The City of Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is seeking two innovative people with strong interest in safety and mobility for public transit and multimodal transportation to work in our Transportation Engineering Division. This is an exciting opportunity in a bustling work environment to implement national best-practice in transportation engineering, with one position focused on improving safety and mobility for all users through innovative roadway design solutions, and the other position focused on enhancing transit speed, reliability, safety and access, and operations in Austin.
These positions will lead or assist with the following duties:
Scope and design multimodal transportation system improvements for ATD’s Intersection Safety, Safe Routes to School, Speed Management, and Transit Enhancement Programs.
Prepare or review project cost estimates, apply for permits, submit and track work orders, conduct field work, and develop traffic control plans.
Coordinate with City of Austin staff, transportation agencies, contractors, and affected stakeholders to develop projects and assist with inquiries regarding transportation issues.
Contribute to the development of a comprehensive plan that identifies and prioritizes transit enhancement projects for ATD’s Transit Enhancement Program (one of two positions).
The ideal candidate will bring the following preferred qualifications:
Experience in reviewing or preparing construction plans, interpreting and applying multimodal design standards, and developing appropriate solutions which adhere to recommended practice and established engineering guidelines.
Experience in conducting safety and operational engineering studies, road safety audits, and collision reviews.
Working experience or knowledge of transit operations and facility design (one of two positions).
Working experience or knowledge of the City of Austin’s Criteria Manuals, Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD), NACTO’s Transit Street Design Guide, Urban Street Design Guide, Urban Bikeway Design Guide, AASHTO Green Book, relevant City of Austin and Capital Metro planning and safety documents, and other recommended industry practices.
Working experience or knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD, Bentley MicroStation, SYNCHRO, and VISSIM.
Teamwork and problem-solving skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders through effective oral and written communication.
Graduate Engineer A Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job. Licenses and Certifications Required: None.
Graduate Engineer B Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline with at least two (2) years of engineering experience. Licenses and Certifications Required: Texas: Engineer – In Training Certification.
To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at:
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The City of Austin has excellent benefits and provides an exceptional retirement system as well as a 457 plan for its employees.
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