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Transportation Engineer

Company: City of Newton
Location: Newton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Careers Transportation Engineer Share this Job City of Newton Posted April 15, 2021 Employment Type Full-time, Exempt Compensation $72,058-$94,010 Company City of NewtonLocation 1000 Commonwealth Ave, HR Dept., Room 210Newton, MA 02459USWELCOME TheCity of Newton, Massachusetts is currently seeking qualified and interestedcandidates to join our team of dedicated public servants! Dear future team member,I am very pleased that you havedecided to visit the City of Newton Recruitment Page provided to usthrough our Applicant Tracking System and partners at Hyrell. Provided beloware details about the City of Newton, both as a community and as an employer, aswell as details relating to the position which you have shown an interest in.I recognize and respect the amount oftime you are about to invest by applying for an open position with the City ofNewton. If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed viaemail (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process. By continuing with this job application, youwill be asked to answer job-specific questions. Upon receipt of your responses,we will evaluate your submission. If you are selected for a personal interview,you will receive an email or text with scheduling instructions.The City of Newton places a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion, and on ensuring that ouremployees are representative of the multi-cultural community we serve. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicationsfrom all walks of life, and education and experience levels, to consideringapplying with us.We hope that you will find our onlinejob application and process applicant friendly and we look forward toconsidering your candidacy for one of the great roles we have available withthe City of Newton.Sincerely,Michelle Pizzi O'Brien, M.P.A.Director of Human ResourcesCOMPANY DESCRIPTION JOB DESCRIPTION The Transportation Engineer will assist the Director of Transportation Operations (Director) and the Deputy Director in all aspects of his or her duties in the City of Newton Department of Public Works (DPW), Transportation Division. The Transportation Engineer will work on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized and customer-oriented manner and will refer to the Director for supervisory issues and approval of transportation engineering projects and plans. In addition, the Traffic Engineer will represent the Division at meetings with City officials and the public as required. RESPONSIBILITIESReceive and responds appropriately to calls from residents, consultants, vendors, police dispatch, and others regarding transportation and parking emergencies, questions, and requests.Coordinates completion of traffic work orders and coordinates as needed with the DPW Engineering or Highway Divisions, verifies accuracy and quality of work, and communicates work order status to interested partiesUtilizes the DPW work order database on a day-to-day basis to identify, process, and close work order requests.Effectively communicates with City staff, elected officials, and members of the public regarding transportation engineering decisions, policies, and industry best practices.Performs field work and traffic sign, signal or pavement marking inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local standards.Applies engineering judgment to make decisions based on site-specific context and field observations.Analyze various modes of transportation for safety, effectiveness, and properly services the needs of its users.Assists in identifying and prioritizing infrastructure improvement opportunities within the transportation network.Performs traffic operations analysis using both computer models and qualitative assessments to assist the Transportation Division in responding to various verbal and written requests.Analyzes crash data and develops safety countermeasures from concept to construction.Conducts traffic engineering studies and citywide patrols for traffic signal, specialty light, or streetlight outages.Conducts seasonal city-wide condition surveys of pavement markings, traffic signs, and other infrastructure.Creates databases and/or work orders based on field observations and downloads data from field devices into desktop computers.Supervises employees performing traffic engineering tasks.Creates and edits various layers and applications within the City's Geographic Information System (GIS) and generates traffic signal plans, pavement marking plans, traffic management plans, and as-built plans of transportation infrastructure.Reviews the on-site and off-site parking and transportation issues associated with new development projects.Reviews traffic calming proposals, roadway and traffic signal construction, and other related projects in the public wayCompletes technical memoranda to summarize conclusions and recommendations for review by the Director, other DPW Division Heads, or the Commissioner of Public Works.Assists the Transportation Division in monitoring and reporting the status of snow and ice removal operations on sidewalks and other emergencies as declared by the City.Assumes responsibilities and duties of the Director or Deputy Director in his/her absence.Participates as a voting member on the city's Traffic Council.Performs other similar or related duties as assigned/required.QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.Five years of experience in traffic and transportation engineering.Experience in a public works/municipal environment with regulatory experience preferred.Engineer-in-Training (EIT) status is required, Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is desirableMust be able to read, interpret, and explain clearly and in basic terminology documents and plans such as construction contract documents, engineering design theory and analysis, union contracts, City ordinances, state and federal laws, regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.Must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license.Proficiency with AutoCAD, GIS, and traffic analysis and simulation softwareBENEFITSCity Retirement (Mandatory)457 Deferred Compensation plansDental insuranceFlexible Spending AccountsHealth insuranceMetro Credit UnionTuition ReimbursementSupport Privacy Policy Terms of ServiceSDL2017

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