The City of Beverly Hills is seeking a Senior Transportation Engineer with broad transportation engineering and project management experience and a proven track record of success. The incumbent will oversee various aspects of the City's transportation network, capital improvement program, signal systems, review of traffic studies related to development projects, and review of traffic control plans. The candidate will also provide support for the development of complete streets and first/last miles programs as the City prepares for the opening of two subway stations within the City. The Senior Transportation Engineer is a management level position and will report directly to Deputy Director of Transportation in the Community Development department.
Ideal Candidate: The most competitive candidates will have a wide range of technical transportation experience within the public sector developing and implementing complete streets programs, reviewing and conducting traffic studies, coordinating the design and operation of traffic signals, roadway/curb markings and traffic control devices. The successful candidate will have the depth and breadth of experience including project and contract management, community building and partnerships, and ability to speak comfortably in front of groups and making oral presentations as a representative of the department. The most competitive candidates will have the ability to manage both in-house staff and transportation engineering consultants and work effectively with inter- department teams. The Senior Transportation Engineer will also work collaboratively as part of the Community Development department management team.
Performs professional level engineering work related to traffic operation, design and planning. Designs and manages traffic signals and system network, and reviews transportation impact studies. Conducts complex traffic and transportation studies and analysis.
- Reviews and approves designs for new developmental projects including review of circulation, parking layout, ramp design, and environmental impact reports. Reviews construction, traffic and parking management plans, and traffic plan applications for public right-of-way permits. Evaluates the impact of proposed development or project upon existing traffic mitigation strategies and makes modifications as required.
- Conducts studies, gathers and/or oversees the collection and analysis of data relating to traffic volume, origin, and destination, speed, speed and delay, accident reports and parking utilization. Processes applications and reviews traffic control plans to determine the placement of traffic signs, pavement markings, traffic control and traffic calming devices.
- Prepares and reviews computerized designs and plans for improvements including new traffic signals, signs and markings. Maintains signal timing and synchronization and oversees traffic signals' central network operation. Prepares work orders and specifications for traffic and parking related signage and marking installations, including residential driveway red curb painting request. Responds to public request for special traffic control changes.
- Conducts field studies to evaluate local traffic operating conditions and to determine the need for traffic control measures and devices.
- Administers transportation related Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). Identifies, negotiates and prepares funding agreements and grant application submittals for CIP projects.
- Prepares and maintains project budget and ensures that project stays within allocated budget. Makes budget recommendations for the division operating budget.
- Negotiates and manages contract services and ensures compliance with contract documents.
- Reviews, evaluates, and recommends changes and ensures that transportation programs, plans and projects are in compliance with all applicable code, regulations and ordinances.
- Responds to departmental and public inquires, complaints and requests for information at a public counter, over the telephone, electronically via Comcate, OBC, e-mails and correspondence.
- Provides technical expertise and advice to staff, other City Departments, tasks forces, commission and the public. Meets and confers with representatives from other public agencies, private agencies, and other engineering associations.
- Attends and participates in interdepartmental and interagency meetings, conferences, workshops to share and receive new information.
- Maintains records. Prepares and generates a variety of reports including status reports, technical and advisory reports, local, state and federal mandated reports. Participates in the development and presentation of technical reports to the City Council, Traffic and Parking Commission and various community groups and agencies.
- Keeps abreast of changes in technology and trends in the field and updates systems, data, methods and procedure, as appropriate.
- Supervises, trains, and evaluates technical, paraprofessional staff.
- Performs related duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Principles, practices, and techniques of transportation and traffic engineering planning, operation and safety methods.
- Signal system technology, and application of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).
- Methods, materials, and techniques used in design and construction of traffic and transportation related projects.
- Principles and practices of project management.
- Relevant federal, state and local laws, regulatory codes and regulations including traffic laws and regulations relating to transportation and traffic control.
- Methods and techniques of data collection, research and analysis.
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) and related engineer software.
- Report writing techniques.
- Develop, review and modify traffic engineering plans, designs estimates and specifications.
- Direct the implementation of complex functions related to traffic operation.
- Coordinate phases of major traffic projects and prepare progress reports.
- Perform field work and conduct inspections of job site.
- Perform mathematical computation, engineering calculations and statistical analysis of complex data.
- Develop, maintain and access databases and use of various applications.
- Collect, analyze and review complex data.
- Read, interpret, explain, and apply relevant data, laws, codes and regulations.
- Prepare comprehensive reports.
- Develop, interpret and explain plans, schematic drawings, specifications, tables, charts, and graphs.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Analyze and recommend innovative solutions to problems and issues.
- Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
- Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Serve as a resource to the public, internal and other City departmental staff.
- Provide effective customer service.
- Skill in:
- The use of computer and various software applications, including engineering software system.
- Using various engineering databases.