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Traffic Operations Engineer job in Lee's Summit

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Job Ref:  R05667
Organization:  Missouri Department of Transportation
Job Category:  Transportation
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Missouri (MO)
City:  Lee's Summit
Post Code:  64086
Salary and Benefits:  Salary Grade: 18

Safety-Sensitive Job: YES
Physically Demanding Job: NO
Frequent Use of Department Vehicle: YES

Refer to personnel policies 0600 "Medical Examination Program" and 2508 "Drug Testing Program" for testing requirements. 

Job Summary
: The traffic operations engineer evaluates district signing, signals, pavement marking and lighting field operations and implements safety improvements; directs and supervises traffic engineering, technician and access management personnel; oversees permits operations and traffic studies. Responsibilities are performed under general supervision.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree: Civil Engineering
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri.
  • Six years of experience in transportation engineering, including traffic analysis and design of traffic control devices.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Full Supervision

Special Working Conditions/Job Characteristics: Job requires exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions

Examples of Work:

* Directs district traffic signal operations, pavement marking and traffic operations.

* Conducts field inspections of signing, pavement marking, signal operations, access issues and traffic operations.

* Provides traffic expertise and serves as a technical resource for construction on project core teams and for

maintenance crews to resolve engineering concerns; participates in the project scoping process.

* Conducts and evaluates traffic studies and makes traffic control and safety improvement recommendations.

* Coordinates traffic safety programs including hazard elimination, wet/dry, innovative signal improvements, law

enforcement safety task forces, and the state's blueprint for safer roadways.

* Reviews design plans for conformance to traffic practices and national guidelines.

* Reviews construction projects, permit plans and work zones to ensure access management principles are followed

and for proper use of temporary traffic control devices including signing, pavement markings, signals, arrow boards

and changeable message boards.

* Reviews and approves traffic impact studies to ensure access management principles are followed and for proper

installation of permanent traffic control devices such as traffic signals and flashers.

* Investigates and responds to traffic inquiries and requests from the public, other districts and divisions.

* Serves as an expert witness on traffic-related litigation.

* Supervises traffic operations personnel, including making hiring and other employment-related decisions, assigning

work, disciplining employees, training and conducting performance management.

* Performs supervisory responsibilities in a manner consistent with the department's Affirmative Action Program.

* Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

In order to be considered for this vacancy please go to the Missouri Department of Transportation Employment Application System (EAS) and submit an on-line application. Applications, and if applicable transcripts, must be received by no later than 11:55 pm of the closing date listed on the advertised vacancy.

The Missouri Depatment of Transportation promotes an equal opportunity workplace that includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties. 

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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