The City of Boulder, internationally renowned for its innovative multi-modal transportation system, is seeking a Bold and Creative person to serve as the City's Transportation Operations Engineer. This is a unique opportunity for a transportation professional seeking a job opportunity in public service for a community which prides itself on a safe, multi-modal approach to transportation and mobility. Boulder is truly one of the most interesting and challenging communities in the Country from a transportation perspective.
The City of Boulder's Transportation Division receives dedicated funds directly from the City's Sales Tax, and consequently is one of the better funded transportation programs in the State of Colorado. This dedicated tax provides the Transportation Division with approximately $25 Million per year, which provides funding for Operations, Maintenance, Planning, Programs, and Construction of enhanced facilities. Position Highlights:
Manage and supervise a staff team including a transportation engineer, the Transportation Signs and Marking Supervisor, three sign shop technicians, and a data collection technician
Work on a wide variety of transportation issues as part of a team of four traffic engineers, who collectively have decades of experience in Boulder
Coordinate directly with key City work groups such as GO Boulder (Transportation Planning), Capital Projects, Street Maintenance and Planning & Development Services.
Membership in Colorado's Public Employee's Retirement Association (PERA)
Excellent health benefits; a compensation package appropriate to a candidate's experience and the complex and challenging job expectations; and a signing bonus of $5,000 to assist with relocation.
The full Job Description can be obtained upon request. Please contact the Principal Traffic Engineer, Bill Cowern, for additional information concerning this unique job opportunity. We look forward to answering any questions you have about this position.
Located in a picturesque valley below the iconic Flatirons, Boulder is world-renowned for its natural beauty, commitment to sustainability and progressive policies. The City hosts thriving tech and natural foods industries, supports a renowned entrepreneurial community, has some of the region's best restaurants, and is home to federal research labs and a world-class university. No wonder this Rocky Mountain town of approximately 107,000 people is a world-class destination.
Boulder has a long history of citizen action and vision-driven planning, which has shaped the City's physical form and character, from the purchase and protection of the mountain backdrop in the late 1800s, to the creation of the country's first open space preservation tax allowing Boulder to preserve more than 45,000 acres of open space and more than 150 miles of trails for nature lovers. Today the City is well known for its leading-edge policies and practices in areas such as multi-modal transportation, historic preservation, energy efficiency and zero waste.
The ideal candidate for this position will have their Professional Engineering License or the ability to obtain it in Colorado. They will also have at least four years of experience in traffic operations, including experience supervising technical staff and developing work plans as part of a team. They will also need to be able to build relationships, listen to colleagues and be successful as part of a team with multiple viewpoints.
The position requires Professional Engineer registration in the State of Colorado or the ability to obtain it within 9 months. In addition, a successful candidate will have at least four years of experience in traffic operations, analysis and use of engineering principles. Prior experience with municipal traffic engineering work will be valuable.
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