Delivering resources to save time, lives, and money

Connected and Automated Vehicles Program Manager

Job Title:

Connected and Automated Vehicles Program Manager

Job Category:




☒Systems and Data Management

Minimum Years of Experience/Position Level:

10 or More Years/Senior-Level

Applicable to:






☒Toll Agency

General Summary of Position / Purpose of Position

The Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Program Manager will lead and manage the strategic approach of the DOT to developing an integrated, safe, and efficient CAV system.  The role requires creativity, innovation, and a willingness to address a variety of challenges.  The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and to bring together community partners to create an environment supportive for deployment of state of the art technologies.  Knowledge of local and state policies and commitment to driving change in both policy and practice is a requirement.

Roles and Responsibilities

1.0 Technical

% of Time

  1. Develop relevant policies, practices, and procedures for CAV implementation.
  2. Apply new communication technologies and/or new techniques to improve existing wireless technologies such as DSRC and/or cellular, for safety, mobility, tolling and other transportation related applications, in both real world and closed track testing environment.
  3. Promote, integrate, and educate internal and external program partners to develop, deliver, and implement a CAV strategic plan.
  4. Assist pilot deployment program management of CAV with collaboration from device vendors, industry consortiums, universities, or other internal/external stakeholders.
  5. Participate on committees, task teams and in other groups as needed.
  6. Oversee lead team / group activity, documenting results and related presentations as necessary.
  7. Act as a technical advisor on CAV implementation and policy to other departments and represent the DOT in discussions and forums with local governments and national agencies.
  8. Stay abreast of technological advances and emerging practice so that the DOT is a thought leader in CAV implementation.


2.0 Strategic Planning

% of Time

  1. Develop and implement CAV aspects of TSMO business and related plans to guide resource allocation and achieve unit performance targets.
  2. Collaborate with others in plan development, reporting plan results, linking performance targets to specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound, (SMART) objectives in staff expectations, identifying and making resource recommendations.
  3. Develop data-driven support for CAV implementation to ensure funding and resources are utilized in the most cost effective and beneficial manner.
  4. Ensure the most current CAV program elements, performance measures and functions are being implemented based on state of the art and practice in CAV.


3.0 Project Management

% of Time

  1. Develop and manage CAV aspects of consultant contracts and other types of agreements that support TSMO functions (relevant to CAV) and/or relate to performance targets.
  2. Develop documentation for CAV implementation/pilots in contract funding, request for proposal (RFP) and related documents, and participate on technical review committees (TRC).


4.0 Customer Service

% of Time

  1. Participate in meetings, on committees, task teams and other groups with internal and external customers to support TSMO interests and provide technical guidance related to CAV.
  2. Provide accurate and timely responses to the public, contractors, and other department personnel.
  3. Promote good public relations and develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders while adhering to internal policies.
  4. Develop public relations and communications plans, training, and education related to CAV for a wide range of stakeholders.
  5. Communicate effectively (strong written and verbal communication skills) and work well with team members from diverse technical backgrounds.


5.0 Other

% of Time

  1. Perform other duties as required.



☐High School Degree

☐Technical Degree/Associate Degree

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; or

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science; or

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Business

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Economics, Statistics, or another Quantitative Field

☐Master’s Degree in Engineering

☒Master’s Degree in Engineering (preferred but not required)

☐Master’s Degree in Quantitative Field (preferred but not required)

☐PhD in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field (preferred but not required)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

☐Registered Engineer in Training

☐Registered Professional Engineer

☐Professional Traffic Operations Engineer

☐Certified Information Systems Security Professional