Civil - Traffic Engineering, Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
Nature of Work
This is journey level professional and administrative work in addressing traffic and transportation issues and planning, designing and inspecting according to applicable laws, regulations, and standards and evaluating traffic engineering and other transportation projects. Work involves developing systems and plans to facilitate efficient and safe traffic movement and control, prevent accidents, and ensure ample street lighting is provided. Work is performed with independence; however, a senior engineer or supervisor is available for assistance when necessary until proficiency is achieved. Work is reviewed for adherence to policies and procedures, accuracy, and completeness and for project results. Under the direction of the Traffic Improvement Projects Manager or the Director of Traffic Engineering, the position shall: review development plans for residential and commercial subdivisions for conformance to applicable standards; recommend changes to design, location, and type of traffic control devices; determine need, remedial treatment, preliminary engineering and project construction for traffic engineering projects; coordinate projects with other City departments, private consulting engineering firms, ALDOT officials and private contractors for City traffic improvement projects; manage construction of the Traffic Engineering Division’s improvement projects for projects and activities involving participation by City Public Works Services, ALDOT and private developers; administer the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Management (“Traffic Calming”) Program; conduct studies to determine traffic control needs throughout the City and the installation for new traffic control devices, including traffic signals, signs, and markings; provide technical engineering direction regarding traffic sign and signal placement and other traffic engineering activities; consult with engineering and operations staff to develop standard specifications and maintenance programs; manage traffic data; oversee collection, compilation, analysis, and interpretation of data including traffic counts, movements, speeds, accident data and measures of congestion; issue work orders and provide technical and engineering advice to the Traffic Signal, Sign and Marking groups within the Traffic Engineering Division; develop and maintain federally mandated transportation management systems; consult with the media and the general public regarding traffic engineering construction projects, signal location and timing and other traffic safety issues; develop project cost and benefit prioritization including simulation modeling; develop computer models and test optimization of existing signal systems; act as Division contact for assigned traffic improvement projects; coordinate project activities with other City Departments, private consultants and engineering firms, and state and federal highway personnel; participate in legal actions on assigned projects when the Division's records have been subpoenaed; coordinate activities with the City's attorneys and communicate with other attorneys and insurance adjusters, including depositions, interrogatories, and court testimony; document traffic and accident characteristics for conformance with State and Federal standards; compile and analyze engineering data for planning and design purposes; interact with members of the public and media concerning traffic signals, traffic signs, pavement markings, construction projects and all other traffic safety and congestion issues; assist the Traffic Improvement Projects Manager and the Director of City Engineering in the evaluation and audit of programs and projects for conformance to adopted standards, policies and procedures; prepare applications and justification for state or federally funded traffic improvement projects; conduct site review of new annexation to identify traffic control and geometric deficiencies and develop projects for treatment by the Division or in conjunction with Urban Development review process; assign street addresses to new residential and commercial sites; perform related work as required. This position requires regular and prompt attendance, the ability to work well in a team environment, and excellent written and oral communications skills.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and some civil engineering experience. Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering. Knowledge of standards and guidelines related to traffic engineering. Knowledge of the operation, uses, and limitations of electronic and other traffic control devices, including computerized systems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, architects, planners, and the general public. Ability to supervise traffic projects and employees assigned and to effectively secure adherence with policies, construction plans and specifications. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to use modern office methods, techniques, and equipment. Skill in using a computer.