Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services (NTSS) in the City of Bellevue's Transportation Department is seeking a Senior Transportation Engineer to plan, design, and implement neighborhood traffic safety projects (e.g. slow streets, discouraging commuter traffic, green streets, improving the pedestrian environment). NTSS is recognized for its many advances in neighborhood traffic calming approaches. We are looking for a forward-thinking Senior Transportation Engineer to join our progressive team of transportation professionals. The ideal candidate will develop traffic safety programs and projects through a blend of technical experience and project management skills to engage the community to enhance safety in neighborhoods. We partner with residents to continually improve the safety and comfort of neighborhood streets through education, traffic management, encouragement and traffic calming improvements to make a vibrant and livable community for all users of the transportation system.
Why Join Our Team? You would be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and assisting in the development and enhancement of community visions. Our team members bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to service and take pride in the work they do. You would work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and culturally competent are the status quo. The City of Bellevue Transportation Department takes pride in being dynamic, multicultural, future-focused and high performing. We invest in our employees and encourage and reward employee growth and development. Our department and team culture values and encourages quality communication, shared leadership, innovation and integrity.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Project Engineer will be responsible for leading and directing engineering work related to NTSS projects and serves as a project manager. Responsibilities include:
Managing the planning, design and implementation of transportation infrastructure projects for neighborhoods, developing traffic calming projects and evaluating the effectiveness of those projects in meeting goals, schedule and budget.
Developing public engagement plans and activities for stakeholder involvement through all phases of traffic safety projects, including publication materials such as newsletters, social media and presentation materials for open houses and public forums.
Presenting projects to the public, Transportation Commission and City Council.
Overseeing the work of project teams and consultants, managing and facilitating consultant selection processes, negotiating consultant agreements, progress and expenditures and providing guidance and review of consultant deliverables to ensure project schedules are met and work conforms to regulations, standards and project objectives.
Interpreting and applying consistent standards, guidelines and policies to decision making, conducting engineering analysis to identified areas of concerns, directing responses to other City officials and the community and providing technical review of capital infrastructure projects.
Developing and/or reviewing plans, specifications and estimates for traffic safety projects using AutoCAD software, including the stamping of plans and specifications. Includes applying for all applicable permits and working with real property agents to acquire easements for construction activities.
Determining appropriate methods of procurement for construction and following City guidelines for preparation of bid documents, responding to bidder inquiries and assisting inspectors in resolving field conflicts or changes.
Maintaining databases to track project and program milestones, including performance metrics to determine effectiveness and efficiencies.
Qualifications for Success
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with an Engineering Degree.
Minimum five (5) years of experience managing transportation projects and plans.
Washington State Professional Engineering license required.
Washington State driver's license required.
Knowledge of established civil engineering principles, methods and techniques related to transportation. Knowledge of Vision Zero, Complete Streets and NACTO concepts in project design and development.
Ability to take projects from a conceptual state through construction and doing so successfully while engaging stakeholders.
Ability to deliver the projects on time and on budget.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including public speaking and the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
Ability to organize, analyze, interpret and evaluate civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost-effective solutions.
Ability to use computer software applications to improve work processes, such as databases, spreadsheets, projects management tools, AutoCAD and/or equivalent software.
Proven ability to independently plan, schedule organize and complete multiples projects within established deadlines and budget.
Ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.
While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, w...ith thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park." The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country.
Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, but a strawberry festival and an arts and crafts fair each draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.
The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.