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Municipal Traffic Engineer

City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Civil Engineering
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 


Supervises and manages all phases of traffic studies, the engineering and construction of traffic related projects and the ongoing operation and maintenance of the City's traffic control systems.



  • Provides general supervision, management and direction to the overall traffic engineering and operations program for all modes of travel including vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, surface transit and emerging forms of mobility.
  • Serves as a senior leader in the department productively contributing to improvements in department-wide strategic planning, operations and management.
  • Ensures department activities and deliverables reflect best current practices in multimodal transportation safety and align with department and city objectives and priorities.
  • Plans, assigns, supervises, and coordinates the activities of staff engaged in collecting and validating a wide range of traffic engineering data, selecting the location and design of traffic signs and signals and signal operations; investigating and responding to traffic complaints of the general public; and developing a range traffic control and speed management features.
  • Supervises and manages operational and maintenance tasks related to the City's traffic control systems, signage and markings; oversees traffic-related aspects of right-of-way permitting.
  • Supervises assigned personnel; evaluates work; recommends and implements approved disciplinary and/or corrective action; provides technical assistance or training and facilitates appropriate professional development as requested or required for best staff performance. 
  • Supervises the requisitioning of materials and supplies, the preparation of budget materials and the preparation of specifications for traffic engineering designs, devices and equipment.
  • Consults and collaborates with multidisciplinary partners within the department and across municipal, county and state government: confers with police and public officials on traffic operational problems.
  • Represents the City and department in matters related to traffic system design, maintenance and operation; speaks publicly before community and national groups.
  • Appears in court and before public utility commission and other official bodies as an expert witness on traffic engineering matters.
  • Maintains records and prepares accurate technical reports, studies, designs and recommendations.
  • Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
  • Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required.
  • Performs other related tasks and duties as assigned or required.
Published on:
November 10, 2020 - 9:54am
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