The Town of Wake Forest has a job opening for a Transportation Engineer.
General Statement of Duties
Employees in this job complete and oversee a variety of professional engineering assignments in one or more specialized areas of transportation systems and programs involving research, planning, design, technology, materials, construction, traffic safety, traffic operations, and maintenance of highways, bridges, and related structures and technological devices and applications. Also responsible for the promotion of the Town’s bicycle, pedestrian and transit programs to the public.
The Transportation Engineer will perform analytical work to review traffic engineering studies and Traffic Impact Analysis’ submitted by private consultants for new development; and for Town and State transportation projects. Plan review for new development is a key role in ensuring that transportation networks are designed in a manner that meets the Town’s plans and ordinances. The Transportation Engineer will oversee transportation construction contracts and calculate the overall costs for a project; and may often serve as the project manager for contracts with professional engineering consulting firms to conduct special planning and design studies for proposed capital projects. The position will utilize data from traffic studies along with other local and regional data sources to assess system safety and capacity needs in order to develop projects, countermeasures, and funding strategies to help improve the Town’s transportation system and protect local neighborhoods. The Transportation Engineer will represent the Town with other local, state and/or federal agencies. Work is performed under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Community Development and is evaluated based on review of work, conferences, meeting performance measures, and working in accordance with assigned duties. The employee exercises considerable judgment and independence of action including contacts with citizens, contractors and developers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Additional Job Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and/or transportation planning as related to the preparation of plans and specifications in the area assigned; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the planning and design of infrastructure projects; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of contract negotiations and administration; comprehensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and standards related to the design and construction of structures; comprehensive knowledge of engineering cost estimating; thorough knowledge of CADD and/or GIS software; ability to perform or oversee difficult engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations on engineering problems and planning; ability to manage multiple complex projects; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, employees, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate complete ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to perform complex cost calculations.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, civil engineering or closely related field, and a minimum of two years of experience in the planning, design and/or construction of public infrastructure.