The Transportation Manager works under the direction and guidance of the Regional Lead and works collaboratively with other RKA managers and engineers in leading the Company toward its long-term vision of being the preeminent transportation consulting firm. This role performs the tactical and leadership operations to support many Company projects, public and private. This is an exempt position, and serves as an ambassador of the RKA brand to internal and external clients.
Primary Responsibilities and Expectations
Manages transportation engineering/planning projects for state departments of transportation, MPO/regional agencies, local governments, and transit/ transportation authorities.
Manages the preparation of engineering/planning reports, presentations, and studies for projects.
Manages the preparation and review of preliminary and final studies and reports, and makes recommendations for additions, deletions, and substitutions for modifications.
Tabulates bid items and calculates construction bid quantities from plans and specifications. Estimates construction costs.
Business development; Pursuing and winning work, through writing proposals/scopes of work and making presentations.
Leads the work and ongoing progress of a project, including the coordination of the project with City, State, and County officials, and other outside agencies.
Supervises Transportation Engineers or other associates assigned to the project.
Provides feedback and promotes the growth of less experienced engineers and associates.
Coordinates projects with clients, contractors, outside consultants, and staff.
Manages budgets and schedules.
Performs engineering calculations to support transportation engineering projects.
Communicates and interacts with team members, client representatives, review agencies, and others for projects. Resolves a variety of complex problems.Performance Metrics:
Achieves Personal Professional Development
Embodies Company Culture
Meets / Exceeds Quality Goals
Meets / Exceeds Project Schedules
Achieves Revenue Factors / Profits
Achieves Client Satisfaction and Responsiveness
The Transportation Manager may, from time to time, be assigned tasks and/or responsibilities beyond the description or scope of the job described on these pages.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and P.E. licensure in the state where this person’s work is primarily performed; PTOE certification is desirable.
Experience: At least ten years of overall and progressively responsible experience with public and private sector projects, ideally with some level of leadership of other Engineers and associates.
Excellent problem-solving skills combined with a questioning attitude that probes issues and seeks resolutions compatible with the assigned projects.
Experience working on State Department of Transportation (DOT) projects.
Experience working in a multidisciplinary engineering environment.
Scope, schedule, fee development, and management experience.
Proficiency in SimTraffic, Synchro, Transmodeler, and SIDRA software.
Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering and/or planning principles, practices, and techniques.
Strong written and oral communications skills, with the ability to balance engineering and leaderships responsibilities.
Ability to present findings in formal (quasi-judicial) and non-formal settings.
Ability to exercise independent discretion and judgement.
Environment: Office, Town Halls, and construction sites
Physical Demands: The ratings in the chart below indicate the percentage of time spent on each of the essential physical requirements.
Seldom—Less than 25% = 1
Occasional—25-50% = 2
Often—51-75% = 3
Very Frequent—76 % and above = 4
Essential Physical Requirements
Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter.
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation.
Ability to bend, twist and work in confined spaces.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to carry 50 pounds.
Ability to operate office equipment.
Ability to reach in all directions.
Ability to climb stairways and/or ladders.
Classification: Exempt employee in a full-time, ongoing role.
The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a dire threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees, league participants, or onlookers.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.