Minimum Requirement – A valid Professional Engineering registration and be able to obtain a Wisconsin PE registration within 3 months if PE registration is from another state.

In addition to the minimum requirement, qualified candidates will also have experience in all of the following:

Experience in bridge structural analysis/design OR bridge structure construction OR bridge structure inspection/maintenance.
Experience management multiple complex transportation projects. Experience may include:
Overseeing transportation projects in design/construction, providing fieldwork guidance, providing technical consultation
Structures analysis experience on wide range of structures types
Managing project or program tracking/reporting
Developing structures initiatives and programs
Program oversight for any of bridge structures inspection, bridge structures maintenance, bridge structures design, bridge structures rating/analysis, bridge structures fabrication, bridge structures policy, or bridge structures construction.

Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 21st at 11:59PM.

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To apply for this job email your details to allison.strullmyer@dot.wi.gov

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