Are you looking for the next step in your traffic engineering career? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining Washington County within the Department of Land Use & Transportation as a Principal Traffic Engineer!
The Engineering, Traffic and Survey (ETS) division within Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is currently seeking an experienced Principal Traffic Engineer for their Traffic Engineering section. This position reports directly to the County Engineer and is responsible for the workgroups that perform all aspects of traffic maintenance and analysis for Washington County, including the Oversight of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, Bicycle-Pedestrian Program, and the Traffic Operations Center (TOC). In addition to supervising and reviewing the work of the staff in traffic engineering, this position will make recommendations and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for engineering projects; and implement policies and procedures. Additionally, this role will participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for requests, and monitor and control expenditures. This position will also provide information to the public, investigate complaints and will recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background and practical experience in Traffic Engineering and Operations, which includes experience with planning, as well as project and construction management. The individual in this role must be a self-starter with outstanding management skills, experience leading a group of diverse professionals, and should have the ability to set and carry out a clear vision for multiple workgroups.
Education and Experience: A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, or closely related engineering field; AND
Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering which includes civil engineering theory, principals, and methods, and/or experience in municipal engineering design, construction, and contract management which includes a minimum of two (2) years lead or supervisory experience.
Additional Salary Information: Plus full benefits!
Internal Number: 2019-237
About Washington County
Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of the Portland metropolitan area, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing county in Oregon, with an approximate population of 560,460. The community is one of Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective. Washington County encompasses 727 square miles, with 12 incorporated cities including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin, along with a large urban unincorporated population. Focused residential and industrial growth has enabled the county to preserve more than 80% of its agricultural and forestlands with the nationally acclaimed Urban Growth Boundary. The community enjoys excellent schools, and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. With only an hour’s drive from the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains and a half-hour to downtown Portland, Washington County enjoys the benefits of a healthy urban and rural environment. Light rail a...nd commuter rail links our cities, and vibrant station area communities are growing around them. The county’s developed regions are home to traditional suburban and new-mixed use neighborhoods, electronics leaders such as Intel, IBM and Tektronix, major new biotech (Genentech) and solar energy (Solar World) plants, and world headquarters for both Nike and Columbia Sportswear. Intel’s investment in Washington County exceeds that of any Intel site worldwide. Outside the Urban Growth Boundary, the county transitions to nurseries, wineries and other farm and forest enterprises. Washington County is one of just nine Oregon counties operating under home rule charter. The Charter provides the county with the authority to design an organized structure that effectively responds to community needs. It establishes a Council-Manager form of government, with a five-member Board of Commissioners assuming the legislative role. The Board Chair serves on a full-time basis and is elected at-large. The remaining four commissioners are elected by district voters and serve on a part-time basis. The Board appoints the County Administrator who is responsible for providing staff support to the Board and overseeing daily operations. In addition to the Department of Support Services (HR, IT, Finance, Facilities/Parks, Fleet), County offices and departments include: the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Housing Services, Health and Human Services, County Counsel, Juvenile Services, Land Use & Transportation, County Auditor, Cooperative Library Services and Assessment & Taxation. The Sheriff, District Attorney and Auditor are elected department head positions. County Counsel, like the County Administrator, is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Approximately 2,000 employees enjoy a collaborative culture and work-life balance. Working within our local government agency provides daily opportunities to serve, build and sustain communities now and into the future.