The City of Olathe is seeking an Assistant City Engineer/Transportation Manager. The scope of this role includes: assisting in the planning, direction, management and supervision of the activities and operations of the Engineering division within the Infrastructure department including; construction, inspection, transportation planning, traffic engineering operations and asset maintenance in the areas of signal coordination, streetlights, traffic design, development review, pavement markings, signs and traffic studies.
Other related areas of responsibility include the following:
Supervise, prioritize, assign, train and review the work of assigned employees.
Supervise the design and inspection of public improvement projects; provide guidance to assigned staff; ensure compliance with Federal, State and City codes and regulations.
Exercise professional engineering judgment in accordance with currently accepted practices of civil engineering and appropriate laws and codes.
Assist in the preparation and supervision of consultant and contractor service contracts.
Assist inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction; review plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications; approve changes to approved plans and specifications.
Participate and lead a variety of special engineering studies to determine impact of various projects; prepare technical reports.
Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Experience: 5 to 7 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, or a related field, including 1 to 2 years administrative and/or supervisory experience.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering, Transportation/Traffic, or a related field.
Licenses/Certificates: Possession of or ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License (PE) in the State of Kansas within 6 months of employment. Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification preferred. A valid Driver's License with a favorable driving record is required.
Must successfully pass pre-employment screenings which include:
About City of Olathe, Kansas
Olathe is part of the Kansas City major metropolitan area, located on interstate 35 just 19 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City. County Seat to Johnson County. Since the 1950s, Olathe’s population has quadrupled, and today is the fourth largest city in Kansas. Current population is 144, 963 and growing.
Location: On Interstate 35, 20 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City on the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trail.
City Government: Council-City Manager form of city government with an elected mayor. Olathe is a recognized model for good government.