Traffic Engineer

City of Lakeland | Lakeland, FL

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Posted Date 5/30/2024


$85,447.77 - $128,172.17 Annually

This position is a highly responsible supervisory-level engineering position. An employee in this class is responsible for the performance of difficult and complex engineering design, operation, and construction tasks associated with the planning and design of various traffic engineering projects. In this capacity, the employee will perform Project Manager duties for projects performed by in-house staff as well as those performed by outside consultants and engineers. Work includes the preparation, review, and acceptance of studies, reports, designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates for the project. The opportunity for independent judgment in planning the work and making technical decisions is required. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor and is evaluated upon completion. The direction will be exercised over lower-level engineers, technicians, and field personnel.

Prepares difficult and complex design drawings, construction plans, specifications, feasibility studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and bid documents for engineering projects.
Applies signature and Professional Engineer’s seal to design and construction plans prepared or supervised and assumes the responsibilities as Engineer of Record for the projects.
Supervises personnel in the various phases of project development.
Coordinates assigned functions and activities with other departments, divisions, agencies, developers, consultants, contractors, and the public.
Performs traffic engineering work by designing and operating various public works projects.
Prepares permit applications to governing agencies such as FDOT, SWFWMD, DEP, COE, and Polk County for transportation and traffic signal projects.
Signs, seals, and certifies as-built drawings for designed and permitted projects.
Supervises and directs traffic engineering design operation, development site plan review operation, Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program operation, and Vision Zero efforts.
Evaluates consultants’ qualifications and proposals for projects.
Provides representation at meetings and conferences to provide information and resolve problems.
Prepares recommendations for contract projects and establishes traffic engineering standards and criteria.
Communicates and meets with the public; investigates and evaluates requests or complaints relating to traffic operations, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), traffic signals, traffic calming, and roadway safety.
Supervises and reviews traffic signal plans developed by the division, FDOT, and private consultants.
Assists manager in planning Capital Improvement Plan projects, annual Budgeting, and maintaining the City’s Engineering Standards Manual for the Traffic Operations Division.
Prepares estimates to indicate budgetary requirements for operating, maintenance, and construction purposes.
Plans and recommends training for personnel supervised and conducts performance reviews.
Performs research, analysis, evaluation, and engineering calculations as needed for subjects and prepares reports and recommendations for the results of such research.
Uses computer-aided design software to review design drawings, provide edits, and perform calculations and analysis for engineering projects.
Performs studies on installed systems to determine proper performance and recommends changes to improve said performance.
Uses computer programs to perform calculations and analysis for engineering projects.
Coordinates outside contractors' personnel with other City personnel on construction projects managed by the Traffic Operations Division.
Participates in the City of Lakeland Development Review Team to ensure compliance with Florida Green Book, MUTCD, and City of Lakeland Engineering Manual Standards.
May be required to work alternate hours as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
Position is designated as Mission Critical.

Performs related work as required.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Civil Engineering.
Five (5) years of experience in related engineering work.
Must possess a Professional Engineer’s license issued by the state of Florida under Florida Statutes Chapter 471 at the time of appointment or ability to transfer an out-of-state license through reciprocity within three (3) months of employment.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Must maintain a valid telephone number.
Must complete required continuing education to maintain a Professional Engineer’s license issued by the State of Florida.
Membership in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) within six (6) months of employment.

Extensive knowledge of fundamental and applied engineering science, engineering principles, and practices applied in planning, analysis, and design as required for carrying out the design of civil engineering projects.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering.
Extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal standards, regulations, policies, and procedures for transportation design projects.
Extensive knowledge of specifications for transportation and traffic signal construction projects.
Extensive skill in the use of computer aided drafting software and in the use of mathematical formulas required in engineering work.
Extensive knowledge of specific systems related to engineering areas of responsibility.
Extensive knowledge of statistical principles, applications, and sampling techniques for data collection, interpolation, and evaluation for planning and reporting.
Skill in making complex engineering computations and in designing difficult engineering projects.
Skill in verbal and written communication in presenting engineering projects.
Ability to prepare, interpret, and review for acceptance engineering plans, specifications, and reports.
Ability to conduct engineering research, write technical reports, and give reliable advice on complex engineering problems.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the general public.
Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate engineers and technicians.
Ability to direct project development and coordinate design and construction activities.

Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time, exerting up to ten (10) pounds of force regularly, and routine keyboard operations.
The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards.
The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.


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