DVRPC has an exciting position on our team to lead various projects through design project development. This position provides direct assistance to project sponsors in local government and nonprofit entities in implementing various non-traditional, federally funded transportation projects in the Delaware Valley region.
The Project Implementation Engineer will coordinate and facilitate the implementation process (beginning at project concept through construction) of numerous projects that are sponsored by a local government, other public agency, or by a private non-profit organization, in addition to program management work. The types of projects include bicycle facility construction (both on and off roadway), reconstruction/restoration of historic transportation buildings, provision of pedestrian facilities through sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements, and other such projects eligible under federal funding programs. The federal funding sources are generally Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-aside), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Surface Transportation Program (STP/STU).
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has asked DVRPC to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of these non-traditional projects for which the project sponsor is responsible for hiring and managing professional engineers to develop the plans, specifications, and estimates for the project and for submitting these through PennDOT for approval.
The position offers a unique opportunity to independently manage these non-traditional projects and gain invaluable experience as a project manager. The Project Implementation Engineer will coordinate and facilitate this work with the project sponsor in the same manner as PennDOT’s managers for the pre-construction phases of the project. PennDOT will let the construction contracts, and the sponsor will provide for construction inspection. The work will be performed in accordance with overall DVRPC policies, federal and state requirements, and professional standards. Work will be reviewed by senior level managers through regular project status meetings.
Coordinate meetings and field views with the project sponsor, PennDOT, and affected municipalities and counties.
Assist the project sponsor in the process of getting a consultant under contract, including providing guidance on the preparation and solicitation of the request for qualifications (RFQ) and the design of the selection process, in alignment with state and federal requirements.
Assist the project sponsor in the reviews of consultants’ responses to the RFP, including the scope and cost proposals, project schedule, and list of deliverables.
Oversee the project’s environmental review process and the development of environmental documents.
Coordinate with the project sponsor and the consultant to secure timely delivery of final plans, specifications and cost estimates to PennDOT.
Write letters, meeting minutes and give status reports to technical committees.
Perform related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of basic engineering principles.
Knowledge of how transportation projects are implemented is preferred.
Project development and management experience preferred.
Knowledge of the applicable state and federal standards preferred.
Considerable knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Strong oral, writing, organization, and presentation skills to ensure efficient project delivery.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private agency officials, consultants, the general public, and other DVRPC staff.
Ability to travel and attend meetings at various locations throughout the DVRPC region approximately 25% of the time.
Experience & Training
To classify as a TE II, a minimum of three years of professional experience in Civil or Transportation Engineering or Project Management including demonstrated skills in design, construction management/inspection, or a related field, and a Bachelor's degree with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field is required. A Master's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
About Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment and enhancing the economy.
We serve a diverse region of nine counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer in New Jersey. DVRPC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia Region - leading the way to a better future.