Participates in the function and operation of the Traffic Operations Division, supporting or substituting for the City Traffic Engineer as needed. Evaluates and analyzes traffic issues within the City as assigned. Additional info online at www.midlandtexas.gov.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Support or substitute for the City Traffic Engineer as needed for the proper function and operation of the Traffic Operations Division.
Oversee and/or participate in the development, configuration, and operation of the City’s computerized control systems for traffic signals, school flashers, etc.
Manage and perform warrant studies for traffic signals, stop signs, crosswalks, school zones, speed units and others.
Review commercial and residential development requests in regard to traffic impact analysis and vehicular ingress/egress.
Review all phases of the platting process for commercial and retail development as related to traffic issues.
Prepare analysis and recommendations in support of geometric, roadway, intersection, and other infrastructure improvements.
Prepare analysis and recommendations for the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices within the city.
Prepare written memos and reports for the City Council and management staff as assigned.
Perform related duties as required.
An understanding of traffic engineering principles, practices and methods. Capable of administering contracts and conducting and managing comprehensive analysis of transportation and engineering issues. Capable of managing technical and support staff and establishing effective working relationships with other departments, contractors and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively with the public and other professional staff.
An understanding of current practices identified in the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD), ITE Traffic Engineering Handbook and Highway Capacity Manual (HCM).
Basic familiarity with traffic signal operations, central traffic signal systems, and intelligent transportation systems.
Basic familiarity with current practices of transportation access management.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION
Bachelors degree in civil engineering or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in traffic engineering or related field. A Master’s degree in civil engineering or related field may be substituted for three years’ experience. Valid Texas driver’s license required.
Certification as an Engineer in Training (EIT) preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on qualifications.
About City of Midland
The City of Midland, Texas, is a booming mid-sized city located about half-way between Fort Worth and El Paso. Midland is the capital of the West Texas oil and gas industry, and is home to the headquarters of a number of petroleum exploration and service industry firms, and has a large, highly-educated professional workforce.
With a population of around 130,000, Midland is consistently ranked high on state and national lists of population growth, economic expansion, per capita income, and low unemployment rates. Despite recent declines in the oil and gas industry in 2015 and 2016, the City continued to grow and expand through those years. Now, with the industry booming again with no sign of slowing ahead, the explosive growth in housing and commercial development has brought with it increased traffic and emphasis on the resulting quality of life issues.