At the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), transportation is not about roads and bridges, or trains and buses – it is about people. Our mission begins with customers - individuals, businesses, municipalities, and regional transit agencies. We support programs and projects that deliver a high return on investment. We partner with municipalities, public agencies, and private sector businesses. MassDOT supports the economic, quality of life, and environmental goals of the Commonwealth.
MassDOT is seeking a Deputy Administrator and Chief of Construction Engineering who will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Construction department which includes the Prequalification unit, Research and Materials Laboratory facility, Construction Contracts unit, and Financial Controls unit.
The Deputy Administrator and Chief of Construction Engineering is responsible for the following:
Overseeing all funds expended on an annual basis. The MassDOT construction program, on an annual basis, spends approximately $1.2 billion.
Working with the MassDOT Highway District offices and contractors to troubleshoot field issues and resolve construction and contract related matters.
Negotiating major settlements with contractors on multi-million-dollar construction projects.
Establishing overall MassDOT policy for all construction programs. This includes establishing standard operating procedures, overall approval of the standard specifications, and development of a Resident Engineers Inspection Manual.
Serving as the Chair of the Specifications Committee as well as the Construction Claims Committee. The Deputy is also a voting member of the Design Review, Cost Recovery, and REDI Committees and serves as MassDOT’s voting member on the AASHTO Sub-Committee on Construction.
Ensuring that MassDOT Highway staff and construction contractors comply with established departmental standards for safety, quality, performance, and cost controls. This involves monitoring the rate of expenditures across all funding sources.
Signing of all construction contracts up to $5 million.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques.
Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
Experience developing and leading major transportation programs and experience in construction of major infrastructure.
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations.
10+ years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation engineering projects or design and construction of public works projects.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) eight (8) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least five (5) years must have been in a managerial capacity.
Internal Number: 21000282
About Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Our mission is to deliver excellent customer service to people traveling in the Commonwealth by providing transportation infrastructure which is safe, reliable, robust and resilient. We work to provide a transportation system which can strengthen the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for all.