The primary responsibilities of the Traffic Engineer position are to assist the Traffic Operations Manager with conducting traffic studies based on service requests received by the Public Works Department and developing engineering analyses associated with traffic related items. The Traffic Engineer will also assist with traffic reviews of design plans and special event permit applications received through the Development Review Committee (DRC) and Event Review Committee (ERC) respectively. Lastly, the position will be required to assist in the Traffic Management Center (TMC) on an as needed basis.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Conduct and submit traffic signal warrant analyses, multiway stop sign warrant analyses, traffic crash history research, driver and pedestrian sight distance analyses, and related traffic studies to supervisor in a satisfactory and timely manner. Once studies are approved, verify that recommended improvements are implemented in a satisfactory and timely manner.
Complete reviews of submitted DRC documents and ERC permit applications, discuss staff comments with supervisor (as needed), and submit comments to the respective committee in a timely manner.
Read and interpret construction plans and technical reference manuals. Prepare visual presentations of study data. Confer with external engineering consultants for inquiries regarding the traffic impact process.
Required to learn City's asset management software which documents and tracks all service requests (for traffic responses) and work orders (for traffic study and committee document reviews).
Required to be well versed in use of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TXMUTCD) in order to complete or research any assignments.
Required to learn and comply with the City's current External Customer Service Policy. Need to respond to new service requests within one business day of the request submittal or the first day back from out of office leave.
Communicate effectively with the residents. Coordinate with other departments to obtain information and provide technical correspondence in response to resident, city management, or City Council requests.
Perform field studies for volume, speed, gap, and related traffic counts. When conducting field counts, need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and set up temporary traffic control that is compliant with the current Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Manage and review the accident claim submittals for traffic signal and related equipment damage. Coordinate with Risk Management, traffic technicians, and vendors to ensure that orders are processed and repairs are completed in a satisfactory and timely manner.
Develop and present engineering analyses associated with traffic related items.
Required to learn and process requisitions and routing forms (for accident claim and other traffic purchase submittals) in accordance with the City's procurement process.
For special events requiring Traffic Division support, manage the traffic technicians, whom provide portable DMS and signal support, and operate the Traffic Management Center throughout the event. Traffic Engineering and Operations staff may be required to work holidays, weekends, and nights for selected events and in case of a City emergency.
Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
Ability to work through assignments to a recommendation or solution by using engineering judgement, available resources, and critical thinking.
Required to work as an essential employee before, during, and after an emergency or disaster, whether natural or acts of war.
Stay abreast of, and comply with, all City and departmental policies and procedures.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Director or his/her designee.
Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering required.
Transportation specialty (with a Civil Engineering degree) preferred.
Relatable Work Experience:
Basic computer skills are a must and should include proficiency in the following Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
One year of experience in a Civil Engineering field required. Work experience in a transportation specialty is preferred.
Municipal work experience is preferred.
Experience with using AutoCAD, ESRI GIS, Python, Power BI, or Synchro/SimTraffic (or related traffic model and simulation) programs is preferred.
Training (License and/or Certification):
Valid Texas Driver License (Class C) required.
Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification or higher preferred.
This position may require working after hours and for emergency or special events.
Internal Number: 1800144
About City of Sugar Land
Founded as a sugar plantation in the mid 1800s and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is located in Fort Bend County, 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Sugar Land is a full-service municipality providing police and fire protection, water / wastewater utilities, solid waste collection, curbside recycling, a regional airport, parks and recreation, public works, planning / zoning and other services.