SUMMARY: Develops goals and objectives, establishes priorities, and oversees the activities of staff responsible for professional traffic engineering duties including project management, preparation of design plans, specifications, standards, and plans related to traffic signals, traffic control systems, transportation systems, illumination systems and traffic safety improvements. Duties also include developing and implementing traffic related ordinances, regulations, and policies; conducting complex traffic and transportation studies and providing administrative support to City staff, and other local governmental agencies for all related issues impacting the City.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Exercises functional and technical supervision over all Traffic Engineering personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Coordinates major operational traffic issues and recommends innovative solutions. Acts as the project manager on assigned projects to ensure compliance with schedule and allocated budgets and accepted engineering principals and standards.
Direct the preparation of engineering designs, specifications, cost and quantity estimates for traffic signals, pavement markings, channelization, ADA ramps, traffic calming and related capital projects.
May direct in-depth traffic impact analysis performed by staff.
Prepare Oral presentations and written reports and documentation on matters related to Traffic Engineering in activities the City, to the Mayor’s Office, City Council and to Department leadership.
Coordinates and collaborates project review efforts as part of the development review process with the Planning Division, and other groups and agencies as necessary
Investigate and respond to traffic-related citizen service requests for traffic signal warrant studies, speed limit studies, left turn warrant studies and other studies related to traffic flow, congestion and parking.
Interface with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration, and other agencies on traffic-related matters.
Serve as technical advisor to the City Engineer, Mayor, and City Council on traffic engineering-related matters.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and act as the City’s representative on Technical and Safety Committees and Boards.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Good writing and oral presentation skills and the ability to address the media and the public.
Thorough knowledge of transportation and traffic engineering principles.
Experience using Microsoft Office products, desktop publishing programs and other computer programs.
Ability to perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities.
Ability to work independently and under pressure, multi-task, meet deadlines, and carry out tasks through to completion.
Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, patience, and tact in public contact and in problem resolution.
Good organizational skills, ability to handle detail and manage multiple priorities within specific timelines.
Knowledge of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials guidelines (AASHTO), and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and any Wyoming Supplements.
Ability to organize and conduct surveys, compile statistical data and prepare reports on traffic problems. (Traffic Ops)
Ability to analyze all types of collisions for trends and causing factors and develop plans for implementing pedestrian safety countermeasures. (Ped Safety)
Knowledge of ADA requirements relating to roadway and signalized intersection design and operation and experience in private development coordination and plan review. (Capital & Development)
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Indoor environment working closely with others; irregular work hours. Outdoor working conditions will be encountered regularly.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing, bending, and sitting; moderate lifting; and operating motorized equipment and vehicles.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Six years of increasingly responsible experience performing responsible traffic and roadway engineering. At least three years of experience in a supervisory or management role. Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Traffic, Transportation, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of, or ability to obtain within six months of date of hire, licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wyoming.