Senior Transportation Engineer

Alexandria, VA
$88,803.78 - $156,276.12 Annually
Jun 10, 2022
Jul 15, 2022
Full Time
Senior Transportation Engineer

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Senior Transportation Engineer.

An Overview
The Senior Transportation Engineer provides guidance and assistance to Civil Engineers of lower grades in such specialized areas as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Smart Mobility, project management, review of developer site plans and traffic impact studies, traffic engineering studies, traffic data analytics and other engineering related work. This position also serves as the subject matter expert City leadership. The Senior Transportation Engineer performs tasks under the general supervision of the Transportation Engineering Division Chief, and conducts special studies received from a Deputy Director or the Director of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES).

Senior Transportation Engineer : Major Work Objectives FY23-FY24
  • Complete design concepts for the Seminary Road and North Beauregard Street Intersection Improvement Study to improve safety and multimodal accommodations and completion by Jan 2023. Coordinate with the City’s Neighborhood Planning Division to incorporate such design into the forthcoming amendment to the Alexandria West/ Beauregard Small Area Plan.
  • Work with the community to finalize a design concept for the Duke Street and West Taylor Run Parkway Intersection and Access Improvement Project by the end of 2022.
  • Manage the entire planning phase of capital projects including identification, securing grant funding, community engagement and concept design for several large-scale capital projects.
  • Lead effort to update and revise the City’s Transportation Planning Administrative Guidelines by coordinating with to the development community by January 2023.
  • Coordinate with the Smart Mobility Program to advance ITS and Adaptive Traffic Signal capital projects by Fall 2023
  • Within the first three months, complete Project Management trainings and implement techniques for capital projects.
  • Communicate with residents to respond to and address transportation concerns and inquiries through 311 services on an ongoing basis.
  • Within the first three months, take trainings and develop skills to utilize the StreetLight Data platform to analyze data and prepare reports on transportation trends.
  • Participate on Citywide team for reviewing new development proposals and represent T&ES interests for multimodal transportation engineering and traffic concerns through written and oral reports to City Council, Planning Commission, other boards and commissions.
  • Represents the City at Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation meetings and at regional transportation meetings and assumes the duties of the Division Chief in their absence;
Leadership Philosophy
Every T&ES employee is a leader and capable of assisting the department with turning the City’s mission, vision and values into a reality. The T&ES Leadership Philosophy is the department’s guide to fostering innovation and ensuring a successful workplace.

We are all leaders who create an environment that fosters engagement, collaboration, diversity, and decision making at all levels to achieve our mission by:
  • Investing in our people
  • Respecting the unique contributions of all
  • Sharing information in all directions
  • Encouraging opportunities for meaningful and challenging work
High Performance Organization
T&ES commits to building and sustaining a high-performance organization. This ensures a clear and consistent strategic direction. We continually focus on improving all aspects on internal and external operation. We also strive through workplace excellence and shared leadership to inspire staff to outstanding outcomes. Every job in the organization has elements of team leadership, management, and task accomplishment. HPO is team based.

What You Should Bring
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services and takes the initiative necessary to do so. You will bring your expertise on transportation engineering; multimodal design; project management; you will have a demonstrated ability to work with employees throughout the department and City of Alexandria; your personal mission and values align with those of the organization and can analyze, synthesize and make data-informed professional recommendations. You will deliver work products that meets the high standards of excellence determined by residents and visitors.
The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of civil engineering; ability to prepare engineering computations, estimates and designs, plans and specifications; ability to conduct engineering research work and write technical reports; ability to use engineering and CADD; ability to provide guidance and assistance to engineers, planners and subordinates; ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships will all people; ability physically to work out-of-doors under adverse conditions; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, relaying technical information in a non-technical way.

About the Department
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction, inspection and surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and refuse and recycling collection.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Bachelor's degree in civil Engineering or other related field and eight (8) years of experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess, or obtain within six months of employment, a license to practice as a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications

Project management experience with five years of professional engineering experience. Registered as a Professional Engineer in Virginia. Experience in one or more of the following areas; traffic engineering and traffic operations, ITS planning, Systems Engineering, ITS project management, transit priority systems, statistics, construction project management and working with State and Federal Grant projects.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks.