The City of Loveland is a rapidly growing City in Northern Colorado with a projected population of 114,000 by the year 2045. One of the biggest opportunities of the Traffic Operations Division is to maintain and advance traffic control infrastructure that meets the demands of the growing population and its changing mobility dynamic. The City Traffic Engineer is responsible for planning, design, operations, and maintenance of the infrastructure contained in the City’s Transportation System as provided by the Traffic Operations Division, including management of the division’s team members. The salary range for this position is $86,900- $139,100 per year with a hiring range of $86,900 - $113,000, D.O.Q. Position will close to applicants on: 5/13/19 at 4:30 P.M. M.S.T.
Manages the Traffic Operations Division and provides engineering expertise for its operations and design functions.
Sets the example for proper attitude and work ethic for the Traffic Operations Division.
Ensures Traffic Operations Division accountability to the City’s Core Competencies.
Seeks out, evaluates, selects and implements appropriate emerging technologies for the benefit of the City’s multi-modal transportation network.
Serve as a consultant to other City Departments and Divisions.
Represents the City in legal matters as an expert witness and advises the City Attorney’s Office in traffic related legal matters.
Supervise a highly technical and diverse group of employees including planning, multi-modal, traffic operations and engineering work teams.
Designs or reviews engineering designs, concepts and drawings for construction of transportation systems and facilities such as traffic signals, traffic controls (signing and striping), traffic signal systems, school flashers, fiber optics communications, spread spectrum radio systems, video systems, and construction traffic control plans.
Responsible control of an annual budget for operating and design and replacement of key infrastructure elements.
Seeks Federal, State and other grant monies to fund capital improvements for the transportation system.
Serves as media contact for all traffic engineering and operations issues, in collaboration with the Public Works Public Information Officer (PIO)
Promotes the Department and Division and responds to citizen concerns and requests from staff, Council and citizen groups
Makes presentations at Council, Boards and Commissions, and citizen groups, providing solutions and answers to traffic related issues.
Serves on area special project technical committees that may include Federal, State and Local officials and staff.
Leads project design engineer and construction engineer for traffic related projects, including capital, maintenance and safety projects. May delegate specific responsibilities to other Traffic Operations Division staff.
Safely implements and oversees all aspects of the installation and maintenance of traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings while ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and City standards.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Submits a weekly road construction report to the Public Works PIO and others.
This position is responsible for supervision of City employee(s).
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees: planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding employees and ensuring accountability ; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Specialized and current technical traffic and transportation engineering knowledge is required. Ability to analyze traffic challenges and concerns and then implement solutions in occasional emotionally heightened situations.
Ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively with coworkers, private industry representatives, technical consultants and the general public. Ability to handle difficult situations with patience and good judgment, especially under tight deadlines. Ability to independently and creatively solve problems encountered during construction.
Ability to make budget control decisions and recommend yearly operating and capital improvement budgets based on system needs and comprehensive planning are necessary. Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills that will promote teamwork in the Division and maintain a high level of service for the citizens of Loveland and the motoring public.
Accountability, Collaboration, Service, courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity and Safety
Job specific competencies:
Leadership, Community Relations, Regulatory Compliance, Decision Making, Impact & Influence
Material and equipment directly used:
Personal Computers with the following software: AE Com Signal System Software, Wapiti Traffic Signal System, Excel, GIS Arc View, Intersection Magic, MS Word, GMBA Accounting, Syncro, Maxband, Transyt7F, and Highway Capacity Manual Software.
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Model Traffic Code and the Municipal Code
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Work is generally performed in an office environment with weekly field reviews, inspections, and meetings.
Considered essential personnel required to report for duty in response to community emergencies (e.g. natural disaster, fire, flood, blizzard, etc.).
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Education and/or experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis on transportation required. Eight years of experience as a registered Professional Engineer in the traffic and transportation field with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity is required. Additional training and/or accreditation such as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer Certification from the Institute of Traffic Engineers is strongly recommended.
Licensure and/or certifications:
Professional Engineer License registered in Colorado or ability to become registered in Colorado within six (6) months of hire. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
About City of Loveland
The City of Loveland is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, approximately one hour north of Denver. More than 750 employees are proud to serve Loveland's 75000 community members. In addition to a great place to work, the City of Loveland offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, retirement, paid holidays, vacation & medical leave, tuition reimbursement, wellness and employee assistance programs.