Senior Traffic Engineers supervise the activities of assigned engineering and administrative staff and oversee the design of signing and striping, traffic control, traffic signal timing, traffic signal and intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and the preparation of project reports, plans, specifications, estimates, grant applications, progress reports, and other technical documents. Senior Engineers also perform traffic and transportation research, analysis, planning, and design. This position includes monitoring the work of consultants/contractors performing traffic/transportation engineering, preparing or assisting in the preparation of division budgets, and making presentations to various stakeholders.
Deputy Public Works Directors guide project, program, and contract administration relating to public works activities, with attention given to departmental policies, procedures, and scheduling of infrastructure extension and maintenance. Directors determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and expedite workflow through planning and implementation of construction, maintenance, and operational activities designed to provide quality public facilities and infrastructure. The position also includes conducting various analyses and inspections of facilities and infrastructure to develop programs, training and supervising employees, and formulating short and long range plans including transportation, street, water, sewer, drainage, facilities and park maintenance as assigned.
Coordinates bike, pedestrian, and transit mobility; and the planning, implementing, and evaluating of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs. Typical job responsibilities include:
- Planning, implementing, and evaluating TDM programs: marketing campaigns, media campaigns, bike/pedestrian safety education, employer TDM programs, outreach, walking/biking events, open streets events and Safe Routes to School programs.
- Taking responsibility for every aspect of project management, including managing budgets, schedules, scopes of work, and client service.
- Managing the work of team members (both colleagues and sub-consultants) for a successful outcome.
- Contributing to the development of proposals, statements of work, contract addenda, and scope change.
- Managing the production of materials and incentive items, including content development, managing the client review process, and working with the embedded graphic design team.
- Contributing to blogs, social media, and whitepapers.
Senior Highway Engineers provide the expertise of a seasoned engineer to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems. Senior highway engineers may also function as individual researcher or technical specialist. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Performs Highway project design, sketching design concepts to be developed by junior engineers, CAD designers or technicians.
- Plans and reviews the production of engineering drawings and specifications.
- Plans and reviews the production of engineering investigations or planning work.
- Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most cost-effective solution.
- Analyzes technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions.
- Analyzes project dimension and scope, and prepares or oversees the preparation of cost and manpower estimates, schedules and job budgets.
- Coordinates work with project manager, and guides junior professionals and technical personnel on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans.
- Is responsible for quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, and checking computations or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.
- May occasionally manage projects.
- Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.
The Roadway Design Engineer prepares plans and specifications for roadway construction and improvement projects. Before a road structure can be designed, the Engineer must determine the exact route the road will take, how many lanes are needed, how this road interfaces with other roads, and how the flow of traffic will be maintained. Design of the roadway system involves many considerations including safety, parking, traffic calming, pedestrian and bike paths, drainage, highway signs, road markings, signal systems, roadway lighting, impact attenuators, and guide rails. The Roadway Design Engineer conducts traffic studies, participates in public meetings, writes technical reports, and conducts construction analyses.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Performing roadway geometric design for horizontal and vertical alignment from preliminary to final design.
- Preparing technical designs in accordance with design standards using roadway design software.
- Preparing plan and specification documents including base sheet, details, quantities, special provisions, and estimates.
- Coordinating with reviewers to ensure accuracy and quality of work.
- Managing and maintaining project documentation.
- Design systems or structures using sustainable materials, such as porous pavement or bioretention structures.
- Preparing design for drainage and runoff.
- Preparing designs that do not damage natural plant and wildlife environments.
Senior Pavement Engineers develop, plan, organize, and carry out pavement evaluations and investigations, and geotechnical investigations for municipal roadway/infrastructure projects while applying practical knowledge of pavement management, engineering, and condition assessments. Also, Engineers provide technical supervision of field inspection and testing staff at construction sites and in the office, perform senior review of detailed engineering analysis, design, and reporting for assigned projects, and participate in internal and external project meetings, prepare proposals, and make presentations and participate in business development initiatives. This position typically includes work at airports, highways, roads, and parking lots.