The Austin Transportation Department is hiring a Street Designer as part of Austin’s Active Transportation and Street Design Division. The Street Design team is expanding again in service to developing projects for several exciting programs to create better streets. These include supporting implementation of the $720 million 2016 Austin Mobility Bond through the Bikeways, Safe Routes to Schools, and Sidewalks programs as well as transit speed and reliability projects in partnership with Capital Metro our transit agency. The position will also play a key role in reviewing private development, local and regional projects for aligned outcomes.
The Division focuses on the planning, design and implementation of multimodal transportation facilities. This position will assist in the design and delivery of multimodal street design projects as well as the design review of local, regional, and private development projects, all of which contribute to a better connected, safer and more comfortable multimodal transportation networks.
The Graduate Engineer A will perform the following specific duties for a diverse array of projects:
Multimodal street design
Network analysis and feasibility studies
Development review, plan review and peer review
Managing public processes
Data collection and field work
Project implementation oversight & review of layout quality in the field
This position will play a key role in the design and development of transit priority projects, protected bicycle lanes and intersections as well as pedestrian friendly geometry such as curb extensions and median islands, with a focus on innovative design in a largely in retrofit environment. The position will also play a key role in reviewing development cases including site plans, Transportation Impact Analyses (TIAs) and other development review cases to support multimodal outcomes.
The ideal candidate will bring the following preferred qualifications:
Experience and interest in the design of bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities and more generally, fully multimodal transportation infrastructure that achieve complete streets policy goals.
Experience in the development review process and an understanding of Austin’s existing and emerging bicycle, pedestrian, transit networks.
Familiarity with the state of the practice including the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide, NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities, the Texas MUTCD and relevant City of Austin plans and policies such as the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and the City of Austin Bicycle Plan.
Excellent team working and problem-solving skills
Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; etc.
Excellent communication skills written and verbal, ability to participate or lead community meetings and work with city and community leaders
The minimum qualifications for the position are “Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job” (this includes degrees in planning, architecture, and landscape architecture).
To apply and be considered for this position, complete the on-line application and attached a resume and cover letter at www.austincityjobs.org. Application deadline is March 31, 2020.
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