Assistant Director, Capital Delivery Services (Project Delivery)

  • City of Austin
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 31, 2024
Full Time Administration and Management Public Works Executive
  • Salary: $173,000 - $183,000 USD Annually

Job Description

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The City of Austin is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the Assistant Director of Capital Delivery Services (Project Delivery) position. This role reports to the Deputy Director of Capital Delivery Services.

The next Assistant Director of Capital Delivery Services will have several exciting challenges to address and areas of opportunity to excel. Among these is the need to provide oversight to project managers and inspectors within the Capital Project Delivery $7 billion budget. The successful candidate will be instrumental in partnering with environmental, public safety, water, mobility, and construction stakeholders to ensure the highest levels of success and satisfaction for Capital Project Delivery.



Under the general direction of the Capital Delivery Services Director, this position is accountable for planning, directing, and providing leadership for the Capital Delivery Services Department in one or more program areas, such as preliminary engineering, project management, design oversight, construction management planning, business support services to include development and management of the associated operational and administrative controls, policies, and procedures.



Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  1. Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards.
  2. Develops and implements a capital delivery services staffing structure that supports the efficient delivery of the City’s Capital Program and accomplishment of major goals, including strategic planning, program development, establishing procedures, staffing management, budgeting, and financial management.
  3. Coordinates capital delivery services activities with other departments, outside agencies, and organizations. Builds and maintains strong relationships with various City departments to ensure capital projects are managed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  4. Assists in the preparation, presentation, and monitoring of departmental budget.
  5. Represents the department at City Council meetings, resident groups, and boards and commission meetings.
  6. Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources.


Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities, including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.



The following are the minimum qualifications required for the Assistant Director of Capital Delivery Services:

  • Education: Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, Business, Public Administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree may substitute for two (2) years of the required work experience.
  • Experience: Eight (8) years of related experience, four (4) of which were in a managerial capacity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Project Consultant.
  • Knowledge of Project Management Principals.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Expertise delivering Capital Improvement Projects in a municipal setting.



The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader with a proven track record of impactful Capital Delivery Projects and initiatives. With previous oversight of a program portfolio of 50 projects and a total value of 100 million, the ideal candidate will utilize their previous experience delivering Capital Improvement Projects to improve outcomes for the department and the City.


The following core competencies are important for this role:

  • Planning Priorities – Recognizes, plans, focuses upon and works toward what is most important or critical.
  • Customer Focused - Strives to deliver high-quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspectives of both our internal and external customers.
  • Communicates Effectively with an Equity Mindset - Ability to manage diversity, understand inclusion, and work with diverse communities and populations to build constructive and effective relationships, and convey and receive information.
  • Agility - Ability to effectively manage changes and guide those changes through significant challenges.
  • Equity Lens - Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workspaces and programs.



The salary range is $173,000 to $183,000 annually. The benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, compensated leave, short-term disability, and retirement benefits. The City is a member of the Proportionate Retirement Program. Optional benefits include supplemental life insurance, a 457 deferred compensation plan, long-term disability plan, and a legal plan. Visit employee-benefits to learn more about the City’s employee benefits.

Reasonable relocation benefits will be provided to the successful candidate.



To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by June 30, 2024. To apply, candidates must submit an application, a comprehensive resume, and cover letter online via the City of Austin jobs website at Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration.

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