BASIC PURPOSE: This position will lead the traffic engineering and traffic planning work within the Department of Public Work’s Engineering Division, relating to traffic signals and controls analyses and design of Complete Streets projects and other tasks as assigned. SUPERVISON: Reporting to the Chief Engineer with the Engineering Division, this position will assist with the traffic engineering and traffic planning work done by the Department’s Engineering unit, relating to traffic signals, pavement markings, traffic controls, traffic studies, and other tasks as assigned. RESPONSIBILITIES; • Perform conceptional design of roadway and traffic signal improvements. • Manage and perform traffic engineering and traffic planning studies aimed at improving safety, mobility, access, and operations within Medford, with a focus on implementing Complete Streets principles. • Conduct investigations relating to public inquiries regarding traffic controls. • Support the Department’s customer service goals in relation to providing a timely and professional response to the needs of the community, elected officials and other City departments. • Attend meetings and assist in coordination with other City departments and state agencies. • Assist with the management of the City’s traffic signal system, including coordinating with the Electrical Department in the development of an inventory of City-owned traffic signals. Review and provide recommendations for upgrades. • Conduct traffic studies including speed studies, pedestrian, and bicycle counts; turning movement counts; manual classification counts; crash analyses, and other data collection efforts as required to support said studies and roadway design projects. • Oversee traffic control planning for the installation, improvement, and maintenance of signs, parking, pavement markings and other traffic control devices; supervise pavement marking contractors. • Support the Complete Streets Committee with review and recommendation of traffic calming devices including conceptual design and preparing cost estimates. • Review roadway construction and design plans relating to traffic controls. • Review land development plans and traffic impact reports for new roadway compliance and environmental impact reports for traffic issues. • Participate in procurement activities including RFPs, bid documents, and request for quotations for consultants and vendors, manage contracts, and review/approve invoices. • Participate in public meetings. • Represent the Department at monthly Pedestrian, Bicycle, and other Advisor Committee evening meetings • Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering required, with a focus on traffic or transportation preferred. Minimum of five years of experience, with three to five years in transportation and traffic engineering field. LICENSES; Engineer-in-Training license required; Professional Engineering license preferred. KNOWLEDGE: Excellent computer skills required and proficiency with AutoCAD and CIS preferred. Familiarity with Mass DOT, MEPA and other relevant State and Federal Agencies. Experience in the review and understanding of traffic engineering plans Working knowledge of applications, such as Synchro, Sim Traffic, and VISSIM preferred. Familiarity with laws and regulations governing municipal infrastructure and state bidding regulations is preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as experience working with the public highly preferred. Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required. Ability to conduct tasks with little supervision and ability to apply good judgement. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities.