Transportation Engineering Manager

City Of Mckinney Mckinney , TX 75071

Posted 2 days ago



Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.


City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.


Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, perform complex and professional engineering duties in the management, planning, programming, design, coordination, supervision and direction of Transportation Engineering projects. This position also provides technical assistance necessary for the operation and maintenance of the City's traffic signal and street lighting systems; In addition, this position provides administrative guidance to assigned staff, assists in the development and presentation of long and short term strategic plans to meet organizational goals, and serves as a member of the Engineering Department's Leadership Team. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.

  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.

  • Contribute to a positive work culture.

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.

  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.

  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.

  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.


Work is characterized by management, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities for the organization, including directing and evaluating the operation of the Transportation Engineering Section. .

  • Coordinates the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.

  • Trains/mentors, supervises, assigns, and reviews the work of assigned personnel in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures as well as applicable laws.

  • Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.

  • Provides employees with broad practice, precedents, policies, and goals. Work may be reviewed for the fulfillment of program objectives and conformance with departmental policy, practice, and/or objective.

  • Develops design criteria and provides assistance in the review of development and capital projects.

  • Manages and/or oversees active transportation engineering capital projects.

  • Assists the engineering capital program manager in estimating, evaluating, and prioritizing future transportation engineering capital projects.

  • Assures efficient and effective functioning of the Transportation Engineering section.

  • Manages all phases of Traffic Signal and Arterial Lighting Capital Improvement Projects.

  • Prepares recommendations related to the annual operating, capital and other related budgets.

  • Administers annual and capital budget for the transportation section through appropriate internal controls and provides technical assistance and advice regarding revenue, expenditures, appropriations, allotment control, and supplemental requests.

  • Monitors work performed by contracted engineering firms.

  • Selects, trains, disciplines, evaluates, supervises and schedules work of a staff of professional, administrative, and technical employees to ensure that departmental objectives are met.

  • Conducts inspections of capital improvement projects at all phases of traffic signal and transportation related construction.

  • Represent the City on NCTCOG Surface Transportation Technical Committee.

  • Represent the City on Regional transportation initiatives.


  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.


  • Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).

  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.

  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.

  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications of various projects with an emphasis on transportation engineering.

  • Knowledge of principles of logical or synthesis functions and working with several concrete and abstract variables as necessary to analyze major problems.

  • Knowledge of current trends, developments, and legislation pertinent to transportation/traffic engineering.

  • Ability to use materials, techniques, and equipment applicable to the area of specialization, and the skill to use them effectively.

  • Knowledge of engineering regulations and standards.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management, supervision, and training with an emphasis on leadership and innovation.

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to Civil Engineering and Traffic Engineering.

  • Knowledge of engineering and legal professional language.

  • Knowledge of general accounting principles for the purpose of budget preparation, schedule preparation, and control.

  • Skill to effectively use interpersonal skills in a tactful, patient, and courteous manner.

  • Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate personnel

  • Ability to organize work programs and plans

  • Skill in exercising judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

  • Ability to mentoring, train, and motivate others.

  • Skill to supervise and perform complex and technical engineering duties in the coordination and direction of civil engineering projects.

  • Skill to prepare plans and specifications and review engineering project cost estimates.

  • Skill to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of projects.

  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.

  • Apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.

  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as technical study reports, engineering drawings, budget printouts, zoning and subdivision codes, planning maps, engineering designs and city ordinances.

  • Maintain records and prepare reports.

  • Work from construction plans, shop drawings, and sketches.

  • Meet schedules and timelines.

  • Work independently with minimum supervision.

Required Qualifications


Minimum Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering or related field; supplemented by seven (7) years of increasingly responsible transportation engineering experience including at least three (3) years of management and supervisory experience in the direction of transportation programs. In place of this requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.

Texas Professional Engineer (Civil) License required, or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.


  • Master's degree in civil engineering, transportation engineering or a related field.

  • Knowledge and prior relationships with regional mobility partners (TxDOT, Collin County, NCTCOG, etc.)

  • Innovative leader who is skilled at finding creative solutions.

  • Strong relationship-building skills in working with the entire organization and set a positive example of competence, professionalism, energy, and work ethic to the organization and community.


  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.

  • Must have Class C Texas Driver's License

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Transportation Engineering Manager

City Of Mckinney