Open until Filled. First review of applications will be November 30, 2018. Accepting online Applications Only. Apply at www.eugene-or.gov/jobs.
The Traffic Engineer will be guided by the goals and policies of the City. We are a Vision Zero City and are working towards adoption of our Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate transportation related deaths and serious injuries by 2035. We have a City Council adopted Climate Recovery Ordinance that seeks to reduce community fossil fuel use by 50% by 2030. A key strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation is to triple walking, biking and transit use. These aggressive goals align with our City's Envision Eugene Plan to support our City's growth over the next 20 years by fostering a walkable human scale City with ready access to transit. The Traffic Engineer that will lead a team that is:
Robustly analyzing crash data to prioritize and analyze corridors and intersections identified in on our Vision Zero High Injury Crash network for safety improvements.
Updating traffic signal controller and communications technology to improve safety for all users and to support traffic flow at safe speeds as well as prepare for future technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles.
Implementing tactical changes to streets through lower-cost materials such as striping and signage.
Actively collaborating with public works transportation planning, capital project teams and maintenance staff to design and construct transportation facilities that meet our Transportation System Plan goals, are safe and easy to maintain.
Maintaining and operating our City's traffic signals, street lighting, signs and markings infrastructure with integrity and stewardship.
The Traffic Engineer will participate on teams that are:
Updating our street design standards in order to provide a transportation system that is built for people and aligns with our Vision Zero and active transportation goals.
Developing a strategy for autonomous and electric vehicles that will update our Transportation System Plan.
Developing design standards for protected bike facilities and specifically detailed designs for three funded protected bike lane projects in the next three years.
Planning for a downtown that is connected and intentional in its use of street and sidewalk space in an era of increasing demands.
Working as the management team for the Public Works Maintenance Division to collaboratively move strategic actions forward.
Working collaboratively across divisions to increase the safety of our transportation and meet our Vision Zero goals.
Experience and Training--Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible professional traffic engineering experience including two years of supervisory or project management responsibility.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in traffic engineering or related field.
About City of Eugene Public Works
Working at the City of Eugene
The City of Eugene offers a great benefit package including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits and a range of insurance benefits as well as training and advancement opportunities. To view more information about the benefits and current insurance premium rates, click the respective links. While these positions operate in a challenging and fast paced environment they are part of a supportive, collaborative team that is flexible and values work-life balance.
The City of Eugene is located in the Willamette Valley, which offers a wide range of recreational activities to residents and visitors. Home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is a progressive community with engaged residents, a vibrant arts community and is known as Track Town USA; hosting national and international track and field events. Eugene offers many of the amenities of a larger city while retaining the feel and characteristics of a smaller city including a strong sense of community and a short commute to work with little traffic congestion.