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Transportation Project Engineer


Listing Summary

Rate of Pay: Pay based on qualifications
Status: Open Until Filled

This is an engineering/technical position funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Transportation Improvements.  Under direction of the City Engineer provides project management, supervision, and technical expertise for the implementation of City transportation improvement projects.  Specialty areas for this assignment include, but are not necessarily limited to project management, design, construction management, and construction inspections for transportation, traffic, and storm water infrastructure projects.  Employees in this classification ensure regulatory compliance with all applicable standards at the Federal, State and City level and have approval authority for design plans, shop drawings, and specifications.  Work includes responsibility for management of professional contractors as may be required according to the specific projects.  Duties as outlined herein are performed according to the specialty area of assignment.

  • Performs duties and manage consultants in the implementation of multi-year city wide projects and programs involving concept design, engineering, right of way acquisition, construction, construction inspections construction management, and citizen contact related to projects. This includes establishing project schedules, reviewing reports and designs from consultants, and overall project evaluation.
  • Collects and compiles details from engineering, streets, traffic, power, water, parks/recreation/facilities, and other divisions for both current and future projects. Researches and analyzes these projects for feasibility, priority, and timing; maintains comprehensive
  • Will manage documentation regarding research and design activities. Presents findings to supervisors and elected officials.
  • Ensures compliance with plans and specifications and all applicable Federal, State and City regulatory standards; observes construction periodically, determines the validity of change orders, and addresses conflicts between consultants, contractors, and inspectors; issues non-compliance and project acceptance letters.
  • Plans and implements short- and long-term goals, objectives, and strategies for the assigned functional area to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.
  • Prepares requests for and evaluates proposals and bids. Coordinates RFP and RFB review with other project engineers and the city purchasing department to compile and coordinate distribution of bid documents, answers questions from bidders, issues addenda, reviews bids for acceptability and prepares newspaper advertisement.
  • Makes recommendations regarding award of construction and consultant contracts and assigns supervisory responsibility; guides project management staff and consultants to control costs, manage risk, avoid claims, and resolve disputes.
  • Confers with senior management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain necessary support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, completes required forms and documentation, and prepares program, project, and progress reports as required; works collaboratively with other departments in coordinating inter-departmental projects.
  • Performs special assignments as requested, to include researching and preparing special reports and projects, developing, and implementing compliance programs, administering state and federal grants and presenting technical data to management, elected officials, and others.
  • Develops and recommends budgets for the assigned programs and project areas; monitors adherence to and ensures compliance with approved and established budgetary parameters.
  • Receives and responds to concerns, complaints, and inquiries from both internal and external customers; participates in communication and public educational efforts regarding specialty assignment area.
  • Inspects work periodically and upon completion to ensure conformance to prescribed standards and to ensure environmental safety.
    Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in municipal civil engineering with at least 3 years transportation project management experience or similar.
  • State of Georgia Engineer in Training certification at time of hire is preferred or ability to obtain within Working Test Period.
  • State of Georgia Professional Engineering Registration preferred or ability to obtain within Working Test Period.
  • Knowledge and skill using Word and Excel is required.
  • Knowledge and skill using AutoCAD or MicroStation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of codes and ordinances of the City, including development codes such as utility, flood plain, soil and erosion control, and storm water detention.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to a municipal Public Works environment.
  • Well versed understanding and experience with the GDOT Plan Development Process, GDOT right of way acquisition practices, GDOT inspection requirements and other regulations regarding transportation construction projects.
  • Must have good management skills to include ability to manage consultant activities, budgets, schedules, and permit processes.
  • Ability to plan and organize schedules.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing including dealing with citizen complaints and making various presentations.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License & a satisfactory seven-year driving history to include no DUI’s within the last 5 years. Drug Screen and background check at time of hire required.


Successful candidates are required to submit to drug screen & background inquiry.



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