The Principal Traffic Engineer is responsible for coordinating, managing and directing community engagement, planning, design and implementation of a multi-modal transportation system that meets the goals and objectives of the Transportation Master Plan. The Principal Traffic Engineer coordinates the development of the annual Operations work plan and budget. The Principal Traffic Engineer is also part of the team that develops the Capital Improvements Program budget based upon the goals, objectives, programs and improvements of the Transportation Master Plan. The Principal Traffic Engineer coordinates the design and development of specific system components including traffic signals, signing/marking, pedestrian cross treatments and speed management treatments.
Please note the following about this opportunity:
The Principal Traffic Engineer serves as a senior liaison to Boulder’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) and must have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and value community engagement.
The Principal Traffic Engineer will lead the City’s efforts to implement the Vision Zero Action Program and participate in community engagement, in the analysis of crash data and other traffic statistics, in advocacy at the state and national level and will work on engineering solutions to reduce the incidence of fatal and severe injury crashes. This work will involve collaboration with staff from Communications and the Police Department for enforcement and education.
The Department of Public Works is undergoing a dynamic transformation to enhance departmental operating efficiencies, collaboration and employee engagement and the next Principal Traffic Engineer will have the opportunity to be part of that redesign.
The City of Boulder provides dedicated funding for transportation and the community strongly supports multi-modal transportation.
Candidate Must Haves:
A bachelor’s degree in Transportation Engineering or related field.
A minimum of eight years of supervision experience in transportation planning or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Current registration as a Colorado Professional Engineer, or ability to attain within the probationary period of employment is required.
Experience in implementing best practices in multi-modal, sustainable transportation planning.
The Ideal Candidate Will Be:
Highly collaborative and team oriented.
An effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with the ability to tailor communications and presentations to connect and effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.
Committed to and enthusiastic about community engagement.
Able to lead through change with the ability to consider alternative viewpoints and approaches.
Able to take a comprehensive approach to traffic management and safety.
Adept at building strong partnerships and relationships based on open and transparent communication.
Able to inter-relate design standards and practices to operational and maintenance procedures.
Committed to sustainable transportation planning.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: As well as offering competitive pay and a positive work environment, the City offers employees an array of benefits including excellent healthcare, generous leave accrual, an ECO pass which allows for free use of the City’s top notch transit service, and Parking Cash-Out benefits in the downtown campus.
Residency is not required. ECO pass which allows for free use of the City’s top notch transit service, and Parking Cash-Out benefits in the downtown campus.
Residency is not required.
Internal Number: 2020-00141
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