City Traffic Engineer

  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for an experienced Traffic Engineer to join the Transportation Department. The purpose of this position is to provide professional engineering and administrative work and assist in the direction and supervision of Transportation Department activities. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in traffic and transportation, have five (5+) years' experience in transportation engineering, possess at least three (3) years' supervisory experience and be a certified Professional Engineer in North Carolina or the ability to obtain one.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Full-time, Exempt, 37.5 Hours Per Week)
Essential Duties & Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs traffic engineering studies by reading and interpreting data to determine appropriate speed limits, traffic calming measures and traffic control devices and performing detailed crash analysis to identify patterns, causes and preventative measures.
  • Coordinates with NCDOT staff by requesting grants, approving plans, coordinating traffic control improvements and intersection redesign, providing and obtaining technical and operational information and guidance, processing three party encroachment agreements for sidewalks and transportation infrastructure and coordinating development access and infrastructure improvements.
  • Reviews design plans and specifications by arranging professional services contracts for design work, directing scope of work, reviewing consultant engineering work, accepting final product and approving invoice payment.
  • Supervises staff by initiating work assignments, assessing work progress, assisting with crew scheduling as needed, conducting feedback sessions and delivering performance evaluations.
  • Provides technical reporting by preparing and presenting written and verbal speed and volume studies, conducting detailed crash analysis and responding to requests for technical interpretation and reports.
  • Represents the Transportation Department on Technical Review Committee by directing consultants on scope of technical traffic impact analysis, reviewing development plans, determining appropriate land use codes, approving and overseeing implementation of traffic mitigation measures, providing media statements concerning traffic impacts of development and liaising between City Development Services, developer and NCDOT.
  • Develops traffic plans for City events by conducting route studies, choosing routes, determining traffic control measures, coordinating implementation of traffic control plans and coordinating with police and private security.
  • Responds to requests, inquiries and complaints by reading, processing and replying to correspondence, taking and directing calls, relaying project progress and scheduling and attending meetings.
Supplemental Functions:
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Required Education & Experience Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in traffic and transportation, with three (3) to five (5) years of transportation engineering experience, including (3)  years of supervisory experience.
Required Licensing and Certifications:
  • Professional Engineer License in North Carolina or the ability to obtain one is required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge:
  • Comprehensive understanding of the field and application of advanced principles, techniques and theory.
  • Ability to interpret, process and use complex workplace data and graphics with abundant information and/or challenging presentations including detailed charts, tables, graphs and forms and/or complicated diagrams or maps.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive research on organizational polices and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented.
  • Ability to think creatively for the primary purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Ability to research program documents and narrative materials, and develop reports from information gathered.
  • Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks.
  • Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.