Announcement: ODOT17-1783oc Design Traffic Lead – Professional Engineer 2 Highway Division – Region 1 Portland
Region 1 Traffic Unit is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient movement of traffic on the state highway system by providing traffic engineering analysis and solutions to address hazardous situations and operational concerns. We are recruiting for a Traffic Design Lead to provide expert level advice and leadership for traffic control features design, analysis, and planning. This person will approve or recommend the installation of all traffic control devices that directly impact driver safety.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30am, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide program management for regional planning studies, traffic design, and traffic analysis.
Evaluate complex traffic engineering problems and propose solutions.
Develop resourcing strategies for the regional traffic unit.
Assign and review work to manage project schedules and budgets.
Resolve traffic engineering conflicts.
Review and manage consultant work product.
Review and stamp plans and specifications.
Direct and lead efforts for developing safe and efficient transportation systems.
Recommend new design alternatives, congestion mitigations, and traffic control strategies.
Approve and recommend changes to traffic control devices.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:
Minimum Qualifications: A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience.
NOTE: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
Special Qualifications: Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following. We will use the items on this list along with our essay-style supplemental questions to determine whom to interview.
Experience in scoping, designing, and reviewing sign, signal, striping, and/or traffic control plans.
Experience in leading a diverse group.
Practical design experience for transportation projects.
Occasional travel required, including overnight travel.
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, road...s, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.