Multimodal Infrastructure Design Project Manager

Compensation: $25.58 - $35.55/hour~In Accordance with Administrative Directives

General Description/Information

The Department of Transportation and Mobility is seeking a highly qualified applicant to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce as a Project Manager. We are inviting applications from experienced Project Managers with demonstrated success in urban design and/or multi-modal infrastructure projects.

This Project Manager will oversee the design of numerous multi-modal projects, most notably the voter-approved Tucson Delivers: Strong Connections walking and bicycling projects totaling $92 million within the following categories: Greenways and Shared Use Paths; Pedestrian Safety and Walkability; and Bicycle Safety and Mobility. The projects include funding for green infrastructure. Click here to view more information on the bond projects.

This position will be located in the Department of Transportation & Mobility (DTM) Planning Team, within the Mobility & Connections Unit. The individual will work closely with other DTM project managers working on Tucson Delivers Connections projects from initiation to construction, and the DTM Tucson Delivers Connections Program Manager, as well as other staff throughout DTM. This position will require close collaboration with the Tucson Delivers Parks and Connections Bond Program Manager, executive leadership, consultants, elected officials, public oversight commission, and numerous external stakeholders to plan and implement the projects.

Key Attributes:
• Passionate about urban design and multi-modal transportation
• Organized
• Takes the initiative
• Detail and multi-task oriented
• Self-motivated
• Excellent communication skills
• Performs to meet schedules and deadlines
• Team-oriented
• Positive attitude
• Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion

The City of Tucson is committed to the health and safety of its employees and citizens. In light of our current health crisis, this position has been approved to telecommute. The successful candidate will telecommute at least 50% of the time until further notice. Information on the City of Tucson’s Telecommuting Administrative Directive can be found using the following link: Click here to view


General Description

Manages complex projects simultaneously and coordinates experts from different fields for the duration of each project. Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in developing and implementing project budgets, and monitors expenditures. Excellent communications skills that include providing and seeking information from the public, agencies, and departments within the City of Tucson are necessary for this position.


  • Manage the planning, scoping, design, construction, of assigned multi-modal projects with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities.
  • Oversee the design of green infrastructure elements in the projects.
  • Actively plan, prioritize, schedule and monitor all related work and deliverables.
  • Exercise an understanding of principles and practices of multi-modal infrastructure design and construction, with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities.
  • Plan for and execute extensive traditional and non-traditional public engagement strategies with a focus on equitable engagement opportunities to inform project designs including but not limited to: in-person and virtual open houses, neighborhood association meetings, bond oversight commission meetings, business and stakeholder outreach, on-site biking and walking design tours, online interactive map development, online survey tools, pilot installations with temporary materials, and tabling at community events.
  • Use tact and diplomacy with stakeholders to refine the final scope and design details of infrastructure projects.
  • Work closely with the Procurement Office to develop solicitations for design and construction services. Serve as the lead evaluating member for related solicitations.
  • Holds primary financial responsibility for the project budget and will regularly review the project costs against the budget and accurately forecast project costs, change orders and billings to the conclusion of the project.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and accurate documentation.
  • Make sound independent decisions within established guidelines, evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations to ensure best outcomes.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing and develop reports and presentations of complex, highly detailed project management data in a manner to communicate key information to various audiences.
  • Prepare and provide regular updates to stakeholder groups, oversight commission, and leadership teams as required. Escalate immediate awareness on issues that have the potential to impact the budget, timeline or project deliverables.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Manages and directs complex projects by assigning work, forecasting timelines and project parameters, reviewing and approving plans and documents, planning for and executing extensive traditional and non-traditional public engagement strategies, devising solutions to problems, deploying resources, ensuring projects are completed effectively and efficiently within budget timeframes, studying and approving agreements, disbursing payments, conducting and attending meetings with associated parties.

Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in the development and implementation of budgets, monitors project budgets, authorizes expenditures and budget allocations, reviews budget documents and prepares reports and communications.

Collaborates with intra- and inter-departmental personnel, develops project goals and objectives, evaluates project success and regulatory compliance, and makes presentations. Performs administrative duties by preparing and reviewing reports and correspondence, performing safety audits and inspections, reviewing policies and procedures, providing advice, researching and analyzing information such as cost-benefit studies, developing and maintaining databases, and responding to and forwarding inquiries.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Public Administration or closely related field.

At least 3 years managing complex multi-modal and/or policy development projects and coordinating experts from different fields

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver’s License

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position, may be considered.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position, may be considered.
Minimum of 3 years of prior experience with managing projects in any of the following areas:

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Public Administration, or closely related field.

  • Multi-modal projects with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities
  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure (water harvesting basins etc.)
  • Sustainable urban transportation design

Working knowledge of NACTO, MUTCD, AASHTO, ADA/PRO-WAG, and other design guidelines.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suites, or similar products.

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