The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Capital Program Development and Management division is currently hiring a Highway Asset Manager in Olympia, Washington.
The objective of this position is to facilitate a strategic and systematic process of operating, maintaining, and improving physical assets. The Highway Asset Manager is one of the Department’s experts in the following asset management/prioritization principles: needs analysis, cost benefit analysis, life cycle cost analysis, and modal and asset investment trade-off analysis.
The top candidate selected for this position will have professional experience in asset management, transportation engineering, transportation finance, program management, project delivery and capital budgeting. With thoughtful and precise judgement the incumbent will help manage the statewide prioritization process used to transition highway projects from planning level proposals through the scoping and project summary phases of project development. To effectively perform these activities, the incumbent must possess a strong understanding of project prioritization methods, state project prioritization planning and programming statutes, federal program statues, scoping development and engineering practices, and rules, and process and practice of statewide transportation planning is required. This understanding is used to identify investment strategies for managing highway assets at the lowest life cycle cost and are the foundation from which prioritized investment recommendations are presented to executive management.
At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented environment and enjoy continuously changing environment, and yet with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT.
This position will perform the following work:
• Manage the Asset Management Planning process for department-wide Highway Assets.
• Work with asset stewards throughout the department to recommend process improvements to address the gaps in current practices that will lead to more cost effective ways of preserving network performance of existing assets.
• Develop performance measures for reporting the performance of assets. These performance measures are presented to the WSDOT Executive Leadership Team for approval.
• Work with the Risk Management Office to assess the risk of not investing or inadequately investing in asset classes.
• Work with asset stewards to develop formats for the reporting the performance progress of asset management. Reports are presented to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the WSDOT Executive Leadership Team.
• Responsible for documenting the Department’s various asset management systems and practices.
• Work with Financial Planning staff on the development of the financial plans that support trade-off discussions.
• Facilitate department-wide policies and tools to manage assets at a more strategic level, such as considering travel corridors or routes, rather than on an asset-by-asset basis.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
• A Bachelor's degree involving major study in transportation engineering, environmental or urban, regional or land use planning, engineering, public or business administration, economics or natural or physical sciences.
• Four years' professional transportation experience involving analysis and evaluation of transportation issues and problems.
• Experience in asset management, project prioritization, safety analysis, performance reporting or program management.
• Strategic leadership abilities including; the ability to work across boundaries, build and maintain effective teams, coach and mentor others, embrace and lead change, and develop and implement process improvements.
• Demonstrated ability to manage, empower and support a diverse staff.
• Experience with the proper application of Civil Service rules, collective bargaining agreements, and personnel policies, safety and other state/federal regulations.
• Proficient in Asset Management and Program Management.
• Knowledge of and proficiency in economic and alternative analysis.
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please go to www.careers.wa.gov. Filter by Department. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
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Highway Asset Manager