The City of Bellevue Transportation Department is seeking a Transportation Engineer who is self-motivated and team-oriented to join our progressive team of experienced transportation professionals in the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services (NTSS) Division.
NTSS is recognized for its many advances in neighborhood traffic calming approaches and implementing traffic safety projects (e.g. speed reduction, school traffic operation improvements, discouraging commuter cut-through traffic, green streets, improving the pedestrian environment, addressing unsafe parking practices). We are a team of engineers and planners who focus on working with the community to improve traffic safety in neighborhoods. We partner with residents to improve traffic safety and comfort of neighborhood streets through education, mobility management, encouragement, and traffic calming improvements to make a vibrant and livable community for all users of the transportation system.
As a Transportation Engineer you will evaluate, design, and make recommendations for needed changes to neighborhood streets to reduce vehicle speeds and improve safety for people walking, biking, and rolling. You will engage with the community to develop traffic safety projects from concept development through design by implementing a combination of engineering experience and project management skills.
This position is expected to review and respond to customer concerns regarding transportation operations. Decisions and recommendations are to be made using engineering judgment considering established policies and standards.
This position is also responsible for overseeing the management of the Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Transportation Engineer will develop traffic safety projects and programs to enhance traffic safety in neighborhoods through the application of Vision Zero, Complete Streets, and NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) concepts and the NTSS traffic safety toolkit.
Examples of essential duties and responsibilities include:
Project Management – Manages the planning, development, and implementation of transportation infrastructure projects, developing traffic calming projects and evaluating the effectiveness of those projects in meeting goals, schedule, and budget. Oversees the work of project teams and consultants, managing and facilitating consultant selection processes, negotiating consultant agreements, progress and expenditures, and providing oversight of consultant deliverables.
Project Engineering and Design- Provides design support on projects associated with traffic calming including elements such as speed humps, raised crosswalks, radar feedback signs and school zone flashing beacons, sidewalk, curb ramps, signing, and channelization. This includes the preparation of plans (using AutoCAD), specifications, cost estimates, and coordination of the bidding process.
Engineering Support – Provides engineering support functions including producing design concept drawings, cost estimates and creating work orders for minor traffic operation improvements such as signing and channelization.
Traffic Safety Concerns – Works with residents to understand their inquiry or concern related to mobility operations and traffic safety (e.g., speeding, school congestion or traffic safety issues, parking, and pedestrian safety). Applies traffic engineering analysis and transportation regulations, codes, and standards to deliver an adequate and timely response. Performs field reviews, analyzes traffic data, and develops recommendations.
Community Engagement – Identifies, develops, and conducts thoughtful public engagement plans and activities for stakeholder involvement through the concept development phase of traffic safety projects, including creating presentation materials for open houses and public forums and creating on-line surveys. Forms and leads neighborhood traffic committees to seek community input.
Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) program – Oversees the management of the residential parking zone program including managing permit renewals, assisting with issuing parking permits, answering questions, and maintaining accurate records.
Stationary Radar Signs – Coordinates and assists with the asset replacement process for 60 stationary radar feedback signs. Assists with establishing standard operation procedures and program policies for radar signs. Provides engineering design and/or review support on projects to install new radar signs.
Project Support – Serves as a consultant on project teams such as reviewing school redevelopment projects, serving as a support role on discrete Capital Investment Program (CIP) projects, and other transportation safety projects.
Programmatic Support – Plays an active role in the evolution of the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program, applying best practices and innovative practices to keep Bellevue moving forward.
Supervision Received and Exercised
The Transportation Engineer will work under the general supervision of the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services Manager.
Qualifications Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
Two or more years of transportation or traffic engineering experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
Washington State Professional Civil Engineering license preferred but not required.
Washington State Engineer-in-Training certification is required. Ability to obtain within one year will be considered.
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license by date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and maintain productive working relationships. Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
Knowledge of transportation engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
Knowledge of traffic calming and speed management tools and industry best practices.
Knowledge of traffic engineering design and operations.
Experience using AutoCAD for the preparation of design plans.
Experience preparing cost estimates, specifications, and other bid documents.
Excellent project management skills.
Ability to deliver projects on time and on budget. Ability to identify and address risks to project scope, schedule, or budget
Knowledge of Vision Zero, Complete Streets, and NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) concepts and approaches to designing urban streets.
Experience applying the guidelines and standards of the MUTCD and AASHTO to traffic signing, pavement marking, and roadway design.
Ability to organize and participate in public meetings and communicate ideas effectively.
Ability to manage time on multiple projects, issues, and priorities effectively and simultaneously with attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively as a team member and to promote a positive work environment.
Ability to adapt to change and learn as new initiatives, methods, and procedures are implemented.
Ability to use sound judgment under stressful situations. Ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts with a wide variety of stakeholders, make decisions, and develop recommendations.
Ability to compile and analyze data and research complex issues, including new and innovation techniques for addressing traffic safety.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software to prepare documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Ability to use computer software to improve work processes, such as databases, spreadsheets, and project management tools.
Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry objects up to 20 pounds.
The noise level in the office environment is usually moderately quiet.
This is a full-time, non-union, exempt position.
Work Location: Must be located within commuting distance of Bellevue City Hall. There is an opportunity for some remote work, as agreed upon with the supervisor.
For further information about this position, please contact Vanessa Humphreys at [email protected] or at 425-452-6103. For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.
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