Reporting to the Engineering Manager within the Street Management Division, this position will assist with the traffic engineering and traffic planning work done by the Department’s Engineering unit, relating to traffic signals, pavement markings, traffic controls, traffic studies, and other tasks as assigned.
Overall responsibilities will include:
Oversee the installation and routine maintenance of the citywide pavement marking program; including all 2,000 crosswalks and 15 miles of long lines.
Oversee and assist with layout of new pavement markings, including new roadway configurations associated with bicycle facilities, bus priority, and new developments, as well as locations that have been repaved by the Department of Public Works.
Oversee and direct efforts for the maintenance and installation of signage and traffic signals citywide.
Manage and perform traffic engineering and traffic planning studies aimed at improving safety, mobility, and operations within Cambridge.
Conduct investigations relating to traffic controls and public inquiries.
Support the Department's customer service goals in relation to providing a timely and professional response to the needs of the community, elected officials and other city departments.
Attend meetings in the absence of the Engineering Manager and assist in coordination with other City departments and state agencies.
Assist with the management of the City’s traffic signal system.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Conduct traffic studies including speed studies; traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle counts; turning movement counts; manual classification counts; accident studies, and other data collection efforts as required to support traffic engineering studies and roadway design projects.
Prepare traffic control work orders for both City staff and contractors for the installation, improvement, and maintenance of signs, parking meters, pavement markings, and other traffic control devices.
Assist with the oversight of the department's vehicle fleet and radio communications.
Oversee and work with the unit’s intern on the implementation of bicycle parking facilities.
Conduct routine inspections and diagnose basic traffic signal problems.
Understand the basic operation of a traffic signal control box.
Assist with snow emergency traffic operations.
Assist with purchasing and service contracts with outside vendors.
Prepare basic purchasing requests for traffic controls
Review roadway construction and design plans relating to traffic controls.
Prepare plans and graphics for public communications
Layout new pavement marking locations on roadways based on drawings.
Schedule and supervise pavement marking contractors.
Direct the purchasing of pavement marking materials.
Direct the purchasing of traffic signs and materials.
Represent the Department at monthly Pedestrian, Bicycle, and/or Transit Advisory Committee evening meetings.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field required. Three to five years of experience in the transportation engineering field preferred. Must be able to conduct tasks with little supervision and have good oral and written communication skills. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities. Ability to convey complex technical information to the public in a timely and professional manner. Ability to understand traffic engineering plans.
Engineer-in-Training license required; Professional Engineering license preferred. Excellent computer skills required and familiarity with AutoCAD and GIS strongly preferred. Strong written and oral communications skills, as well as experience working with the public highly preferred. Massachusetts Class D driver's license required.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on 03/20/17 via email to: email@example.com or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer.
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