Traffic Operations Engineers assist in coordinating traffic and transportation engineering activities including traffic control systems, street design, neighborhood traffic management, and development review of traffic and transportation issues as well as projects and programs for the purpose of improving traffic flow, increasing roadway and intersection capacity, reducing traffic accidents and promoting neighborhood traffic management. Engineers also participate in the preparation of complex transportation planning and traffic engineering plans, designs, specifications, and cost estimates, coordinate and review the work of project consultants, and direct technical functions in the design, acquisition of right-of-way and construction of transportation facilities. This position also entails directing the collection, analysis and interpretation of traffic data and survey results for accuracy in uses such data for technical studies, planning and setting goals. Finally, Traffic Operations Engineers coordinate activities with others including developers, governmental and private agencies, consultants, architects, contractors, vendors and the general public.
Traffic Operations Manager
Traffic Operations Managers plan, organize, oversee, coordinate, and review the work of staff performing difficult and complex professional, technical, and administrative support related to all programs and activities of traffic systems and infrastructures, including long- and short-term project planning, design, construction, maintenance, operations, and other programs. Traffic Operations Managers also engage in project planning, installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of traffic and transportation systems, infrastructure, budget, and equipment. The position further entails developing and standardizing procedures and methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services, projects, and activities, assessing and monitoring workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships, identifying opportunities for improvement and recommends to directors. Finally, Traffic Operations Managers supervise program and project development for all traffic modes, neighborhood and arterial traffic operations, high collision analysis, traffic operations, investigation and implementation activities, and traffic project design delivery and perform forensic traffic engineering including standards compliance, traffic accident investigations and providing expert testimonials.
A traffic signal or intelligent transportation system (ITS) technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and/or repair of ITS and traffic signal systems including traffic signal cabinets, loop detection systems, and traffic signal electronics. A traffic signal or ITS technician might also assist with the development of traffic studies and design plans such as for ITS infrastructure, traffic signals, signing, pavement marking, construction sequencing, and traffic control plans. The technician may troubleshoot ITS and traffic signal equipment and make recommendations to repair or resolve any issues in a given system. These technicians may also be responsible for the maintenance of spare equipment and parts, including inventory management and documentation. Relevant technology includes CCTV systems, dynamic message signs, travel time readers, vehicle detection systems, and fiber optics and wireless systems. A traffic signal or ITS technician should ensure that traffic signal installation and related activities are conducted in compliance with applicable traffic control device regulations, standards, and specifications.
Pedestrian Mobility Coordinator
The Pedestrian Mobility Coordinator serves as the initial point of contact regarding active transportation issues, assesses bicycle and pedestrian needs by compiling and analyzing data and coordinating active transportation planning activities, and promote bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety for all residents. The Coordinator also installs and removes bicycle and pedestrian counters as required, downloads and analyzes data obtained from bicycle and pedestrian counters, collaborates with planners to review projects for active transportation considerations. The position also includes recommending policies and programs to promote and enhance active transportation, planning, organizing, coordinating and participating in the development, administration, and evaluation of various mobility programs. Finally, Pedestrian Mobility Coordinators communicate orally and in writing about active transportation needs, concerns and resources, maintain cooperative working relationships with public agencies, and coordinate bicycle and pedestrian safety program activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations, and prepare and distribute educational information and promotional activities to the public.
Senior Project Engineer
Senior Project Engineers are responsible for project execution and delivery within scope, budget, and schedule from initial start-up through project closeout. Senior project engineers coordinate the efforts of an assigned design team to ensure completeness and accuracy of design effort. The Sr. Project Engineer – Roadway is also expected to serve as technical liaison with the client on project efforts.
- Production of roadway design and plans, pavement marking plans, traffic control, quantities, cost estimates, construction administration and final specifications
- Cost control on projects and quality control within transportation discipline
- Mentoring mid-level and junior level staff
Project Engineers are expected to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the plans, specifications, site conditions and requirements for the work which is assigned. Project engineers have responsibility for all contract administrative duties for the project(s) assigned, including submittals, RFI s, daily reporting, procurement and material tracking, quantity tracking, safety reporting, quality reporting and project cost estimating. This is to be accomplished in conjunction with practicing ethical business transactions, adhering to the corporate policies, values and beliefs while pursuing the company’s short and long range goals.