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Program Manager, Traffic Engineering and Maintenance

By May 8, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Washington DC
  • May 31, 2024

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Program Manager, 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, associated Technical Committees, and Technical Service Programs including AASHTO Equipment Management, AASHTO Winter Weather Management, AASHTO STEM Outreach Solutions, and AASHTO Preservation Management.

Responsibilities include managing updates to AASHTO engineering standards and specifications; coordinating committee responses to Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) requests from the US DOT and other Federal Agencies; managing contractors’ work on various TSPs; coordinating committee research and publication efforts; and working cooperatively with the staff liaisons for related councils, committees, and TSPs, such as the Council on Highways and Streets, Council on Active Transportation, and the Committees on Bridges and Structures, Construction, Design, Materials and Pavements, Safety, and Transportation System Operations. The Program Manager also 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 develops preliminary budgets, for review by the Program Director, for each committee and technical service program under their purview; and coordinates, approves, and manages 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 as well as external associations.  Travel is required for committee support (25 to 35 days per year).

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have about 8 years of professional project management experience. A bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a related technical or scientific field is required, though a similar level of experience may substitute for education. Evidence of a higher degree and/or professional registration is desired.

The candidate must have program management, administrative, and organizational skills. The candidate should have a broad understanding of the technical aspects of transportation engineering and sound comprehension of the administrative, legislative, and regulatory processes at state and federal levels. A strong knowledge of engineering design, traffic engineering, construction, and/or maintenance for transportation facilities is desired.

The candidate must have strong verbal and written communication, including demonstrated ability for public speaking. This incumbent is oftentimes required to work with contractors, staff, and committee members and should be comfortable with cooperation and regular oral and written communication. The incumbent must have a high aptitude for technology, including strong knowledge of office computer applications and aptitude for learning new applications.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to recruiter@aashto.org by Friday, May 31st, 2024.

Who We Are:

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We represent all transportation modes including: air, highways, public transportation, active transportation, rail, and water. Our goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system that is safe and efficient for every individual. We strive to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation.

The culture displayed at AASHTO is one of inclusiveness. AASHTO fosters a supportive working environment for staff and focuses on both the professional and personal successes of employees. Additionally, employees benefit from a collective workplace that genuinely cares about them and what they do.

Perks and Benefits:

This position would primarily report out of our Washington, DC office located in Metro Center. AASHTO offers employees hybrid work flexibilities and this role may be approved to work remotely up to 2-3 days per week.

Additionally, as a full-time employee, you are eligible for:

  • A retirement plan with a highly competitive matching and contribution structure
  • Comprehensive health insurance benefits
  • A robust transit benefit
  • Generous leave accrual
  • Flexible work schedules and telework options

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@aashto.org

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