Traffic Management Center Engineer

Salary: $102,129 - $146,975 Annually (DOQ) (Exempt)
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: Standard business hours, Monday - Friday, or as required
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  Requires four year degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or related field. Technical degree required in such disciplines as Civil Engineering plus 5 years related experience and/or training, and 5 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses and Certifications:  Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) by the State of Oklahoma is required.  If out of state, applicant must be able to obtain registration as a P.E. in the State of Oklahoma within six (6) months of employment. Must possess a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Traffic Control Supervisor Worksite certification through either the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATTSA) or the Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association (OTEA) within one (1) year of employment.


Professional knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and public works administration and operation as normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field or equivalent years of training and experience. Principles and practices of Civil and Traffic Engineering. Principles and practices of general accounting. Construction methods, practices and procedures. Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation. Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation. Methods of collaboration, teambuilding, motivation, and problem solving; resource and operational planning. Personal computers and Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint software.  Also, traffic analysis software such as Synchro, Centracs, etc. Familiarity with federal funding through ACOG and policy and procedures of ODOT, Local Government Division is a plus.


Analytical abilities necessary to apply technical knowledge to practical use by gathering information and researching reports to assist in evaluation of engineering projects, outlining several alternative solutions, and recommending a course of action.  Providing designs for improvements within the costs established and responding to a wide variety of questions regarding engineering projects/work also requires significant analytical abilities. Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to maintain a variety of internal and professional and public external contacts, and work cooperatively with superiors, staff and citizens. Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, agenda items and other written materials. Communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. 

Essential Functions: Responsible for supervising Traffic Management Center (TMC) operators; collaborating across the City of Norman organization and partnering agencies; developing and maintaining adherence to TMC Standard Operating Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures, monitoring traffic events to assign events and effectively manage arterial traffic, incidents, traveler information, and weather emergencies.  Reviews and analyzes traffic characteristics of the city’s traffic signal closed-loop systems; generates traffic signal timing plans both in isolated and coordinated mode; performs signal timing optimization analysis, studies flow at the intersection and system control levels. Manages the city’s traffic calming program including answering citizen inquiries, scheduling evaluation data collection, reporting results and working to implement action plans.  Plans, administers and monitors municipal projects funded through the Capital Fund; prepares, negotiates and administers contracts with consulting engineers; administers construction contracts; solicits and evaluates bids; prepares agenda items for approval by City Council; prepares and administers budgets; conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations. Prepares verbal and written responses for questions from the public concerning capital-funded projects. Performs engineering work for right-of-way easement acquisition; performs ownership and title research; reviews legal descriptions and prepare agenda items; monitors easement or right-of-way files for projects involving federal funds and ensures compliance with federal requirements. Assists the Transportation Engineer with projects not originating from the Capital Fund; prepares design drawings and specifications; prepares and receives construction bids; administers construction contracts; follow-up on citizen complaints with associated projects. Performs budgeting and report preparation functions; provides technical support during the preparation of the fiscal budget including detailed construction schedules and associated costs. Coordinates administrative details with other departments and the public in conjunction with capital projects. Organizes and participates in public meetings to make presentations, discusses project information, and receives public participation on project development and related issues. Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Highly intense mental demand.  Continual involvement with strategic and operational management functions which relate to both the short-term and long-term periods.  The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. Moderate diversity, low physical.  Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision-making. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; and depth perception.

Working Conditions:  Somewhat disagreeable working conditions.  Continuously exposed to one or two elements such as noise, intermittent standing, walking, pushing, carrying, or lifting.  May involve some travel and/or work is at times, in the evening or during the night hours.

Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass a background investigation and drug screen.

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