Job: Transportation Director, The Mercer Group Inc., Bellevue, WA

General Information

Job title:
Transportation Director
Job location:
Bellevue, WA  98004-5514 United States
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Job category:
Civil Engineering
Public Works
Transportation Planning

Job Description

City of Bellevue, Washington Transportation Director

Are you an innovative leader? Do you have passion for creating livable cities? We would like you to join our team as the new Transportation Director. The Transportation Director is a member of the city’s executive team that advises the City Council in coordination with the City Manager’s office on citywide transportation projects, policies and strategies for continuing to create a livable Bellevue. The position reports directly to one of the Deputy City Managers in the City Manager’s Office.

The Transportation Director has oversight responsibility for the services and activities of the Department, which includes Transportation Planning, Traffic Management and Capital Program Services. The mission of the Transportation Department is to provide a safe and efficient transportation system that supports livable neighborhoods, multiple modes, and a vital economy in partnership with a diverse community. The position manages a biennial budget of $163 million and a professional and administrative staff of 145 employees.

The City of Bellevue is seeking a Transportation Director that places a high value on the operational principal of “managing for results”, with an emphasis on spending limited resources effectively and efficiently while providing value to stakeholders. The director also needs to be committed to advancing community values, through a data-driven approach for budget management and cost-recovery, where the costs of services, acquisitions, and capital improvements are fully understood, measurable, and defensible.

As the new director, you will be joining a unique organization committed to excellence. The City of Bellevue is dedicated to delivering exceptional service to its residents and businesses. The City has a culture of high performance and is totally committed to an organizational improvement effort called “One City.” “One City” embraces an organizational culture based on shared leadership, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, and performance management.

Consideration for the position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or other related field and ten or more years of progressively responsible related experience in leadership, especially in the field of transportation or traffic engineering, as well as public administration. A Master of Science or Master of Public Administration and Washington State Professional Engineering License are preferred, but not required.
A brochure, job description, organizational chart for the position and other information on the city are available at
If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter for the Transportation Director position in Bellevue, Washington to Mercer Group Senior Vice President, Mike Letcher at . In addition to your resume and cover letter, a short 5-7 minute questionnaire has to be completed to fully evaluate your qualifications for the position. Please complete the questionnaire and submit your resume and cover letter.

The position is open until filled, but initial review of resumes will start on Monday, December 17, 2018.The following is the link to the questionnaire
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mercer Senior Vice President, Mike Letcher at (520) 891-1953 or by email at Thank you for considering this great professional opportunity.

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