Responsible for advanced level civil, traffic and transportation engineering work, including planning, reviewing and designing of traffic and transportation infrastructure to ensure safe and efficient movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout the City of Arvada in the most economical manner available. Supervises engineers, technicians and administrative staff. This responsibility includes advising on transportation policy; designing, maintaining and operating a safe traffic control system; coordinating transit service from RTD and evaluating new transit possibilities; seeking grant opportunities and receiving funding for city capital improvement projects.
Supervises the preparation of transportation planning and traffic studies.
Supervises and provides guidance on grant programs and applicable projects.
Evaluates technical information and provides recommendations to the engineering services manager, public works director, city manager, city council, and council-established committees for the establishment of city transportation policy.
Makes decisions related to the planning, design, and implementation of the city's capital infrastructure for streets, transit, and traffic operation systems.
Represents the city in decision-making roles with outside agencies in the planning, design and implementation of transportation infrastructure.
Manages consultant-led projects, which includes the consultant selection process, monitoring the appropriateness and quality of the deliverables, and overseeing the budget and schedule.
Designs and reviews engineering plans and studies related to transportation infrastructure.
Prepares, reviews, manages and supervises contracts for maintenance, design, environmental studies.
Supervises the preparation of preliminary budgets and reports on future capital improvement and capital maintenance projects for transit and transportation projects.
Proficient at setting goals and supervising multiple engineers, technicians and administrative staff.
Reports to the Public Works Director
Communicates and interacts with a variety of interests including but not limited to: elected officials, government and quasi-government representatives, districts, landholders, developers, citizens and others as needed to perform the duties and functions of the senior traffic engineer.
Supervises, reviews and prepares budgets and reports on capital improvement projects.
Assists in the development of the traffic engineering operating budget, oversees expenditures from those funds.
Recommends 5-year capital improvement program budget for transit and transportation improvements.
Makes recommendations for hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, and other personnel actions.
Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.
Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.
Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.
ESSENTIAL SUPERVISORY DUTIES
Develops and/or participates in the development of staff work plans, measures and tracks progress towards goals, prepares and conducts timely and constructive performance appraisals.
Schedules staff, assigns and supervises work, prioritizes programs and projects and effectively uses available resources to accomplish objectives.
Makes recommendations for hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, and other personnel actions as necessary.
Coaches, counsels and supports staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Consistently educates and advises staff on organizational rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Supports creative thinking and problem solving and encourages participatory decision making when appropriate.
Provides training and job enrichment opportunities and encourages professional growth and development.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Expert knowledge of principles and practices of traffic engineering and transportation planning, including standards, policies and technical issues.
Expert knowledge of public works practices and procedures, planning, and administration.
Strong experience in preparing and negotiating consultant, contractor and vendor contracts.
Strong ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.
Strong ability to exercise sound initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.
Strong ability to prioritize multiple and changing work requests while meeting the many needs of the customers / users.
Represents city/department/division on various city committees and outside organizations.
Other duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):
Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering or equivalent in related field and fifteen (15) years of experience in traffic/transportation engineering required with 9 years as a Professional Engineer (PE). Three (3) years supervisory or lead engineer experience required. Valid Colorado Professional Engineering License required (or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment). Must possess a valid driver's license (and ability to obtain a Colorado license within 6 months of employment).
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