The City of Boston is seeking a passionate, highly motivated, and creative Traffic Engineering Director within its Transportation Department. The selected candidate will be instrumental in realizing streets and public spaces that are vibrant, safe, and multi-modal.
The Director should be well versed in state of the art tools and practices to create sustainable and multi-modal transportation networks including bicycle, pedestrian and transit focused street design and cutting edge safety treatments. The selected candidate will participate in an ambitious program to install protected bicycle facilities, bus priority measures, traffic calming, and adaptive signals on Boston’s streets. Overall, the Director will work collaboratively with other divisions in the Boston Transportation and Public Works departments to implement an accessible, safe, equitable, and reliable transportation network.
Traffic Engineering Director will be tasked with leading a team of over twenty (20) staff members to implement the Mayor’s vision for Boston’s transportation system embodied in the Go Boston 2030 strategic plan. The Director will oversee three divisions:
Traffic Signals division tasked with managing the operations, timing, and phasing of the over 800 signalized intersections in the City of Boston to ensure the safe and reliable movement of people.
Neighborhood Safety division tasked with implementing quick-build safety improvements on neighborhood streets and reviewing plans for changes in paving marking design.
Permitting and Construction Management division tasked with permitting and overseeing construction projects, special events, and other short term street excavations and occupancies in the public right of way.
Applicants must have at least (A) ten (10) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in traffic engineering work, and (B) of which at least six (6) years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which four (4) years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
A bachelor's degree or higher with a major in traffic or civil engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience. A graduate degree with a major in traffic or civil engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and (1) year of the required (B) experience. Education toward a degree will be pro-rated on the basis of degree requirements completed.
Demonstrated knowledge of the MUTCD and current transportation technologies and traffic modeling and forecasting methods.
Ability to develop, articulate, and build support for transportation policy priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
About City of Boston - Boston Transportation Department
The Boston Transportation Department envisions a city where all residents have better and more equitable travel choices, where efficient transportation networks foster economic opportunity, and where the City has taken steps to prepare for climate change.
Our mission is to ensure that all Bostonians, whether traveling by transit, on foot, on a bike, or by car, will be able to access all parts of the city safely and reliably.