Assists in the design and operation of transportation infrastructure while regularly coordinating with the Public Works Street division. Manages capital transportation projects, provides development review input, and assists the engineering division management.
Oversees the design of street improvement, intersection safety, and bicycle and pedestrian facility projects.
Investigates and answers questions on matters related to transportation and capital projects. This includes response to traffic inquiries, traffic calming requests, signal timing and operation, and identification of work order opportunities (e.g., signing and striping) to enhance the operation and safety of existing facilities.
Provides engineering support to the Public Works Street division as it relates to their asset management plan (e.g., pavement, sidewalk, guardrail, etc.) and day to day operations.
Leads the development of an annual high crash location report and tour to identify opportunities to improve safety throughout the City.
Manages consultant service contracts for the design of transportation projects. Reviews their work and assists in coordinating input from City departments and project stakeholders.
Provides technical support and guidance to planning staff through site plan review, and assistance in the review and approval of grading permits.
Ensures project designs are consistent with applicable engineering principles, guidelines, and standards; address public safety; and reflect adopted City and MPO policies and guidelines.
Attends meetings, as needed, to discuss transportation projects with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission, Board of Public Works, Redevelopment Commission, Traffic Commission, MPO committees, and other boards or commissions as needed.
Manages staff within the Transportation and Traffic Engineering Services division as directed by the Transportation and Traffic Engineer.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE - Minimum knowledge equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Thorough knowledge and ability to utilize accepted transportation engineering principles and practices. Familiarity with intelligent transportation systems, traffic signal operation and equipment, and work zone traffic safety is preferred. Experience with asset management software beneficial.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Understanding and experience in the utilization of traffic simulation programs and ability to utilize AutoCAD with Civil Engineering applications for project design. Ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Creative Suite, and GIS software. Ability to effectively communicate with citizens, community leaders, and City, State, and Federal officials during varied situations and circumstances.
A Professional Engineering License is desired. Certification as an Engineer in Training is required. Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Employee in Responsible Charge (ERC) certification or the ability to receive such certification within one year. Related certifications through the International Municipal Signals Association (I.M.S.A.) or the ability to receive such certifications within one year is desired.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent local government benefits.