This position is responsible for performing difficult professional and responsible administrative work in the investigation, design and construction of municipal traffic, transportation, and other projects. Work involves responsibility for the application of professional engineering skills to a wide variety of public works planning and design projects. The employee manages individual design projects and directs and supervises the work of other engineering personnel in project execution. Work is directed and subject to general supervisory review, with serious consequences. The employee is assigned to the Traffic and Transportation Division with work usually assigned and monitored by the Chief of Traffic and Transportation.
Essential Job Functions:
Identify transportation amenities needed in new developments and work with developers in the planning of street systems and pedestrian safety.
Review site and subdivision plans, and recommend permit conditions to meet standards and conforms with good practice.
Manage engineering projects and provides estimates for budgetary and division purposes.
Prepare and evaluates proposals for engineering consulting design contracts.
Coordinate City projects with various utility services and other organizations.
Coordinate property acquisition as needed with appropriate parties.
Assist and advise inspectors to ensure appropriate contract administration.
Review of plans, specifications, and contract documents prepared by consulting engineers and contractors.
Assist in preparing the City's transportation Capital Improvements Program and the operating budget for the Traffic and Transportation Engineering Division.
Answer public inquiries and requests regarding projects and other transportation engineering matters; attend and act as City representative at citizen and community meetings.
Make presentations to City Council, committees, and other interested groups.
May schedule and review the work of lower level engineers to ensure design quality and compliance with City standards, specifications and good engineering practice. Maintain status report on all projects.
Perform other duties as required.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree with major coursework in transportation engineering or closely related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible work in transportation engineering, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Qualifications: Possession of (or ability to obtain) certification from the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers for the State of Maryland within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the City. Must possess an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of Maryland.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, and construction of urban streets, traffic control devices, street lighting, pedestrian walkways, bike paths, etc.
Knowledge of codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards pertaining to roadway design.
Knowledge of traffic control equipment and devices, its uses, capabilities and limitations, and of traffic control materials.
Knowledge of traffic and transportation planning principles and practices.
Considerable knowledge of traffic and vehicle law.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees, public officials, and the general public.
Skill in performing engineering computations, estimates, and designs, with specialized emphasis on roadway geometry and traffic signal timing.
Skill in using computers for word and data processing, and for specialized engineering functions.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to plan, schedule, and manage the activities of professional, technical, and administrative personnel engaged in a wide variety of data collection, design, research, and inspection activities.
Internal Number: 201800014
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Rockville is regarded as one of America’s leading small cities for work, for play and for life. It is the vibrant, highly educated, business-friendly home to some of the nation’s and the world’s most prominent biomed and technology companies and is adjacent to the world's most powerful city, Washington, D.C.Rockville is a city that remembers and reveres its roots, its commitment to citizen-centric public service, to the planet and to the connectivity of its neighborhoods and residents.Rockville is a place one can truly and proudly call "my hometown." Rockville is a place that looks like home, feels like home, and whose people and government work to maintain the intimacy and warmth that “hometown” promotes. A place where, despite our differences, neighbors know and care about each other and the community and piece of ground they share.