Why It's a Great Opportunity: As a seasoned Engineer with a strong skill set in the fundamentals of traffic engineering and design, you will have the opportunity to design traffic elements of capital improvement projects and perform traffic-related development review. You will be a front-line supervisor with the traffic engineering team where you will have the opportunity to positively impact the community in which you live.
Projects you may support include:
Implementation of an expanded active transportation systems including bike lanes/trails and other non-motorized concepts Evaluation and Design for intersection improvements throughout the county, both signalized and roundabouts.
Coordination with WSDOT and other jurisdictions on high profile projects within Pierce County, including Bus Rapid Transit and pedestrian safety improvements.
Why It's a Great Department: PPW is a diverse and fast-moving department filled with motivated professionals working to ensure Pierce County is positioned to handle growth while building, operating, and maintaining reliable infrastructure to support livable communities. PPW is responsible for a broad and complex portfolio of services that provides unique opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and inspire. We are responsible for the County road and levee systems, sewer systems, airports, ferries, building permits, environmental review, sustainability, community planning, and code enforcement - just to name a few! Learn more about Planning and Public Works at www.piercecountywa.org/ppw How to be Successful in the Role: We are looking for a professional engineering leader who can move with ease between changing priorities. You will need exceptional communication skills and the ability to collaborate with the development community, internal stakeholders, and transportation partners at WSDOT and neighboring jurisdictions. We will depend on you to provide clear direction to a team and to ensure that our work is completed timely. Your Future in this Role: This is a great engineering leadership role in a department with varied activities supporting infrastructure and development. Our work touches everyone who lives or works in Pierce County. Pierce County offers professional development through the Leadership Certification program, robust online learning, and other training opportunities throughout your career to ensure your success.
Core Daily Responsibilities:
Supervise technical and administrative functions in the Traffic Engineering Section of the Traffic Division.
Provide leadership, training, and direction to the professional and technical staff of the section responsible for traffic engineering programs and functions.
Assist the County Traffic Engineer in leading and directing the operations of the Traffic Division. May function as the County Traffic Engineer in their absence.
Develop, implement, and review ongoing programs, policies, procedures, and practices in the traffic engineering section.
Review road improvement plans to determine requirements for traffic control devices, and number and type of traffic lanes.
Oversee the review of proposed land use developments for possible traffic impacts on the County road system, and the development of recommendations for mitigating measures and conditions for development.
Make recommendations on matters relative to the placement of signs and roadway pavement markings.
Supervise designs of proposed physical traffic facilities such as roadway channelization, striping, and traffic islands.
Prepare plans, specifications and estimates for the construction and installation of traffic signal, illumination, and interconnect systems.
Perform professional traffic engineering work and comprehensive traffic engineering studies.
A resume and cover letter are required for this position.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering and specialization in traffic/transportation engineering.
Five or more years’ experience in traffic and transportation engineering.
Certification as a Professional Engineer by the State of Washington required.
Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) preferred.
As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.
To be considered for this opportunity please:
Complete and submit a detailed online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to: www.piercecountywa.org/jobs.
If you have a question about this opportunity, please email the Recruitment Team at PCHRRecruit@piercecountywa.gov and specify the Job Number and Title.
If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 2 to 3 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include assessments, phone screen, and interviews.
At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision. Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?
Pierce County Planning & Public Works (PPW) is a diverse and fast-moving department filled with motivated professionals working to ensure Pierce County is positioned to handle growth while building, operating, and maintaining reliable infrastructure to support livable communities. PPW is responsible for a broad and complex portfolio of services that provides unique opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and inspire. We are responsible for the County road and levee systems, sewer systems, airports, ferries, building permits, environmental review, sustainability, community planning, and code enforcement - just to name a few!