City Transportation Engineer

  • 103107

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, oversees the planning and design of traffic engineering improvements projects and works to ensure smooth traffic operation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Works with organizations and departments within and outside of the City in furtherance of the transportation vision.
  2. Affects street modifications and other changes to the City in keeping with the City’s transportation vision.
  3. Manages the work of outside consultants, developer schedules for bidding and construction.
  4. Reviews the work of consultants and ensures timely completion of projects within the established budgets. Reviews and approves project change orders.
  5. Assists in the development and application of transportation policies, programs, codes, regulations and services to assure compliance.
  6. Reviews land development proposals from a traffic impact perspective.
  7. Oversees the conduct of traffic engineering studies and the collection and assessment of data.
  8. Recommends site plan approval conditions to mitigate project impact on traffic.
  9. Responds to public inquiries and complaints, attends and participates in community meetings to provide information.
  10. Serves on various committees and boards, provides technical information and reports as required.
  11. Prepares and presents reports for City Commission relative to traffic problems and transportation proposals.
  12. Participates in the development of the division’s budget. Discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff and implements adjustments as necessary.


  • Knowledge of traffic calming and public involvement processes.
  • Knowledge of comprehensive land use and transportation planning principles, New Urbanism, environmental issues, municipal engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, urban design and zoning.
  • Knowledge of state planning laws, ordinances and codes, and Federal transportation regulations.
  • Knowledge of Federal Highway Standards, traffic control devices, and various signal manufacturers’ booklets.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of City codes and policies regarding traffic engineering and sign placement and maintenance.
  • Skill in traffic engineering work, including accident and statistical analysis and in conducting traffic engineering studies and surveys.
  • Skill in research and technical analysis of planning related information.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks, interact with the public, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to understand technical reports related to traffic studies, parking studies, and other transportation-related information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in team environment with multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves detailed concentration for long periods of time in a modified office environment. There may be occasional need for light lifting (up to 10 pounds). This position may also require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating vehicles safely. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or closely related field, and seven (7) years of experience in transportation planning, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. The position requires registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) by the State of Florida. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision: December 2006
Overtime: No
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