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Project Engineer - Traffic

at City of Aurora

Pay: $35.15 to $47.04/hour
$35.15 - $47.04
Posted: 1/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2619152
Keywords: city

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora is seeking a highly qualified Project Engineer to plan, coordinate and perform complex professional engineering work under the supervision and direction of the Traffic Manager to support the traffic engineering functions of the Engineering Services Division of the Public Works Department.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:
  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs

The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora!  We're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-served basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.


  • Plans, reviews, develops, and coordinates the design and construction of complex traffic signal projects from project conception to completion
  • Prepares cost estimates, specifications, and procurement documents for traffic control materials and equipment
  • Monitors and controls construction progress and expenditures
  • Controls field and change orders
  • Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries about traffic related issues as assigned
  • Evaluates requests for additional traffic control devices and/or modifications as assigned
  • Prepares traffic studies and reports addressing specific problems and concerns
  • May review traffic impact analysis reports and transportation studies with regard to traffic signals and operations
  • May review outside traffic signal design plans
  • Provides back-up support for review of traffic control plan submittals and temporary use and sign permits
  • May perform additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or directly related field

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional engineering work in assigned function
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
  • Knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to assigned function; familiarity with traffic engineering standards and principles
  • Previous traffic signal design and/or construction management experience preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, commissions, City Council, and city staff regarding transportation projects and issues
  • Make decisions and solve complex technical problems
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Use computer design and optimization software in engineering projects
  • Work effectively with other employees, outside agencies, and citizens

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Skills in the use of field and office engineering instruments and equipment

Licenses and Certificates:
  • Registration as an Engineer-Intern (EI) with the State of Colorado.
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.


Physical Demands:
  • Occasional physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Frequent walking and standing
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer keyboard and engineering instruments
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Foot/eye coordination to operate a motor vehicle for field investigations

Work Environment:
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment with frequent outdoor work for field investigations.

Equipment Used: 
  • Personal computer, engineering instruments; electronic components; motor vehicle
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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