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Deputy Director (DOT Executive V), Office of Highway Development

By May 22, 2023

Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is seeking to fill an executive service position as a Deputy Director (DOT Executive V) in the Office of Highway Development located in Baltimore City. This position is open to anyone who meets the preferred qualifications listed below.  

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Office of Highway Development (OHD) Director in managing, supervising, directing, and administering the work of the OHD and to represent the Director, as needed, in these activities.  This position will also have direct responsibility for three or more divisions and may have responsibility over the Administrative section as well.  The position will also have general approval authority within OHD in the absence of the Director.

The Deputy Director will oversee project and program delivery processes for assigned divisions, direct overall office management responsibilities, and support those functions for the other Deputy Director(s) and the remaining divisions as needed.  Responsibilities for this position may include coordination and management of fund programs, oversight of procurement and contract management, project delivery, engineering design review and compliance, cash flows, project schedules, engineering quality control, creation and application of design policies, and addressing production or process issues that cross MDOT SHA office/district boundaries.   Additional responsibilities may also include oversight of training, recruitment, talent management, and personnel management activities.

Possession of a Maryland Professional Engineer license, civil engineering option, is required.   Evidence of licensure must be presented at the time of appointment.

EXPERIENCE:   Eight (8) years of transportation engineering experience.  Four (4) years of this experience must have directly involved supervision over the design of highway-related improvement projects as a licensed, professional engineer.  Three (3) years of the engineering experience must have been in highway/transportation-related improvement projects.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Knowledge of the standard design and project management process for transportation projects from project initiation through construction completion and open to traffic

Ability to manage multiple programs, delivering numerous concurrent projects of varying degrees of size and complexity

Proficiency in developing or reviewing cost estimates and completing bid analysis; developing design schedules for multiple projects;

Expert knowledge of AASHTO design policy and guidelines, FHWA design and funding requirements, and Standards and Specifications for Construction

Expert knowledge of required permits, utility coordination, and survey and plat development for projects

Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills

Note:  U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as defined under the minimum qualifications may be substituted for the required education and experience on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses & Certifications:

Candidates must possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.  All applicants must list their license number and expiration date on the application.

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:  http://www/governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.

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