DESCRIPTION: The City of Anaheim Public Works Department is seeking a talented professional Traffic Engineer to perform a variety of professional and technical level engineering work supporting engineering programs and activities in the Traffic Engineering Division. This professional may conduct plan reviews, development entitlement reviews, contract administration, and engineering design; assists higher level engineers on large and complex public works projects or act as a project case engineer on assigned projects. They will also respond to questions and inquiries from the general public, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding engineering and development projects; and provide technical staff assistance to higher level engineering staff.
This is a full time position eligible for full time benefits.
The Department of Public Works is dedicated to delivering engineering services that provide the Anaheim community with pride in their City and its work force. Whether it's designing a street construction project, applying innovative traffic management techniques to solving Anaheim's traffic problems, or maintaining the City's streets, sewers and sidewalks, Public Works provides a myriad of comprehensive services to meet a variety of the City's infrastructure, maintenance, and development needs.
Participate in planning and directing traffic engineering and transportation activities.
Conduct a variety of technical engineering studies; review transportation planning studies; analyze traffic impact studies.
Prepare and review plans, specifications, and estimates for traffic engineering contracts; review subdivision and development plans; supervise and assist in project planning, design, and contract administration.
Prepare grant applications; administer grant funding ensuring compliance with appropriate guidelines and regulations.
Assist higher level engineers on large and complex public works construction projects; develop scope of work; serve as liaison to City staff, developers, engineers, consultants, the general public and external agencies on proposed development projects; develop project timelines and sets priorities; assign work tasks and oversee the services of consultant staff.
Assist in supervising, planning, prioritizing, assigning, and reviewing the work of project staff and outside consultants.
Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Coordinate and oversee projects with other agencies and departments; prepare reports for the City Council.
Review work of private engineers for compliance with City standards and practices; review work of outside plan check staff; review shop drawings submitted by construction contractors; determine engineering requirements for new developments; review and provide recommendations for processing change orders requested by contractors.
Participate in development activities; assist developers in planning for new or redeveloped areas; prepare and draft agreements with developers; participate in the review and approval of plans submitted by developers.
Review permit requirements, review and update engineering standard drawings, specifications, and design criteria.
Participate in the preparation and administration of the section budget; maintain and monitor budgetary controls; submit cash flow reports.
Respond to questions and inquires from the general public, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding engineering and development projects.
Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards and committees.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering.
Perform a variety of traffic engineering studies involving the use of computer programs and models.
Participate in the preparation of consultant services agreements, requests for proposals, and related contract documents; evaluate and participate in the selection of outside consultants.
Respond to Traffic Calming requests by holding neighborhood meetings, meeting with residents, collecting and analyzing data, and implementing the City's Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.
Respond to Spillover Permit Parking Requests by holding meetings, meeting with residents, and implementing the City's Spillover Parking Program.
Review Traffic Control Plans to ensure conformance with WATCH standards.
Attend evening meetings (Planning Commission, Traffic Calming Meetings, Permit Parking Meetings, Neighborhood Council Meetings, etc.) as required.
Perform related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience and Education: Two years of professional engineering experience, supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a municipal engineering program; theory, principles, and practices of civil engineering and design; principles of mathematics and their application to engineering work; principles and practices of project management and administration; methods and techniques of contract negotiations and administration; methods, materials, and techniques used in civil engineering projects including those used in the design and construction of development projects; methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis; engineering maps and records; recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil and traffic engineering design and development; principles and practices of business correspondence and technical report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; graphic software; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; occupational health and safety standards; pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
Ability to: Perform professional engineering duties involved in the design, development and construction management of a variety of engineering projects; prepare engineering plans, specifications, and estimates for public works projects; make engineering design computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies draft reports and make recommendations; understand and interpret engineering construction plans, specifications, and other contract documents; perform technical research and solve difficult engineering problems; coordinate and monitor the work of contractors; serve as the project manager on one or more projects; prepare and manage project budgets; maintain detailed project management records and documentation; interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; respond to questions and inquiries from a variety of sources regarding engineering and development projects; conduct analytical traffic studies accurately and reliably; coordinate activities with internal and external agencies and committees; use and care for engineering, surveying, and drafting instruments and equipment; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems; supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public; read signal plans and schematics; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Possession of an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate or certification as a Professional Engineer (PE). Possession of a Traffic Engineer certification is desirable.
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
This recruitment will close Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Applicant are advised to apply early as applications will not be accepted after this date and time.
PLEASE NOTE: As part of your application you must include a cover letter and resume. The maximum number of pages to attach is three (3) pages.
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from competition.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication by any other method.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.