Mobility Innovation Manager — CTRMA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Mobility Innovation Manager

POSITION TITLE:                             Mobility Innovation Manager

REPORTS TO:                                   Deputy Executive Director

SUPERVISES:                                   Staff as assigned, Consultant, Contractor, and Vendor Contracts


NEW OR UPDATED:                        09/07/2018


The Mobility Innovation Manager will lead a multidisciplinary team in establishing and implementing a comprehensive framework for advancing new technologies and mobility solutions, services and programs that align with the Mobility Authority’s strategic planning process. In addition to initiating new and experimental ideas and policies, this position will plan and manage the deployment of innovative mobility solutions to ensure successful and positive results for the Mobility Authority. This role is highly collaborative and execution-oriented, requiring focus working with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate major strategic transportation initiatives, innovations to enhance mobility and advocate for improved mobility programs and coordination. The position will also perform/assist with advanced transportation planning work with minimal supervision, develop a research plan and oversee research.


  1. Manage the strategic planning that includes development and refinement of strategic goals, objectives and metrics and tools to evaluate and prioritize options under consideration.
  2. Develops and manages a framework for mobility innovation that supports and aligns with the strategic plan.
  3. Develop a research plan; oversee and manage research policies, data, performance and innovations in transportation systems.
  4. Identify grant opportunities; manage the creation, development, and writing of grant applications.
  5. Develops and implements mobility ideas by the use of “out of the box” thinking.
  6. Develops strategic relationships/partnerships with various county, state, regional and federal transportation agencies as well as the private sector.
  7. Coordinates across departments to obtain common strategic objectives.
  8. Maintains knowledge on emerging transportation industry developments/trends and transfers knowledge through an intranet portal and discovery meetings with new technology vendors and innovative organizations that have interest in or lead state-of-the-art mobility projects.
  9. Participates in conferences and panel discussions.
  10. Identifies funding to support transportation program goals.
  11. Performs other duties and requested.


  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, planning, public policy, business administration, project/program management or a related field.
  2. Minimum eight years of experience, and a minimum of two years as a supervisor.
  3. Strong experience conducting transportation-related primary and secondary research using quantitative and qualitative methods and skilled in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to identify relevant findings
  4. Experience in writing grants with successful results
  5. Understands inter-local agreements, program funding and related financial processes, contracts, and grants
  6. Working knowledge of current system capabilities and impacts and implications of developing technologies for vehicles and infrastructure.
  7. Ability to advance mobility concepts associated with emerging mobility technologies.
  8. Project, budget, and financial management skills.
  9. Proficient collaboration skills both internal and external stakeholder skills.
  10. Proficient written and verbal communications skills.
  11. Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  12. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Texas Driver’s License.


  1. Uses personal computer approximately four to five hours per day.
  2. Uses telephone and email to communicate with consultants, contractors, co- workers and others, approximately five to six hours per day.
  3. Sits approximately four to five hours per day.
  4. Participates in conferences, workshops, and meetings with regional partners.
  5. Visits Authority owned/operated facilities and construction sites periodically.

The purpose of this position description is to serve as a general summary and overview of the major duties and responsibilities of the job. It is not intended to represent the entirety of the job nor is it intended to be all-inclusive.  Therefore, the position may be required or requested to perform for the CTRMA other work duties not specifically listed herein.

Management reserves the right to modify, defer or rescind this position description at any time, with or without prior notice.


To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to:

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
Attention: Mary Temple
3300 N IH-35, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78705
Fax: 512-996-9784
This position will remain open until filled.