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Senior Transportation System Management & Operations Engineer

Salary: See Position Description
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Job Type: Full-time
Job Number: 02192
Department: Transportation
Division: Transportation
Opening Date: 06/14/2024
Closing Date: Continuous

General Description of Duties

Salary $96,033.60-$122,449.60 Annually (Depending on Qualifications and Experience)
 **Position subject to close at any time** 


Under the direction of the Director of Transportation & Transit, the purpose of this position is to administer responsible professional, technical, and administrative work for the Transportation/Traffic Operations program. The employee in this classification is responsible for ensuring adherence to, and compliance with, all applicable County, State, and Federal codes and regulatory requirements applicable to the work.

Osceola County Transportation & Transit is leading the charge in transportation innovation, embodying the spirit of “Be first to what’s next.” Committed to providing safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation solutions, we strive to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of Osceola County, Florida. Through our dedication to innovation and cutting-edge technologies, we optimize multimodal traffic operations and improve the overall transportation experience within the county.
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Transportation Systems Management & Operations Engineer to spearhead our efforts in revolutionizing transportation in Osceola County. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Transportation & Transit, this role is integral to our mission, focusing on a blend of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), signal retiming, advanced traffic operations design and studies, with a forward-thinking approach towards Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) programs and Connected Vehicles (CV)/Automated Vehicles (AV). The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of transportation systems management, from planning and design to building, inspecting, and integrating ITS networks and expanding multimodal alternative and mobility services. Envisioned outcomes include effectively monitoring and managing traffic flow, reducing travel times and congestion, providing alternate routes to travelers, minimizing the number of accidents, improving emergency response times, increasing productivity and return on investment, and ultimately saving lives.  The employee in this classification is responsible for ensuring adherence to, and compliance with, all applicable County, State, and Federal codes and regulatory requirements applicable to the work.

Essential Job Functions

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
  • Leads the planning, design, and implementation of cutting-edge transportation systems management strategies, incorporating ITS, signal retiming, and advanced traffic operations design and studies.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) programs and Connected Vehicles (CV)/Automated Vehicles (AV) initiatives, shaping the future of transportation in Osceola County.
  • Designs and integrate complex ITS networks, leveraging emerging technologies to enhance traffic management capabilities.
  • Establishes work priorities for traffic engineering projects.
  • Conducts comprehensive traffic studies and analyses to inform transportation planning and decision-making.
  • Manages the review and approval of Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) methodologies and final reports prepared by private developments within the County.
  • Develops and update policies for installation, operation, and maintenance of traffic control devices for the County roadway network.
  • Establishes and update County policies and procedures including, but not limited to, golf cart and scooter policies.
  • Supports Community Development and Transportation Engineering with review of access management issues, site plans, project traffic analysis reports (PTAR) for roadway projects, temporary traffic control plans, typical sections, and roadway classification questions.
  • Provides oversight for the County’s Traffic Management Center and ATMS activities.
  • Manages the investigation and response to complaints regarding congestion problems, malfunctions of traffic signals, safety hazards, and other issues as required by citizens, officials, other County departments, and other agencies.
  • Manages the County Annual Traffic Count program, the collection of existing traffic data, and the production of traffic operations and safety studies to determine the posted speeds, safety measures, need for traffic control devices, and maintenance of traffic networks for the County roadway system.
  • Manages and review designs for ITS networks, traffic signals, intersection geometry, signing and pavement markings, temporary traffic control plans, signal system timings, and other traffic management-related improvements prepared by other departments, agencies, developers, contractors, and consultants.
  • Manages construction and professional services contracts for the design and construction of ITS networks, traffic signals, intersection safety and/or capacity improvements, and other traffic management-related projects.
  • Prepares, monitors, and control the Division’s budget for all operations in the Traffic Engineering Division.
  • Serves on County or inter-governmental boards as necessary.
  • Interacts with law enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies as necessary.
  • Provides oversight and guidance to a team of engineers and technicians, ensuring the successful execution of transportation projects.
  • Initiates and effectively recommend, for final approval by the Department Director, hiring, termination, performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or commendatory actions for assigned personnel.
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to transportation challenges and implement forward-thinking strategies.
  • Stays ahead of emerging trends and technologies in transportation systems management and operations, driving Osceola County to be at the forefront of transportation innovation.
  • Performs duties as assigned/necessary which are related, or logical in assignment to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or a related field.
Experience: Six (6) years of traffic engineering experience to include two (2) years of responsible supervisory experience with a governmental agency or competent traffic engineering consulting firm.
Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of Florida, or the ability to obtain licensure within six months of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or a related field. Experience in Connected Vehicles (CV)/Automated Vehicles (AV) initiatives.
Miscellaneous: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge of design practices and standards for the design of signals and signal systems, intersections, signing and pavement markings, maintenance of traffic during construction, accident analysis, and highway safety studies, capacity analysis, and traffic operations studies.
  • Extensive knowledge of the national and state transportation standards, AASHTO, MUTCD, and ITE guidelines.
  • Knowledge of traffic forecasting and modeling.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a collaborative approach to working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to organize, plan, schedule projects, make decisions and negotiate.
  • Ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with subordinates, superiors, and the general public.
  • Ability to generate ideas that create value and improve processes.
  • Ability to organize work, prioritize, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum direction
  • Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications, printers, adding machines, copy machines, and facsimile machines
Physical Demand: Light
  • 20 pounds maximum lifting.
  • Frequent (up to 2/3 of the work time) lifting, carrying up to 10 lbs.
  • If less lifting is involved will require significant walking/standing.
  • If mostly sitting is involved will require push/pull on arm or leg controls.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word or perceiving sound by ear.
  • Good eyesight for production or safety of self and others.
  • Physical agility is required in kneeling, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • Required to have clear vision at distances of 20 inches or less.

Job Features

Job CategoryTransportation, Transportation Center