Section 34- Project Management
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DOTD/Office of Engineering
1201 Capitol Access Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering and eight years of professional engineering experience, two years of which must have been at the supervisory level or above.
A master's degree in engineering will substitute for one year of the required general experience.
A Ph.D. in engineering will substitute for two years of the required general experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of required general experience.
Engineering experience gained prior to earning a professional engineer's license (e.g., as an engineer intern applicant, engineer intern, or equivalent) will be accepted as professional level engineering experience.
Applications will be accepted from persons licensed to practice professional engineering in states other than Louisiana. If one of those applicants is selected for the position, he/she will be required to obtain a Louisiana license prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all licensing requirements are met.
Louisiana Professional Engineer licenses are issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Licensing requirements may be viewed at www.lapels.com
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To direct a major engineering function for a state agency.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Administrative direction from a higher-level engineering administrator or an executive of the agency served. Alternative reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.
Subordinate staff typically consists of Engineers 7 and lower-level Engineers. Alternative reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.
LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Engineer 7 by the presence of responsibility for directing large-scale engineering projects or programs for a state agency.
Differs from Engineer 9 by the absence of responsibility for directing a major organizational component for a state agency with an extensive engineering mission requiring staff and resources of sizable magnitude.
Examples of Work
This position reports directly to the Project Development Division Chief and provides strategic direction for DOTD' s Project Management Section. This position is responsible for directing the activities of Project Managers of the Agency's most complex and high-risk projects, some with budgets exceeding $100 million dollars. This position requires close coordination with the LA DOTD administration, other Sections of the Department, with the Federal Highway Administration and with numerous other agencies.
While in official capacity, DOTD employees must comply with applicable Louisiana and Civil Service laws,rules, and regulations, as well as DOTD policies, procedures, manuals, and directives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
50% Administers, manages and supervises the daily functions of DOTD's Project Management Section. The section is responsible for the management of the complete life cycle of the Agency's most complex and high-risk roadway and bridge projects. The Section is responsible for the management of the Capacity Program, the Capital Outlay Program, the Transportation Alternatives Program and the ADA Program. The projects and programs managed in the Section span areas that require substantial technical and engineering expertise and project management skills, including value engineering, cost estimating, risk management and quality assurance. Defines the team structure and roles, provides ongoing feedback and coaching, assign individuals to projects, undertakes project related or annual performance reviews, and assists with personal development plans and career paths.
25% Provides organizational leadership and develops and implements department-wide program and project management best practices. Develops and implements project management processes and policies, directs project management staff, and works with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs. The technical expert responsible for establishing the organization's approach to the full life cycle of the projects it undertakes from project planning, initiation, resourcing, execution, monitoring, control and completion. Responsible for the development and implementation of alternate project delivery processes (such as design-build, construction manager at risk and public-private partnerships).
15 % Coordinates with the DOTD Secretary, Chief Engineer, Project Development Division Chief, Project Delivery Steering committee, and Program Managers to ensure that the Project Management Section meets performance targets that are aligned with the organization's strategic objectives and that projects adhere to best practices. Reports on project status reviews, tracking timelines, budgets and ensures that objectives are being met and that issues are managed appropriately. Also requires communication with public and private stakeholders regarding program and project detail.
5% Represents the DOTD on behalf of the Chief Engineer on matters relating to project management and project delivery methods and processes, on committees and forums at the national, state, and local levels.
5% May be required to perform other duties as necessary including, but not limited to, emergency/disaster support activities.