Traffic Engineer

$92,799 - $122,117 yearly
  • City of Hillsboro
  • 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Nov 06, 2023
Full time Community Development

Job Description

Salary Range 
Traffic Engineer (Project Manager): $92,799 - $122,117 annually
Full-time, exempt position plus full benefits package.
Candidates without a Professional Engineer license may be considered for the Traffic Engineering Coordinator position listed below. Determination of job classification and placement on pay range based on relevant experience and certifications presented in application materials
Traffic Engineering Coordinator:   $85,798 - $112,904 annually
Full-time, non-exempt position plus full benefits package.
This is a continuous recruitment. First review of applications in December 2023.

About This Opportunity
The City of Hillsboro Transportation Systems Division is a dynamic team of engineers and planners. We are active in many unique and transformative projects, developing and implementing a transportation vision for the community while collaborating with regional partners. The Traffic Engineer Project Manager will have opportunity to influence community development, identify infrastructure solutions, direct consultant teams, engage in public-private partnerships, and collaborate across internal and external agency departments.
While the position is generally designed with a traffic engineer’s skillset in mind, transportation planners or roadway engineers with experience in traffic operations analysis may be considered with relevant experience.

Essential Job Duties Include:

  • Identify and analyze alternative transportation solutions 
  • Perform traffic operations analysis including intersection capacity analysis, queuing, and vehicle delay
  • Evaluate infrastructure designs for multi-modal safety
  • Direct transportation studies including conceptual design of transportation facilities needed to support community growth
  • Implement and update the City’s Transportation System Plan
  • Respond to changing policies and regulatory requirements
  • Communicate City transportation infrastructure and planning needs with agency partners, elected officials, regional and state policy makers
  • Manage transportation project implementation including consultant contract management, preparation of scope, schedule, budget, contracts
  • Coordinate with land use planners, developers, and consultants in evaluating development applications
  • Evaluate multi-modal transportation and traffic infrastructure needs and design solutions
  • Review Traffic Impact Analyses and prepare findings with conditions of approval
  • Review planning-level infrastructure cost estimates 
  • Negotiate agreements between public agencies and private developers
  • Represent City at public and neighborhood meetings regarding transportation issues

Please click below for full job classification details:
Traffic Engineer (Project Manager)
Traffic Engineering Coordinator 

Successful Candidates
Ideal candidates will possess strong technical, verbal, written, and communication skills with the ability to speak in public hearings and public open houses comfortably on topics within the candidate’s areas of expertise.  The ideal candidate would embrace all modes of mobility (pedestrian, bicycling, transit, freight, and vehicular) and be a visionary creative problem solver.  Experience with traffic operations and highway capacity evaluation software (e.g., Synchro) is required.

Required Experience Preferred Qualifications & Training
  • Traffic operations analysis
  • Transportation planning policy 
  • Conceptual design of roadways and active transportation facilities
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification or opportunity to obtain is desired
  • Experience with traffic simulation and modeling software (e.g., SimTraffic, Vissim, Visum) 
  • Development review experience
  • Project management experience
  • Bi-Lingual proficiency in English and Spanish 


Current & Upcoming Project 

  • Westside Multimodal Improvements Study
  • TV Highway Transit Study
  • City Travel Demand Model Update
  • Transportation Systems Plan Update
  • Transportation Planning for Witch Hazel Village South and South Hillsboro Area Plan Districts
  • Council Creek Trail Corridor Project
  • Implementation of Climate-Friendly and Equitable Community rules

Acceptable Experience and Training
Traffic Engineer (Project Manager)
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; and minimum of 5 years of traffic operations analysis and/or traffic engineering design and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  
Traffic Engineering Coordinator 
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and minimum of 2 years of traffic engineering experience including lead worker responsibilities; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

  • Traffic Engineer (Project Manager) - State Registration as a Professional Engineer in Oregon. If licensed in another state, the ability to obtain an Oregon license within 6 months.
  • Traffic Engineering Coordinator - Oregon Fundamentals of Engineering Certification and ability to obtain Professional Engineer License in the future.
  • Possession of a valid State Driver’s License and safe driving record. 

Commitment To Diversity
Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.
Bi-Lingual Incentive Pay
Bilingual incentive pay available - Employees who can demonstrate the ability to speak Spanish, or any language spoken by over ten percent (10%) of City residents as documented by the most recent U.S. Census, at a proficiency level determined by a fluency test administered by the City, will receive a monthly premium of three percent (3%) of their regular base pay