The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is one of the region’s most important resources. Supporting Montgomery County residents and visitors with transit options and infrastructure, MCDOT has over 1,350 employees and a dedicated annual transportation operating budget of $255 million. MCDOT is also responsible for building and maintaining County infrastructure such as roads, paths, lighting, crosswalks, sidewalks, and bus shelters. The department also provides oversight of major engineering projects such as the Wheaton redevelopment project that saw the building of a LEED-certified office building, underground public parking garage, and a public plaza.
MCDOT seeks a Division Chief for its Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE) to oversee the implementation of the County’s transportation related infrastructure, including County roads, bridges, pedestrian facilities, storm drains, and bikeways. The Division Chief serves as the County’s Chief Transportation Engineer and is the principal engineer in charge for the design and construction of transportation capital projects. The position is responsible for providing organizational leadership, fiscal oversight, and transportation planning and engineering technical expertise. The position will manage project implementation and guide policy development to achieve the County’s annual construction needs as well as development and delivery of large-scale capital projects.
,The ideal candidate will be an experienced engineer and manager in the provision of transportation infrastructure projects, have executive level oral and written communication skills, demonstrate long range strategic planning and problem-solving abilities, and provide organizational leadership. The candidate must be able to lead and manage represented employees and must be able to foster a positive labor relations environment based on trust, respect, and partnership. A few of the desirable competencies for the Division Chief for its Division of Transportation Engineering shall include experience with current trends and issues related to transportation planning and engineering; experience with traditional and innovative project delivery methods; knowledge of relevant Federal, State and County laws and regulations pertaining to the planning, design, construction, and property acquisition for transportation capital projects; along with experience in leading a large organization and supervising managers engaged in the performance of work related to the delivery of transportation capital projects.
Candidates shall have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Civil or Transportation Engineering. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted; seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field related to the assigned area; three (3) years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Licensed P.E. in Maryland, and/or ability to obtain by reciprocity within 1 year, is highly desirable.