We are recruiting for the state traffic signal operations engineer! In this role, you will provide technical expertise, leadership, group coordination, decision-making, program development and public relations to design and implement transportation operations strategies. This position also serves as the lead worker of the Transportation Operations Group within the Traffic Engineering Services Unit. Apply today!
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Responsible for updating all traffic operations policy and guidelines documents.
Prepare written reports, engineering guidelines, legislative concepts and draft language for Oregon Administrative Rules.
Review and/or coordinate review on operational aspects of traffic engineering plans.
Serve as the engineer of record for standards dealing with how the traffic signal controller software interacts with the traffic signal hardware.
Review traffic signal designs, operation plans and timing recommendations.
Review and perform complex traffic engineering analysis in support of the development of major highway and transit projects.
Provide expert recommendations on traffic engineering studies, investigations and traffic control designs.
Act as primary contact for all requests for installing new, modifying existing or removing traffic signals on state highways.
Review and/or delegate review of all signal requests and track and monitor requests for signals.
Evaluate unique and unusual traffic engineering problems that arise statewide and propose design or construction modifications as needed.
Provide engineering support, high level decision information, technical assistance, policy interpretations and program coordination information
Research and develop new traffic signal control strategies, signal timing programs and evaluate microprocessor software and signal control network software in unique applications.
The majority of the work is in the office with meetings in Salem and often at locations statewide.
Field work involves exposure to heavy traffic volumes associated with work on traffic signal controllers and other field located electronic hardware.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
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A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience. Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Knowledge and experience in developing policies and guidance documents.
Knowledge and experience in traffic signal operations.
Knowledge and experience with facilitating collaboration of groups.
Learn more and apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 18, 2019.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: REQ-22812
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.