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CIP & Transportation Engineer

at City of Maricopa

Pay: $93,507 to $137,016/year
$93507 - $137016
Posted: 12/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2625938
Keywords: survey, engineer

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Summary

Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) & Transportation Engineer focus is on the design, construction and maintenance of transport systems and other City CIP Projects.  Maintain advanced level of education, training, and/or experience in their field.  Individual will be expected to work independently on assigned advanced projects, including controversial and/or city-wide projects, as well as represent the City on various local and/or regional committees. Individual will participate in meetings to express city policies regarding development and transportation related issues, provide staff liaison support to various boards and commissions, and identify and initiate projects and processes. Individual will be available to assist the Public Services Department on other projects outside the scope of the transportation lens.

The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status.  Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for performing a wide variety of engineering and planning duties associated with the planning, development, design, review, inspection, construction, implementation, operation and monitoring of multi-modal transportation systems, new development and future initiatives. Responsible for monitoring transportation related needs and services such as bus service, rail service, walking and biking trails and connections and reviewing and approving development plans. The primary responsibilities of this position are applying analytical planning concepts and transportation planning / engineering principles to assigned projects.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starting and confident individual with a passion for public service and community. 
  • Well-developed leadership abilities and management skills that are based upon consensus building, visioning and problem solving.
  • Excellent communicator with a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills who can maintain exceptional customer service.
  • Provides leadership and coordination of the Infrastructure Systems Division within Public Services assuring that objectives and standards meet City goals and directs the coordination with Federal, State and regional organizations.
  • Evaluates City's needs and capital improvement plans and prioritizes operational and strategic plans as well as resource requirements.
  • Defines required results, develops solutions, determine scope and priorities of programs and projects.
  • Directs projects, assuring that project deliverables meet cost and quality requirements.
  • Reviews and approves contracts and plan specifications, reviews technical and analytical reports, makes technical estimates regarding projects, contracts and regulatory issues.
  • Develops and reviews engineering design, criteria and project delivery for CIP Projects, CIP tracking systems including project scopes, budgets, schedules and expenditures with variance explanations.
  • Responsible for performing a wide variety of engineering and planning duties associated with the planning, development, design, review, inspection, construction, implementation, operation and monitoring of multi-modal transportation systems, new development and future initiatives.
  • Applies analytical planning concepts and transportation planning / engineering principles to assigned projects.
  • Manage the planning, design, implementation and operation of multi-modal transportation systems, services and programs that are responsive to the public and employ industry standard best practices.
  • Maintain an overall awareness of transportation goals, concerns and projects to recognize compatible or overlapping issues; determine the most efficient action and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Act as project engineer on street, transportation, and pavement projects of varying sizes. This may entail engineering calculations; reviewing and commenting on design and construction drawings, preparing documents and professional service agreements; representing the City during construction; directing contractors, City construction personnel, inspectors and survey crews to ensure that projects are completed according to City plans and specifications.
  • Review proposed traffic/transportation plans including, annexations and subdivision designs and site plans for compliance with City codes, standards and specifications, represent Public Works/Services throughout the process. Represent Public Works/Services in public forums, various negotiations and in resident meetings.
  • Prepare or assist in preparation of correspondence, City Council memoranda and special reports as assigned; maintain records, files and maps.
  • Write grant applications and seek innovative funding alternatives.
  • Analyze, or work with consultants to analyze traffic signals and corridor optimization.
  • Create and foster partnerships among other transportation related agencies and community groups. Develop partnerships to implement coordinated and mutually beneficial transportation projects and programs. Potential partners include but are not limited to, the Highway User Revenue Fund (H.U.R.F.), Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), Pinal County Department of Transportation, and neighboring communities.
  • Work directly with Public Works/Services; Director, CIP Project Manager, Streets Manager, Facility Manager, on all short and long term City CIP Projects.
  • Perform related work as required and assigned.
  • Evaluate plans and proposals drafted by other engineers and make changes if necessary
  • Analysis of schematics and engineering data, offering recommendations for traffic and driving policies, designing transit means and analyzing the effects of transit on urban areas.
  • May oversee plans with contractors and calculate the overall costs for a project.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities.
  • Investigates roadway material failures and recommends solutions.
  • Assists in recommending major maintenance and betterment programs to the staff.
  • Assist with Developing and monitoring CIP budgets.
  • Drives to maintenance offices to perform site visits and monitor maintenance programs and operations.
  • Assist as needed on in-house projects.
  • Serves as technical advisor on traffic engineering and transportation related matters.
  • Confers with engineers, architects, developers, citizen groups, and other public agencies to acquire and provide information.
  • Prepares, supervises, and analyzes traffic and transportation surveys and studies, and recommends revisions to traffic codes and traffic control devices.
  • Management of CIP projects and transportation planning projects.
  • Supervises a diverse traffic engineering program involved in investigation of citizen requests, safety analysis, traffic data collection, and geometric design.
  • Participates in the preparation, revision, updating, and distribution of department standards, details, and specification.
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
  • Provide professional services as needed for other CIP and City projects.
  • Plans, directs, monitors, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field.  Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, or closely related field. 
  • Six (6) years of prior experience at a city or county level working in the field of traffic operations and management.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a municipal or government setting.

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for evaluation at the discretion of city management.

Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties

Knowledge of:

  • Theory, principles, and practices of traffic engineering, planning, modeling, and operations Research and statistical methods and procedures applied to transportation planning
  • Federal, State, and Local guidelines and regulations related to transportation programs
  • Principles and practices of modern supervisory practices
  • Negotiation, conflict management, and consensus building techniques
  • Municipal government, budget development and administration
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Sufficient level of understanding in the areas of traffic engineering, traffic data collection and analysis, traffic management, civil engineering projects
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering, transportation planning materials, methods and techniques used in design, construction, and maintenance of projects, and professional standards and specifications related to community transportation planning.
  •  National, state and local codes and specifications
  • Methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in intermodal transportation engineering construction and maintenance work
  • Highway maintenance concepts, methods, policies and requirements
  • Preventive maintenance methods and procedures, including maintenance agreements and maintenance contract inspection procedures
  • Pavement maintenance
  • Coordinating labor, materials and equipment
  • Prioritizing and organizing work assignments
  • Planning methods, techniques and strategies
 Skill in:
  • Making engineering computations, estimates, designs, and in preparing plans and specifications.
  • Applying engineering and /or planning principles to solve problems
  • Able to analyze data, make difficult calculations and preparing complex reports, presentations and plans.
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Strong negotiation and consensus building skills.
  • Familiarity with computers including database and spreadsheet software.
Ability to:
  • Operate office instruments and personal computers; in analyzing data, making difficult calculations, preparing complex reports, presentations and plans utilizing program applications appropriate to assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal, organizational, analytical, strong negotiation and consensus building skills.
  • Sign and seal engineering plans and documents
  • Develop and monitor a project budget for design and construction projects
  • Make decisions regarding project priorities, cost alternatives and value added engineering
  • Perform research, analyze findings, prepare and present reports to City management and various city departments
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public
  • Handle transportation, transportation planning projects and Capital Improvement Projects which may involve politically sensitive or controversial issues.

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