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Transportation Engineer – II

at High Point Parks and Recreation Department

Pay: $59627.6 to $80928.4/year
$59627.6 - $80928.4
Posted: 10/16/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2470099
Keywords: engineer, modeling

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Occupational Summary

Supervisory level professional position responsible for wide variety of traffic engineering duties, including site plan, traffic impact analysis, and rezoning/annexation review, driveway and work zone permitting, traffic counts and safety studies, crash analyses, meetings and correspondence with the public, project coordination with other departments and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and maintaining project records.  The position oversees the activities of the Parking Division and supervises a Transportation Technician and summer interns.  A licensed professional engineer (P.E.) with at least eight years of experience is desired.  Previous experience with local or state government preferred.

Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Transportation Director. Additional supervision may be exercised over clerical and other support personnel during specific assignments.

Essential Tasks

· Designs and/or reviews existing and proposed transportation systems and facilities;

· Manages parking deck staff and all projects involving the parking decks;

· Reviews site plans through the City's technical review and driveway permit procedures, DOT construction plans and geometric design improvements;

· Manages the count program and the Transportation Technician;

· Conducts feasibility investigations for roadway and intersection improvement projects, including impact assessments, environmental screenings, and cost estimates;

· Prepares preliminary configurations and design concepts for streets, intersections, sidewalks, and other transportation infrastructure improvements;

· Oversees the conducting of traffic engineering and safety studies, the collection and assessment of data and recommendations for the implementation of traffic control measures to enhance safety and network operational performance;

· Manages the petition-based policies and programs, including on-street residential parking, reduced speed limits, and neighborhood traffic calming, including the collection and review of data and resulting recommendations;

· Responds to public inquiries and complaints, provides technical information and reports as required;

· Makes field inspections, meeting with contractors, development representatives, consultants, and other city and state officials;

· Attends and participates in meetings with City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, other agencies, and the public;

· Represents city and the Transportation Department at other internal and external


· Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.



· Formal Education

  • Bachelor's degree in civil/transportation engineering; or a comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration in North Carolina, or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire date.

· Valid North Carolina Driver's License.

· Minimum eight (8) years if experience as a practicing engineer in the transportation field.  Comprehensive knowledge of traffic and transportation engineering fundamentals, principles, and practices.  Local and/or State government experience desirable.

· Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.

· Ability to comprehend and analyze various types of data including numerical, tabular, socio economic, etc. and to gather various forms of data through research, field work, etc.

· Ability to drive and transport staff to perform necessary duties such as public presentations, studies, meetings, etc.

· Capable of handling several projects concurrently, and to move from one task to another on short notice.

· Able to exercise a leadership role in the department, to understand viewpoints of others and communicate those viewpoints to proper persons.

· Available to work extra hours and attend meetings in town and out of town.

· Ability to make presentations before various audiences, both friendly and unfriendly.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs and specialized analysis and modeling software used to evaluate traffic operations (TripGen, Synchro, HCS, etc.)

· Practical user familiarity with CAD and GIS applications.

Physical Requirements


· Expressing and/or receiving information by means of spoken word are both necessary to converse with internal and external customers including co-workers, citizens and applicants.

Visual Abilities – the ability to perceive via eyesight is required for this position:

· Acuity, far – clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Must be able to see from a distance when administering and observing employment tests, operating a motor vehicle or addressing an audience.

· Acuity, near – clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Must be able to see work-related business documents close at hand.

· Depth perception – Three-dimensional vision and the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

· Field of Vision – the area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are focused on one point. Must be able to see a wide span of area.

· Accommodation – Must be able to adjust the eye lens to glance quickly.

Physical Strength – degree of physical demands typically associated with this position include:

· Light Work

  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and/or
  •  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and
  •  A negligible amount of force constantly to handle or move materials related to the position

· Type of Physical Demands

  •  Reaching - Extending the hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Handling - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s).
  • Fingering - Picking, pinching or otherwise working with fingers primarily rather than the entire hand or arm.


Mental Activity/Requirements


· Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.); to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables; to comprehend and respond to a variety of situations in an expedient manner.  Good judgment is essential.

Mathematics Ability

· Using Algebra: Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories to work with differential equations, and advanced operational methods and functions of real and complex variables to analyze and compile technical information.

Using statistics: Ability to work with mathematical statistics to generate and maintain a variety of records and reports.

Language Ability

· Read: Ability to read scientific and technical journals, abstracts, reports, graphics, regulations and ordinances.

Write: Ability to write plans, prepare reports and information to be presented to various groups and the public.

Speak: Ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective speaking voice and diction, discussion and presentation.


Environmental Conditions

Physical Surroundings

· The employee is subject to Inside Environmental Conditions usually, with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  When work assignment necessitates, employee is subject to Outside Environmental Conditions.


· Employee will be exposed to moving traffic; construction activities on highways or other work sites.

Machinery/Tools/Work Aids/Other Equipment

· Motorized vehicle, computer, engineer scale, maps, charts, graphs, resource books, pencils, pens, handbooks, local ordinances, Personnel Resolution, preliminary plans, specifications, text books, camera, tape recorder, GIS, measuring wheel, tape measures, calculator, telephone, copy machine(s), printer, answering machine, etc.


This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point's workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment. 

The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.