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Transportation Department Manager

Helena, Bozeman or Billings, MT · Architecture/Engineering
Position Announcement:
This is your opportunity to lead a Transportation Team. As the Transportation Department Manager you will sustain and develop local and state markets that provide interesting project challenges with the opportunity for innovative solutions. If you appreciate the technical aspects of transportation-related projects and enjoy leading an experienced and motivated team, this position will help you achieve your career goals.

The position is available in any of our three Montana offices in Helena, Bozeman, or Billings.

Specific job duties include
  • Active in a team leadership role with the Department Technical Lead
  • Provide recommendations to office manager for staffing needs.
  • Motivate and recognize employees.
  • Provide oversight of the financial health of all projects within the department.
  • Serve as Project Engineer or Project Manager on design projects.
  • Responsible for client management.
  • Set goals and benchmarks for the department
  • Define target markets and develop marketing strategies for the department to promote department growth.
  • Provide resources to the Project Managers to meet project deadlines and budgets.
  • Meet with Project Managers weekly to discuss project status, upcoming deliverables, deadlines, and any challenges or outstanding issues.
  • Provide mentoring and training opportunities to Project Managers within the department and develop opportunities for career growth and advancement.
  • Promote an open environment being approachable for mentoring and guidance on management and co-worker issues.
  • Manage backlog in the department, balancing marketing with workload needs, growth goals and profit.
  • Assist the Technical Lead in their role of providing technical guidance to staff, quality control for projects and deliverables.
  • Participate in community/business related activities.
  • Work with the Technical Lead in developing the Department Tactical Plan to create a sustainable and successful business model for the firm’s practice by setting department business goals/benchmarks.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Technical knowledge of transportation related projects, including the preparation of drawings, details and technical deliverables.
  • Knowledge of management skills; including finance, marketing, and people management.
  • Skill and experience in staff supervision and project management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain mentoring relationships with department staff.

Required Education and Experience: 
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), minimum of 8 years of engineering experience.

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