The Austin Transportation Department’s Active Transportation and Street Design Division has an opening for full-time Street Designer position, Graduate Engineer A to develop projects that improve mobility and safety for bicycling, walking, safe routes to schools, and transit priority projects.
This position will assist with the implementation of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan through supporting the implementation of multimodal mobility and safety projects. The Division focuses on the planning, design and implementation of bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and transit priority projects as well as education and encouragement programs that promote walking and bicycling. This position will develop, publically vet, scope, and support the installation multimodal mobility and safety projects. This position will be part of a ten-person team to coordinate delivery for a large volume of projects in a deadline-driven environment. A significant portion of projects will be funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond.
Graduate Engineer A will perform the following specific duties for a diverse array of projects:
Data collection and field work
Peer review; plan review
Managing public processes
Project implementation oversight
Review layout quality in the field
These projects will be to create on-street facilities (protected and conventional bicycle lanes, median refuge islands, pedestrian friendly geometry, transit queue jumps, rain gardens, etc.) with a focus on innovative design in a largely in retrofit environment.
The ideal candidate will bring the following preferred qualifications:
Experience and interest in the design of bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and transit priority and more generally, multimodal transportation infrastructure.
Familiarity with the state of the practice including the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Transit Street Design Guide; the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities; and relevant City / Capital Metro planning documents.
Excellent communication, team working and problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills written and verbal, ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; etc.
Graduate Engineer minimum qualifications include a degree in engineering or related field (inclusive of planning, urban design and landscape architecture).
About City of Austin, Austin Transportation Department
The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is responsible for appointment of the City Manager, who is the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the City, City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges and the Municipal Court Clerk. The Mayor, City Council and City Manager of Austin are committed to their mission of delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. The organization’s vision is to make Austin the most livable city in the country and the City Manager’s resolve is to make it the best-managed city in the country.