The Public Works and Utilities Department invites applications for two critical positions within our Traffic Engineering Division. We are recruiting for SR. ENGINEERS for both the TRAFFIC STUDIES and TRAFFIC SIGNALS specialties. The ideal candidates will be hands-on, collaborative and experienced leaders who will work well with staff and external stakeholders in the oversight and administration of these areas. These are full-time positions with generous salary and benefits packages.
Classification Summary: The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform professional engineering work applying engineering principles and practices in areas such as civil, signal systems, traffic, or contract administration; planning, developing, programming, designing, and implementing major projects; work involves the use of a full range of engineering principles and practices.
Essential Functions (non-exhaustive): • Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods using advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices; • Reviews final design plans, contract specifications, and construction costs; reviews drawings and plans; performs constructability and change reviews; • Attends or conducts pre-construction meetings and ensures affected City staff is advised of project status, costs, and schedule; • Oversees and performs technical review of in-house design work; • Ensures public information meetings regarding large projects are held and adjoining or impacted residents are notified of the project and its progress; • Assists in the preparation of developer impact fees; tracks expenditures and fund balances; • Analyzes design standards for public infrastructure and monitors feedback and comments from affected developers; • Serves as project manager for CIP projects; updates staff on budget and schedule status; signs off on payment for consultants; • Provides input to consultants designing CIP projects; reviews consultant reports and plans; • Performs plan reviews and inspections on complex or special engineering projects; • Participates in contract negotiation and administration for outside consultant services for civil engineering plan review services; • Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations; • Conducts special projects for the City Engineer, City Transportation Engineer, Public Works and Utilities Director, Assistant City Manager, or City Manager, as directed; • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; • Responds to inquiries, complaints and questions from architects, engineers, designers, contractors, subcontractors, and the general public and other City departments; • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures; • Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook. Traffic Studies Specialty Only: • Designs and implements traffic calming program, from initial contact to construction management; • Works with schools in formulating traffic circulation plans, and crosswalks; • Organizes and attends public meetings with resident groups to deal with traffic calming, school related and other traffic issues; • Assigns, supervises and participates in various traffic studies, annual traffic count program, accident and traffic signal warrant analysis; • Responds to inquiries, complaints and questions regarding traffic control, from public and other City departments; • Recommends and arranges for installation of traffic control devices; • Designs and drafts small projects, such as left turn bays and parking layouts; • Work involves some evening meetings with resident groups, and attendance at fatal accident sites on a 24-hour basis. Systems Signal Specialty Only: • Directs, plans, and organizes the projects for traffic signals and street lighting areas; oversees the planning, operations, and administration of the advanced signal control system; • Supervises and directs all engineering activities related to the Intelligent Transportation Systems; • Initiates the preparation of documents related to projects, research projects and supporting special studies and procurement of ADOT ITS materials and consultants; • Provides guidance for compliance of rules, regulations, policies and procedures directed by state and federal government agencies; • Reviews and comments on Traffic Engineering Plan.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field; and • Five (5) years' experience as a registered engineer; and • Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona; and • Valid Arizona Driver's License with acceptable driving record; or • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work and which meets licensing requirements. Desired Qualifications: • Master's Degree; • Previous supervisory experience; • Experience in Autocad; • Registration as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check and a post-employment background check. All offers of employment are contingent upon favorable results. These are regular full time positions and are subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.