**Applications received by July 8, 2022 will receive first consideration.**
The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is recruiting a Senior Engineer to lead its traffic modeling system. The Public Works Traffic Modeler (Senior Engineer) will administer the operations and maintenance of the City's Transportation Forecasting and Land Use Model through a combination of expertise and consultant services.
The City’s traffic model is an essential tool for growth and development sub-area planning processes, integration with pavement management system, assessing freight activities in the port area, grant applications, economic development initiatives, and traffic operations.
The ideal candidate will have/demonstrate the following:
Technical competencies in transportation planning and travel demand models
Hard-working and approachable with the ability to work well with others in a collaborative team setting and independently
Maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, private consultants, and other public agencies
Proficiency at evaluating technical information, thinking analytically, and rationalizing conclusions
Understand regulatory requirements
Ability to administer consultant contracts and grants
Ability to provide multidisciplinary observations and balanced assessments
Knowledge and the ability to effectively use computer applications and technology related to the skills of the position
The Transportation Division is guided by the City’s Transportation Master Plan and regulations which progress an efficient and equitable modal transportation system within public rights-of-way through apportion management and implementation of policies, programs, and projects. The Public Works Traffic Modeler will support the organization’s goals through the planning of transportation systems that provide safe, affordable, reliable, environmentally responsible, and equitable mode choices for everyone who lives, works, or plays in Tacoma.
The Public Works Traffic Modeler will also have an essential role in providing technical analysis and guidance for capital project delivery, contract management, construction projects, traffic volume integration with pavement management system, and other related initiatives.
Responsibilities and duties of the position include:
Using modeling platforms and procedures to develop, analyze, apply, and refine the City’s (regional based) multimodal travel demand forecasting model
Conducting development impact studies using travel forecasting and traffic simulation models
Analyzing or reviewing transportation systems including system performance for all applicable modes of transportation, corridor studies, traffic impact analysis, and alternative analysis and evaluation
Researching, analyzing, and interpreting demographic and land use data and trends, including various planning issues and elements, household characteristics, travel behavior, housing and employment projections, and allocation for transportation studies
Reviewing transportation data for quality control and application
Coordinating with internal multidisciplinary groups and partnering agencies to maintain data consistency, reliability, and validity in the regional travel forecasting process
Producing technical documents, reports, illustrations, and plans
The Traffic Modeler will work under the general supervision of an a Assistant Division Manager in the Transportation Division. The position may lead workgroups or project teams.
City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related field
Five (5) years of experience as a licensed Professional Engineer
Ten (10) years or more of work experience in transportation planning in lieu of a professional engineering licenses.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS May require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
Knowledge & Skills
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of planning principles and techniques and the socioeconomic implications of planning.
Knowledge of transportation analysis software and GIS applications such as EMME, Synchro, VISSIM, and ArcGIS.
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Ability to organize, manage and analyze data and to interpret and report research findings in reports, plans and public presentations.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
To be considered for this career opportunity: Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position.
Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
**Applications received by July 8, 2022 will receive first consideration.**
Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background and references check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.
When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires
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