City of Lakewood Transportation Engineering Manager - Signals in City of Lakewood, Colorado

Transportation Engineering Manager - Signals



Transportation Engineering Manager - Signals


$87,630.40 - $123,177.60 Annually


City of Lakewood, CO

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Department of Public Works

Job Number

Trans Eng Mgr - Signals


1/4/2019 11:59 AM Mountain

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Job Summary

City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.


Primary responsibility is managing the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) consisting of traffic signals, camera systems, travel time systems, street lighting and rapidly evolving data systems. Lakewood currently shares data connections with the Colorado Department of Transportation and City and County of Denver. Lakewood is also supporting data driven decision making and tools with automated signal performance measures, travel time monitoring, asset management system and sharing of signal phasing and timing with connected vehicles. Other duties may include supervising development review, obtaining grant funding, reviewing design plans, and responding to citizen inquiries. Performs other professional traffic engineering duties common to a municipal traffic engineer. Lakewood embraces employee development and strives to match duties with interests and develop the skills of the entire workgroup.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.)


Performs professional traffic engineering duties (these duties may include approving Traffic Control plans, making field visits to look at problems that may require changes in striping, signage, signal timing, signal phasing, approval of detours, etc.) in the areas of traffic, signal design, geometric design, as well as other traffic engineering functions.

Attends meetings with citizens as required.

Attends City Council meetings as required.

Attends Planning Commission meetings as required.

Coordinates with other jurisdictions as required.

Represents the City on various committees and project teams dealing with traffic engineering.

Supervises Traffic Crew Leader directly and traffic signal technicians indirectly that perform upgrades and maintenance to the traffic signal system.

Writes grant applications and seeks innovative funding alternatives.

Interacts with others in a positive manner.

Requires regular and prompt attendance.


Acts as project manager on Capital Improvement projects.

Manages a portion of the Traffic Engineering budget.

Testifies in court or at legal proceedings on traffic engineering matters.


Supervision Received

Receives supervision from the City Transportation Engineer.

Supervision Given

Supervises Traffic Crew Leader directly and field staff indirectly;

Supervises Transportation Engineering Technician

Directs the work of consultant contracts.

Essential Qualifications

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)


Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field preferred. College level course work in Traffic Engineering disciplines such as geometric design, traffic signal design, traffic signal timing, communications infrastructure design, and project management may be considered an acceptable substitute.


A minimum of five years experience in general traffic engineering activities. Three years of responsible (in charge) experience in traffic engineering-related design/review and construction projects.

One year of experience in personnel supervision.


A valid driver's license and a good driving record are required.

Registration as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer is desirable.

KSA's and Physical/Mental Reqs

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with citizens as well as with City Management and elected and appointed officials.

Ability to schedule work for timely completion with a minimum amount of supervision.

Ability to supervise subordinates.

Must show a commitment to continue education and training for professional development.

Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet, relational database, word processing, and presentation applications.

Knowledge of fiber optic and radio communication systems is desirable.



Lifting and Carrying

Must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 10 pounds.

Body Positions

Sits at a desk to complete work requiring keyboarding. Moves about City facilities as needed.

Operates variety of office equipment.


Must be able to hear audible signals from equipment; respond to telephone inquiries from citizens, employees and others as well as communicate with staff.


Employee uses vision to enter data into computer, read handwriting, manuals and interpret reports etc.



Must have basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills to complete monthly and annual reports. Must have the math skills necessary to understand algorithms in traffic computer signal coordination applications. Must have a thorough understanding of the fundamental formulas for calculating static and dynamic forces acting on signal support structures.


Must remember to follow up with clients and staff requests.

Language Ability

Must be able to read and interpret policies, procedures, to write grammatically correct documents and to communicate professionally to staff, community members and others.


Must make timely decisions in referring calls to the appropriate staff, and proving standards of professionalism.


Work is generally performed in the office. Field work is required to investigate field conditions.

Contact with citizens, other municipal staff, contractors and vendors.

Professional recommendations are expected and must be explained or defended as required.

Attendance at meetings outside the office.

Night meetings are required for City Council.


Traffic Engineering Manuals and Standards

Computer servers, workstations, PC, tablet, smartphone and laptop

Adaptive Security Equipment



Lakewood's nearly 1,000 employees enjoy competitive pay and exceptional benefits, including insurance for:

  • medical

  • dental

  • vision

  • life

  • disability

We also emphasize a work-life balance, minimal bureaucracy, and the satisfaction of helping make Lakewood a great place to work and live. All regular employees have access to an Employee Assistance Program. Police employees have additional mental health benefits.

The benefits add up to an overall work experience that inspires quality employees to turn jobs into careers. The City of Lakewood provides bike racks and private showers at City Hall to encourage emission-free commuting and offers a robust wellness program and free membership to City recreation centers. On-site professional development and flexible work schedules show employees how valued they are.

Recent employee trainings included topics such as developing coaching skills, effective time management, improving basic software proficiency, conflict management and tailored customer service skills, and group communication and understanding using the Myers-Briggs personality profile.


What is your highest completed level of education?

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree


If you have a degree, what field is your degree in?


Do you have a valid drivers license and a good driving record?

  • Yes

  • No


How many years experience do you have with traffic engineering activities?


How many years of experience do you have in traffic engineering related design/review and construction projects?


Do you have experience in supervising employees? If so, how many years?

Required Question


City of Lakewood (CO)


480 S. Allison Parkway

Lakewood, Colorado, 80226