Under general supervision, responsible for performing professional engineering duties, evaluation and design of traffic controls (signals, roundabouts, signing and striping) and road safety projects, preparing construction documents, managing contracts, conducting traffic studies, determining signal system timing plans, and providing traffic engineering expertise through representation on project management teams for complex highway studies and capital improvement projects. This position provides work direction to traffic staff, and manages consultant contracts, as needed, to implement traffic projects and system operations. The individual in this position manages the development review process, by reviewing proposed development plats, preparing response comments, and coordinating the permit review of these developments.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Directs, leads, and manages traffic engineering and sign shop operations. Recommends and authorizes hiring, transfer, suspension, promotion, discharge, assignments, rewards or discipline of employees, direction of the work and adjustment of other employees' grievances on behalf of the employer
Leads the review process for proposed development plans, plats, and traffic studies. Solicit, gather, and provide comments to the developer(s), consultants, and appropriate agencies
Interfaces with, and prepares traffic control plans for engineering, maintenance, and operation projects. Serves as project manager for traffic related projects, such as signal and roundabout design. Prepares standard traffic engineering studies needed by the department, including accident reviews, stop sign and signal warrant analysis, and traffic projection estimates. Coordinates and reviews studies prepared by consultants, cities, and MnDOT. Supports local units of government with traffic needs
Handles citizen concerns/complaints; reviews and recommends sign installation and pavement marking requests; reviews and participates in activities related to traffic signal operations, maintenance, and repair
Maintains the County Highway Safety Plan, and project delivery of capital projects from the Plan, including applications for funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP); coordinate and lead meetings of the Fatal Review Committee; participate in Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) initiatives and activities
Assists in the preparation of budgets; participates in the development of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP); serves on committees as department representative
Reviews and approves traffic control plans and layouts related to permitting (i.e. utilities, events, etc.)
Participates in the public involvement process; attends and participates in public information meetings, formal public hearings, and city/township meetings; participates in meetings with public officials, agencies, contractors, property owners and consultants as required
Performs other duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Comprehensive knowledge of transportation and engineering principles and practices and their application in the public sector with demonstrated skill in applying this knowledge
Demonstrated knowledge of computer aided design and drafting (CADD), Civil 3D, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Knowledge of federal and state highway design and traffic engineering standards, rules, and practices
Knowledge of developing and coordinating the completion of transportation projects, and the ability to work independent of direct supervision to complete projects
Knowledge of current developments, literature, trends, and sources of information in the fields of transportation engineering and traffic engineering
Knowledge of traffic impact studies, access management principals, and highway capacity analysis
Working knowledge of capacity analysis and signal system tools such as HCM, Synchro, and/or Corsim
Skill in the use of computers and technology
Skill in both written and oral communication to clearly and concisely convey complex issues to decisions-makers in order to enhance effective decision-making
Skill in preparing studies, reports, documents, and budgets
Ability to develop and maintain effective cooperative working relationships with policy and technical staff of local, state, and regional authorities; with consultant engineers; with community groups and the general public
Ability to direct and supervise staff in meeting goals and objectives
Ability to coordinate and address multiple priorities and issues concurrently
Ability to analyze and interpret construction plans/specifications, permit applications, and plats
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or closely related field and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions with one (1) of those years in a supervisory role.
Required Specialist Qualifications
Minnesota Professional Engineer (PE) license is required within six (6) months of employment.
Certification as a Professional Transportation Operations Engineer (PTOE) from the Transportation Professional Certification Board, thereby acknowledging proof of accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). PTOE certification is required within 24 months of employment.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.