The Transportation Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing and maintaining Hillsborough County’s Transportation Systems Program. This will include analyzing and producing a recommended annual project needs list for the present year, as well as, 5 and 10 year projections for the different programs utilizing approved methodologies and authorized budgets. Will also be required to investigate, identify, and assist with applications for available grant funding sources. The Transportation Systems Engineer leads and supervises the development of project feasibility, conceptual designs and scopes for emerging projects related to various programs including roadways, intersections, sidewalks, shared use trails, and other transportation related safety and capacity projects. The Engineer will provide support to other departments and the public that use Public Works’ issued manuals and policies. Close coordination with management, other County staff and consultants will be required.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices for the design of transportation facilities.
Knowledge of asset management systems.
Knowledge of Hillsborough County’s Technical Publications and update process.
Knowledge of flexible pavement design based on Florida Department of Transportation design criteria.
Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), civil engineering, and environmental engineering principles and practices.
Knowledge of geographic information system (GIS) software.
Knowledge of large and/or complex public works construction projects and project management methods and practices.
Knowledge of computer modeling and computer aided drafting and mapping software and applications associated with the planning and design of all types of transportation projects.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances, and other professional sources of information pertaining to public roadways, infrastructures, and environmental permitting.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying.
Knowledge of county comprehensive planning, capital improvement projects and growth projections.
Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigative techniques and procedures.
Ability to develop scopes of work for design and special program related services.
Ability to analyze data, existing programs, policies, and procedures and maintain them.
Ability to manage work orders and maintain schedules with consultants.
Ability to develop and utilize computer applications for engineering modeling, design, drafting, and mapping.
Ability to manage, train, schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate assigned staff.
Ability to comprehend and apply engineering, scientific and technical principles and methods to plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies.
Ability to write complex technical reports.
Ability to review, sign and seal the subordinate staff works.
Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external entities with considerable interpersonal and managerial skills.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
Oversees prioritization and methodology programs for transportation systems, including roadways, intersections, signals, sidewalks and others.
Oversees and conducts the annual re-prioritization update of the transportation systems which may include field investigations to determine eligibility and creation of concept plans.
Oversees grant applications for Highway Safety Improvement Projects, Safe Routes to School Projects, Transportation Alternative Projects and others.
Provides contract administration including creating work orders, tracking progress, approving invoices and working with consultants to maintain the continuity of service of the contract.
Investigates and responds to citizen inquiries about program priorities and other issues.
Manages and is responsible for one or more phases of large public works projects.
Signs and seals engineering documents.
Manages public works project closeout activities.
Provides technical support, including updates and bulletins related to the Public Works Technical Manuals and Specifications.
Conducts pre-design and scope meetings as required.
Recommends staffing requirements and budgets.
Supervises the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
Evaluates bids for consultant performance.
Develops large and complex project goals, objectives, strategies, policies, procedures and budgets.
Serves as expert advisor on design projects to technicians and engineers on complex design/construction problems.
Performs other related duties as required.
Three years of post-registration experience as a Professional Engineer.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and
Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's license in the State of Florida within six months of employment. Proof of application for a Florida Professional Engineer’s License must be submitted with the application, if Engineer currently holds a license in another state.