Oversees the design of street improvement, intersection safety, and bicycle and pedestrian facility projects.
Investigates and answers questions from the general public as well as questions from other departments on matters related to transportation and capital projects. This includes response to traffic inquiries, traffic calming requests, signal timing and operation, and identification of work order opportunities (e.g., signing and striping) to enhance the operation and safety of existing facilities.
Provides engineering support to the Public Works Street division as it relates to their asset management plan (e.g., pavement, sidewalk, guardrail, etc.) and day to day operations.
Leads the development of an annual high crash location report and tour to identify opportunities to improve safety throughout the City.
Manages consultant service contracts for the design of transportation projects. Reviews engineering plans prepared by consultants and assists in coordinating input from City departments and project stakeholders.
Provides technical support and guidance to planning staff through site plan review, and assistance in the review and approval of grading permits.
Ensures project designs are consistent with applicable engineering principles, guidelines, and standards; address public safety; and reflect adopted City and MPO policies and guidelines.
Attends meetings, as needed, to discuss transportation projects with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission, Board of Public Works, Redevelopment Commission, Traffic Commission, MPO committees, and other boards or commissions as needed.
Manages staff within the Transportation and Traffic Engineering Services division as directed by the Transportation and Traffic Engineer. Takes all reasonable steps to maintain a safe work environment.
TRAINING/SKILLS - Thorough knowledge and ability to utilize accepted transportation engineering principles and practices. Understanding and experience in the utilization of traffic simulation programs and ability to utilize AutoCAD with Civil Engineering applications for project design. Ability to effectively manage projects, staff, and consultants/contractors. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare factual reports. Ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Creative Suite, and GIS software. Experience with asset management software beneficial. Ability to provide leadership for City employees, and effectively communicate with citizens, community leaders, and City, State, and Federal officials during varied situations and circumstances.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Familiarity with intelligent transportation systems, traffic signal operation and equipment, and work zone traffic safety is preferred. Related certifications through the International Municipal Signals Association (I.M.S.A.) or the ability to receive such certifications within one year is desired.
Minimum knowledge equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field. A Professional Engineering License is desired. Certification as an Engineer in Training is required. Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Employee in Responsible Charge (ERC) certification or the ability to receive such certification within one year.