The City of Tualatin is excited to announce the recruitment of a new position, Principal Transportation Engineer. The position is designed to assist the City by facilitating our transportation plan in a manner that creates the best possible commute options within the City.
The successful candidate will perform professional transportation engineering duties under the director of the Public Works Director. This position has overall engineering responsibility for programming, designing, bidding, and constructing transportation projects in Tualatin.
The Principal Transportation Engineer advises and supports engineering staff, managers, general contractors, and others involved in the transportation projects. In addition, he or she will serve as the primary liaison to other jurisdictions on matters pertaining to transportation. Leadership and independence of action are important since this position has overall responsibility for ensuring that all contractual obligations, ordinances, legal requirements, safety procedures, budgets and policies related to transportation projects are met and administered as approved by the authorities, and the City Council.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Serves as the principal transportation engineer performing professional engineering functions required by law and City ordinances and codes.
Prepares and reviews plans, technical engineering reports and other documents relating to transportation projects. Coordinates with City Engineer, Public Works Director, the Community Development Director, and staff on near-term and long-range transportation projects.
Provides input into plan-check process for transportation improvements related to private developments within the City. Works with development staff to determine the scope of Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) and to review TIA's on the City's behalf.
Oversees overall implementation of transportation projects, including review designs prepared by staff and consultants, analyzing project workflow, monitoring quality assurance, and verifying that transportation projects meet the needs of the City. Ensures that contractual obligations, ordinances, safety procedures, budgets and policies related to Transportation project are met.
Confers with staff, officials, contractors, and other involved in major transportation projects; assists in setting project budgets and schedules; interviews and helps to select consultants and contractors; conducts feasibility studies and makes recommendations on project requirements, options and costs; and oversees preparation of consultant and professional services bid packages and contracts for transportation projects.
Prepares and presents written and oral reports related to transportation operations and works closely with transportation officials from Washington County, Clackamas County, Oregon Department of Transportation, TriM09et, Metro and other jurisdictions related to transportation.
By telephone, in written documents, or in person confers, coordinates, and explains various projects, procedures and ordinances to developers, private citizens and governmental agencies to aid in the satisfactory completion of transportation projects.
Confers with and makes recommendations to the Public Works Director and the City Engineer.
Coordinates work with other departments in the City as well as other governmental agencies that may be concerned or affected by various transportation projects.
Attends City Council and Development Commission meetings and presents Transportation issues and recommendations for discussion and consideration. May make presentation on transportation projects to the authorities, City Councils, and other public agencies, committees, or advisory groups.
Represents City at various outside agency hearings and meetings.
Drives to job sites, city facilities, vendors, training programs, and meetings as necessary.
Additional Salary Information: Position comes complete with a generous benefit package including health, disability and life insurance, paid vacation and holidays.
Internal Number: 2018-00032
About City of Tualatin
The City of Tualatin, population 27,000, is a dynamic, vibrant community ideally located just 12 miles south of Portland and 30 miles north of Salem, the state capitol. Situated at the intersection of Interstate highways 5 and 205, Tualatin is a short distance to adventure: skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on majestic Mt. Hood in the Cascade Mountain Range; family-friendly summer water activities on the central Oregon Coast; national-level wind-surfing or parasailing on the mighty Columbia River, while enjoying the striking natural beauty of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge National Recreation Area. Tualatin is a bicycle friendly community with bike lanes throughout the City and access to the regional cycling route network and weekly group rides that start at Community Park.
Tualatin’s population is well-educated, diverse, and involved in community and school activities. There are excellent educational opportunities available to residents through the Tigard-Tualatin School District and numerous colleges and universities within easy commuting distance. Residents take great pride in and appreciate the amenities such as award-winning parks, unique shopping and dining establi...shments and a low tax rate.
The city features a balance of high-quality residential areas, along with multiple commercial and industrial zones. Tualatin is a mid-sized city with a big city attitude and spirit. Tualatin is one of Oregon’s most livable cities; a 25-year Tree City USA, it has an extraordinary landscape, painted with charm, opportunity, and accessibility. The center of downtown is anchored by a public/private plaza project, Tualatin Commons, which consists of mixed-use buildings surrounding a three-acre public lake.