8 days old

Title: Signals Engineer

Hiring Range: $81,466-$132,383

Pay Band: NV 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: NOVA District Office

Agency Website: https://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/default.asp

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT Northern Virginia District is seeking a Signals Engineer to provide technical advice, guidance, and training regarding assigned engineering program areas. Prepare analyses, reports, and recommendations based on engineering determinations. Provide engineering support and consultation related to engineering program area. Effectively manage assigned tasks to ensure timely and accurate completion. Communicate with internal VDOT staff, local government staff, consultants and others as needed regarding transportation projects and programs.
The incumbent will operate and maintain Northern Virginia District traffic signals using traffic management system, applications, and traffic engineering software. Analyze traffic patterns and adjust traffic signal timings to mitigate traffic congestion and address changing traffic patterns, special events, construction and maintenance, and emergency operations.

Specific Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Analysis and Technical Reporting - Analyze and interpret engineering data and information. Prepare complete, clear, and concise reports and recommendations.

Traffic Signal Systems â Support and maintain traffic signal system, software applications and IT networks. Administer and maintain the reliability of central operating system (KITS) for signal timing optimization. Coordinate with system support contractor. Develop back-up plans for emergency conditions. Troubleshoot and identify solutions for network, operating systems and telecommunication devices.

Manage Assigned Activities â Plan, schedule and coordinate engineering program activities such that deliverables are met within the established scope and timeline.

Operations Engineering and Decision Support - Support the development of policies and procedures that demonstrate proactive management of the arterial transportation network. Assist in the performance of in-house assessments and the development of alternatives for managing and coordinating traffic signal system operations, non-routine lane closures, special events and emergency evacuation strategies.

Lane Closure Management â Support traffic data analysis for establishment of Districtwide lane closure hour recommendations. Coordinate with various stakeholders to ensure land closures are in accordance with established policies, to resolve work zone conflicts, remove unnecessary/unauthorized lane closure and ensure seamless work zone management. Review and analyze extended lane closure requests for all projects and develop recommendations to approve/deny/mitigate for senior management minimizing traffic impacts to the greatest extent possible. Support the major construction project â beforeâ and â afterâ evaluations, assess the work zone impacts during construction and make recommendations using a variety of applications and different source of data. Review work zone management technologies and recommend improvement options.

Special Assignments â Manage special program initiatives and projects as assigned. Serve and represent VDOT or assigned program area on various committees and work groups.
Engineering Process Management - Use established VDOT policies and procedures in the development and delivery of engineering projects. Engineering projects are completed in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

Technology Evaluation and Project Review - Support the implementation of new technology for signal system and advanced signal control strategies. Manage and oversee signal related projects and adaptive traffic control systems. Assist with development of signal specifications and reviews for compliance with standards and policies.

Communication - Establish an effective line of communication between VDOT, contractors, government agencies and the public. Investigate issues and resolve complaints.

Project Engineering - Assist in the management of projects and tasks including development of and managing the scope, schedule, budget, deliverables, change management, quality, and status reports. Complete multiple concurrent tasks and assignments, and report updates on their status.

Teamwork and Customer Service - Demonstrates customer service and work habits that reflect the VDOT Values and coordinates the flow of information both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

â¢Knowledge of and ability to apply federal and state policies and regulations relative to traffic control devices including the Manual Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Virginia Work Area Protection Manual.

â¢Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with competing deadlines and limited resources.

â¢Ability to enforce and demonstrate safety behaviors, as well as advocate and practice safety in everyday work activities.

â¢Ability to interpret and effectively communicate technical data both orally and in writing and prepare and maintain detailed reports.

â¢Ability to establish, work with, negotiate outcomes, and maintain effective working relationships with diverse customer groups.

â¢Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to internal and external customers.

â¢Ability to draw rational conclusions and develop solutions from analysis; make independent decisions; and manage multiple assignments.

â¢Experience with developing and reviewing construction maintenance of traffic (MOT) and transportation management plans (TMP).

â¢College degree in Engineering (Civil, Transportation) preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree.

â¢Valid Driverâs License

Preferred Qualifications:

â¢Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification or Professional Engineer (PE) license.

â¢Virginia Work Zone Traffic Control certification.

â¢Knowledge of KITS (signal system).

â¢Master's degree in Engineering (Civil, Transportation).

Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to â Your Applicationâ in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records check will be conducted.

All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.

Contact Information:

Name: Danielle Rayner

Phone: 703-259-2378

Email: danielle.rayner@vdot.virginia.gov

In support of the Commonwealthâs commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging \u0026 Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind \u0026 Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Posted: 2023-05-22 Expires: 2023-06-22

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