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Assistant City Engineer/Transportation Manager - City of Olathe, KS

City of Olathe, KS
Olathe, Kansas
$117,703 to $143,653
Closing date
Oct 22, 2023

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Ideally situated just 20 miles southwest of Kansas City and part of its 2.2 million-resident metropolitan area, the City of Olathe has set itself apart as one of the Midwest’s dominant business, economic, and cultural centers. The City’s 152,584 residents enjoy a high quality of life with excellent connectivity throughout the region, a nationally recognized school system, and one of the best-educated workforces in the nation. 

Olathe’s Infrastructure Department contributes to building, managing, and operating the heart of the community and helps build the quality of life that Olatheans have come to enjoy and expect. Within the Infrastructure Department, the Engineering Division focuses on the design, construction, inspection, and major rehabilitation of facilities and infrastructure while ensuring assets are functional, durable, and cost-effective. Employees working on the Transportation team work toward maintaining a high level of mobility throughout the City; developing and maintaining efficient traffic signal timing along signalized corridors and individual intersections; improving public and responder safety through support of Incident Management and public safety agencies; supporting transportation infrastructure maintenance personnel; and bolstering regional transportation coordination efforts and initiatives.

Under the direction of the City Engineer, the Assistant City Engineer and Transportation Manager assists in the planning, management, and supervision of the activities and operations of the City’s engineering division, including construction inspection, transportation planning, and traffic engineering, operations, and asset maintenance in the areas of signal coordination, streetlights, traffic design, development review, pavement markings, signs, and traffic studies. The position works through four direct reports - a traffic operations manager, two traffic engineers, and the inspections services manager - and oversees the work of approximately 35 full-time employees as well as seasonal staff.

The City of Olathe is seeking a skilled and strategic transportation professional who will drive innovation and support the community’s short- and long-term vision for safety and connectivity. This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, transportation/traffic, or a related field. Candidates should also have at least five years of experience in civil engineering, traffic engineering, or a related field, including at least one year of administrative or supervisory experience. Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer is preferred, and the selected candidate must possess or be able to obtain their Kansas Professional Engineer’s license within six months of hire. A Kansas driver’s license is also required. Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

The City of Olathe is offering a salary range of $117,703 to $143,653 for this position, depending on qualifications and experience. The new full-time employee in this position will be eligible for a $4,000 signing bonus.

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For more information on this position, contact:
Marsha Reed, Senior Vice President

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