• Transportation Service Line Manager

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/2/2019 10:37 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Generally, in a metropolitan marketplace, and under co-direction of the RKI COO and Houston Marketplace Leader, is responsible for business development activities, project procurement and delivery functions including procurement research and planning, development of teaming agreements, contract negotiation, construction engineering inspection services, and sub-consultant management.  Supervises and manages professional, technical and clerical staff.  Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.


    • Responsible for growing the RKI business unit in the greater Houston marketplace
    • Working with the Houston Marketplace Leader and local Business Development Professionals, actively participates in business development activities including direct marketing to TxDOT, local city and county public transportation related agencies, as well as the design and construction industry that serves the local transportation market
    • Participates in local industry and political organizations that support the transportation industry 
    • Manages and oversees project pursuits and business development activities associated with transportation related construction engineering and inspection (CEI) pursuits in a metropolitan marketplace. Experience with TxDOT projects in the Houston metropolitan area is preferred, but not required
    • Responsible for development and submission of project specific Statement of Qualifications and/or Proposals
    • Responsible for contract negotiations, including development of contract scope, level of effort and fee proposals
    • May lead and/or participate in project specific interviews
    • May serve as a Project Manager
    • Understand, adhere and participate in the Raba Kistner Health and Safety and Behavior Based Safety Programs and set a good safety example
    • Other duties as assigned by Direct Report
    • Analyzes project delivery processes for efficiency and recommends improvements based on sound business practices, value added and project delivery enhancement
    • Coordinates resources and develops internal and external relationships for successful project execution to meet delivery requirements
    • Work requires extensive contact with governmental and transportation officials at the local, state, and federal levels; and sub-consultants, business and community leaders, private entities and private citizens
    • Responsible for public relations to maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups
    • Manages a group of professional and technical employees
    • Plan, schedule and coordinate services
    • Implement and oversee compliance with administrative and business operation activities including human resources, IT requirements, training programs, staff certifications, safety and budget monitoring
    • Review and submit monthly billing statements following established office procedure
    • Responsible for implementation and oversight of the RK Quality Management System
    • Review implementation of established procedures and implement preventive and corrective actions as needed
    • Safe utilization, storage and maintenance of all documents and equipment.
    • Develops priorities and deadlines, and updates direct report on progress of each task or assignment
    • Safe usage and maintenance of company vehicle
    • Performs assigned duties in accordance with established procedures.
    • Meet directed priorities and deadlines
    • Maintenance of license and/or certifications at the time of employment or obtained during employment



    • Licensed as a professional engineer within the applicable jurisdiction. (Professional engineers licensed in another state, but not currently licensed in the State of Texas, must (1) meet the requirements of the Texas Engineering Practices Act, (2) obtain a professional engineering license from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers within six (6) months of the date of hire, and (3) sign an agreement to that effect as a condition of employment)
    • A person in this position generally, but not necessarily, has fifteen (15) years progressively responsible experience in transportation engineering with eight (8) years’ experience in construction of highways, bridges and structures, and five (5) years supervisory experience


    • Engineering principles, practices, and methods
    • Engineering fundamentals
    • Engineering calculations
    • Transportation design and construction principles, practices and methods
    • TxDOT operations and project delivery requirements, processes and procedures
    • Traffic control operations and management, Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 


    • State, county and local government operations affecting highway and transportation. development and operations
    • TxDOT Construction Contract Administration Manual
    • TxDOT’s Local Government Project Procedures (LGPP)
    • Developing, implementing and monitoring budgets
    • Contract development, negotiation and oversight
    • Environmental laws, regulations and mitigation requirements pertaining to delivery of transportation related projects
    • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
    • Applicable safety standards and guidelines 


    • TxDOT highway permit requirements
    • Utility accommodation policies


    • Personal computers and the use of applicable software
    • Human resource policies and procedures
    • Management/Leadership principles, practices and procedures
    • Quality management concepts and processes 


    • Identify and position for opportunities, ultimately winning RKI projects in the region
    • Plan and coordinate work activities, oversee programs, interpret engineering plans, and instruct
    • Assign and review work
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external personnel
    • Follow verbal and written instructions
    • Exercise initiative and independent judgment
    • Analyze, problem solve, and recommend solutions
    • Coordinate work activities
    • Plan work activities, oversee and instruct
    • Travel to perform position duties
    • Ability to drive company vehicle, manage and complete all assigned jobs, efficiently and on time 


    • Present a professional appearance and behavior to best represent the firm
    • Wear personal protective equipment and comply with all safety requirements
    • Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of Corporate Policy Manual
    • Shall possess a valid driver’s license within the applicable jurisdiction and meet RK’s auto insurability requirements 


    • The use of personal computers and applicable software (Word, Excel, & Outlook)
    • Effective communication
    • Creating/maintaining an effective and cohesive working group 


    • May work protracted or irregular hours
    • Flexibility to work irregular hours due to client needs (i.e. other than 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and/or other than Monday through Friday)
    • Work related responsibilities require travel out of town to RABA KISTNER offices, client offices, and project locations 

    Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.

    Raba Kistner supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.   Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    HR Contact:  Mary Clark 210-694-3625

                         Tey Lundy  210-545-0008




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