Public Works Department – Engineering Division - The City of Portland Public Works Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Engineering Division as a full-time employee. This position will plan, coordinate, and oversee various Transportation and Asset Management program activities. In addition, this position performs administrative, supervisory, and technical responsibilities and works with minimal supervision as part of a team. Work requires professional relationships with other City staff, consultants, public utilities, construction contractors, the general public, stakeholder groups, various Boards & Committees, the City Council, and regulatory agencies. The position will carry out various tasks related to the administration of City ordinances and permitting programs including street openings, changes to the City Traffic Schedule, traffic control plans, driveway/curb cut applications, crosswalk requests, safety reviews, and the City’s traffic calming program. In addition, the position will be closely involved with transportation studies involving volume counts, turning movements, origin and destination surveys, driver habits, and curb and off-street parking studies or supervises the work of others to achieve these results. The Senior Transportation Engineer will work with the Transportation Systems Engineer and the Senior Engineer for Development Review on Site Plan Application Reviews as needed. The position will review and guide traffic signal plan, street light, and Complete Streets projects, with input from the Transportation Systems Engineer and the Traffic Operations Coordinator. The Senior Transportation Engineer develops and approves complete design plans and specifications for capital improvement projects, particularly those that are transportation-focused and will administer construction contracts from bid process to end of warranty period. This position will provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control measures, conducts Departmental review sessions, and collects utility system provider and public feedback during preparation of design plans and specifications. Address constituent concerns, prepares corrective action plans and conducts neighborhood meetings. Monitor project construction phase in close coordination with the Field Inspection Coordinator. This may include coordination with various utility system providers, public outreach & traffic impact resolution plans, review and approval of shop drawings, review of periodic payment estimates, design of field changes, and approval of necessary change orders. Responsible for quality assurance and final acceptance of the work through warranty period. Reviews City policies, State and Federal legislation, and makes appropriate recommendations. Participates in rule-making procedures as may be appropriate. May represent the assigned Department on Boards and/or Committees. Performs special projects as assigned, including grant applications and administration of same. Requires graduation from a four-year college or university with specialization in Civil Engineering (Transportation Programs preferred) and possession of a Professional Engineer License in the State of Maine, a PTOE or equivalent TRB certification preferred; with a minimum of five years progressively responsible experience. Strong desire for IMSA Level II Traffic Signal Certification. Should be familiar with multi-modal transportation analysis and related software tools, such as Synchro/SimTraffic and HCS, among others. Must possess a valid State of Maine Class C driver’s license (must provide license number on application) and have and maintain a clean driving record. Starting pay range, $1,182.75 to $1,334.25/week, depending on qualifications and experience plus 6% for Professional Engineer License. Deadline for applications: Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction programs with Kaplan University and the University of Southern Maine. Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.
To download the City’s application form, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website, www.portlandmaine.gov/324/jobs
The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
City of Portland, Maine
Department of Public Works
Approximately 175 employees
Health & Dental Benefits
Maine State Retirement or
Group Life Insurance
Earned Sick & Vacation Time