Senior Transportation Engineer

  • City of Concord, CA
  • Concord, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $124,488.00 - $171,163.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Characteristics


The Public Works Department of the City of Concord is seeking an experienced Transportation professional to serve as the new Senior Transportation Engineer. This position is open until filled and may close at any time. The first round of applications will be reviewed the week of June 26, 2023.

The Public Works Department:

The Public Works Department strives to develop and provide a variety of customer driven maintenance services and programs to protect the City’s investment of infrastructure and public facilities and ensure the health and safety of Concord’s community in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

The Department is comprised of 89 full time staff across five divisions: Administration, Facilities Maintenance, Infrastructure Maintenance, Transportation and Parks Services. The Transportation Division has a team of 6 full time staff dedicated to Transporation Engineering, Transportation Planning and Signal/Streetlight Maintenance. The division as a whole performs a wide range of functions including but not limited to:
Reviewing traffic studies for current development Reviewing and providing input in current CIP projectsConducting traffic operations analysis including signal timingPerforming traffic safety analysis and presenting recommendationsUpdating various long range transportation plans and studiesImplementing transportation technology projects Pursuing federal, state, regional and local grant funding Supervising signals and streetlights maintenance What you will be doing in this role:
The Senior Transportation Engineer supervises major, large scale transportation engineering projects for the Transportation Division. The incumbent will be responsible to manage and prepare various transportation studies and programs, review new development applications and assess impacts on the transportation system and make recommendations on signal timing and other operational improvements for the City's 150 signalized intersections.

In addition to the work specific to traffic operations and safety, the Senior Transportation Engineer will keep apprised of new transportation technology, prepare grant applications and make public presentations on traffic and transportation issues to citizens, City Council and the Planning Commission. This position receives direction from the Deputy Director of Public Works Transportation and may supervise and direct the work of Traffic Signal Technicians and on-call consultants.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Is registered as a Traffic Engineer or Civil Engineer by the State of California
  • Is passionate about transportation and has strong experience in transportation programs
  • Has strong customer service skills and enjoys interacting with the public
  • Is able to prioritize workload and multitask with multiple interruptions
  • Embraces, promotes and is guided by the City's Mission, Vision and Values
What we offer:
The City of Concord offers the opportunity to take part in a collaborative and exciting work experience, where you can grow in your career while working alongside the community to make Concord a city of the highest quality. The City is an employer that invests in its employees’ professional and personal development, values work-life balance, is dedicated to employee wellness and provides numerous benefit and retirement options, to include the following:
  • A variety of health care plans or a cash-in-lieu benefit if waiving coverage
  • City-paid dental insurance; vision insurance (City-paid for select employee groups)
  • Vacation with tiered accrual increases, sick leave and 11 paid holidays per year
  • Option for alternative work schedules
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • A wellness program that offers yoga and fitness classes, annual health expos, health and nutrition education, as well a variety of mental health resources
  • Both 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans, including an employer-paid contribution for management
  • Participation in CalPERS pension
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare, dependent care and commuting costs
  • Life and disability insurance
*Salary is negotiable within the advertised range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found at .

The Community:
Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Diablo, Concord is a major East Bay community located 29 miles east of San Francisco and 58 miles north of San Jose. With a population of almost 130,000 residents occupying an area of 31 square miles, Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County. The City’s central location offers easy access to the entire Bay Area including Oakland, San Francisco, and the Silicon Valley.

Concord has much to offer; its local lifestyle reflects a careful blending of the City’s early California heritage, along with modern planned development. It is a harmonious community of quiet neighborhoods, an excellent park system, convenient shopping centers, large preserves of open space, a state-of-the-art hospital, and a wide variety of restaurants. Additionally, diverse public and private educational opportunities for students of all ages are available in Concord.

Concord residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters. The ideal weather and natural beauty of Concord make the area ideal for visitors and locals seeking active outdoor activities. In Concord, where “Families Come First,” one is never far from a park or an open green space for active play or just relaxing. Todos Santos Plaza, the heart of downtown Concord, features a year-round Farmer’s Market, several seasonal and community celebrations, as well as serving as a wonderful outdoor space for all to enjoy.


1. Submit a completed City of Concord employment application and the required supplemental question responses online at . This position is open until filled and may close at any time. The first round of applications will be reviewed the week of June 26, 2023.

2. All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, and only those candidates demonstrating the strongest desired qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a panel interview and then a department interview. If you are selected to participate in the interview process and are unavailable, we regret that we will not be able to reschedule you.

Conviction History:
If you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City of Concord.

Examples of duties include, but are not limited to
Independently plans, studies, analyzes, interprets, and solves complex traffic conditions; evaluates statistical and physical data, such as that pertaining to traffic flow and volume, circulation patterns, roadway capacity, feasibility of improvements, projected traffic loads, parking facilities, and traffic aspects of land use plans. Uses involved traffic engineering principles, devises new techniques and approaches and applies existing criteria, and draws conclusions from comparative data in developing new and innovative solutions to traffic safety and congestion.Directs and performs investigations of complaints and analyses of traffic accident reports and hazards; conducts experiments with alternative plans including modifications in signal or control devices and traffic direction and speed; evaluates results and makes appropriate recommendations.Frequent intra-organizational, inter-organizational, and citizen group contacts. May represent the City and provide consultative expertise in traffic matters such as accident prevention, speed control, transit routes and stops, equipment alternatives, and public information. Participates in the development of solutions to multiple jurisdiction traffic problems in boundary regions.Works closely with various City work units including Planning, Redevelopment, City Attorney, City Manager, and members of the Planning Commission and City Council in special studies which involve transportation and traffic issues. Assists in developing recommendations for changes to City ordinances and regulations pertaining to traffic issues.Prepares plans and specifications for traffic channelization and the placement of traffic signs, signals, or other control devices; reviews bids for contractor installation of traffic control devices; acts as project leader supervising work performed by outside contractors. Reviews plans and reports submitted by outside consultants related to traffic system design issues.Reviews traffic signal system design including communications, timing plans, controller functions and interconnect system design; and performs signal operations analysis using signal optimization software such as SYNCHRO, SIMTRAFFIC, VISSIM, HCS, for the analysis of traffic operations,Plans and performs transportation activities, such as preparing and reviewing plan lines; grant applications; street improvement programs; freeway access studies; environmental impact reports; general plans for streets, pedestrians, and bicycles; Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Study; and transportation system management programs.Supervises professional, technical, maintenance, and administrative personnel in transportation and traffic engineering activities. Determines priorities and work sequences necessary to achieve objectives and, through lead workers, assigns technical and/or field personnel in accordance with priority and need. Applies City and department policies and regulations pertaining to the work, the work group, and individual subordinates; prepares and/or reviews work appraisals and discusses performance evaluations; initiates official disciplinary action; and identifies and/or resolves subordinate complaints.Performs other related administrative duties such as preparing work requests, initiating purchase orders, and processing and maintaining records.Promotes the City's Mission to make Concord a city of the highest quality by providing responsive, cost-effective, and innovative government services; understands and subscribes to the Vision and Values Statement adopted by the City.Performs other work as assigned. To view the full class specification for the position of Transportation Program Manager II (Working Title: Senior Transportation Engineer), please click HERE .


Knowledge and Abilities
Requires knowledge of advanced principles, theories, concepts and practices of traffic engineering and transportation planning, including street and highway design; of the laws and regulations relating to traffic engineering; of computer control traffic systems; of equipment and materials used in street construction and traffic control; of environmental laws and regulations; of the technical literature, research studies, and current developments in the field of traffic engineering and transportation planning; and of supervision and training.

Requires the ability to effectively apply engineering principles; prepare and present clear and concise written and verbal reports and the ability to deal effectively with engineers, developers, contractors, property owners and the general public; to plan, perform, and coordinate professional and technical traffic engineering studies, research projects, and surveys; to analyze traffic problems and develop effective alternatives for their solution; to prepare comprehensive technical reports with detailed illustrations, plans, and specifications.

Education and Experience

Education: A Bachelor's Degree in a related Engineering curriculum such as civil engineering with an emphasis on transportation engineering.

Experience: Six years of employment in the transportation engineering profession.


Education: A Master's Degree in a related Engineering curriculum such as civil engineering with an emphasis on transportation engineering.

Experience: Four years of employment in the transportation engineering profession.


Registration as a Traffic Engineer or Civil Engineer by the California State Board of Registration is required.

A valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

EEO/ADA: The City of Concord is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, please contact Human Resources at 925-671-3308 or prior to the final filing date.

The City of Concord takes pride in offering a generous benefits program that provides flexibility for the diverse and changing needs of our qualifying employees.

For a complete overview, click here .
Below is a brief listing of what the City offers:
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Pre-tax Savings Benefits
  • Retiree Medical (3 levels based on date of hire)
  • Retirement Program
  • Short-term Disability*and Long-term Disability
  • Social Security/Medicare
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
*Not available for sworn personnel.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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