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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$80,030.00 - $124,050.00 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary

Within broad parameters defined by the Public Works Director and in accordance with general organizational requirements and accepted practices, directs the activities and functions of the Transportation Engineering Division to include transportation related capital projects, traffic signal operations, street lighting, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), and traffic management center operations. Provides the leadership to meet the Citys current and long-range transportation engineering goals. Ensures the management, design, construction and delivery of assigned projects. Plans, communicates, and provides a strategic vision and direction for the division consistent with City Council, City Manager, and Public Works Director priorities. Plans, directs and coordinates, through subordinate personnel, the divisions annual work plan, assigning projects and programmatic areas of responsibility as well as policy and regulatory guidance. Monitors the work performance of the division, including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments as needed. Develops, manages, and monitors the division`s budget as well as authorizes expenditures. Oversees the procurement of contracts and services. Coordinates with other departments as well as local, state, and federal agencies for project planning and implementation as well as adherence to applicable regulatory requirements. Coordinates with and attends local planning and funding committee meetings. Produces division reports and correspondence. Presents project status and financial reports to City Council and City Manager.

Job Duties

Essential Functions

Administer Capital Improvement Process: Administer the Capital Improvement Program within the Transportation Engineering Division by ensuring the management, design, construction, and delivery of assigned projects. Provide leadership, oversight and assignment of staff to develop project scope of work, budget, cost estimates and schedule. Present project status and financial reports to City Council and City Manager. Ensure procedures and processes are in place to effectively manage, track, document and report on all aspects of the capital projects assigned. Coordinate with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Legal Departments as necessary regarding the procurement of contracts and services for the management, design, and construction of assigned projects. Coordinate with federal, state and local agencies as required for project implementation and provide oversight and administration to ensure conformance to all applicable regulatory requirements. 35%

Administer Traffic Management Operations: Administer and manage the transportation planning, traffic management center, traffic engineering and traffic operations functions of the Public Works Department. Plan, organize, and direct traffic engineering, traffic signal operations, street lighting, and traffic management center operations. Coordinate with SCDOT, Greenville County, GPATS and other regional planning agencies to ensure consistency, safety and efficiency within the transportation system. Oversee the Citys ITS program and presents ITS technology enhancement recommendations to the Public Works Director and City Manager. Work closely with the Planning and Development, Public Transportation, Police and Fire departments as well as other emergency response agencies on transportation related matters. Prepare technical reports and make presentations to City Council and City leadership on transportation and traffic engineering issues. Serve as the Citys liaison regarding complex and/or controversial traffic engineering problems. 35%

Lead & Direct Transportation Engineering Division: Plan, communicate and provide a strategic vision and direction for the division and provide the leadership to meet the Citys current and long-range needs. Provide policy guidance and interpretation to staff. Ensure division organizational structure reflects clear reporting lines for optimum service delivery. Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate personnel, the divisions annual work plan, assigning projects and programmatic areas of responsibility. Monitor the work performance of the division, including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments as needed. Build a sense of team within the division and maintain employee morale. Meet with staff on a regular basis to clarify mission, objectives, and priorities. Select, train, coach, motivate, and evaluate personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; and coordinate with Human Resources on various personnel matters including disciplinary action in a timely manner. Conduct and/or monitor employee safety program, providing oversite of division safety training and compliance with safety requirements. Oversee the implementation of the division`s annual employee performance evaluation process. Lead and support division succession planning. Review and approve timesheets and leave requests. Ensure that accidents are reported to appropriate authorities within required timeframes and take corrective action regarding accident investigations. 20%

Prepare and Present Reports to Mayor, City Council, and City Manager: Prepare requests for Council Action, provide information concerning council actions, prepare various updates for the City Manager and City Council, make presentations concerning transportation related projects or functions. 10%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Bachelor`s degree in civil engineering and registration as a South Carolina Professional Engineer, or possession of a professional engineering license in another state with the ability to obtain a license in South Carolina within six months of employment.

Over six years of experience in municipal or civil engineering including at least four years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in civil engineering.

Driver`s License Requirements

Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of transportation and traffic engineering management.

Federal, state, and municipal rules, regulations, and ordinances, applicable to transportation design and construction.

Methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a variety of public works projects to include traffic control and safety, bridges, and roadways.

Short and long-range strategic planning for capital improvement projects. Municipal budgeting, public finance, and procurement policies and processes. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management.

Theories, principles, and practices of project management.

Design techniques, principles of surveying, tools, and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Ability to:

Understand, interpret, explain, and apply state and federal laws and regulations, local ordinances, and policies and procedures involving public works engineering services.

Analyze complex engineering, economic, and operational issues and problems and determine effective solutions.

Interpret, review, and analyze project studies, complex architectural drawings, technical engineering plans, and specifications related to construction projects.

Perform contract and fee negotiations with potential consultants requiring the use of engineering judgement and tact.

Enforce compliance with infrastructure designs and construction schedules.

Inspect complex projects under construction for conformance to contract documents.

Prioritize, organize, and manage multiple, large-scale and complex projects to meet deadlines.

Present proposals and recommendations clearly and logically in public meetings.

Develop clear, concise, and comprehensive technical reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

Work effectively under pressure.

Use independent judgement, initiative, personal discretion, and resourcefulness within established procedures, guidelines, and rules.

Manage staff; delegate tasks and authority; take effective disciplinary action; and evaluate staff performance.

Build effective teams and provide efficient customer service.

Manage situations that are often unique where precedents and/or prescribed solutions do not exist.

Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Effectively manage complex and generally contentious communications that require the use of a variety of communication and interpersonal skills to interact successfully with people at a number of levels inside and/or outside the organization.

Represent the Citys needs and priorities in all aspects and phases of the assigned activities.

Interpret City policy on engineering design and construction standards, conferring with contractors, project engineers, residents, public officials, and other governmental agencies on civil engineering and construction problems.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with both external and internal contacts.

At an advanced level write policies, contracts, speeches, formal presentations, and/or technical and legal documents and correspondence.

Work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.

Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, and computer with Microsoft Office Suite.

Utilize specialized software and systems to include AutoCAD, permit tracking software, construction management software and ArcGIS.

Drive City vehicles between facilities and job sites.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions

Primary Work Location: Office environment and outdoors (occasional visits to sites).

Protective Equipment Required: Reflective vest, steel toe boots, and hard hat.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and physical hazards.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires hearing, vision, and talking. Frequently requires fine dexterity and sitting. Occasionally requires carrying, handling, standing, and walking. Light strength demands include exerting up 10 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds occasionally.

Mental Demands: Frequently requires time pressures, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, tedious or exacting work, irregular schedule/overtime, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires frequent change of tasks and emergency situations.

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:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 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.)
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.

  • 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.

  • 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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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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