Associate Engineer, Traffic & Transportation (CIP)

City of Carlsbad | Carlsbad, CA

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Posted Date 12/05/2018

Carlsbad - The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 110,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.

The Department: The Public Works Department is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent quality of life. The department includes a variety of Divisions including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Utilities and Transportation. More than 173 full time staff support the Department which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program appropriation of $260 million.

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Associate Traffic Engineer:

Under general direction, perform professional civil engineering work in the design and construction of streets, sidewalks, traffic control devices and other public capital projects with a focus on traffic and mobility infrastructure. Supervise and coordinate work related to transportation projects and do related work as assigned.

Associate Transportation Engineer (CIP):

Perform professional civil and transportation engineering work, alone and under the direction of a Registered Civil Engineer in the planning, design and construction of transportation and storm water facilities associated with the City's Capital Improvement Program.


Associate Traffic Engineer:

Typical duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to
 Evaluate and make recommendations on traffic-related matters and traffic control device requests from internal and external shareholders. Investigate and respond to requests from the public.
 Review and approve temporary traffic control plans for construction and for city special events.
 Implement and manage the city's traffic calming program otherwise known as the Carlsbad Residential Traffic Management Program.
 Analyze and interpret traffic data including traffic counts, speed measurements and collision records.
 Use computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD) to prepare detailed drawings, plans and work orders.
 Complete or supervise the design of traffic signals, signing/striping, temporary traffic control and other transportation improvement plans.
 Propose, develop and implement infrastructure improvements for non-motorized travelers such as bicyclists and pedestrians.
 Review plans, maps, specifications, estimates, and other work for accuracy, presentation, and conduct inspection as appropriate to assure conformance with established practices, laws, policies and ordinances.
 Supervise and coordinate project management activities in technical areas assigned, including using standard practices of project and program management. Develop detailed project schedules and manage execution of projects to be delivered on time and within budget.
 Work with and manage external consultants. Coordinate project scope and design with outside consultants.
 Prepare professional services agreement, contracts and contact documents related to the execution of city capital projects. Review and approve invoices related to projects assigned.
 Participate in the development of standard engineering specifications, criteria, practices and policy/procedure statements. Provide technical advice to field operations, other city departments and the general public in the interpretation of traffic-related city ordinances, policies, regulations and practices.
 Perform field inspection of project sites and collect any data required for analysis and study.
 Prepare and present staff reports to the Traffic Safety Commission and City Council.
 Represent the City in the community and at professional meetings as required.

Associate Transportation Engineer:

Typical duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to:
 Generating technical specifications, engineer's estimates, special engineering studies, and other contract documents.
 Reviewing and evaluating plans, specifications and studies of consulting engineers and private developments for moderately complex public or private development projects for conformance with the City, Federal, State and Regional regulations and codes
 Interacting and engaging with the public, developers and engineers while implementing important capital improvement program projects.
 Coordinating the preparation and review of various work products such as preliminary and final plans, specification and cost estimates as well as the associated engineering, planning and environmental technical studies for CIP projects.
 Preparing Requests for Proposals and/or Request for Qualifications for services such as design, surveying, and material and soil testing; and administers work of consultants effectively monitoring costs and deadlines.
 Verifying and maintaining appropriate records and files and performing a variety of computer and tracking support functions.
 Preparing grant applications and invoices, funding paperwork and other documents.
 Preparing and submitting applications and secure permits for various projects and tasks including those required from the State of California Department of Transportation, County of San Diego, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Coastal Commission and other regulatory agencies.
 Preparing City Council and Subcommittee staff reports/agenda items, making presentations on public works matters, and attending meetings as required.
 Determining the appropriate project approach, scheduling, costing and resource management in accordance with policies and goals applicable to the project.
 Assisting in the preparation and administration of operational budgetary and annual Capital Improvement Budget Report.
 Representing the City in the community and at professional meetings.
 Coordinating engineering related activities with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities are located in the attached KSA matrix.

Principles, practice and methods of traffic engineering.

Methods of preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports and recommendations relating to engineering projects.

Applicable federal, state and local codes, design standards, laws and recommendations relating to engineering projects, including but not limited to, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the California Highway Design Manual, the California Vehicle Code, and the Carlsbad Municipal Code.

The City's Mission and Vision, the Organizational and Community Values and how your position supports those goals.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities are located in the attached KSA matrix.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would include educational training equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, including or supplemented by courses in drafting, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and some related experience.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a closely related field, preferred.

"Engineer in Training Certificate" required.

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience required for the Associate Engineer position.

A master's degree in engineering or a related field may be substituted for work experience

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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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