The Carson City Public Works Department is seeking a Traffic Engineer to join the team and perform the following duties:
Participates in planning and directing traffic engineering and transportation activities; conducts a variety of technical engineering studies; reviews transportation planning studies; analyzes and prepares traffic impact studies.
Interacts with the general public and other organizations to investigate and resolve various traffic issues; responds to citizen requests and complaints; prepares, reviews, and makes recommendations on various traffic issues taken to the Transportation Manager.
Prepares and reviews plans, specifications and estimates for traffic engineering contracts; reviews subdivision and development plans; prepares, develops, and maintains traffic signal timing and system coordination plans.
Performs a variety of traffic engineering studies involving the use of computer programs and models; assists in the solution of difficult problems; participates in the selection of outside consulting firms; coordinates and directs the work of outside professional engineering consultants on City projects; prepares Requests for Proposals for various traffic engineering tasks.
Provides construction project coordination and management of construction/ development and renovation projects of varying degrees of complexity.
Performs designs based on goals, objectives and specifications of projects.
Visits construction/renovation sites as required; conducts site inspections.
Confers with developers, engineers, architects, contractors, property owners and others to explain codes, regulations and procedures.
Coordinates all utility installations with contractors, architects, engineers, and utility companies.
Coordinates inspections as required of all aspects of the construction process; interpreting, explaining and enforcing regulations, ordinances, and policies to contractors' construction superintendent; approving minor change orders and discussing major change orders with the City Engineer.
Provides cost estimates and bids; bids out the job; selects, negotiates contracts and works with the design consultants and contractors; serves as the primary contact with the Contractor.
Reviews plans, maps, job specifications, material testing lab reports, contracts, and other documents to ensure conformance with federal, State, City and industry codes and regulations.
Interprets, explains and enforces regulations, ordinances and policies to developers, contractors, representatives of other agencies and the public; confers with engineers and building inspection staff regarding possible changes to plans and problem resolution.
Traffic modeling and capacity analysis using HCS and/or Synchro software.
Assist with roadway, crosswalks, and bicycle facility design and the preparation of Intersection Design Studies.
Conduct traffic control warrant analyses.
Prepares daily progress notes on each project. Identifies needed changes to construction plans and details; evaluates alternatives and makes effective recommendations.
Reviews proposals for changes to contracts; negotiates rates with contractor for changes; recommends acceptance/rejection based on value negotiation.
Drives a motor vehicle to attend meetings and visit various work sites.
Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with elected officials, public, contractors, and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:
Valid driver's license
Current Nevada Professional Engineer licensure, or ability to obtain within six months from date of appointment.
Required Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of:
Engineering objectives, principles, procedures, standards, and practices.
Statistical analysis and mathematical concepts related to the traffic/transportation engineering process.
Terminology, symbols, methods, techniques and instruments used in engineering graphics and drafting.
Theory, principles, and practices of civil and traffic engineering and design.
Familiarity with MUTCD, HCM, AASHTO, ITE guidelines, and ADA Accessibility.
Principles and practices of materials and soils analysis and grading. Computer applications related to the work.
Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials.
Record keeping principles and practices.
Safety principles and practices related to the work.
Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
Project design and management principles and techniques.
Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility, in person or over the telephone, where relations may be confrontational or strained.
Researching, analyzing, and summarizing engineering data both manually and with computer applications.
Interpreting maps, plans and specifications, graphs and statistical data.
Making complex engineering calculations quickly and accurately.
Preparing clear, concise and complete technical documents, reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Exercising sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Understanding and applying federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards pertaining to engineering and construction.
Representing the City effectively in meetings with developers, contractors, representatives of business, community and professional groups and the public.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Under General Supervision - Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time and/or negotiate construction sites and rough terrain; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; exposure to traffic conditions and external environment when traveling from one office to another.
About Carson City
Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274. The city limits extend west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Carson City's semi-desert climate makes outdoor activities enjoyable for residents and visitors year round. With an average of over 265 days of sunshine per year, the pleasant, semi-desert climate is hard to beat! During the summer months, high temperatures average around 90 F; during the winter, around 45 F. Average annual rainfall is approximately 11 inches, and average annual snowfall is 22 inches. Carson City Public Works is made up of many divisions, including the Operations divisions of Streets, Water, Sewer, Storm Water, Wastewater, Environmental and Landfill. It also includes the Engineering Division which oversees all Capital Projects; the Transportation Division, which includes RTC, JAC, and CAMPO; and the Utility Billing Division.