Transportation Engineer III/IV
City of Ann Arbor
 Ann Arbor, MI

Transportation Engineer III/IV

Salary Range: $69,360 to $86,171

Offer will be commensurate with experience

Benefits offered with this position include:

  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 401a with City match
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Reciprocal Pension Credit, available for pension-qualified applicants
  • Retiree health reimbursement account
  • Very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Paid vacation, personal time, floating holiday, plus sick days. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • You can earn up to $500 annually by participating in our Wellness Incentive Programs. These dollars will be deposited into a health reimbursement account (HRA), which can be used toward eligible health care expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement $5000, must be employed 1 year to be eligible
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary benefits like accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft

Role Summary

Transportation III/IV: The knowledge and experience required for this level of work results from an extensive understanding of how a multimodal transportation network functions, with particular emphasis on safety, vision zero, complete streets, active transportation and innovation. Assignments require the application of intensive and diversified knowledge of traffic and transportation engineering principles and practices acquired through relevant education and multiple years of experience. This position makes decisions both independently and in a team environment to solve engineering problems; assists in representing the City in public settings and stakeholder meetings; coordinates the work of consultants, contractors and team members to ensure successful completion of various projects; and plans and coordinates multi-faceted work in transportation.

Transportation Engineer IV : This position makes decisions both independently and in a team environment to solve engineering problems; assists in representing the City in public settings and stakeholder meetings; coordinates the work of consultants, contractors and team members to ensure successful completion of various projects; provides oversight, leadership, and mentorship to fellow team members; and plans and coordinates multi-faceted work in transportation.

Duties

Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Transportation Manager or designee and may include the following:

Essential Duties

Transportation III/IV:

  • Performs project management, traffic engineering, safety assessments, development proposals reviews, signal and intersection analysis, and traffic modeling simulations.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and directs important engineering projects with many complex features.
  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering work performed by consultants and other professionals.
  • Leads the preparation of funding applications.
  • Retrieves and analyzes crash data and formulates safety recommendations.
  • Performs fieldwork and data collection and prepares reports to support changes to the transportation network. Interacts with the public, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, and fellow team members in a responsive and professional manner.
  • Develops and reviews maintenance of traffic plans for special events and construction activities.
  • Designs and reviews traffic control signs and pavement markings.

Transportation IV:

  • Follows trends in transportation engineering and applies state-of-the-art techniques

Related Work

Transportation Engineer III/IV

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work.
  • Performs work that involves innovative engineering practice to complete a variety of complex tasks. This may include central traffic signal system management, adaptive traffic signal system operations and related signal work, and designing fiber optic communication networks for intelligent transportation systems.
  • Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the project assignment area and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.
  • Applies sustainability principles related to transportation in order to reduce the community's carbon footprint.
  • Applies equity principles related to transportation in order to address the mobility needs of all persons in the community.

Transportation Engineer IV

  • Innovate and ideate to achieve the City's safety and multimodal transportation goals.
  • Applies sustainability principles related to transportation in order to reduce the community's carbon footprint.
  • Applies equity principles related to transportation in order to address the mobility needs of all persons in the community.

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

Transportation Engineer III/IV:

  • Traffic and transportation engineering practices and principles, especially as it relates to safety, vision zero, complete streets and active transportation.
  • Innovative application of industry best practices, standards and guidelines, including but not limited to: the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO); the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO); the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE); the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); and peer communities.
  • Computer applications and software, which include spreadsheets, databases, GIS, and traffic modeling and simulation programs.
  • Technical report and plan preparation.
  • Project budget administration.

Skills and Ability to:(position requirements at entry)

Transportation Engineer III/IV:

  • Review and provide input on public transportation infrastructure design such as roadways, crosswalks, bicycle facilities, and transit facilities.
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed engineering plans and development site plans.
  • Professional acumen and critical thinking to identify problems and find solutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication, with the ability to understand, follow and communicate oral and written policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Communicate through oral and written means including interpreting complex engineering principles in a way that is understandable to the general public.
  • Prioritize amongst competing interests and resources and exercise engineering judgment to serve the public good.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Effectively organize work load and schedule while completing tasks in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Work independently and in a team environment.

Equipment:

Passenger vehicle, bicycle, computers, printers, scanners, field and office measurement tools, cell phones, and miscellaneous office equipment.

Required:

Transportation Engineer III:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • At least 5 years of progressive civil or transportation engineering and engineering practice.

Transportation Engineer IV:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university
  • At least 8 years of progressive civil or transportation engineering and engineering practice

Preferred:

Transportation Engineer III:

Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

Transportation Engineer IV:

Master's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry)

Transportation Engineer III/IV:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Professional Engineering License (PE) in the State of Michigan or the ability to obtain one in less than six months from the date of hire.

Preferred:

Transportation Engineer IV:

Additional transportation specialization or certification such as but not limited to Professional Transportation Operations Engineer (PTOE), Highway Traffic Safety Professional, or League Cycling Instructor (LCI)

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The physical ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions.

Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to: work in a standard office environment; read fine print on blueprints and display terminals; converse by telephone, two-way radio, in person, or around the noise of heavy construction equipment; move across rough terrain and bridge scaffolding; climb into and out of sewers and trenches, climb ladders, and several flights of stairs; use drafting instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to lift and carry up to 30 pounds including site plans, water meter, etc. The work requires the ability to distinguish colors and to hear audible alarms. Incumbents may be subject to potentially hazardous physical conditions, atmospheric conditions, extreme temperatures (both hot and cold) including snow and ice, intense noise, and/or vehicle traffic. The incumbent may be expected to walk on rough, uneven terrain, as well as wet and slippery surfaces. The incumbent may be exposed to domestic and wild animals

EEO:

We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality