The City of Chesapeake Public Works Department, Traffic Engineering & Operations Division is currently accepting applications for a full-time Engineer V- City Traffic Engineer position.
Job Description: This position provides leadership to the Traffic Engineering & Operations Section, including operation of the City's Traffic Management Center. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Oversees traffic engineering functions such as traffic engineering and highway improvement programs, customer service efforts, traffic engineering review of new development and city projects, studies of ongoing operational traffic issues or roadway safety studies/Road Safety Audits. Position will oversee all citizen requests for traffic engineering services, preparation of engineering studies, and issuance of work orders to the sign and signal shop or contract for implementation.
Represents the City at Hampton Roads Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, Regional Traffic Operations Committee, and Bicycle and Trails Citizens Committee.
Negotiates and administers engineering and construction contracts, such as an on-call traffic engineering consulting service contract. Position is also responsible for all traffic signal and ITS/TMC system installations by contract and other VDOT hazard elimination grant safety projects.
Evaluates and approves all traffic control devices used to regulate, warn, or guide traffic that are placed along city streets and highways. Ensures substantial conformance with standards issued by FHWA in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), VDOT, or regulated by per city code.
Develops and oversees the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure flow of operations and accomplishments of goals. Assists in the preparation of the division's operating budget. Supervises subordinate personnel within section.
Oversees transportation planning functions to include revisions to the City's Master Transportation Plan (MTP), collection of traffic and roadway safety data, submission and administration of grants for various transportation programs; including VDOT Hazard Elimination Grant, RTSP, and CMAQ grants, and coordination with Hampton Roads Transit bus service and the various railroad lines that operate in our city.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field. Master's Degree and managerial experience in traffic engineering in a municipal or state setting preferred. In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this class requires a minimum of ten years of related, full-time equivalent experience.
Requires a licensed Professional Engineer with a broad exposure to traffic engineering practices and principles. Requires a valid driver's license and driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards.
Cover letters and Resumes are welcome; however, all employment history and education must be included on the City of Chesapeake’s employment application to be considered.
Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
Provides design, review, inspection, and approval of construction plans for transportation, bridges, stormwater, and VDOT grant projects. Provides engineering consulting to various city departments in-house or by contract.
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