International Trade, Project Manager- Transportation Planning & Programming

Texas Department of Transportation

Position description

TxDOT’s Transportation Planning and Programming (TPP) Division is looking for an International Trade and Planning Project Manager. 
We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk! 
At TxDOT, we value employee work-life balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentives, in-house wellness center, career development programs, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package, please visit our website at: . 

Stassney Campus


Minimum Salary

: 80,000.00  

Maximum Salary

: 105,000.00  

Pay Basis

: Yearly 

Work Locations

Stassney Hq – Main 

6230 East Stassney Lane 

 Austin 78744




: Yes, 75 % of the Time Shift: Day Job  Shift Details: 40 Location Flexibility: Hybrid  Location Flexibility Details: Minimum 2 days in-office at Austin HQ Campus, up to 3 days of telework 

Benefits and Perks 

At TxDOT, we value employee work-life balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value, our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include: 

  • Low Turnover
  • Retirement Pension
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Paid Leave/Holidays
  • Health Premiums paid at 100% for full-time employees
  • On the Job Training
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program/Wellness Leave Incentives
  • Career Development Programs/Opportunities for advancement 

For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at: Total Compensation Package
To view benefits available to all State of Texas employees visit: Benefits at a Glance (


Position Description


Performs highly advanced assignments involving the facilitation, administration and coordination of specialized programs and projects relating to international trade and border transportation activities. Manages international trade and border program that involves multiple public agencies and private businesses and ensures programs are in concert with strategic objectives. Work requires extensive contact with binational high level executives, department managers, federal, state and local governmental officials, foreign governmental officials, public/private businesses and interest groups. Reports to the International Trade & Border Planning Branch Manager. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.

Essential Duties:

  • Represents the Department on international, bi-national, multi-state bi-state, state, regional, and local public and private sector groups on trade border transportation matters, including interaction with bi-national committees to include the US/Mexico Joint Working Committee (JWC) and the US/Mexico Bi-national Bridges and Border Crossings Group (BBBXG).
  • Assists in formulating and recommending international trade and border transportation planning activities polices and guidelines relating to planning, schematic design, and environment projects to create effective and efficient movement of cross-border goods.
  • Assists with budget preparation; monitors and estimates future costs.
  • Coordinates project activities with other state agencies, governmental jurisdictions, or private sector partners and contractors and assure coordination and approvals through FHWA.
  • Makes presentations and conducts public hearings and meetings.
  • Monitors and manages international trade project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project contract or specifications.
  • Oversees international trade planning studies to include feasibility studies, master plans and environmental assessments or constraints identification.
  • Performs complex internatonal trade planning and programming activities in support of management-related programs and/or transportation projects.
  • Reviews and approves final preparation and publication of reports, manuals, contracts, agreements and related correspondence pertaining to planning studies, schematic design and environmental studies.
  • Serves as a lead worker and trains others.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, planning, engineering, project management, or related discipline. 
  • Relevant work experience may be substituted for degree on a year per year basis. Substitutions for Minimum Qualifications


  • 5 years project management experience.
  • Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent.
  • Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications:
•    Valid driver’s license. This position requires driving a state vehicle.
•    Cert Amer Inst Planners (AICP)


  • Program/project planning, development, and management methodologies. International relations activities and methods related to transportation, trade, and border
  • Applicable contract/grant/funding/project/program processes, policies and procedures. Transportation funding programs
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations that apply to and impact international trade and border work of the Department and its mission, goals, programs, and policies Concepts and practices of international trade, international border, cross-border goods movement, transportation issues, and freight movement
  • Planning, coordinating, and handling multiple projects within the area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines.  Managing a complex bi-national, national, statewide, regional and local international trade and border transportation program
  • Leading, assigning, reviewing, and monitoring the work of others
  • Administrative practices and procedures to include writing, editing and report writing techniques, record keeping and records management
  • Establishing, building and maintaining effective relationships with a broad range of bi-national public and private stakeholders to address
  • international trade and border activities and to foster information exchange
  • Collaborates and cooperates with others and builds effective working relationships with internal and external members to accomplish organizational goals

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Lift up to 20 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs
  • Standing-prolonged periods of time
  • Talking-expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken words
  • Hearing-perceive sound at normal speaking levels;receive information by oral communication
  • Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading
  • Visual Acuity-determine work quality/make general observations of facilities/structures

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