City of Ventura
Job Category
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description

Join Our Team as a Senior Transportation Engineer!
Are you passionate about making a positive impact on your community through innovative transportation solutions? The City of Ventura's Public Works Department is currently seeking dynamic individuals to apply for the position of Senior Transportation Engineer.
As a key member of the Transportation and Parking Division, the Senior Transportation Engineer plays a crucial role in our Active Transportation and Mobility team. Reporting directly to the Transportation and Parking Division Manager, you will lead a talented team consisting of an Active Transportation Specialist, Engineering Technician, and the Traffic Operations Maintenance Crew. In this role, you will contribute to a diverse range of projects, programs, and initiatives, including the exciting Traffic Signal System Upgrade project, development and implementation of the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, and the execution of the recently adopted Active Transportation Plan. Your leadership will be instrumental in shaping the future of transportation in Ventura.
This is an exceptional opportunity to become an integral part of a well-established team of transportation professionals dedicated to serving the vibrant community of Ventura. If you are ready to take your career to new heights and make a difference in the transportation landscape, we encourage you to apply and be part of our journey towards creating a more sustainable and accessible city.
Don't miss out on this chance to join us in building a brighter and more connected future for Ventura! Apply now and be a driving force in shaping the transportation initiatives that will positively impact our community.

What You’ll Do

The Senior Transportation Engineer supervises the Active Transportation and Mobility section of the Transportation and Parking Division of Public Works. This position is a working supervisor managing both assigned project workloads and overseeing the project work completed by subordinate staff and consultants.  This position will also be public-facing, representing the Active Transportation and Mobility section at public meetings within the community.

The position directly oversees the successful delivery of a wide variety of projects, programs, and initiatives.  This includes planning, pre-design, design, and construction phases for active transportation projects, many of which are funded through Caltrans active transportation program grants.  The incumbent will also be called upon to perform technical Traffic Engineering-related duties such as traffic signal timing, speed surveys, warrant analyses, and review of development-related traffic studies.

As a registered professional engineer and/or traffic engineer, the Senior Transportation Engineer is responsible for in-house design work, including work performed by subordinate staff.

Who You Are

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects while remaining conscientious of schedules and budgets.
  • The ability to be team-oriented and work both cooperatively and collaboratively.
  • Transportation Engineering experience in a municipal or county public works department.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability and willingness to go out to a community setting to present transportation-related topics.
  • A dynamic leadership ability to effectively direct the work of staff, consultants, and contractors.
  • Experience in the field of Traffic Engineering
  • Skill and experience in reviewing, editing, and providing useful feedback on work products including reports, plans and specifications prepared by subordinates and consultants.
  • Ability to train, mentor, and develop the complete potential of subordinate team members.
  • Utilize SharePoint, Synchro, Smartsheet, Microsoft Teams, and other current technologies to manage projects, collaborate amongst team members, and complete assigned work.

 Position Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, traffic or transportation engineering, or closely related field; and four years of professional civil engineering, traffic, or transportation engineering experience, which includes project management experience; and one year in a lead or supervisory capacity.  

Experience working in a public agency is highly desirable.

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license.

Certificate:  Registration as a Professional Civil or Traffic Engineer in the State of California is required at the time of appointment.    

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits!

  • SALARY: $110,301.15 - $147,805.42 Annually DOQ
  • BENEFITS: Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for specific information on City benefits.

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire.  Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis.  Open until filled.

Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply!  EEO/ADA 

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457