The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Program Manager for Engineering, a position located in Washington, DC.
NATURE OF POSITION: The Program Manager will manage a range of activities as directed by the Associate Program Director for Project Delivery. The incumbent serves as the acting Engineering Staff Liaison to the Committee on Materials and Pavement, Committee on Construction, and Committee on Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control.
The Program Manager provides support for committee activities and related research and publication efforts. This includes overseeing the annual production of the AASHTO Materials standards; managing updates to the Construction Guide Specifications; providing support to the technical councils of the Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control committee; supporting associated Technical Service Programs; and working cooperatively with the managers of related committees and technical service programs, such as the Design and Operations Committees, AASHTO re:source, and the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). Additionally, the Program Manager facilitates the planning and delivery of technical content for the annual meetings of the three committees.
In performing the above responsibilities, the incumbent develops preliminary budgets for review by the Associate Program Director for each committee and technical service programs under his/her purview. The Program Manager also keeps current on relevant engineering activities and specifications through participation, where appropriate, in other AASHTO activities and in external associations. Travel is required for committee support (25 to 35 days per year).
The Program Manager maintains regular and frequent contact with committee members and task forces through meeting attendance, newsletters, e-mail, webinars/web meetings, and telephone calls. The incumbent provides support to the Associate Program Director for Project Delivery, has frequent contact with certain committee officers, and may communicate with officers and members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The incumbent Initiates and maintains direct contact with local, state, and federal government personnel by responding to written and telephone inquiries, particularly those relating to the committees’ work; with occasional contact with media. The incumbent is expected to maintain good working relationships with: materials suppliers; cooperating transportation associations, including ATSSA, ARTBA, GMA, AGC, NACE, SSPC, and ECTC; and other transportation testing organizations such as ASTM, FHWA, and universities. As directed, the incumbent is expected to assist other professional staff by performing necessary tasks when they are unavailable.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years of combined professional experience and management experience in materials, construction, or other engineering-related discipline. Knowledge of the processes for developing specifications for materials and/or construction of transportation facilities is desired. Previous experience should demonstrate both professional growth and increasing responsibility. The incumbent should be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing and to work cooperatively with contractors, staff, and committee members. A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering is preferred. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development and professional registration is desirable.
The incumbent must also have demonstrated management and administrative skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required for this position, including a demonstrated ability for public speaking. An intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of most office computer applications and a strong aptitude for learning new computer applications is required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, April 20, 2018.
AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.