TRAFFIC OPERATIONS ENGINEER - 0921 Salary
$55,100.00 - $85,410.00 Annually
475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC
- Brief Description
Job SummaryUnder limited direction and in compliance with technical, administrative, regulatory, or professional standards and guidelines, performs a variety of professional and technical duties to facilitate the safe and efficient flow of traffic. Oversees traffic signal and signal system timing and manages the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) signal maintenance agreement. Reviews site grading permits for new developments for compliance with traffic engineering policies. Assist with traffic calming programs and serve as primary contact for inquiries. Conduct traffic studies and perform roadway safety assessments as directed. Manage traffic and/or safety projects by defining scope, budget, schedule, and staffing requirements to ensure proper completion.
- Job Duties
Manage Signal Maintenance Agreement: Manage and maintain signal plans, timings, traffic counts, and other data in the SCDOTs asset management software. Maintain work history of signal, cabinet, and loop maintenance. Attend meetings and training to learn about updates and changes to signal contract as made by SCDOT. Ensure renewal of agreement on a yearly basis by corresponding with various City personnel. Manage signal maintenance budget and ensure that funds are spent appropriately and in accordance with SCDOT procurement rules. 30%
Review Site Grading Permits: Receive and review site plans for proposed developments. Research policies and ordinances as necessary to ensure compliance with design criteria and standards. Act as a liaison to the Development Review Committee in the review and discussion of site grading permits for approval or amendment. 25%
Assist with Traffic Calming Program: Serve as the collection point for traffic calming inquiries. Send correspondence to neighbors interested in traffic calming. Guide neighborhoods through the process. Collect necessary data to aid in producing a suitable plan for traffic calming. Conduct online meetings and serve as the contact point for citizens questions. Upon neighborhood approval, work with other city divisions to implement approved plan. Coordinate with other City departments to publicize voting results. 20%
Conduct Traffic Studies: Gather field information including traffic volumes and turning movement counts, take various measurements (e.g., sight distance, speed and grade, etc.) and query crash history to develop and make recommendations for possible mitigation. Review traffic impact studies provided by consultants to determine infrastructure improvements. Meet with citizens, analyze and respond to complaints or requests by letter or phone, and make recommendations to address citizens` issues. Perform roadway safety assessments as directed. 20%
Perform Project Management: Manage traffic and/or safety projects by defining scope, budget, schedule, and staffing requirements to ensure proper completion. Coordinate with other divisions and departments as required to advertise projects and execute contracts. Meet and coordinate with various City personnel to ensure completion of construction projects, attend meetings and provide updates of the status of projects, provide design assistance as needed for in-house projects. 5%
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor`s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Over two years of experience in engineering.
Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.
Traffic engineering experience.
Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.
General traffic engineering concepts and principles, isolated and system signal timings, traffic impact studies, roadway geometry and control, and traffic safety.
Standard engineering practices involved with planning, design, permitting, and construction of various traffic and transportation projects.
Standards and interpretation of traffic signal plans.
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Engineering Handbook and Trip Generation Manual.
Traffic modeling and capacity analyses using traffic engineering software (SYNCHRO/SIM TRAFFIC and HCS).
Utilize specialized software and systems to include computer aided design (CAD) in the preparation of signal plans, SYNCHRO/SIM Traffic, ATMS.now signal timing software, ArcMap or ArcGIS.
Frequently apply a high degree of independent, logical, evaluative, and/or professional thinking to originate and develop procedures, techniques or ideas within the parameters of a broad conceptual outline.
Explain technical information clearly in reports and presentations.
Present complex information and explain analysis and rationale to a variety of audiences.
Facilitate the resolution of unusual or difficult situations.
Maintain excellent organization and attention to detail.
Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.
Apply fundamental concepts of theories; work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.
Write reports, prepare business letters, summarize meeting minutes, and compose emails in a clear and professional manner.
Drive a City vehicle to traffic project sites and use traffic counters to conduct traffic studies.
Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, and computer with Microsoft Office Suite.
Primary Work Location: Office environment.
Protective Equipment Required: Reflective safety vest, steel toe boots, safety goggles, and hard hat.
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work with seasonal exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and noise and vibration. Rare exposure to traffic hazards.
Physical Demands: Continuously requires fine dexterity, vision, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, foot controls, and twisting. Occasionally requires carrying, handling, lifting, pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, crouching/stooping, and kneeling. Light strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds occasionally.
Mental Demands: Frequently requires frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires time pressures, irregular schedule/overtime, and noisy/distracting environment.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.
The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.
- Basic Term Life
- Employee Supplemental Life
- Spouse Term Life
- Child Term Life
- Short Term Disability (STD)
- Long Term Disability (LTD)
- Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
LEAVE & HOLIDAY BENEFITS
- General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
- The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
- Employee Service Awards
- Longevity Bonus
- Worker`s Compensation
- Deferred Compensation
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- City of Greenville (SC)
- 206 S. Main St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601
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