Work as part of the Transportation and Planning Unit to provide traffic engineering expertise and higher-level transportation planning knowledge, utilising the Grand Cayman’s Traffic Demand and Traffic Operational Models to enhance the development, maintenance and quality of the road network of the National Roads Plan (NRP).
Assist in the production of medium to long term corridor plans for road development; monitor the impact of land development, vehicle imports and traffic growth on the current and future capacity of the Cayman Islands’ road network; and evaluate congestion areas and produce mitigation solutions for improving traffic mobility.
The job holder contributes to the administration of the NRA by providing professional expertise and advice to help meet the NRA’s goals of congestion management, and development of a sustainable road network for the future growth of the island’s economic development. The position contributes to the financial plan, related budgets and financial forecasts for FY 2020 and beyond. The job holder contributes to the overall management of an annual recurrent budget of CI $10M and an annual capital budget of CI $8+ M.
Performs relevant transportation/traffic studies to evaluate and forecast road network needs of a dynamic island-environment with substantial urban development activities. Devise and implement methods and tools for the evaluation of the road network metrics including analysis of travel times, delays, traffic counts, travel speeds, collision data, origin & destination, capacity analysis, and other related measures of effectiveness.
Performs traffic studies of intersection (signalized and roundabouts) and high-friction corridor areas distracting from roadway capacity to identify potential localized improvements.
Performs duties related to the evaluation and design of traffic safety improvements, traffic controls (signals, roundabouts, signing and striping), traffic studies, and roadway projects.
Supervises and leads the NRA’s annual traffic data collection exercise which includes ATR counts, turning movement counts, and a summary report of findings.
Evaluates private sector and public sector agency plans and studies as needed to ensure traffic impacts are fully evaluated, including understanding the impact of proposed developments onto Grand Cayman’s road network (examples include airport and seaport master plan, tourism development plan, etc.)
Evaluates land development proposals to determine impacts on the road network, and requirements for regulatory/policy conformance and makes recommendations for mitigation, facility extensions and/or design alternatives, as applicable.
Assists the Assistant Director – Transportation & Planning with the preparation of special traffic related studies as requested by the NRA Board of Directors.
Performs any other assignment that may be required by the Managing Director or designate.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Each applicant will be required to complete a pre-qualifier recruitment questionnaire.
Job holder must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with concentrations in traffic engineering from an accredited college, university, or engineering school approved by a Board of Registration for Professional Engineers along with a minimum of ten (10) years work experience.
Alternately, a Master’s degree in the same fields with a minimum of five (5) years experience.
Extensive and relevant experience with the traffic modeling software PTV VISSIM (Version 11) is required; with proficiency of PTV VISUM (version 18) and PTV Vistro 7 being preferred.
Having experience with the analysis software of SIDRA Intersection or similar software would also be valuable asset skills to the organization. Proficiency in CAD software, ESRI’s ArcGIS and Project Management is also desirable.
Qualifications being sought: Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the U.S.A./Canada/U.K; Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) or Professional Transportation Planner(PTP).
A sound knowledge of transportation, traffic, safety and operations principles, specialist planning techniques and principles in an urban context are deemed necessary.
Working knowledge of travel demand and traffic analysis operations modeling software, including the ability to perform scenario management and develop future traffic volume maps, is highly desirable.
Expertise in roadway design features including, roadway geometry, lane configurations, traffic signals, roundabout operations, signal control, signage and markings.
Knowledge of land use development processes and environmental practices.
Comprehensive understanding of safety mitigation strategies for pedestrians and cyclists is desirable.
Creative problem solving with sound judgment and both decision making and evaluation skills.
Successful track record of conceptualizing, researching and analyzing issues and the subsequent preparation of meaningful written reports for top level assessment.
Evidence of success in motivating and developing people and brokering collaborative working relationships with a range of internal and external bodies and building partnerships.
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate ideas, issues, systems and procedures successfully at all levels to a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple matters concurrently with the emphasis on high levels of professionalism and maintenance of ethical standards.
Ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; evaluate, counsel, and recommend formal recognition or discipline for personnel, as appropriate; evaluate training needs and staffing requirements; assign, prioritize, schedule, supervise, and inspect work to ensure efficient, effective, and quality day-to-day work of the staff engaged in assigned projects verifying quality and quantity of work.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage contracts and a valid driver’s license
Additional Salary Information: The NRA offers an excellent compensation package, including pension and health insurance. Salary range for this position is CI$59,485 to CI$84,911 | US $70,815 – US $101,048 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About National Roads Authority of the Cayman Islands
The primary role of the Transportation & Traffic Engineer is to work as part of the Transportation Planning Unit to provide traffic engineering expertise and higher-level transportation planning and traffic engineering proposals utilising the Cayman Islands Traffic Models to enhance the development, maintenance and quality of the National Roads Plan (NRP).