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Job Description

**Open to All Qualified Candidates**


This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, operates, and maintains eight major toll facilities comprised of four bridges, two tunnels, and two turnpikes across the State of Maryland. For nearly 50 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland's citizens and visitors with safe, secure and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to quality and excellence in customer service, and we rely on our organization's values, traditions and most importantly our employees to achieve these goals.

The MDTA is seeking a Director of Construction to oversee the delivery of the Capital Program budgeted for $3.2 billion in the 6-year Consolidated Transportation Plan (CTP) and the Construction Operating Program that is budgeted for $11 million per year. The Director of Construction is responsible for the direction, planning, development and delivery of strategies, programs and processes to meet the goals of construction projects and, initiatives. The incumbent in this position will lead a team of 150-200 State and consultant employees and will be integrally involved with the Office of Engineering throughout the development, planning, construction and inspection phases of construction projects. The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Direct the construction of major and complex projects;

Supervise the development and management of the Capital and Operating Budget programs for the Division of Construction, including budgets, cash flows, spending and approval of recommended revisions;

Delegate program level tasks to direct reports, and review and approve the recommendations of the direct reports;

Oversee the organizational structure and staffing requirements for the Division of Construction and for project programs;

Direct and manage employee relations within the Division of Construction, including hiring, promotions, complaints, conflicts, succession planning, etc.;

Review of all contract issues that affect cost or schedule;

Approve project-related time extensions, change orders, and extra work authorizations;

Review and approve/reject entitlement claims;

Determine and approve training and equipment needs;

Oversee the Office of Engineering and Construction's Constructability Program;

Develop and manage the Architectural/Engineering (A/E) service contracts to supplement staff and assist with delivering the program;

Ensure the continuation and development of the safety and continuing education programs;

Act as a liaison to other state, federal, public and private entities on behalf of the Division of Construction;

Represent the Office of Engineering and Construction at various meetings with the MDTA Board and Executive Office, and other relevant stakeholders;

Ensure administration and Contract compliance with COMAR Title 21, 49 Code of Federal Regulations, MDTA Policies and Procedures, TSHRS Personnel Policies and Procedures and OSHA Regulations.

This position will receive direct supervision from the Chief Engineer. The current vacancy is located in Dundalk, Maryland.

Employees of the MDTA are offered a generous benefits package including: a minimum of 10 paid holidays, a minimum of 27* days of leave annually (personal, vacation, and sick), access to the State pension system, deferred compensation plans, excellent health, dental, and vision plans, tuition reimbursement, and more! *May be prorated based upon start date.



Education: Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field is preferred.

For education obtained outside the U.S., at the time of application you are required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation ( If you are applying electronically, this must be submitted as an attachment with the application of the position in which you are applying. If you are applying with a paper application, this documentation must be submitted with the paper application for the position you are applying.

Experience: Eight (8) years of construction management experience in a supervisory position. Four (4) years of experience managing complex transportation construction programs. Experience leading a large team of construction professionals and consultants in complex construction projects is strongly preferred.

Your placement on an eligible list may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

If you have held more than one (1) position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.


U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as defined under the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for the required education and experience on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses & Certifications

Applicants must possess a Driver's License valid in the State of Maryland. Applicants must list the license number and date of expiration on the application.

Additional Information

Specific special requirements are set by the administration based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Please apply on-line or submit an application (TSHRS Form DTS-1) form to:

                                    MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

                                    Recruitment and Examinations Office

                                    2310 Broening Highway

                                    Baltimore, Maryland 21224

RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TSHRS (DTS-1) EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. For an application, Form DTS-1, please call 410-537-7557 or visit our online employment center at

Applications submitted via hardcopy must include the supplemental questions and answers.


Please be advised that the State of Maryland is dedicated to a drug-free workplace, and as a result, employees are subject to the State's Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing. Selected candidate(s) may be subject to background and reference checks.

The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

Note: The Maryland Transportation Authority is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDTA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Reasonable Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request.

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number 1-800-735-2258 (TTY Number: 711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.