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Senior Engineer, Transportation Engineer, Staff Engineer

City and County of Denver
Denver, Colorado (US)
$59,075.00 - $154,678.00/year
Closing date
Apr 21, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Permanent, Contract
Organization Type

We have multiple positions available on our Career site here:

Our contract Engineer position can be extended to a permanent role. 

Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services, including transportation mobility and engineering; major projects, maintenance of streets, bridges and storm and sanitary sewers; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; and oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way including on-street parking. We employ a culture of safety throughout the department to strengthen workplace health and organizational performance.

For more information, please visit the DOTI website

DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:

DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need.  Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.

DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.

The DOTI Transportation and Mobility Engineering (TME) is seeking a Staff Engineer with interest in transportation and traffic engineering to support the work that is completed under the City Traffic Engineer. The TME team is a division that supports other DOTI divisions, responds to customer requests for transportation operational changes, reviews and revises signal timing and sets transportation standards for all of DOTI. This division supports numerous programs including Vision Zero, Safe Routes to Schools, Bicycle Network Planning and Implementation, Pedestrian Program, Neighborhood Transportation Management Program, event planning, and houses the area engineer program.  The team also utilizes staff augmentation through consultant supplied services.

Examples of work delivered through this Division include:

Intersection Control changes and work orders for our Transportation Operations team to implement

In-house bicycle, transit, and pedestrian enhancement design

Updates to Rules and Regulations including Complete Street Standards

In the TME Staff Engineer role you will have the ability to make a direct impact in bettering our city by implementing safe and equitable transportation mobility improvements that benefit all residents and the traveling public. Our team works with other City departments, design consultants, community stakeholders, and outside agencies to design and implement improvements. As a member of the TME team, you will be responsible for:

Investigating, reviewing, and creating designs that address issues identified from constituent transportation inquiries. You will use relevant design guidelines and policies to support your response and inquiry resolution.

Designing and assisting in implementation of all types of transportation projects including pedestrian safety, bikeways, transit ways, traffic signal timing, and other projects

Coordinating with DOTI Operations staff on the installation of transportation projects

Communicating with city council, constituents, Denver Police and other community members

Performing occasional after-hours work for community meetings, special events support, and field observations

About You
Our ideal candidate will have:

Experience in transportation and/or traffic engineering

Knowledge and understanding of transportation engineering best practices using current design guides and manuals

Strong analytical skills to interpret and draw conclusions from a variety of data sources including but not limited to crash reports, traffic volumes, traffic speeds and other geo-spatial data sets

The ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders, community members and agency partners

Experience creating designs in AutoCAD or other design software

Desire to grow their career with the team

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Experience Requirement: None

License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver’s License at time of application

Registration as an Engineer Intern issued by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers at the time of application

Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant has Colorado registration at completion of probation

Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted

Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements

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