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.
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.
Transportation Engineers design the plans for transportation systems or parts of systems. They work on transportation projects for highways, streets, bridges, drainage structures, roadway lighting, as well as airports and commuter trains. Transportation engineers make sure transportation plans comply with engineering standards and state and federal construction policies. Engineers work closely with contractors, utility companies, and government agencies. The Department of Labor categorizes transportation engineers as civil engineers. In May 2017, there were approximately 298,910 civil engineers employed in the United States.
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.