This is an engineering position responsible for planning, analyzing and coordinating traffic engineering design and implementation in the Transportation and Mobility Department. This position will work within the Transportation Division, with direct report to the Transportation Manager, to support the improvement of traffic flow and the movement of people through close coordination with FDOT, Broward County, and other City departments.
The Traffic Engineer (Project Manager II classification) plans, coordinates, and implements a wide variety of traffic engineering projects. Responsibilities include the management of numerous projects, simultaneously, in various stages of development including planning, consultant selection, design, construction management, and evaluation. The ideal candidate will possess some knowledge of and experience with traffic analysis and simulation modeling software and engineering design & construction methods, and maintenance of traffic. Creativity, excellent communication skills, and a solid understanding of traffic engineering principles are desirable qualities for the ideal candidate.
Under general direction, the employee performs complex assignments which require extensive initiative and independent judgment in assuring that activities meet high standards of service and are performed with maximum effective use of resources; that planning and engineering functions are accomplished in accordance with appropriate technical standards; and that activities are performed in consistent accord with City policy directives. Work is reviewed via conferences with the employee, through study of reports submitted, by direct observation, and by the degree of achievement of goals, objectives, and work plans.
PLEASE NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!
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This job classification is in Management Category III for Benefits purposes; this classification qualifies for additional benefits such as:
Employer Paid Dental Benefits
Management Days in addition to Vacation and Sick time
This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
Responsible for performing transportation/traffic engineering and design.
Provides technical direction, and mentoring to less experienced design and engineering personnel.
Performs traffic analysis tasks from data collection, reporting analysis results and writing technical reports.
Functions as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts and techniques.
Performs civil design calculations, sketches, drawings, technical comparisons and similar technical work as required by assignments.
Develops solutions to complex problems that require a high degree of innovation and ingenuity.
Participates in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned projects.
Maintains effective communication with project team members and with clients.
Researches transit, traffic analysis, traffic operations, ITS and safety issues and works with City, State, and County officials.
Researches design options and documents findings for Project Managers.
Supervise tasks, train and develop employees effectively.
Demonstrated proficiency in using computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment, Traffic analysis and simulation software, and other office production software to perform engineering tasks.
1. Have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or other appropriate technical or engineering field.
2. Have at least four (4) years professional engineering experience which included traffic design, planning, and operations. Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for the required college education on a year-for-year basis. A Master's Degree in a relevant technical or engineering field may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement.
PREFERENCE: Be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, or be registered in another state and obtain Florida registration within one (1) year from the date of appointment.
Additional Salary Information: Vehicle Allowance and Additional Management Vacation Days Provided
Internal Number: T207
About City of Fort Lauderdale - Dept of Transportation & Mobility
The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now.