Under general supervision by the Manager of Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting, performs traffic signal warrant studies, designs traffic signals, and prepares traffic signal plans, specifications, estimates funded by the Mesquite Quality of Life Corporation (MQoLC). Manages the city's MQoLC funded Traffic Management Center and traffic signal fiber optic system to ensure traffic signal progression and coordination. Manages the MQoLC funded traffic signal progression system based on TACTICS Central System software. Prepares signage and pavement marking plans for City projects. Performs speed studies and traffic impact analyses. Reviews requests for driveway access, studies, analyses, and design plans prepared by others for compliance with accepted traffic engineering principles and standards as well as City Code. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Manager of Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting.
General supervision is provided by the Manager of Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting. Responsible for supervision of the Graduate Traffic Engineer position as directed by the Manager of Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct & Rules of Behavior outlined in chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual.
Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in city and department attendance policies and procedures.
Must be able to effectively read and comprehend engineering plans and specifications, analyze complex traffic engineering problems, formulate feasible solutions, build consensus, and communicate recommendations and decisions that comply with city code and policy both orally and in writing.
Design traffic signals to include incorporation of Siemens M 60 type Traffic Signal Controllers and connection to the city's Traffic Management Center via fiber optic or wireless technology; prepare signage and pavement marking plans; coordinate, review, and comment on the design plans and traffic impact analyses of others; recommend adjustments as necessary.
Prepare signal warrant, speed zone, and other traffic studies per the current TMUTCD.
Analyze traffic volumes and turning movements at signalized intersections and use the information to create/revise traffic signal timing plans to ensure traffic signal progression, safe and efficient movement of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians within the city.
Prepare bid specifications for equipment and supply purchases and construction projects in according with city purchasing procedures and policy.
Provide technical training to Traffic Engineering Division personnel.
Identify and evaluate new traffic management technologies for application within the City.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Assist the Manager of Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting with annual operations budget.
Assist the Manger of Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting in processing payments to vendors through the Performance Accounting System.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in traffic or transportation engineering or other closely related field.
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience as an engineer engaged in traffic engineering, efficient signal progression, traffic signal design and operations.
Possession of a Master's Degree in a traffic or transportation related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of traffic engineering experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Possession of an active certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer, with specialization in the field of civil engineering with a focus on transportation, issued by the Texas Board of Registration of Professional Engineers; or possession of similar registration issued by another state, with the condition that the successful applicant obtain an active certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer, with specialization in the field of civil engineering, issued by the Texas Board of Registration for Professional Engineers within twelve months of employment as a condition of continued employment.
Possession of an active certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is preferred.
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with overtime as needed.
REQUIRED TESTING (only if interviewed)
Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Typing
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About City of Mesquite
Located on the east side of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Mesquite has great freeway access as it is served by five major highways. Founded in 1887 as a railroad town, Mesquite grew from a booming agricultural economy into a modern suburban community encompassing 46 square-miles with a population of over 140,000. The city staff of 1,100 with an annual budget of $109 million delivers critical services to the citizens of Mesquite.
Mesquite has long been recognized as a major retail hub in northeast Texas. With over 4 million square feet of retail space, three restaurant rows, 30 movie screens, and the world renowned Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Mesquite has a reputation as a retail, dining and entertainment destination. These amenities include:
• Shopping at the 1.2 million square-foot Town East Mall
• Offering over 1,200 events annual at the Mesquite Arts Center
• Watching concerts and championship rodeo at the Mesquite Arena
• Playing golf at the Mesquite award-winning 18-hole municipal golf course
• Dining at dozens of fine restaurants
• Flying to and from the Mesquite Metro Airport
• Relaxing at the more than 75 designated city parks and three municipal swimm...ing pools or enjoying miles of hiking and biking trails including the Heritage Trail that stretches for four continuous miles through the City.
With five high schools, the Mesquite Independent School District boasts more than 40,000 students on 48 campuses and has received numerous awards including:
• 2015 - District Excellence in Professional Learning Award
• 2015 - One of the fourteen Texas school districts and 477 in the United States and Canada with placement on the 4th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll
• 2013 - One of three school districts nationwide to make the Top 150 Workplaces in the United States
• 2011 - 4th school district to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the state chapter of the National Baldridge Performance Excellence Program.