City of Boston

Vision Zero/Assistant Traffic Engineer

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/1/2022 11:19 AM)
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Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Traffic Management
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This is a provisional appointment.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION (essential functions of the job):


Under direction, the Vision Zero/Assistant Traffic Engineer performs professional traffic engineering work of substantial difficulty and importance utilizing good engineering judgment in adherence to city/state/federal standards, guidelines, and policies. This person will play an important role in ensuring rapid interventions to make our streets safer for those who walk, bike, and drive


Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 


  • Conducts feasibility studies and provides recommendations on layout, design and placement of traffic control devices. 
  • Prepares traffic engineering reports used to identify, evaluate and correct traffic operational and safety issues, and to qualify projects for capital improvement plan funding. 
  • Prepares traffic engineering plans using computer assisted design and state-of-the-art traffic engineering software. 
  • Performs detailed design review and coordination for the implementation of engineering improvements at high-priority intersections. 
  • Reviews and responds to constituent requests in a timely and professional manner. 
  • Attends public meetings as representative of the Department and works with neighborhood groups to improve parking, traffic flow, and transportation safety throughout the City. 
  • Collects data and assists with the management of data collection programs. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Work Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.     


Required to work all emergencies as directed by the Commissioner or designee.                  

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

At least three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, traffic engineering experience which may have included sign & pavement marking plans, traffic & construction management plans, traffic impact studies, parking studies, traffic operations and safety analysis, pedestrian and bicycle facility projects, complete streets design projects or intersection design projects.


A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.  Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate preferred.


Working knowledge of the MUTCD, HCM, AASHTO, and Complete Streets guidelines as well as proficiency with Synchro, SimTraffic, and AutoCAD software packages highly preferred.


Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the position.


Must have and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.






Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  AFSCME/RA-18A

Hours per week:  35         



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