Under the supervision of a Senior Public Works Engineer or Senior Planner, the Public Works Transportation Engineer is responsible for the professional and administrative engineering and design work involved in the development and implementation of various transportation-related civil engineering projects within the public right-of-way for the City of Burlington, generally including streets, multi-modal transportation facilities, traffic operations, and structures but excluding water, wastewater, and stormwater design. The Public Works Transportation Engineer is distinguished by the knowledge of basic transportation planning and civil engineering standards and policies, basic project management procedures, and the ability to make independent decisions regarding technical tasks. The Public Works Transportation Engineer provides assistance for projects and programs, manages small-scale projects, and has work assigned, reviewed, scheduled, and prioritized by a Senior Staff. This position will also manage and supervise seasonal staff within the group.
Essential Job Functions
- Assist the community, the City Administration, and all departments and commissions in developing concepts, plans and cost estimates for construction and/or improvements for transportation facilities. With guidance on the vision, goals, objectives, and needs of projects, this work includes obtaining professional services; preparing contract documents, plans and renderings, specifications, opinion of probable cost, bid documents; and obtaining permits.
- Lead, supervise, and/or support in-house civil/transportation engineering and traffic safety projects from conceptual design to project completion. Present plans and renderings at public and community meetings. Document and make recommendations for appropriate plan deviations or variances from a standard as appropriate.
- Prepare and/or review transportation planning reports; traffic studies; traffic engineering specifications/quantities/estimates of cost; construction schedules; and project budget, design and construction details relative to individual projects.
- Collect and analyze data.
- Collaborate and work cooperatively. Communicate regularly with officials at all levels within the City administration; City departments; local, regional, and state transportation planners, engineers, and providers; consultants and contractors; and the public.
- Balance needs and resources. Collaboratively prioritize projects and develop conceptual improvement plans that balance the needs of the public, the City, and the region with the availability and constraints of known resources.
- Encourage inclusivity. Understand the importance of diverse participation and include all relevant stakeholders in project and program development. Advance public participation and outreach for the Engineering Division.
- Monitor the engineering and technical performance of contractors and consultants to ensure success of the projects.
- Serve as project manager on projects to manage related budgets and schedules, lead deliverables, and assist with the development and management of plans, permit checklists and scopes of work.
- Maintain financial records for projects and make recommendations for payments to contractors and consultants.
- Solicit and utilize the services of consulting engineering and designers.
- Represent the City at various public forums and meetings.
- Stay abreast of and ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal rules and regulations.
- Maintain accurate records and files.
- Provide management and technical oversight to seasonal staff within workgroup.
Non-Essential Job Functions:
- Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
- Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, reasonable accommodations will be considered.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering required; or a relevant field may be considered. Relevant additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year basis.
- Minimum of four (4) years of experience including civil engineering, transportation planning, or landscape architecture of public infrastructure. This will be in addition to any experience counted toward the degree requirement.
- EIT required.
- PTP, PTOE and/or AICP preferred.
- PE or the ability to obtain a Vermont PE within 3 years preferred. Demonstrated experience in project and program management, including maintaining project budgets, schedules, procurement, and project controls.
- Preference will be given to candidates with progressively complex work experience in transportation infrastructure or relevant municipal work experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of modern transportation engineering principles.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of transportation planning or design.
- Demonstrated knowledge of methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of construction, including modern transportation projects.
- Knowledge of contract administration.
- Demonstrated experience with community engagement.
- Demonstrated experience performing and reviewing traffic studies, preparing roadway and multi-modal design plans, specifications, bid documents and cost estimating is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD or a similar program.
- Knowledge of ArcGIS software.
- Must have strong computer skills; demonstrated ability to effectively use computer equipment and related software; competent in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher).
- Knowledge of State and Federal laws, policies, and regulations related to the field of urban transportation is desired.
- Ability to establish and maintain good relations with co-workers.
- Ability to receive constructive criticism and react appropriately.
- Ability to read, analyze and modify specifications and plan sets to ensure work complies with all contract specifications.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service, communicate professionally and diplomatically with contractors and the public.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness when dealing with the media, the public, other employees, elected officials, consultants, contractors, and other government entities.
- Ability to communicate clearly, professionally, diplomatically, and persuasively both orally and in writing.
- Must be able to assess situations, solve problems, manage multiple projects, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in public situations.
- Ability to facilitate and attend meetings at times other than regular business hours.
- Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.
The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.
For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or email@example.com.
The City of Burlington is proud to offer full time employees a comprehensive benefits program that includes:
Medical/Dental Insurance Coverage
Prescription Drug Coverage
Flexible Spending Programs
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
Contributory Retirement Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Discounted Gym Memberships
Education benefits through Champlain College
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Bonus Program
Local Resort Discounts
Subsidized Transportation Options
For additional details please visit https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/HR
Location: 645 Pine Street,Burlington,VT, Burlington, VT
Job Type: Full-time