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**Open to All Qualified Candidates** EXECUTIVE SERVICE This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, operates, and maintains eight major toll facilities comprised of four bridges, two tunnels, and two turnpikes across the State of Maryland. For nearly 50 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland's citizens and visitors with safe, secure and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to quality and excellence in customer service, and we rely on our organization's values, traditions and most importantly our employees to achieve these goals.
The MDTA is seeking an experienced Professional Engineer who has demonstrated progressive leadership and responsibility within the engineering field to serve as the Chief Engineer of the Maryland Transportation Authority. The primary role of the Chief Engineer is to lead a large professional staff and provide executive direction to all aspects of the Office of Engineering and Construction. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the development, management and delivery of the Capital budget and Operating Programs budget, including the development of individual design and construction budgets within each Program. The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead, direct and oversee the Division of Engineering (Structures, Environmental, Electrical/ITS, Facilities, Traffic and Highway Engineering groups) and the Division of Construction;
Lead, direct and oversee the general engineering and construction services, including key decisions that have significant impact on the design or construction of a project;
Direct the $3.2 Billion Capital budget and $37.8 Million Operating budget programs;
Direct the design and construction of major and complex projects;
Determine the organizational structure and staffing requirements of project programs, review and approve work assigned to subordinate staff and oversee and confirm that proper training and program development are implemented;
Establish procedures regarding agency missions and operations policies, guide policy setting, manage implementation of policies and approve program decisions and revisions;
Direct and manage employee relations within the Office of Engineering and Construction, including complaints, conflicts, training, succession planning, etc.;
Act as a liaison to other state, federal, public and private entities by maintaining working relationships to ensure the orderly progress of projects;
Represent the Office of Engineering and Construction at various meetings with the MDTA Board and Executive Office, legislative bodies and other relevant stakeholders.
This position will receive direct supervision from the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The current vacancy is located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Employees of the MDTA are offered a generous benefits package including: a minimum of 10 paid holidays, a minimum of 27* days of leave annually (personal, vacation, and sick), access to the State pension system, deferred compensation plans, excellent health, dental, and vision plans, tuition reimbursement, and more! *May be prorated based upon start date.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from an accredited college or university. Master's Degree strongly preferred.
For education obtained outside the U.S., at the time of application you are required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org) or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (https://www.wes.org/). If you are applying electronically,this must be submitted as an attachment with the application of the position in which you are applying. If you are applying with a paper application, this documentation must be submitted with the paper application for the position you are applying.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience in senior level engineering management to include work in the areas of design, construction and inspection of major bridge structures, highways, and facilities. In addition, experience with public presentations, legislative testimony and the presentation of technical issues at workshops, business organizations, government agencies and public meetings is strongly preferred.
Your placement on an eligible list may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.
If you have held more than one (1) position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
1. Possession of a Maryland Professional Engineer license, in the appropriate option, is required. Evidence of license must be presented at the time of application. Please attach all relevant information to your submitted application. An applicant's current license as a Professional Engineer in a state with comparable requirements acceptable to the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers, in the appropriate option for which application is made, will be accepted but the applicant must obtain a Maryland Professional Engineer license within twelve (12) months of appointment. Evidence of out of state license must be presented at the time of application. Please attach all relevant information to your submitted application.
2. Applicants must possess a Driver's License valid in the State of Maryland.Applicants must list the license number and date of expiration on the application.
Eligible applicants may be subject to a background investigation under federal or State laws and regulations. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification to employment. Erroneous, misleading or fraudulent information on an application is sufficient grounds for rejection from the hiring process, removal from the list of eligibles, withdrawal of an offer for employment or immediate discharge.
Specific special requirements are set by the administration based on the essential joB functions assigned to the position.
Please apply on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd/jobs/2502775/chief-engineer-program-manager-senior-iv or submit an application (TSHRS Form DTS-1) form to:
FOR BEST CONSIDERATION, A RESUME MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION (DTS-1).
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A RESUME IS REQUIRED BUT CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TSHRS (DTS-1) EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. PLEASE SUBMIT A FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION (DTS-1) ALONG WITH YOUR MOST CURRENT RESUME. For an application, Form DTS-1, please call 410-537-7553 or visit our online employment center at http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/Employment/index.html.
Applications submitted via hardcopy must include the supplemental questions and answers.
Please be advised that the State of Maryland is dedicated to a drug-free workplace, and as a result, employees are subject to the State's Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing. Selected candidate(s) may be subject to background and reference checks.
The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit.
Note: The Maryland Transportation Authority is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDTA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.
Reasonable Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request.
Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number 1-800-735-2258 (TTY Number: 711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
Issue Date: 07/24/19
About Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, operates, and maintains eight major toll facilities comprised of four bridges, two tunnels, and a fifty-mile expressway, across the State of Maryland. For nearly 40 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland's citizens and visitors with safe, secure and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to quality and excellence in customer service, and we rely on our organization's values, traditions and – most importantly – our employees to achieve these goals.