Traffic/Transportation Engineer I


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109 3rd Ave S
United States of America
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Purpose of Job


Under limited supervision supports the Director of Engineering in the collection, analysis and maintenance of traffic/transportation/ITS data; may be responsible for supervising staff members in reviewing engineering criteria for various types of plans and related administrative work.  Responsibilities may include reviewing development plans for compliance to City specifications, functioning as a project manager for capital improvement projects, and providing technical knowledge to City Staff, elected officials and the general public.



Essential Job Duties 


A.  Plans examination

Provides overall guidance and resolves complex design problems associated with the review of traffic/transportation/ITS data for development plans, site plans, subdivisions and City projects for compliance with applicable regulations; evaluates studies, reports and comments concerning such plans; identifies required changes and oversees the preparation of departmental responses to the submitted plans.  Coordinates plan review and staff comments with other necessary departments. 


B.  Project management

  • Ensures that projects stay within prescribed budget and payments are made in a timely manner.
  • Manages contracts to ensure adherence to scope, resolution of design conflicts, and adherence to budget constraints; accepts or rejects work performed under contract and negotiates changes as required.
  • Manages and Monitors and makes recommendations relating to consultant selection, fee negotiations, project progress, performance and completion reports, purchase requests, requisitions, change orders, oversees invitation/receipt of bids and reports of claims against the City.
  • Researches, investigates, and makes recommendations on project problems; provides technical support in the updating of various city projects.


C.  Provides Technical expertise

  • Performs engineering work related to the planning, design, construction, and modification of public capital works projects with a specialty in Traffic, Transportation, ITS and other items.
  • Provides advice and problem-solving expertise on especially difficult and novel engineering problems in area of specialty.
  • Investigates complaints related to public works infrastructure, projects and construction.
  • As a registered Engineer, performs and certifies engineering work related to the planning design, construction and modification of public capital works projects for Traffic, Transportation and other items.
  • Monitors and adjusts traffic signal timings as needed.


D. Strategic planning

  • Develops and updates planning documents for transportation (ITS Master Plan and, Congestion Management Program, Comprehensive Transportation Plan and Traffic Signal Capital Improvement Budget).


E. Administrative

  • Reviews federal grant applications and oversees any grant monies received.
  • Assists general public, contractors, developers, and engineers in search of general information pertaining to public works activities.
  • May oversee administrative operations of more complex functions within Engineering.


F.  Performs supervisory duties

May supervise and evaluate engineering department personnel, handling employee concerns and problems, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance evaluations.

  • Directs work and trains employees.
  • Assist the Director of Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Engineer III in the development and implementation of goals and objectives; implements policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements




Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in civil engineering with a focus in Traffic, Transportation and ITS plus two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Required Certifications/Licenses:


  • Valid Driver License