The Traffic Engineer B or C positions (3 openings) will embrace innovative solutions in the review of complex traffic engineering plans and proposals related to implementing traffic control devices; designing transportation system improvements; and responding and resolving technical questions from the community, engineering professionals, construction personnel, or other government agencies service requests on behalf of the Austin Transportation Department’s Traffic Engineering Division. The Traffic Engineer will review and make recommendations to complex plans and development proposals related to transportation improvements; consider the economic impact to the public and the use of publicly funded projects; and demonstrate traffic engineering industry leadership through successful planning and implementation of state-of-the practice transportation planning, traffic engineering operations concepts, and principles.
Austin leaders and the community have prioritized and created a compact and connected community in Imagine Austin, the City’s comprehensive plan. These Traffic Engineers will be a champion for a comprehensive outlook on transportation, and will work to coordinate the physical form of Austin — how it’s organized and how it is built – with our transportation network. The ideal candidate will incorporate a Complete Streets concept that streets should be designed for all users regardless of age or mode; incorporate small area plans, transportation master plans, and regional partnerships; and achieve the goal of a compact, connected Austin that is less car-dependent and more accommodating to walking, bicycling, and transit.
Current challenges include responding to the community and City leadership requests for various transportation improvements and changes. Safe, efficient, and innovative traffic operations continue to be a top priority for the community and the City. The Transportation Department receives approximately 10% of the more than 216,000 3-1-1 Service Requests received by the City of Austin. The Traffic Engineer will respond to citizen requests and play a key role in presenting the best options that the City can offer to its residents.
Candidates will bring excellent oral and written communication skills to deliver presentations to the public, City Council, or customers; represent the City at public meetings with neighborhood groups, Commissions, Boards, and agencies; and prepare and/or review engineering drawings and feasibility reports, conduct analysis, prepare final plans, and approve, process, and seal plans/specifications/construction documents. The Traffic Engineer will use TMUTCD, NACTO, AASHTO, and other transportation engineering guidelines to respond to citizen traffic safety concerns and develop appropriate solutions.
The position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus 6 – 8+ years of engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. The candidate must have a State of Texas Professional Engineer License or be able to obtain Texas engineering license within six months of starting employment.
To be considered, interested candidates must apply on-line atwww.austincityjobs.org, position #115104. THREE openings will be filled.
The Austin Transportation Department (ATD), a department of the City of Austin, is responsible for a variety of transportation, mobility, and safety functions throughout the community. ATD works with all modes of transportation and many Austin-area partners and agencies to deploy an all-ages and abilities network. The Austin Transportation Department is committed to providing the safest and most e...fficient, cost-effective and sustainable roadway, bikeway, walkway and transit system for our community.
ATD is responsible for the following aspects of transportation, mobility and safety in Austin: Roadway signage and markings, traffic engineering, traffic and pedestrian signals, ground transportation service regulation, on-street parking, parking meters, City-owned parking lots and garages, transportation systems planning, the active transportation network, permitting and coordination of special events in the City’s right of way, permitting and coordination of construction or maintenance in the City’s right of way, traffic calming, the City’s Complete Streets Policy, and more.
ATD works with several partners in the Central Texas region to design, plan for and construct mobility and safety improvements on our region's transportation systems.
In 2017, US News selected Austin, Texas as the #1 place to live in the United States. For careers as professional transportation engineers, visit www.austincityjobs.org
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