The Fort Collins Traffic Engineer is uniquely positioned to shape the future of transportation for Fort Collins as we shift away from thinking about our transportation system as a function and consider it an essential component in achieving our long-term goals for greater livability and prosperity for all. At its foundation, the Traffic Engineer leads the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient multi-modal transportation system using signs, signals, pavement markings, intelligent transportation systems, and other programs. The Traffic Engineer develops short-term and long-range plans and prepares the department's annual budget based on the goals and growth objectives of the department.
The Traffic Engineer oversees operation and development of the City’s Traffic Operations Center and effectively manages traffic calming efforts where applicable. This position directly manages the Assistant Traffic Engineer, the Traffic Systems Engineer, and the Senior Supervisor of Transportation Operations and indirectly manages a dedicated team responsible for all aspects of signal timing, signal construction, signal maintenance, signing and paint marking, and work area traffic control for the City. Importantly, the Traffic Engineer listens to and responds to community complaints and concerns.
The new Traffic Engineer is a strategic thinker who easily sees the big picture and long-term potential for effective traffic operations. The successful candidate maintains an understanding of the issues affecting the Fort Collins transportation ecosystem and leverages that knowledge to drive decisions. The Traffic Engineer brings a fresh, yet experienced voice and perspective to initiatives with a proven ability to move projects forward. The ideal candidate encourages a culture of innovation and continuous improvement that supports and enables the City to embrace new ideas and operational enhancements with a focus on safety.
City of Fort Collins offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package, which includes a market competitive salary of $115,000 - $125,000. Other benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance. Additionally, the City of Fort Collins offers other benefits, including 401(a) and a 457 deferred compensation plan with an employer contribution, optional Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, and relocation assistance for the successful out of area finalist.
How to Apply
The City of Fort Collins is deeply committed to high-quality public service and cultivating an outstanding culture for its employees. As a high-performing government, Fort Collins attracts and employs diverse and competitive talent, retains its workforce through development and growth opportunities, and promotes intelligent risk-taking to address increasingly complex challenges.
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/399TsKe. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled – please apply as soon as possible.
The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal history/credit/ driver’s license check prior to the interview. Under the Colorado Open Records Act, information from your application or resume may be subject to public disclosure.
At least ten years of progressively responsible professional traffic engineering experience with at least three years in a leadership and management capacity, preferably with a municipality. Advanced knowledge of traffic engineering practices and procedures, including design and construction, and the ability to apply full scope of theory, principles, concepts, and methodologies is essential. Strong familiarity with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices is crucial. Prior experience developing and managing a budget is required. A professional engineering license is required with a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification encouraged. A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education that enable success as the Traffic Engineer will be considered.
About City of Fort Collins
The Novak Consulting Group, part of Raftelis, is an industry leader in financial, organizational, communication, and technology consulting for utilities and the public sector. We provide insights and expertise to help government agencies operate as high-performing, sustainable entities, and, ultimately, make their communities better places to live, work, and play.