Traffic Engineer

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Engineering Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $70,732.00 - $106,805.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

Under direction of the Senior Traffic Engineer, the Licensed Traffic Engineer is responsible for designing, operating, analyzing, and updating traffic control devices and traffic signal systems; reviewing construction plans including traffic signal design, sign and marking plans for compliance to TMUTCD and city standards and policies; develops, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of signal timing plans and the signal network; Responds to citizens concerning various traffic related issues and complaints; design, review, and approve traffic control plans; Perform other related work as required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of signal timing plans and the signal network.
  • Coordinates with other city departments in reviewing the transportation related elements of engineering plans for correctness and compliance to city, state, and federal policies, ordinances, procedures, and TMUTCD standards.
  • Responds to citizens, and city staff concerning various traffic related issues and complaints.
  • Issues work orders to traffic maintenance staff for the installation of traffic signs, pavement markings, and modification/construction of traffic signals.
  • Design, review, and approve traffic control plans

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering required from a University with an engineering program accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology. Professional Engineer registered in Texas, or has the ability to acquire such registration within six months of hire date.
  • Minimum of four years of progressively responsible traffic and transportation engineering experience required, preferably with a municipality, county or state government. Must understand and be able to develop and implement signal timing plans for progressive traffic movement using signal system hardware and software. Must have ability to work effectively independently, with ability to carry on a project from inception to conclusion and produce results within deadlines. Must display good decision-making ability.
  • Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and a Professional Engineer License Required
  • Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.
  • Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables.
  • Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
  • The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed periodically.
  • Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units).
  • Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.
  • Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables. City-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended.
  • Decisions regarding establishment of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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Job Address

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