The City of Norfolk seeks an experienced senior engineer to lead its Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) efforts, inclusive of signal system timing development and implementation, active traffic management activities through Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and Traffic Management Center (TMC) operations, and the continued management, planning and development of ATMS infrastructure and services to support all TSM&O functions. The TSM&O Manager supervises staff and collaborates regularly with department traffic signal systems maintenance staff, and other department engineers engaged in project development, design and construction management to ensure the successful incorporation of ATMS infrastructure. The Manager also performs business functions for the section such as budget planning for staffing, capital projects and operating funds.
This year, major ATMS expansion/upgrade projects culminate in a state-of-the art platform for its system of 316 traffic signals powered by ATC controllers using D4 software, KITS central traffic signal system software, a powerful digital video management system with around 150 CCTV cameras covering most of the City’s arterials, with an Ethernet over outside-plant fiber optic network providing the communications. Twenty traffic signals are integrated with Norfolk’s “Tide” LRT line, most as it traverses the downtown street network. Approved funding grants are in place for additional major upgrade and enhancement projects within five years. A key component of continued development of the Norfolk street system and traffic signal operations will be increasing attention to improved safety and utility for all users.
To fill this role, the selected candidate should be able to demonstrate proven technical capabilities in the following areas:
Understanding the concepts of traffic flow and driver behavior on urban street networks, particularly at signalized intersections. The ability to apply understanding of traffic signal operations and timing strategies to the performance of the same, inclusive of the impacts of traffic signal coordination strategies. Based on this understanding and the capability of analyzing alternative strategies/operations, create and implement signal timing patterns to best achieve desired outcomes. Knowledge of MUTCD and other industry criteria related to traffic signal operations. Use of Synchro software to support such efforts, including strengths and weaknesses, and practices to maximize the benefit of its use.
Knowledge of traffic signal controller firmware/software features and their programming – knowledge of D4 software is a plus. Complex programming exists at several intersections and more is likely required in the future, including transit signal priority.
Knowledge of central signal systems software operations – knowledge of the KITS software platform is a plus. Experience with using the various features of such to monitor operations of the signal system, support timing development and implementation, manage and maintain signal timing data, detect and troubleshoot issues, and perform active traffic management for events and incidents.
Knowledge of the management of a Traffic Management Center with the ATMS features described above. An understanding of traffic information system concepts, strengths and weaknesses.
Knowledge of traffic signal infrastructure and cabinets. Knowledge of traffic signal and other vehicle monitoring/detection devices, and their appropriate uses.
Knowledge of rail and emergency-vehicle preemption, and transit signal priority, infrastructure and operations, preferably including an understanding of a centralized approach.
Knowledge of outside-plant fiber-optic cable network infrastructure.
Awareness of emerging trends in technologies associated with connected and automated vehicle (CAV) infrastructure and its potential ramifications to ATMS, and probe-based traffic/street performance data services.
Planning efforts associated with ATMS, TMC and CAV infrastructure and services, stand-alone and as supplementary components to street projects.
To fill this role, the selected candidate should be able to demonstrate administrative capabilities in the following areas:
Staff supervision responsibilities, including hiring, performance monitoring, prioritization and assignment of tasks to achieve productivity.
Managing projects and contracts to meet schedules, budgets and ensure project objectives and contract obligations are met.
Identifying and providing background and justification for staff, services and capital needs for Department budget development exercises.
Developing grant applications for TSM&O projects.
Collaboration with other Department, City, Regional and State staff and agencies to support the development and implementation of projects and services that benefit regional and City of Norfolk mobility and safety.
To fulfill both technical and administrative roles, the selected candidate must demonstrate strong communications skills, both oral and written.
Professional Engineering Licensure and registration is required.
Experience and education:
Work requires a professional level of knowledge equivalent to that which is acquired in a master’s degree-level of study in engineering.
At least five years of work experience having similar engineering duties, and 3 years of supervisory experience.
About Municipal Government
Norfolk, Virginia is America's most authentic and urban waterfront city. Home to the world's largest naval station, a major port, and the business, arts, and cultural center of Coastal Virginia, Norfolk has been rated a top place to live, work, play, and raise a family by numerous publications.
In support of over 225,000 residents, regional neighbors, and visitors from all over the world, the City of Norfolk aims to be the most multimodal city in Virginia. It is completing a Multimodal Transportation Master Plan that envisions a future for the way we travel in and around Norfolk by understanding how different transportation networks can work together and interconnect as a comprehensive, safe and healthy transportation system.