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.
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 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.
Assistant Traffic Engineers supervise the signal section, sign and pavement marking section, and engineering section to ensure that all responsibilities and assignments are completed. Assistant Traffic Engineers also prepare signal timing plans for traffic signals, handle citizen complaints relating to traffic and traffic operations, complete complex traffic-related studies such as traffic generation and distribution studies and highway capacity studies. This position involves working with employees in the preparation of traffic signal plan layouts, pavement marking plans and parking facility plans, providing assistance and direction to contractors relating to handling traffic during construction and maintenance operations, and assisting in preparing specifications for traffic-engineering related equipment. Finally, Assistant Traffic Engineers compile and prepare traffic engineering data for public presentations and public hearings and prepare work orders for the installation and removal of traffic control devices and for the completion of traffic studies on local roadways.
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.
An Associate Civil Engineer review private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, standards, and compliance with approved master plans. Civil Engineers also evaluate transportation, traffic and other public works related impacts related to private projects while determining applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects. They coordinate the preparation of, or develops, engineering plans, specifications, estimates for complex public works projects, required advertising for bids, reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of vendors and consultants, and the selection criteria. Finally, an Associate Civil Engineer provides project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects, inspects and oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with contract documents, schedules, and budget parameters for the project.