The City of Bloomington’s new Transportation and Traffic Engineer will join the organization at the perfect time to have the opportunity to be a part of several projects and initiatives that will shape the community for decades to come. This position serves as the organization’s City Engineer and leads the Transportation and Traffic Services Division.
The Transportation and Traffic Engineer is responsible for carrying out the City’s vision to achieve a progressive and balanced transportation system that works for all modes of transportation. This individual will supervise and mentor engineering staff, develop and manage a multi-year capital improvement plan, coordinate closely with high-profile development projects, and serve as a technical expert for infrastructure projects throughout the City.
Transportation and Traffic Services
The Transportation and Traffic Services Division is responsible for overseeing the design, construction, and acceptance of all infrastructure projects in the City’s public right-of-way, including street improvements, safety enhancements, and the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
Transportation staff ensures that work is consistent with engineering principles, safety standards, and accessibility requirements. Staff provides technical assistance to other staff members and works closely with Planners, the Public Works Department, and multiple City Boards and Commissions. The division is housed in the Planning and Transportation Department to encourage closer coordination between planning and engineering activities.
The Transportation and Traffic Engineer supervises nine staff including the Senior Project Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Project Manager, Project Manager (2), Public Improvements Manager, Engineering Field Specialist, Engineering Technician, and Planning Technician. Per the Indiana State Code, this position is a Mayoral appointment. This position reports to the Director of Planning and Transportation and serves as a member of the Plan Commission.
Experience and Education
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible engineering experience, with at least two years in a management/supervisory role. A State of Indiana registration as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain such registration within six months of hire is required. A valid Indiana driver’s license is required upon employment.
Preferred qualifications include experience working in local, state, or federal government; working with a governing body or board/commission; working in a college metro area; background in transportation and/or traffic engineering; strong financial management and budgeting skills and/or management of a capital improvement plan (CIP); supervisory experience; and a master’s degree in a related field.
Additional Salary Information: The City offers employees two health insurance plans: a traditional PPO and a high deductible plan with a health savings account (HSA). In addition, the City offers dental and vision coverage and basic life insurance.
Employees participate in the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS). The Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF) consists of a Defined Benefit (Pension) and an Annuity Savings Account (ASA). The City pays 14.2% of gross wages into an employee’s PERF account: the mandatory 3% employee portion associated with the ASA and the 11.2% employer portion for the Pension.
Employees receive twelve paid holidays per year in addition to regular paid time off. The City provides wellness incentives such as a health club membership reimbursement, massage therapy reimbursement, and a bike to work benefit. The City also allows employees to participate in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), State of Indiana College Savings Plan, and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.
About City of Bloomington
The City of Bloomington strives to be transparent, open, and accountable while providing residents with increased access to information and opportunities for engagement. The organization has created a culture of innovation by encouraging the piloting of new ideas that will improve the delivery of services to the community while increasing efficiency.
The City of Bloomington operates under the mayor-council form of government; the Mayor serves as the City’s top executive and nine City Councilors act as the City’s legislative body. All department directors are appointed by the Mayor. The City of Bloomington has approximately 750 employees and a Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget of $89.4 million.