Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status. Within the Department of Public Works and Development, we are seeking a Transportation Engineer to join our Capital Improvement Program team in the Transportation Division. We are seeking an experienced engineer with a commitment to excellence and a desire to serve the needs of Arapahoe County through this key technical position.
As a Transportation Engineer III, this position is responsible for transportation planning, serving as a project manager for capital improvement projects, and providing engineering expertise in the area of traffic operations.
Provides support for short- and long-term plan development for Multi-Modal Transportation Infrastructure improvements/programs. Assists in the development of short- and long-term plans for the Capital Improvement Program for County growth and development.
Familiarity with the developing scopes of work, negotiation fees, and execution of corridor/feasibility studies; involved with the County's multi-modal transportation plans, developing phased implementation plans recommended as part of any study, Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) studies, and NEPA documentation for projects.
Able to integrate transportation planning into County comprehensive plans
Understanding the various transportation models used for make transportation projections in transportation studies. Examining effectiveness of timings and schedules, and volume of transport services to ensure that they are working at their most optimal.
Planning the next generation of multi-modal transportation systems in the County.
Engage in County transportation policy development and/or planning the fine details of a project prior to commencement of a project.
Assist in the development of the performance measurements to communicate the performance of the County's transportation network.
Coordination and collaboration of County transportation needs with the Planning Division, Engineering Division, Road and Bridge Division, and Open Spaces Division.
Capital Improvement Project Delivery
Provides professional and technical expertise for efficient capital improvement project delivery at both the design and construction phases of a project
Develops and implements capital improvement projects from inception to construction close-out. This may including coordination with regional transportation projects managed internally as well as managed by other entities in the County.
Knowledge of erosion control/water quality, flood control and drainage.
Provides project management services; prepares detailed scope of services/work, develops and monitors schedules and budgets, and monitors performance of subordinate staff and consultants; establishes priorities and adjusts schedules to meet priorities established by Division in consideration of current Departmental goals, objectives, priorities, and workload. Also provides Project Management Services to other County departments and divisions. As staff specialist; develops and evaluates and is accountable for plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.
Prepares solicitation documents, contract, award and Notice to Proceed documents for consulting and contractor services.
Provides or supervises the development of designs, plans, reports, studies, specifications, bid documents, and estimates for the construction of public works/utilities projects.
Prepares construction plans/specifications/contracts and assembles complete construction plans, specifications, and contract documents; prepares detailed construction cost estimates; implements development plans, construction plans and specifications; prepares reports and makes presentations to boards, commissions and committees; coordinates with outside consultants, towns, agencies, development community, and other stakeholders, as needed, for public works/facility/open space/utility projects.
Performs or manages consultant negotiations for Right-of-Way or Easement Acquisitions related to capital improvement/utility projects.
Prepares/Reviews acquisition documents prior to attorney approval for sending to property owners.
Communicates with affected property owners and citizens regarding project issues, goals, and impacts.
Performs/manages utility coordination and obtains utility clearances for capital improvement projects.
Coordinates with outside agencies as needed for approval of public works/utility projects.
Performs internal quality assurance review for final construction Plans, construction specifications and solicitation documents for the Transportation Division prior to sending to Purchasing. Also, reviews documents of other departments or divisions as necessary.
Coordinates formal selection of consultants, when required, design of capital improvement projects, inspection, testing, surveying, or where other special technical expertise or experience is needed.
Performs bid phase services including pre-bid conference, interpretation of plans and specifications, preparation of addenda, analysis of bids, and recommendation of award; interprets and updates local codes policies and procedures, design and submittal criteria, and applicable standards; coordinates and obtains easements and agency permits; prepares applications and necessary exhibits. Also, performs bid phase services to other County departments and divisions.
Coordinates construction phase services including construction administration, testing, and inspection; prepares and administers construction phase documents including progress payments, field changes, and change orders; coordinates inspections and testing and ensures compliance with plans, specifications, and contract documents; provides interpretations as required.
Inspects project sites to assist in solution of difficult problems; interprets specifications and County policy and makes recommendations for acceptance of related field orders and change orders.
Provides support and engineering expertise to the Traffic Operations Program.
Applies knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices to traffic-related areas including but not limited to neighborhood traffic safety, traffic calming activities, roadway signage and striping, use of traffic control devices, and traffic signal operations/timing/phasing.
From time to time provide review of traffic engineering studies performed internally and as part of the development review process.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Minimum of eight (8) years of professional-level engineering experience which includes transportation planning and project management experience. Traffic engineering experience is also preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado or the ability to obtain within six months of employment.
Possession of a Colorado Class "R" driver's license or ability to obtain within two weeks of appointment.
Successful completion of pre-employment background and motor vehicle checks.
About Arapahoe County Government
Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status.