SUMMARY: Supervise the planning, management, design, and construction of roads, traffic signals, utilities, sidewalks, railroad crossings, resurfacing, etc., in the Transportation Engineering Group. Reports to Transportation Manager.


  • Assigning projects and overseeing the work of engineers, monitoring quality and advising on difficult issues.
  • Supervising and helping prepare designs, drawings, estimates, specifications, construction contracts, and related engineering work.
  • Recommending operating budget needs and managing capital budget programs.
  • Managing project budgets; preparing cost estimates and monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget, including payments and change orders.
  • Preparing and presenting reports on technical subjects and ordinance requirements to officials, homeowner groups, and other community organizations.
  • Providing technical information, interpreting codes, and answering complex questions from architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and the public related to projects and serving as the point of contact in this process.
  • Issuing developer agreements to build transportation infrastructure and attending bid openings to ensure state statues are followed.
  • Meeting and conferring with the public, engineers, developers, architects, officials, and contractors in a variety of situations and conditions; mediating disputes, resolving conflicts, and effecting solutions to both technical and non-technical problems.


  • Comprehensive knowledge: principles and practices of civil engineering and related fields, specifically transportation engineering; construction methods; MUTCD and NCDOT design practices.
  • General knowledge: statutory and legal implications of bidding, awarding, and executing publicly funded construction contracts; contracting for professional services; administrative and environmental requirements of state and federal regulatory agencies associated with projects; Autodesk’s AutoCAD software.
  • Abilities: effectively communicate both orally and in writing, establish and maintain effective working relationships, supervise complex projects as well as technical personnel.


  • Required: graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation engineering or closely related field; minimum 5 years’ experience working in transportation engineering; excellent written and oral presentation skills; valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Strongly preferred: government transportation and traffic design experience; experience managing transportation engineering construction projects; familiarity with land development engineering projects; Professional Engineering license from the State of North Carolina or ability to obtain one within six months.
  • Preferred: supervisory and budget preparation experience.
  • Desirable: master’s degree in civil engineering, traffic engineering, or a closely related field; experience managing and developing contracts.

SALARY:  $67,849 to $96,387


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