City of Boston

Supervising Traffic Engineer, Asset Management

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Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Traffic Management
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Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, the Supervising Traffic Engineer supervises the new Asset Management unit within the Boston Transportation Department’s (BTD) Engineering Division. The Supervising Traffic Engineer for Asset Management (STEAM) is tasked with the implementation of the Cartegraph (OpenGov) asset management system and the merger of the former Sign Investigations Unit into the Asset Management team. The STEAM will implement a defined process and workflow for projects, maintenance work, and customer-managed-relationship tasks performed BTD. The STEAM oversees the implementation of engineered plans and technical drawings and ensures work is appropriately evaluated and reviewed, planned and prioritized, and completed in accordance with the appropriate laws, rules, regulations industry standards, and best practices.


The STEAM evaluates feasibility studies for layout, design, and placement of traffic control devices; reviews stamped engineered plans, drawings, and technical specifications developed by neighborhood safety, policy and planning, public works, other public entities, and consultants for implementation; and reviews maintenance records of work performed for data completeness and accuracy.


The STEAM shall utilize asset management to track and supervise asset conditions, optimize workflows and create operational efficiencies; develop data-driven budgets and produce reports and recommendations for capital improvement and deferred maintenance programs; develop work schedules using scenario builder; and implement a preventive maintenance program that will schedule proactive, condition-based maintenance tasks based on data analytics and trends including asset age, predicted performance, and inspection data.


  • Support the Streets Cabinet's mission to deliver essential public services that keep Boston moving, clean, and vibrant while we transform our streets to help us become a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable City.
  • Implements transportation system improvements consistent with the City’s vision of operating multi-modal streets that are safe, functional, and well-maintained for people of all abilities regardless of how they travel;
  • Utilizes Cartegraph to track asset conditions and work history and create, assign, and supervise work orders and tasks including the design, layout, and installation of traffic control devices.
  • Directs and supervises activities of subordinate staff and reviews maintenance records of the work performed for data completeness and accuracy.
  • Uses Cartegraph’s Scenario Builder to track trends and develop annual capital and operating budgets, maintenance programs and work plans, and a future preventive maintenance program based on data analytics.
  • Participates in the formation of policy and development of standard operating procedures for the Asset Management unit, provides advice and interpretative information pertaining to rules and regulations, assesses rigor of unit business process, and recommends business process model changes.
  • Responds to documented traffic safety concerns; conducts traffic safety and operational engineering studies and analysis; participates in road safety audits; assigns and reviews the work of assigned staff.
  • Prepares complex reports, analysis, and recommendations to the Director on various engineering and management matters.
  • Provides technical guidance and design review of studies and reports, concept designs, and stamped engineered plans, drawings, and technical specifications for transportation projects.
  • Attends meetings as a representative of the Department and works with internal and external stakeholders to improve basic City services, transportation safety, and traffic and parking management.
  • Supervises the 311 work queue and customer-managed-relationship tasks and reviews and responds to constituent requests in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensures the Asset Management unit performs their duties in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and City laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures governing their respective unit's activities.
  • In coordination with the Neighborhood Planning, Active Transportation, New Mobility, Transit, Vision Zero, and Public Realm teams, implements and operationalizes design changes to the public way and posted traffic and curbside regulations.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have at least six (6) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in engineering work of which at least four (4) years must have been in a professional capacity and  at least two (2) years have been a supervisory, managerial administrative capacity or any equivalent combination of the required experience. A degree in engineering is strongly preferred but may be substituted for     two years of the required experience. Engineer-in-training or Professional Engineer is strongly desired.
  • Working knowledge of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Transit, Street, and Urban Bikeway Design guides, MassDOT’s Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide,
  • Boston Complete Streets Guidelines, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control   Devices (MUTCD), and relevant American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Federal  Administration Highway(FHWA) guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of Synchro, SimTraffic, and AutoCAD software packages.
  • Experience in successfully completing traffic engineering projects such as sign and pavement marking plans, safety studies, pedestrian and bicycle facility projects, complete streets design projects, intersection design projects, and designing and implementing “rapid-     response” installations using measures such as lane markings, flex posts, and traffic signal timing changes
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders including other City departments, public agencies, private consultants, and advocacy groups.
  • Working knowledge of traffic engineering principles, practices and terminology applicable to the design of highway facilities; construction materials, specifications, and costs as applicable; and supervisory principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and supervise engineering and maintenance projects, maintenance and tasks.
  • Proficiency with cloud-based productivity suites such as Google Workspace or Microsoft Office programs is required and experience with collaboration and work management software applications is preferred.
  • Experience with asset management software is required and experience with Cartegraph is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of flexible curb management and parking demand reduction strategies is desirable.
  • Experience building business process models and implementing new workflows is preferred.
  • Experience implementing new technology and hardware is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with organizational change management is desired.
  • Must be willing to travel within the City of Boston.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.


Boston Residency Required 



Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-10

Hours per week:  35



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