Senior Drainage Project Manager/Technical Lead

Job Locations US-TX-Austin | US-TX-New Braunfels (San Antonio) | US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/7/2022 2:31 PM)
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TYLin is a full-service, professional engineering firm focused on the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure solutions for public and private clients worldwide. The firm is an internationally recognized pioneer in solving the most difficult engineering challenges. Headquartered in San Francisco, California for over 65 years, TYLin has more than 3,200 professionals throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe. TYLin is a member of Dar Group, a global, privately-owned professional services group, and its industry-leading family of Global Infrastructure companies.


Our Roads & Highways Sector is seeking a Senior Drainage Project Manager, Roads + Highways in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth or Houston, Texas office.


This position will report to the Director of Transportation, and requires 12+ years of relevant experience required including some hydrologic / hydraulic analysis and design experience. In this role the person will have relevant experience in design and management of roadway improvement projects, preferably in Texas.  This person will manage roadway design projects with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), as well as local clients, including Cities, Counties and Toll Road Authorities.  Travel may be required to attend client or public meetings, scoping new assignments, and visiting project sites.


The key responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:


Project Management / Technical Lead

  • Receive TYLin Project Management training and assume PM responsibilities for roadway and bridge design projects.
  • Serve as lead roadway design engineer for future Design-Build pursuits, working with contractor, prime consultant, other PMs and discipline leads.
  • Coordinate with design teams, subconsultants, vendors and other project partners to keep projects within scope, on schedule, and on budget.
  • Lead efforts to continue improvements in QA/QC processes and fostering a culture of cost effectiveness through project delivery.
  • Assist with formal project reviews of large or complex transportation projects on a monthly basis to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  • Foster a safety culture for all projects, including support and leadership in support of a “zero safety incident” culture.
  • Work with Legal group on project contractual terms and conditions.
  • Collaborate with other in-house managers on staffing resource management.

Staff Leadership

  • Recruit and hire key transportation staff.
  • Serve as the direct supervisor of roadway design staff (new staff and potentially reassigned existing staff). Provide input into the employee performance review, compensation, and bonus processes for direct reports.
  • Encourage project collaboration, workload coordination and cross training between transportation staff located in various states across the region.
  • Project Involvement
  • Provide project leadership through direct technical involvement
  • Provide mentoring for other staff with roadway design, plans presentation, CAD structure and other technical considerations.

Business Development

  • A major responsibility of this position is assisting in strategic planning, identifying specific opportunities and teaming partners, executing a pursuit management process, and ultimately winning key pursuits through hands-on involvement on key opportunities throughout the Texas market. Specific duties include:
  • Client liaison of key transportation clients, including: TxDOT, various Metro cities, counties and Toll Road Authorities, with others identified as part of the overall strategic planning process.
  • Identify and track potential projects and teaming opportunities for conventional design, Design-Build and P3 procurement through strong client liaisons, working with key teaming partners.
  • Identify additional transportation clients that will generate new business based on a targeted account management plan identified during the strategic planning process.
  • Pursuit leadership for identified opportunities with key clients, including Pipeline database population, client meeting organization, teaming relationships, SOQ/proposal preparation and interview/presentation leadership.
  • Collaboration with the marketing team and business development managers throughout the company.
  • Support in helping develop the value proposition and win theme for success through regular client meetings and strategic planning.
  • Technical oversight of the proposal process including hands-on participation with scope, fee and schedule negotiations.
  • Leadership and support in identifying key teaming partners, assisting in the development of the overall project delivery team, and collaboration with other offices and geographies in expanding TYLin’s market share.
  • Lead Design-Build proposal preparation and concept design for TxDOT pursuits, organizing staff to meet deliverable dates and schedule commitments.
  • Commitment to committee/leadership roles in professional societies, such as ACEC, ASHE, and related organizations.
  • Participation in external marketing initiatives, including conferences, presentations, recruiting, training, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field from an ABET Accredited University.
  • 12+ years of relevant experience required and should include some experience in hydrologic / hydraulic analysis and design.
  • Texas PE license, or the ability to obtain one within six months is required.
  • TxDOT Precertification’s required.
  • Experience with TxDOT drainage criteria preferred.
  • Desirable candidate will have working knowledge of hydraulic modeling software such as HEC-RAS, HY-8, SWMM, and Geopak Drainage.
  • Knowledge in Microstation/Geopak/3D Modeling.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of the TxDOT requirements, design manuals, procedures, standard drawings, and PS&E plan production preferred.
  • Ability to participate and collaborate in project team setting, engage in creative and critical thought, and effectively communicate ideas, design issues and solutions to others.
  • Ability to check the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.
  • Willingness to travel regionally as needed.

TYLin is an equal opportunity employer and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type as protected by federal, state, or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. TYLin remains committed to complying with all local health authority, legal or lawful client requirements, as such this role may be situated in a jurisdiction with masking or vaccinate or test requirements to attend office or client locations (controlled location). You should ask your manager about this prior to starting. Should you be subject to the requirements, you are required to disclose your vaccination status within the first week of starting or before entering a controlled location, whichever comes first. 



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