Assistant State Engineer- Traffic Operations
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) is now accepting applications to fill the position of Assistant State Engineer in the Traffic Operations Division. This is an exciting opportunity for qualified candidates interested in applying for an opportunity to work in an environment dedicated to achieving excellence in Traffic Operations.
The selected candidate will serve as an Assistant Division Administrator and will serve as the State Highway Safety Engineer. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and administrative oversight for multiple statewide transportation program areas, including developing policies and procedures applicable to program areas and ensuring the timely implementation of the programs. The candidate will also direct the planning and implementation of new or revised programs and operational policies and procedures to ensure the successful delivery of statewide traffic safety objectives. Other areas of focus will include evaluation of program areas’ performance and staffing needs including recommending and implementing desired changes as well as developing and monitoring budgets and program progress.
Additional duties will include but are not limited to:
• Program Management: Determine statewide program direction for various traffic engineering functions. These functions may include traffic studies, data analysis, traffic control devices, field assistance, MUTCD compliance, integrated directional signing program, safety, budget development and monitoring, procurement duties, staffing, planning and transportation legislation updates, etc. Establish performance goals, identify and assign resources across work units. Review key deliverables and performance measures.
• Operational Efficiency: Develop effective relationships between Central Office, districts and regions. Advise district staff on solutions for complex, non-routine traffic engineering problems about operational efficiency analysis. Lead Central Office staff in developing effective relationships with the districts to maximize the organization’s ability to deliver a high quality, state-of-the art traffic engineering operational program.
• Informational Requests: Review and respond to requests for information. Draft responses to priority letters and respond to phone calls and emails from localities, businesses and citizens.
• Special Assignments: Perform special assignments as requested. Review, research, and coordinate buy-in from stakeholders. Rec