Traffic Engineer IV

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ03), VA
Salary
$73,963.14 - $123,272.24 Annually
Posted
Sep 10, 2018
Closes
Sep 28, 2018
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Transportation offers a challenging work environment with potential assignments in a wide variety of transportation projects. We offer opportunities for flex time, alternative work schedules, telecommuting, training, and compensatory time for work beyond regular hours, plus an excellent benefits package. Seeking a candidate to provide traffic engineering expertise and supervision over the technical work of traffic engineers and transportation planners within the Traffic Engineering Section. Position will be the team lead for safety and operational analysis of roadways and intersections. Under general supervision of the Traffic Engineering Section Chief, leads an engineering team to evaluate multi-modal traffic engineering issues and to develop and study improvement alternates. Manages on-call studies for the Traffic Engineering Section. Prepares study documents and makes presentations of technical work as required. Provide traffic engineering expertise for a wide variety of projects throughout the Department. Organizes staff and other resources to ensure that projects are technically correct and completed within the project schedule. Leads the development of a county-wide spot improvement program under the direction of the Traffic Engineering Section Chief. Develops draft and final procedures for the program and manages the spot improvement team. Reviews data to identify potential spot improvement projects throughout the County. Evaluates the existing conditions at the identified locations. Develops and determines the costs, benefits and feasibility of potential improvements to the multi-modal transportation network. Develops recommendations either annually or on a rolling basis for projects to implement. Provides expertise and guidance on revising and expanding parking controls on public roadways throughout the County. Mentors, guides and trains traffic engineering staff regarding safety and operational studies. Ensures that work is done following VDOT and industry standards. Assigns projects and tasks to the traffic engineering staff and check work for accuracy and completeness. Staff management responsibilities could grow in importance as staff is added to the section. Performs other duties as assigned.

Illustrative Duties

Depending on the functional area of assignment:

  • Negotiates or oversees the negotiation of contracts for the full range of engineering/architectural, environmental and construction services;
  • Estimates staffing, budget, schedules and resources needed to meet completion dates;
  • Supervises subordinate staff of engineers and/or technicians working multiple smaller projects, utilizing either internal staff or external consultants or contractors;
  • Trains/mentors lower level engineers;
  • Proposes and prepares revisions to technical design standards and ordinances;
  • Prepares and presents detailed reports, studies and complex technical material to diverse groups of stakeholders to gain support and consensus;
  • Prepares and presents reports to political boards and commissions at public hearings;
  • Attends project and administrative meetings and conferences, and makes recommendations concerning budget issues;
  • Serves as a technical advisor in specialty area;
  • Signs off on the work of others that are supervised and signs off on own work as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Depending on the functional area of assignment:

  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with County standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents, studies, and technical analysis and present findings in clear and concise format;
  • Ability to coordinate long-term, complex project plans;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee the work of team(s), subordinates and diverse professional and sub-professional engineering staff;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, senior County staff and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license. An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity within one year of hire date. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and understanding of traffic engineering principals in the HCM, MUTCD, ITE and AASHTO manuals Knowledge of traffic operational analyses, traffic simulations, traffic signal timing, safety, and planning studies Experience in utilizing, Synchro, SimTraffic, SIDRA, and HCS. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items less than 25 pounds in weight. Conduct periodic field observations requiring standing, riding and exposure to the elements. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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