City of Garland, TX

Managing Director – Engineering, Infrastructure and Transportation

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/25/2021 1:41 PM)
Job ID
2021-7082
# of Openings Remaining
1
Department
City Administration
Job Family
Managing Director
Target Hiring Range
Depending on qualifications
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

The Managing Director provides leadership and oversight of the planning, development, implementation, and administration of all initiatives of the Engineering, Infrastructure and Transportation Departments. The position will play a vital role in directing and overseeing the work of these departments whose responsibilities include the implementation and continual progress of the approved 2019 Bond Program of approximately $423.7 million.

 

Direct Reports: Engineering Director, Streets Director and Transportation Director

 

To learn more about this position and the Garland community, click here to view the recruitment brochure.

 

The salary will be commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, departmental goals and objectives focused on achieving the City’s mission and Council priorities.
  2. Advise the City Council, City Manager, citizen groups, contractors and others on departmental matters and objectively review and handle citizen inquiries as needed.
  3. Monitor developments related to public works and capital projects, evaluate their impact on City operations, and implement policy and procedure improvements.
  4. Assist in the preparation of any new City ordinances and the revision of existing ordinances.
  5. Represent the City in negotiations with other agencies, groups and individuals on a wide variety of issues pertaining to public works activities and programs.
  6. Maintain effective public relations and handle community issues in a tactful and courteous manner.
  7. Oversee and administer the annual budget preparation for Engineering, Infrastructure and Transportation Departments.
  8. Manage and direct the operations of each department to assure that the desired level of service is being provided.
  9. Remain abreast of new developments in Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
  10. Assess staffing needs through analysis of organizational structure, management and leadership development.
  11. Confer with Directors and staff to review, plan, and discuss policies, programs, strategies, and/or other issues of concern.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field
 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in municipal engineering, project management, public works infrastructure, transportation or related field
 At least five years of management experience at a department head level or higher
 A combination of education, certifications and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education & Experience:

 

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field
  • 10 plus years of progressively responsible experience in municipal engineering, project management, public works infrastructure, transportation or related field
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas, or from another state with the ability to obtain a P.E. license in the State of Texas within six (6) months of employment.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the standard practices and procedures of civil engineering and construction, particularly as it pertains to municipal infrastructure including transportation systems and storm water.
  • Knowledge of project management principles to include contract preparation, negotiation, and implementation.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of local government operations including budgeting, fiscal management, performance management, program/services evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and procedures for developing goals, objectives and management plans
  • Excellent communication skills both written and orally
  • Effective negotiation skills to address and resolve complex issues and facilitate consensus with tact and diplomacy
  • Effective leadership methods and supervisory skills
  • Ability to analyze a variety of complex administrative and organizational problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations
  • Ability to promote mission, goals, policies and guiding principles and standards of an effective public organization
  • Ability to manage multiple departments and interacting with public
  • Skill in developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City Council, City management, business partners, employees and citizens
  • Prepare professional presentations and present to City Council

Licenses & Certifications

 Valid Class C Texas Driver's License

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.

Competencies

Models Organizational Values
Community/Organizational Relationships
Managing People
Fiscal Management
Strategic Focus/Visioning

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