Work as part of the Transportation Planning Unit to provide traffic engineering expertise and higher-level transportation planning and traffic engineering proposals utilising the Cayman Islands Traffic Models to enhance the development, maintenance and quality of the National Roads Plan (NRP).
Assist in the production of medium to long term corridor plans for road development; monitor the impact of land development, vehicle imports and traffic growth on the current and future capacity of the Cayman Islands road network; and evaluate congestion areas and produce proposals for alleviation.
The job holder contributes to the administration of the NRA by providing professional expertise and advice to help meet the NRA’s goal of congestion management, and development of a sustainable road network for the future. The position contributes to the financial plan, related budgets and financial forecasts for FY 2020 and beyond. The job holder contributes to the overall management of an annual recurrent budget of CI $10M and an annual capital budget of approximately CI $8M.
Performs duties related to the evaluation and design of traffic safety improvements, traffic controls (signals, roundabouts, signing and striping), traffic studies, and roadway projects.
Performs transportation/traffic studies to evaluate and forecast road network needs. Evaluations of the road network include analysis of travel times, delays, traffic counts, travel speeds, collision data, origin & destination, capacity analysis, and other related measures of effectiveness.
Performs traffic studies of junctions (intersections and roundabouts) and high-friction areas distracting from roadway capacity to identify potential localized improvements.
Supervise and lead the NRA’s annual traffic data collection exercise which includes ATR counts, turning movement counts, and a summary report of findings.
Evaluates private and public sector agency plans and studies as needed to ensure traffic impacts are fully evaluated, including understanding the impact of proposals to the Island’s road network (examples include airport and seaport master plan, tourism development plan, etc.
Evaluates land development proposals/applications to determine impacts on the road network, and requirements for regulatory/policy conformance and makes recommendations for mitigation, facility extensions and/or design alternatives, as applicable.
Assists the Deputy Managing Director – Transportation & Planning with the preparation of special traffic related studies requested by the NRA Board of Directors.
Perform any other assignment that may be required by the Managing Director or designate.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Job holder should possess a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with concentrations in traffic/transportation engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly complex work experience. Alternately, a Master’s degree in the same fields with five (5) years experience.
A sound knowledge of transportation, traffic, safety and operations principles; specialist planning techniques and principles.
Proficiency in traffic operations and analysis software such as PTV VISUM / VISSIM (preferred), McTrans' HCS, SIDRA or similar software.
Proficiency in CAD software, GIS and Project Management is desirable.
Working knowledge of travel demand modeling software and traffic analysis operations modeling software including the ability to perform scenario management and develop future traffic volume maps is desirable.
Knowledge of land use development processes and environmental practices.
Expertise in roadway design features including, roadway geometry, lane configurations, traffic signals, signal control, signage and markings.
Knowledge of safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists is desirable.
Creative problem solving with sound judgment and both decision making and evaluation skills.
Successful track record of conceptualizing, researching and analyzing issues and the subsequent preparation of meaningful written reports for top level assessment.
Evidence of success in motivating and developing people and brokering collaborative working relationships with a range of internal and external bodies and building partnerships.
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate ideas, issues, systems and procedures successfully at all levels to a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple matters concurrently with the emphasis on high levels of professionalism and maintenance of ethical standards.
Ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; evaluate, counsel, and recommend formal recognition or discipline for personnel, as appropriate; evaluate training needs and staffing requirements; assign, prioritize, schedule, supervise, and inspect work to ensure efficient, effective, and quality day-to-day work of the staff engaged in assigned projects verifying quality and quantity of work.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage contracts.
Additional Salary Information: The NRA offers an excellent compensation package, including pension and health insurance.
About National Roads Authority of the Cayman Islands
The primary role of the Transportation & Traffic Engineer is to work as part of the Transportation Planning Unit to provide traffic engineering expertise and higher-level transportation planning and traffic engineering proposals utilising the Cayman Islands Traffic Models to enhance the development, maintenance and quality of the National Roads Plan (NRP).