An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure.
MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth.
MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. There are approximately 3,600 employees across the organization.
This position has a high degree of remote flexibility once established in the role. The selected candidate will be expected to follow a hybrid work model that consists of both in-office and work from home days, as needed.
The Traffic Design Supervisor will oversee the activities of the Traffic Design Unit within Highway Safety. The main duties of this position are overseeing the traffic/signal design reviews, evaluating intersection/corridor operations, and developing standard specifications for the traffic section. An ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience in traffic design, including traffic signals, markings, signs, and operations for corridors and intersections, as well as the ability to lead and motivate a team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the Traffic Design Unit, including delegation of work, project management, and conducting reviews for subordinates.
Technical review of 25% plans, functional design reports, and traffic studies.
Technical review of 75%, 100%, PS&E design submissions for traffic signals, signs, pavement markings, and operations.
Review of projects through the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), MassDOT Permit, and Advertising process. Coordination with Public/Private Development Unit (PPDU), District Permit Engineers, District Traffic Engineers, and Project Managers to ensure adherence to State guidelines and schedules.
Attend various project meetings, including coordination, scoping, pre-25%, alternatives, comment resolution, etc.
Maintain the Traffic Signal Regulation and Maintenance Agreement records.
Assist the State Traffic Engineer with the development of Standard Specifications and Construction Standards.
Chair the Qualified Traffic Control Equipment Committee and oversee the processes for adding to and maintaining the Qualified Traffic Control Equipment List.
Review all letter and technical memoranda prepared by the traffic review staff to ensure accuracy of technical details and overall quality.
Represent Traffic and Safety Engineering on various committees/board and participates in the meetings for Design Justification Committee, Design Consultant Selection Committees, Architectural and Engineering Board, etc., as invited.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with project design and/or review.
Experience in traffic signal design and operation.
Experience with standard specification development, including writing and revision of specifications.
Proficiency in HCS, Synchro, Vissim, Sidra, and/or SimTraffic.
Strong project management and leadership skills.
P.E. and/or PTOE preferred, but not required.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials, of which (B) at least four years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience, and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate’s degree with a major in civil engineering** or civil engineering technology** may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in civil engineering** or civil engineering technology** may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineering** may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*
**NOTE: The terms civil engineering and civil engineering technology include related engineering disciplines, such as construction, survey, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, soils, sanitary, environmental, drafting, highway, architectural, mining, airport and materials.
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.
FOR NON-MassDOT APPLICANTS:
Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and E.I.T. certification or P.E. registration for appointment to this position.
FOR MassDOT EMPLOYEES:
Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and E.I.T. certification or P.E. registration for appointment to this position, or hold a position in the Department in one of the next two lower titles than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder.
All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered.
· For questions regarding the job posting, email [email protected]
· For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722.
· For a disability?related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo – (617) 851-9447.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Our mission is to deliver excellent customer service to people traveling in the Commonwealth by providing transportation infrastructure which is safe, reliable, robust and resilient. We work to provide a transportation system which can strengthen the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for all.