Rose Quarter Traffic Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation

$6,400 - $9,500 a month

Our next application screening is scheduled for Monday , October 28th, 2019 at 7:00 am. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Professional Engineer 2 – Rose Quarter Traffic Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Highway Division – Region 1
Project Delivery Section – Rose Quarter Project
Portland, Oregon

The role: Portland, Oregon is exciting! The city is rich in culture, great food, entertainment and…jobs! One of which is the Rose Quarter Traffic Engineer. The successful candidate will lead traffic engineering on behalf of the agency with respect to traffic control features design, analysis and for planning studies.

In this key role, you will approve or recommend the installation of all traffic control devices which directly impact driver safety. You will use your expert traffic engineering judgement in the development, evaluation and installation of unique or innovative traffic control features for planning studies, project design or construction.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide all appropriate traffic engineering or control design elements, special provisions, specifications and cost estimates for all traffic disciplines needed to ensure high quality plans and ensure transportation safety. This requires the ability to adapt the knowledge and experience of a number of engineering disciplines to resolve unique and unusual design problems.

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.

A day in the life:
Provide technical leadership for the project planning studies, traffic designs and specification and traffic analysis or modeling.
Evaluate existing and complex traffic engineering problems and present unique or innovative solutions.
Ensure success of all project traffic design and analysis and construction strategies.
Develop resourcing strategies for the traffic engineering support.
Assist project director/deputy director to assign and review traffic work to manage project’s schedule and budget.
Lead and oversee the development and administration of traffic discipline specific contracts and consultants.
Review, amend and stamp other engineers plans and specifications and professional work.
Direct and lead efforts for developing safe and efficient transportation systems for the project.
Determine and direct ODOT and project consultant staff and advises management in the appropriate traffic control strategies, devices, and related planning studies and traffic analyses.
Provide leadership and recommendations on new design alternatives, congestion mitigation and traffic control strategies.
Direct and lead technical procedures and recommendations for all traffic engineering disciplines.
Approve/recommend new, unique or significant changes to, traffic control devices in the region that apply to the planning, project design or construction for the project.
The majority of work is in the office, but some travel is required to attend meetings.
Occasional overnight travel is required.
This work requires daily use of a computer.
Occasional fieldwork can involve exposure to heavy traffic, sometimes at night.

What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon !
Relocation assistance available as part of the negotiated compensation package.

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What we need:
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: "Valid" means you have the ability to stamp. We will verify your license before we consider your application. If registered in another state, successful candidates will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.

You will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Experience independently designing and preparing plans, specifications and cost estimates for traffic control designs for complex projects
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment while communicating with high-profile individuals in a tactful and professional manner.
Good working knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Oregon supplement of MUTCD, Oregon sign policy and sign design manual.
Experience reviewing and managing consultants work products to ensure compliance with ODOT design standards, policies and guidelines.

How to apply:
If you are applying internally , through your employee Workday profile, complete the application/upload your resume.
If you are applying through the external job site, complete the application/upload your resume/drag and drop your resume (the system will parse your information into the application).
Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the desired attributes above. Please address your cover letter to Interim Deputy Director for the Rose Quarter Project Della Mosier. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the desired attributes above will be graded as non-responsive. If you are applying through the external jobs site, you must attach your cover letter to the section labeled “Resume/CV.”
Complete questionnaire.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the PRR task will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran , the task to claim preference will come after the PRR question. Please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application. We will ask you for your documents later in the process.

Need help?

For questions, call 503-378-8139 or email .

The fine print:
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, 2019 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.
Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference . If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
We do not offer Visa sponsorships. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.