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Senior Traffic Engineer

City of Sammamish | Sammamish, WA

 

Description

Under the supervision of the Traffic Engineering Manager, this position serves as an in-house traffic/transportation engineer able to independently develop alternative engineering methods and detailed analysis based on sound professional judgment to make design or technical decisions on complex issues and interpret policy with general oversight or review. The Senior Engineer - Traffic position will assist with overseeing the transportation program, including participating in the planning, design, and implementation of complex public works capital improvement projects; assisting with establishing and implementing traffic engineering and operations programs; participating in and overseeing the review of new development proposals with respect to transportation-related issues; assisting with implementation and management of the City’s transportation concurrency and road impact fee programs; overseeing operation of the City’s Traffic Management Center; representing the City in coordinating with regional planning and funding agencies; assisting with the management and preparation of grant applications such as with King County, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), and WSDOT; coordinating traffic issues with neighbor agencies; and responding to citizens’ traffic concerns and requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Manage and update the City’s traffic models including frequent updates to inputs, field confirmation of operations relative to model output, and calibration with available data for real-world model comparisons.

  • Manage and oversee the planning, design, and implementation of complex Transportation Improvement Program projects to meet the scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Manage the operation of the Traffic Management Center and respond to traffic issues as they arise.

  • Prepare engineering studies, plans, specifications, cost estimates, and schedules for traffic and transportation-related projects and oversee construction. 

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to various citizen and special interest groups, management staff, committees, other agencies, and regional forums.

  • Monitor and identify deficiencies and problems in the transportation systems, investigate and prepare recommended solutions.

  • Oversee, prepare, and manage consultant contracts for capital transportation projects or concurrency projects. 

  • Work with schools and parents regarding school zone safety and traffic improvement projects.

  • Review engineering studies, plans, specifications, estimates and other engineering documents related to transportation and traffic for roads, bridges, and development projects for adequacy.

  • Assist in the development of short, intermediate, and long-range transportation plans for roads, transit and non-motorized projects, programs and services and coordinates with other agencies and other City departments.

  • Ensure projects are completed in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, specifications, and standards.

  • Keep up to date on transportation funding programs, prepare grant applications, and represent the City in coordinating with and answering questions from various grant agencies.

  • Represent the City’s interests by attending various meetings with citizens, developers, contractors, consultants, City departments, and outside agencies.

  • Participate in the coordination of planning, resource allocation, and budget development to ensure efficient program performance.

  • Respond to questions and requests from the public concerning traffic, street, and transportation-related issues.

  • Coordinate work elements with in-house maintenance staff, contractors, government agencies, organizations, and the public.

  • Assist with oversight and management to ensure efficient operation of the City’s traffic signal system.

  • Respond to private development project issues and concerns related to concurrency and road impact fees.

  • Responsible for project communications, maintaining project records, preparing pay estimates, and providing engineering expertise to resolve design and construction problems

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

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Associate Engineer - Traffic

City of Sammamish | Sammamish, WA

 

Description

Under the supervision of the Traffic Engineering Manager, this position serves as an in-house traffic/transportation engineer able to independently develop alternative engineering methods and detailed analysis based on sound professional judgment to make design or technical decisions on moderately complex issues and interpret policy with general oversight or review. The Associate Engineer - Traffic position will assist with overseeing the transportation program including participating in the planning, design, and implementation of moderately complex public works capital improvement projects; assisting with establishing and implementing traffic engineering and operations programs; participating in and overseeing the review of new development proposals with respect to transportation-related issues; assisting with implementation and management of the City’s transportation concurrency and road impact fee programs; representing the City in coordination with regional planning and funding agencies; assisting with management and preparation of funding grant applications such as with King County, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), and WSDOT; coordinating traffic issues with neighbor agencies; and responding to citizens’ traffic concerns and requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Manages and oversees the planning, design, and implementation of moderately complex Transportation Improvement Program projects to meet the scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Prepares and delivers presentations to various citizen and special interest groups, management staff, committees, other agencies, and regional forums.

  • Helps monitor and identify deficiencies and problems in the transportation systems, and investigate and prepare recommended solutions.

  • Helps oversee, prepare, and manage consultant contracts for capital transportation projects or concurrency projects. 

  • Monitors the Traffic Management Center and respond to traffic issues as they arise.

  • Works with schools and parents regarding school zone safety and traffic improvement projects.

  • Helps review engineering studies, plans, specifications, estimates, and other engineering documents related to transportation and traffic for roads, bridges, and development projects for adequacy.

  • Assists in the development of short, intermediate, and long-range transportation plans for roads, transit, and non-motorized projects, programs, and services; coordinates with other agencies and other City departments.

  • Ensures projects are completed in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, specifications, and standards.

  • Helps prepare grant applications and represent the City in coordinating with and answering questions from various grant agencies.

  • Attends various meetings with citizens, developers, contractors, consultants, City departments, and outside agencies.

  • Participates in the coordination of planning, resource allocation, and budget development to ensure efficient program performance.

  • Responds to questions and requests from the public concerning traffic, street, and transportation-related issues.

  • Coordinates work elements with in-house maintenance staff, contractors, government agencies, organizations, and the public.

  • Assists in the operation and maintenance of the City’s traffic signals and street lighting to ensure the efficient operation of the City’s systems.

  • Responds to private development project issues and concerns related to concurrency and road impact fees.

  • Responsible for project communications and maintains project records, prepares pay estimates, and provides engineering expertise to resolve design and construction problems

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

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SR. TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGER
Seattle, WA (opened until filled)


DKS is proud to be 100% employee-owned with a commitment to making a meaningful difference in our communities. As part of the DKS team you will be part of a collaborative environment where every employee-owner is encouraged to share ideas and participate in strategic discussions focused on shaping the future of transportation and of our firm. At DKS we put our employee-owners first. We realize our unique and diverse employee-owners are the heart of our firm.  Not only do we work hard to accomplish our goals, we also play hard to celebrate our victories! We welcome the opportunity for you to become an employee-owner of DKS!

As a Sr. Transportation Engineering Project Manager you will be a member of the DKS leadership team and will work closely with both local and cross-office teams to win and deliver work in our Transportation Engineering practice (focused on PS&E for transportation elements such as traffic signals, roadway lighting, signing/striping, temporary traffic control, ITS, and fiber optic communications).

What will you be doing?

  • Develop new client relationships for DKS and build on current client relationships, including partnerships with other consulting firms

  • Win and manage a variety of transportation engineering projects that you are passionate about, including all elements of the project life-cycle (pre-positioning, pursuit, negotiations, project planning, technical delivery, financial management, etc.)

  • Assure client satisfaction through implementation of our Client Experience (CX) and QC/QA initiatives

  • Work with, train, and mentor less experienced staff

 

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation, or similar field

  • 10+ years of experience in the transportation engineering consulting industry

  • Ability to immediately support business development by securing pursuits

  • Project management experience on a variety of transportation engineering projects

  • PE license required

  • Working knowledge of industry practices and regulations

  • Strong knowledge of (and built relationships with) the local client base desired

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills