Overview

To apply go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID #  509220

Traffic Engineering & Planning within DOT’s Transportation Planning & Management Division, seeks an experienced motivated candidate to work within a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving transportation in the city through various transportation studies and projects. The candidate will be responsible for conducting and reviewing traffic/transportation studies and projects.

The candidate must be familiar with traffic and transportation engineering principles and policies and will be required to conduct traffic analysis using appropriate engineering software such HCS, Synchro and VISSIM. The candidate will:

  • make recommendations from the analyses and develop conceptual projects to address traffic/ transportation issues,
  • prepare preliminary designs in GIS and Auto-Cad,
  • prepare written reports and graphic materials for presentations,
  • participate in technical and advisory committee meetings,
  • provide technical assistance to agency staff, and
  • interact with other agency representatives on department studies and projects and work both independently and as part of a team.

This work involves conducting field surveys including traffic volume counts, street geometry, parking, land-use, trip generation, etc.

The candidate should have a clear understanding of the relationship between land use and transportation as well as the four-step transportation planning process. Familiarity with the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s Regional Transportation Plan and Unified Planning Work Program processes would be an advantage.

The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively and inclusively, seeking to cultivate continued professional development, while effectively communicating with all stakeholders. This is an opportunity to work with a team dedicated to improving safety, accessibility and mobility throughout New York City. 

Traffic Engineering & Planning Unit is responsible for conducting, reviewing and approving traffic engineering analysis and methodologies including transportation planning assumptions for Environmental Impacts Statements, Traffic & Transportation Studies and Projects. These relate to every aspect of traffic operations and planning from curb-cuts to area-wide studies.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1. A master’s degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, mathematics, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies, or related physical and social science fields; or

2. A baccalaureate degree in engineering from an accredited college and one year of full-time satisfactory experience performing technical work on roadway transportation and traffic studies and area-wide traffic programs; or

3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “2” above; or

4. An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “2” above; or

5. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “2” above.

Special Note

In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements above:

To be assigned to Assignment Level II, the candidate must have an additional year of experience as described in the “Qualification Requirements” listed under “2” above. To be assigned to Assignment Level III, the candidate must have an additional two years of experience as described in the “Qualification Requirements” listed under “2” above.  

Preferred Skills

Proficiency in HCS, Synchro/SimTraffic; AutoCAD, AutoTurn, Microstation; ArcGIS; knowledge of traffic simulation models (i.e., VISSIM, AIMSUN, etc.); Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel; publishing and graphics software strongly preferred; as well as knowledge of MPO (NYMTC) RTP process, transportation planning and traffic engineering principles, traffic environmental impact studies; Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), MUTCD, AASHTO, and the CEQR Technical Manual.  Excellent writing and oral presentation skills preferred. Valid NYS Driver’s License required.

To apply go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID #  509220

About New York City Department of Transportation

The New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYC DOT) mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of our primary customers, City residents.