City of Garland, TX

Sr. Transportation Engineer

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/13/2021 3:56 PM)
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Depending on Qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for proactive improvements to the efficiency and safety of traffic flow in Garland. Works independently and directs engineers in training, applying engineering expertise to analyze traffic efficiency and safety problems and direct implementation. Manages projects both internally and with outside engineering consultants. Also responsible for traffic operations, responding to citizen requests related to operational and safety concerns and traffic signal timing.


Target Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience


Essential Job Functions

  1. Direct and review the work of engineers in training.
  2. Analyze and implement minor physical improvements to improve traffic flow throughout the City.
  3. Identify and recommend future needs for the City of Garland
  4. Optimize traffic signal timing for everyday travel and for special projects.
  5. Represent the City of Garland Transportation interests at regional collaborative meetings.
  6. Respond on behalf of the Transportation Department through the online Citizen Request Center.
  7. Respond to citizen calls regarding operational issues and use engineering expertise and analysis to resolve all issues proactively.
  8. Collaborate with various City of Garland departments to develop solutions to wide ranging issues.
  9. Work with Bike/Ped Committee, DART, and other departments to improve all modes of travel within Garland.
  10. Work with the management of the IH 635 East project to best utilize the available transportation resources
  11. Assist in the development review process to protect the City’s interests in new development and redevelopment.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 4 years of engineering experience
 Four-year college degree
 Licensed PE in Texas or able to obtain within 6 months of employment
 Enthusiastic learner, strong passion for improving traffic flow and safety
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or other related field of study
  • 5-10 years of experience in a transportation related field

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  • Thorough technical engineering knowledge
  • Excellent management skills
  • Eager to try new strategies and introduce new concepts
  • Thorough understanding of Ethernet networks
  • Proficiency in traffic control, traffic analysis and Synchro
  • Proficiency in traffic signal controller programming, especially NextPhase and Intelight
  • Excellent Technical and Computer knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of computer networking and fiber optic systems
  • Knowledge of Transit priority systems
  • Knowledge of VISSIM, CORSIM, and SIMTRAFFIC
  • Knowledge of crash diagramming/analysis and signal and all-way stop warrant analysis
  • Knowledge of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Knowledge of City ordinances, policies and procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including handling requests and complaints from citizens
  • Skill in Microsoft Office including Excel, Access, Outlook and Word
  • Skill in Cartegraph, TraxPRO, PetraPRO, I-Leads, and Adobe Professional
  • Skill in using and contributing WAZE data

Licenses & Certifications

 Valid Class C Texas driver's license
 Texas Professional Engineer’s License

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment. Also requires occasional outside work with the possibility of exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Focus
Results Focus/Project Management


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