The City of Carlsbad seeks a dynamic City Traffic Engineer with strong working knowledge of traffic engineering and transportation planning principles and practices to join the Transportation Department of the Public Works Branch. The City Traffic Engineer is a division manager and will manage the Traffic and Mobility Division which includes traffic engineering, traffic signal systems and transportation planning services. The Traffic and Mobility Division is supervised by the Transportation Director.
The City Traffic Engineer will, under general direction; plan, organize and direct the Traffic and Mobility Division to perform highly complex traffic engineering work in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations of transportation related facilities. The City Traffic Engineer will also coordinate activities with other departments, governmental agencies and other outside organizations; provide technical and administrative staff assistance.
Carlsbad - The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.
The Branch: The Public Works Branch is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent quality of life. The Branch includes a variety of Divisions including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Utilities and Transportation. More than 173 full time staff support the Branch which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program appropriation of $260 million.
The Department: The Transportation Department supports the planning, design, and construction and inspection of the city and private development projects; keeps people and traffic moving; and cares for transportation and drainage infrastructure systems.
The Division: The Traffic and Mobility Division includes traffic engineering, traffic signal systems and transportation planning services. The Traffic and Mobility Division is supervised by the Transportation Director.
Save the Date: If selected to move forward, oral board interviews will take place the week of September 9, 2019 - date to be determined.
Manage the Traffic and Mobility Division which includes a staff of eight and lead the Division in the delivery of the services noted below. Current staff in the Division includes Civil Engineers, Traffic Engineers and Transportation Planners.
Direct and implement the development of the Division goals and operating policies and procedures relative to the areas of traffic engineering and transportation planning.
Services and responsibilities of the position and the Division include following:
Serve as the lead support staff member to the Traffic Safety Commission and as the chair of the Traffic Safety Coordinating Committee.
Develop and administer the division budget; evaluate staffing needs, equipment, materials, and supplies with key management staff; monitor and approve expenditures.
Prepare written reports on traffic engineering and transportation-related projects. Represent the city in the community and at professional meetings as required.
Coordinate traffic engineering and transportation planning activities with those of other departments, governmental agencies and other outside organizations; and resolve problems and complaints.
Negotiate complex agreements. Prepare, review, and interpret agreements and contracts and prepare for signature.
Coordinate and/or participate in overall transit planning, long-range transportation planning, special planning/development studies and overview of private development traffic impacts.
Collect and analyze data, conduct special studies, and perform other work necessary to maintain an up-to-date inventory of traffic control devices, streets, and related transportation elements.
Traffic engineering work involving the design and installation of various transportation facilities such as traffic lighting, traffic channelization, traffic control/calming devices, bikeways, walkways and providing for traffic safety in accordance with established city standards; review and sign plans and work orders; review and approve plan revisions.
Oversee the planning, design, installation, maintenance and operations of the city's 180 traffic signals and the associated Traffic Management Center.
Advanced traffic engineering and transportation planning principles and practices as applied to private developments and municipal public works.
Techniques for preparing designs, plans, specifications, reports, and recommendations related to public works projects.
City policies and procedures governing engineering operations.
Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures related to the engineering, development and construction of projects.
Principles, practices and techniques of public administration including budget and personnel administration.
Municipal operations as they relate to other city departments and divisions.
Principles and techniques of supervision and management.
California laws and regulations pertaining to traffic.
Perform technical traffic engineering work of a complex nature.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Supervise, train, and evaluate professional and technical staff.
Plan, organize, and direct the activities of assigned area of responsibility.
Interpret applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Develop and administer a division budget.
Prepare and analyze technical reports, statements, contracts and legal documents.
Maintain effective work relationships with staff, other governmental agencies, contractors and the general public.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field is required. In addition, five years of increasingly responsible and varied professional engineering experience involving the design and construction of a variety of public facilities and projects, including a special focus in traffic engineering, including two years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Civil Engineer issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and possession of a valid license as a Traffic Engineer issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
About City of Carlsbad
Carlsbad -The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 110,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.The Department: The Public Works Department is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports Carlsbad's excellent qualify of life. The department includes a variety of divisions including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Transportation and Utilities. More than 173 full time staff support the department which also has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total CIP appropriation of $243.9 million.