The Senior Traffic Engineer is part of a dedicated, talented, and innovative team with responsibility to promote mobility and livability in the City of Coral Gables. This position includes technical traffic engineering review, analysis and design, and project and program management. The Senior Traffic Engineer reports to and receives general direction from the Assistant Public Works Director for Sustainable Public Infrastructure.
Provides support to the Assistant Public Works Director for the City's Comprehensive multi modal transportation planning and traffic engineering functions.
Prepares specialized traffic engineering studies and reports including high accident location analysis, traffic conditions in neighborhoods and around schools; performs special assignments on engineering problems, as necessary, prepares specific studies and reports for City Commission and community presentations.
Administers the City's Traffic Impact Study program,
Works collaboratively with neighborhood and community groups to develop traffic solutions that help to enhance the quality of life of throughout the City.
Provides responsive high level customer service on sensitive traffic problems and neighborhood concerns; receives, reviews and investigates requests for traffic mitigation in neighborhoods, including signage requests, speed limit adjustments, and traffic safety devices; coordinates traffic studies, analyzes findings, and prepares reports; provides recommendations; develops educational programs and follows-up on all efforts with the community.
Provides project management and delivery of design projects.
Requests, processes and approves technical proposals from consultants;
Administers and reviews outside consultant contracts for design and project development and in-house projects for Public Works in accordance with traffic engineering principles and Public Works policies.
Assists in the creation of project scopes for various projects involving traffic impact.
Plans, designs, and prepares traffic control construction plans and specifications in compliance with Public Works standards and best industry practices. Reviews and revises traffic project "front end" documents for bidding purposes.
Assists in the development of design concepts, preparation of drawings/schematics, specifications, bidding documents, contracts, and cost estimates for Public Works projects with traffic components; Serves as project manager/administrator on traffic related Public Works projects as assigned.
Analyzes the technical aspects, anticipated impact, and feasibility of proposed traffic related projects.
Assists in the supervision and coordination of work for drafting and engineering staff, as necessary.
Assists with the preparation of City Commission recommendations, ordinances, and resolutions for Public Works items related to traffic.
Assists in the preparation of relevant components of the Public Works budget.
Participates on the City's Hurricane Damage Assessment Team to help facilitate in recovery efforts following a natural disaster.
Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions; all safety rules which includes wearing and using all appropriate safety equipment.
Assists with the preparation and processing of grant applications.
Develops and reviews Maintenance of Traffic Plans.
Reviews police reports to identify traffic safety issues and proposes countermeasures.
Provides traffic engineering review of development projects.
Processes and approves invoices
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
Professional engineering license in the state of Florida within 6 months of hire or a transportation planning certification.
Seven (7) years of progressive experience in the planning, design and construction of public sector projects, including at least three (3) years with specific transportation planning and or /traffic engineering experience.
A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Valid Driver's License.
About City of Coral Gables
The City of Coral Gables, Florida, The City Beautiful, a progressive, international, coastal and historic City is seeking a highly qualified professional who is inspired by interesting challenges of an established, but dynamic community. The City has a population of 51,000 residents, has a vibrant downtown and is home to the University of Miami. It is proud to be ranked by Forbes.com ninth out of America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well and America's sixth most successful walk able suburb by the Wall Street Journal.