This is a technical / professional position providing direct assistance to local government and non-profit agencies in implementing various non-traditional, federally funded transportation projects in the Delaware Valley region.
The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate the implementation process (beginning at project concept through construction) of numerous projects that are sponsored by a local government, other public agency, or by a private non-profit organization, in addition to program management work. The types of projects include: bicycle facility construction (both on and off roadway); reconstruction/restoration of historic transportation buildings; provision of pedestrian facilities through sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements; and other such projects eligible under federal funding programs. The federal funding sources are generally Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-aside), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Surface Transportation Program (STP/STU).
PennDOT has asked DVRPC to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of these non-traditional projects, in which the project sponsor is responsible for hiring and managing professional engineers/architects to develop the plans, specifications, and estimates for the project and for submitting these through PennDOT for approval.
The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate this work with the project sponsor in the same manner as PennDOT’s managers for the pre-construction phases of the project. PennDOT will let the construction contracts and the sponsor will provide for construction inspection. The work of the incumbent will be performed in accordance with overall DVRPC policies, federal and state requirements, and professional standards. Work will be reviewed by senior level managers through regular project status meetings.
Experience & Training
To classify as a level TE I, a minimum of one year of professional experience in Civil or Transportation Engineering or Project Management including demonstrated skills in design, construction management/inspection, or a related field, and a Bachelor's degree with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field. A Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related field may be substituted for one year of experience.