Arlington, Virginia
Aug 04, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: DESIGN ENGINEER Closing Date/Time: Thu. 08/24/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $55,660.80 - $110,614.40 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       This is a newly created Design Engineer position supporting the County's Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) program. The NCS program was established by the Arlington County Board in January 2016 to address safety and access issues on local (non-arterial) residential streets through physical improvement projects.  This experienced Design Engineer will provide oversight and technical support for the NCS safety studies and coordinate with the community on project updates. Please click on link below to understand more about the NCS program.

This position will be part of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) group in Transportation Engineering & Operations (TE&O) Bureau within the Department of Environmental Services (DES).  The ITS team is responsible for maintaining traffic signal systems and streetlight systems along with capital projects.  The primary function of ITS is to manage the County's signal and Streetlight systems, and carries a portfolio of 30-40 capital projects comprising of $30M at any given time.

 Specific duties include:
  • Conducting field investigations to resolve design issues where Right-of-way (ROW) and traffic impacts must be assessed;
  • Reviewing engineering plans to ensure compliance with County and state standards and guidelines;
  • Conducting quality review of decisions and work performed by Engineering Technicians and/or consultants;
  • Developing guidelines for installation of traffic control devices to assist technicians in applying engineering best practices to ensure safe and consistent application in the public ROW;
  • Assisting in the development of policies pertaining to consistent adherence to guidelines for the NCS program by managing urban street operations for pedestrians, transit users, bicyclists, and vehicles;
  • Developing conceptual plans to mitigate safety and access issues on local residential streets for NCS projects;
  • Designing signage, pavement markings for existing roadway networks impacted by complete streets projects;
  • Developing traffic signal designs and timing schemes for urban multimodal operation;
  • Producing technical reports, master plans, RFPs, and compliance reports using Microsoft Office Suite or other technology; and
  • Developing and making presentations on capital projects, programs and recommendations to the County Board, community and citizen groups, consultants, in-house staff or other agency groups.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and communication skills and be familiar with federal transportation regulations such as MUTCD, AASHTO and other state standards, and have experience with the following:
  • Applying geometric roadway design principles;
  • Complex urban street design projects that involve multiple interfaces and extensive interaction with the community and public officials; and
  • Conducting field studies of complex street intersections having unusually difficult problems with multimodal access and safety.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications:
(Project Engineer / Journey level): Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering plus two years of professional experience applying engineering principles and practices in the design, planning, and/or implementation of transportation engineering related projects.
(Senior Engineer / Senior Level): A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering plus significant progressively responsible experience applying engineering principles and practices in the design, planning, and/or implementation of transportation engineering related projects

Substitution: Experience may not be substituted for the Engineering Degree requirement. A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for one year of Engineering experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer;
  • Master's degree in civil engineering or related field;
  • Knowledge of signal design and development of signal /pavement marking plans;
  • Proficiency in Autodesk/Microstation, Microsoft word, Excel and Access.

 Special Requirements: Applicant must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence at the time of appointment. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with infrequent required overtime, meetings (some off-site), and availability for call-back in emergency situations.

This position is part of a broadband, competency based pay plan which encompasses a variety of responsibility levels from junior through senior level and for which the overall annual salary range is $55,660.80 - $110,614.40. Individuals appointed to positions in this pay plan will be appointed at a salary based on their experience and training and the nature of the work assigned. Within pay guidelines, pay plan participants are eligible for variable salary increases based on performance, growth in responsibilities, and employee development on a yearly basis.

Note: Employees who are registered as a Professional Engineer will be eligible for an additional pay premium of $2,600 annually.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process.  Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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