The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a creative and forward thinking Traffic Operations Engineer, who will continue to move the Southwest Region forward. Reporting directly to the Region Traffic Engineer, this position requires high-level knowledge and strategic thinking regarding all aspects and components of Traffic Operations to insure plans produced result in an efficient operable system that interacts with the complete multimodal transportation system. The successful individual will also be responsible for collaborating directly with Planning, Project Development, and Programming to promote an integrated scoping process for SW Region.
This job requires a resilient leader, confident in their knowledge of engineering practices, state and agency strategic goals, environmental laws and regulations, principles of traffic operations and safety, leadership principles, planning, and interagency cooperation. Our ideal candidate will strive to be innovative and an eager coach, to develop and mentor the region's future leaders.
At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.
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Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Traffic Operations Engineer will:
Serve as the Traffic office's management level expert in planning and operational studies.
Train and mentor staff and coworkers.
Lead and facilitate technical and executive level advisory committees consisting of internal staff and external stakeholders.
Prepare scopes of work and manage contracts for consultant assistance.
Develop projects that incorporate practical solutions while prioritizing states of good repair, Safety, operational needs, and encourages demand management.
Create models utilizing macro and micro simulation software to analyze studies and prepare reports.
Oversee final design of traffic signal phasing and timing.
Strategically plan improvements in the operation of the Traffic Signal network.
Assist the Traffic Management Center in actively managing Traffic Signals, Ramp Meters, and ATM System.
Perform system wide safety analysis including review and recommendation of improvements from statewide generated lists.
Define and review Transportation Impact Assessments submitted by consultants or developers.
Required qualifications include:
A Professional Engineer license. (License holders from other states will be expected to obtain a WA State PE license within six months of appointment).
At least five (5) years of experience in the Traffic Engineering or TSMO related field.
Skills to communicate proficiently, both orally and in writing, and work in a cooperative and courteous manner with the public, contractors, supervisors, local agencies and other department staff.
Experience performing Quality Control of own work and work of others.
The ability to traverse uneven and rough terrain as necessary for site visit.
Excellent skills to organize and prioritize work tasks; meet deadlines for assigned tasks.
The ability to read, interpret, and apply/implement department policies, principles, standards, specifications and practices.
A valid driver's license with ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Preferred qualifications include:
Bachelor's degree and/or higher level education in the field of civil or traffic engineering, or related fields.
Expert level knowledge of TSMO and Roadway Safety Strategies.
Expert level knowledge of VISSUM, VISSIM, Synchro.
How to apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. To be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application:
A chronological Resume outlining your experience to date;
A Cover Letterdetailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and
A minimum of three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Rachel Giese at email@example.com. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-WMS-4W062.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.
Internal Number: 19DOT-WMS-4W062
About Washington State Department of Transportation
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) values its employees, challenges them to continuously improve the way we do business, to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, and to carry out their duties in an ethical manner. WSDOT is a multi-modal transportation agency in one of the fastest growing areas of the country, responsible for planning, building and operating a complex highway system in addition to operating a large ferry system and freight and passenger rail system.
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