Civil Engineer V

City of Norfolk | Norfolk, VA

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Posted Date 5/02/2022

The City of Norfolk seeks a senior engineer to lead its Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O), including development and implementation of signal timing, and management of the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) infrastructure and services.  The TSM&O Manager collaborates regularly with traffic signal systems maintenance staff and other department engineers engaged in project development, design, and construction to ensure the successful incorporation of ATMS infrastructure.  The Civil Engineer V also performs planning and budgeting future signal systems.

Salary: $70,758.00 - $115,380.00 Annually

This year, major ATMS expansion projects culminate in a state-of-the art platform for its system of 316 traffic signals powered by ATC controllers using D4 software, KITS central traffic signal system software, a powerful digital video management system with 150 CCTV cameras covering most of the City’s arterials, with an Ethernet over outside-plant fiber optic network providing the communications.  Twenty traffic signals are integrated with Norfolk’s “Tide” LRT line, most as it traverses the downtown street network.   Approved funding is in place for additional major enhancement projects within five years.  A key component of continued development of the Norfolk street system and traffic signal operations will be increasing attention to improved safety and utility for all users.

Essential Functions

To fill this role, the selected candidate should be able to demonstrate technical capabilities in the following areas:

  • Understanding the concepts of traffic flow and driver behavior on urban street networks, particularly at signalized intersections.  Applying traffic signal operations and timing strategies, including the impacts of traffic signal coordination strategies. Based on the capability of analyzing alternative strategies/operations, create and implement signal timing patterns to best achieve desired outcomes.  Knowledge of MUTCD and other industry criteria related to traffic signal operations.   Use of Synchro software to support such efforts, including strengths and weaknesses, and practices to maximize the benefit of its use.
  • Knowledge of traffic signal controller firmware/software features and their programming – knowledge of D4 software is a plus.  Complex programming exists at several intersections and more is likely required in the future, including transit signal priority.
  • Knowledge of central signal systems software operations – knowledge of the KITS software platform is a plus.  Experience with using software features to monitor operations of the signal system, support timing development and implementation, manage and maintain signal timing data, detect and troubleshoot issues, and perform active traffic management for events and incidents.
  • Knowledge and understanding of traffic information system concepts, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Knowledge of traffic signal infrastructure and cabinets.  Knowledge of traffic signal and other vehicle monitoring/detection devices, and their appropriate uses.
  • Knowledge of rail and emergency-vehicle preemption, and transit signal priority, infrastructure and operations, preferably including an understanding of a centralized approach.
  • Knowledge of outside-plant fiber-optic cable network infrastructure.

To fill this role, the selected candidate should be able to demonstrate administrative capabilities in the following areas:

  • Staff supervision responsibilities, including hiring, performance monitoring, prioritization and assignment of tasks to achieve productivity.
  • Managing projects and contracts to meet schedules, budgets and ensure project objectives and contract obligations are met.
  • Developing funding applications for TSM&O projects.
  • Collaboration with other local, regional and state agencies to support the development of projects and services that benefit regional and City of Norfolk mobility and safety.


Professional Engineering Licensure and registration is required.

Experience and education:

Work requires a professional level of knowledge equivalent to that which is acquired in a master’s degree-level of study in engineering.

At least five years of work experience having similar engineering duties, and three years of supervisory experience.

Additional Information & Requirements

Vaccination Requirement: The City of Norfolk values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors.  In support of these values, if you are selected for a position, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.  If you are selected to join Team Norfolk, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption.

Signing Bonus: This position is eligible for a one-time $5,000 signing bonus for applications received on or after February 22, 2022 until June 30, 2022. The signing bonus will be paid in two (2) increments: $2,500 upon completion of 60 days of employment, and $2,500 upon completion of your probationary period. To receive the signing bonus, you must be an active employee in good standing.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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