The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has an exciting opportunity for a talented transportation professional to join our team as a Manager of Surtax Services. This MPO position will work closely with Broward County staff in support of Broward’s recently passed Penny for Transportation surtax. The MPO is providing staff level support to: review, rank and prioritize hundreds of municipal projects to be funded by the new surtax; develop and support an annual process to allow municipalities to submit eligible projects for consideration; and ensure coordination between surtax (local) project funding and MPO (state and federal) funding programs. The Manager of Surtax Services will lead the MPO’s effort, in close coordination with the County and municipalities, to create processes, methodologies, on-line tools, databases, project readiness criteria, and other Surtax supportive activities. Key to success is development of collaborative working relationships with municipal and county staff to ensure continued and effective communication. The MPO will work with municipalities to ensure projects are supported locally at both elected and public levels, are technically sound, ready to receive funding, and monitor progress. This position is expected to lead development of all new processes, as well as manage complex transportation planning projects and programs for the Broward MPO in a fast paced and evolving environment. The Manager of Surtax Services will make presentations to elected officials, the public and technical audiences. This position reports to a Deputy Executive Director.
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The ideal candidate is an experienced transportation professional with a background in project development, programming, and construction/project management, with a preference for a professional engineer. The successful candidate will have broad experience and understanding of the full range of requirements to deliver a complete project from planning, programming funding, design, procurement, right of way, utilities, through construction. The candidate should have experience delivering projects at the municipal, county or state level. This person will have a desire to grow their career with a progressive goal-oriented organization focused on expanding transportation options for the public. The successful candidate will have strong collaborative and problem solving skills and enjoy working with multiple partners to build consensus, communicate and identify technically feasible solutions that are acceptable to the public and elected officials. This person will have strong organizational skills, technical knowledge, an interest in working in a fast-paced environment, often as part of a team, and looking for an opportunity to learn new skills. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills. FDOT experience is a plus.
The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Planning, Architecture, or related field plus six (6) years of progressive responsible experience in project management, construction, engineering, or related work. A Master’s Degree with at least four (4) years’ experience is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job should apply. Professional Engineer license and/or Certified Construction Manager preferred, but not required. Supervisory experience is preferred.