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City Traffic Engineer

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Posted: 11/06/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84618

Job Description

Great opportunity to work with a large municipality!  Position can be hybrid (onsite & remote).  Registration in the State of California as a PE or TE, with PE being desirable.

JOB SUMMARY:              Develops and directs the implementation of standards for maintenance and operation of transportation signs, signals, striping and markings.  Manages large and complex transportation projects. Supervises, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff.


Performs a variety of transportation planning, engineering, systems management and maintenance projects related to streets, sidewalks, travelers' advisory and traffic signal systems. Supervises, motivates, trains and evaluates assigned staff.
Develops, recommends, reviews and monitors municipal and regional transportation capital improvement programs and other safety improvements in conjunction with consultants, other City departments and divisions and regional and State agencies.
Coordinates public use permits (i.e. street use permits, traffic control plans, use of public property permits, excavation permits) processes within the Division.
Participates in the interface and coordination of the City's Transportation system with the regional transportation system. Represents the City in professional meetings, workshops and seminars.
Plans, coordinates and develops engineering plans and specifications for large and/or complex public works improvement projects such as streets, traffic signal system operations and infrastructure, neighborhood traffic calming projects, travelers advisory systems, related transportation management projects, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, and methods of transportation planning and traffic engineering. 
Principles and practices of supervision and leadership.
Principles and practices of project management and program administration.
Field engineering, including surveying, inspection, and construction practices.
Seismic codes and standards for the evaluation of design and construction.
Construction methods, materials, and equipment.
Mathematics and physics applicable to civil and traffic engineering. 

Education, Training, and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.  Five years of recent, paid work experience in transportation engineering including three years of experience as a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Two years of the required experience must include project management and supervision.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (PE) in the State of California.  Registration as a Traffic Engineer (TE) in the State of California is desirable. 

Hourly pay rate $71.00 - $88.00 DOE
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