Traffic Operations Engineer

City of Eugene Public Works Maintenance Division
Eugene, Oregon
$69,980 - $100,505 / annually
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
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Open until filled.  First review of applications - July 23, 2021. Apply at

The City of Eugene offers a great benefit package including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits and a range of insurance benefits as well as training and advancement opportunities.  While these positions operate in a challenging and fast paced environment they are part of a supportive, collaborative team that is flexible and values work-life balance.

The person in this position will be responsible for ongoing monitoring, maintenance and improvement of the City's traffic signal and street lighting systems and assisting with traffic control device implementation in alignment with the City's goals for Vision Zero transportation safety, an active transportation system, climate recovery, sustainability, and Eugene’s 2035 Transportation System Plan.
The person in this position collaborates with many partners to implement city goals and policies; oversees the technical and operational work of the complex, multi-modal transportation traffic signal and street lighting systems in Eugene; and is responsible for contributing to, and implementing, the vision, mission and goals for approximately six staff. This position requires a balance of professional engineering expertise in complex transportation infrastructure systems and the ability to supervise and manage staff and budgets to operate and maintain those systems.
Eugene has made it a priority to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a world-class multimodal transportation system. The City supports safe routes to schools programs at two school districts, prioritizes Vision Zero, partners with the Lane Transit District to provide a nationally recognized transit system including the growing Bus Rapid Transit (EmX) network, and has one of the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the United States.
The Traffic Operations Engineer, as part of the Traffic Operations team, will assist with facilitating the implementation of City goals and plans including Vision Zero Transportation Safety Action Plan, 2035 Transportation System Plan, Climate Recovery Ordinance and Envision Eugene (land use planning). Partners include work groups in Engineering, Planning and Development, public safety, City advisory boards, school districts, neighborhood associations, transportation advocacy and community organizations. 

The ideal candidate has the ability to understand the technical, operational, financial and legal elements of the transportation system while operating in an environment with diverse community interests and needs. A passion for transportation safety and state of the art multi-modal transportation system development is also desirable.

This position reports directly to the Traffic Engineer, and helps coordinate transportation activities with other regional, state and local planning agencies. The Traffic Operations Engineer will assist the Traffic Engineer and may act in their stead to prepare for and present at meetings before City Council, various commissions, and the general public.
Depending upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities possessed by the successful applicant, this position may be filled as either a Civil Engineer 1 or Civil Engineer 2.  Preference is to hire at the Civil Engineer 2 level.
 Annual Salary:
 Civil Engineer 1:  $69,980.02 - $90,514.86
 Civil Engineer 2:  $76,123.47 - $100,505.93

Minimum Requirements: 
Bachelor's degree in Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, or closely related field.

Civil Engineer 1:
Two years directly related civil engineering experience.

License or Certificate 
Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Enrollment as an Engineering Intern.
Civil Engineer 2:
Bachelor's degree in Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, or closely related field. 

Five years of professional engineering experience including one year of supervisory experience.
License or Certificate 
Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer, or ability to obtain by reciprocity within 6 months of hire date.