The City of Spokane is hiring a Senior Traffic Engineer to join our Streets department. A Senior Traffic Engineer oversees specialized traffic engineering work related to site development. Other duties include signal timing, maintenance functions, parking management, access management, design of traffic control devices, traffic control plans and geometric design.
Examples of Job Functions
Operates traffic master computer system; troubleshoots system failures and software problems; reviews system operation for malfunctions and programming errors; writes quarterly and special count programs. Works with field crews to troubleshoot system intersection controller. Tracks maintenance functions related to signing, striping and parking management.
Recommends changes and develops proposals for system changes and completes funding applications, including live cycle cost analysis and cost estimates. Prepares RFPs, RFQs, and contracts. Organizes review and selection process. Administers contracts.
Designs and directs special traffic studies, including capacity analysis, traffic count inventories, and related traffic problems. Reviews plans, specifications and estimates for traffic signal systems, illumination, signing and striping, and traffic control. Professionally designs and seals traffic engineering projects and supports other professional doing design work.
Works with private developers and professionals. Reviews development plans for Traffic Engineering issues. Establishes scope, reviews submittals and recommends mitigation for traffic impact analyses. Reviews and accepts access management plans and traffic studies.
Performs related work as required.
Education: Must possess a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering or Traffic Engineering; AND
Experience: Four years of experience in Traffic Engineering at the Professional level. For ITS/Signal Operations Engineer positions, at least two of the four years of experience must be in the ITS/Signal Operations area.
License: Applicants with PE certificates from other states must obtain Washington State certification within six months of appointment.
Substitution: A Master's Degree in Transportation or Traffic Engineering may be substituted for one year of the non-ITS/Signal Operation experience requirement.
All applicants must possess a valid driver's license.
City of Spokane has an innovative, professional and diverse workforce that is continuously working to serve our community. Full-time, Classified positions are covered by the Civil Service system, which means that applicants are determined to be qualified based on their ability to do the job and their job-related qualifications. The hiring process for these positions involves competitive testing to ensure non-merit factors (anything other than ability/qualifications) are avoided. This process is in place to keep city jobs open to anyone and to help ensure that the City has a qualified workforce.
The Spokane community is nestled in the stunning Inland Pacific Northwest and known for its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and world class colleges and universities. Spokane’s vibrant downtown core features a rich food scene, and a plethora of breweries and wineries! Spokane has all the perks of a big City but without many of the big city inconveniences.
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