Job: Project Engineer- Traffic

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora is seeking a skilled Project Engineer to plan, review, coordinate, and perform complex professional engineering work to support the engineering services function of the Public Works Department under the supervision of the Principal Engineer.

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

  **This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.** 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews and evaluates traffic impact analysis reports, transportation studies, and civil construction plans including but not limited to traffic signal, signing and striping, and traffic control plans all with regard to traffic and transportation related items
  • Represents engineering section of Public Works at public hearings, homeowners association and planning pre-application meetings
  • Reviews construction drawings for conformance to city code, city drainage and roadway standards
  • Interprets and informs citizens, consultants and developers of requirements of codes and specifications for traffic and transportation related items
  • Assists developers by serving as a project coordinator
  • Writers and reviews proposed revisions to City code and specifications for traffic and transportation related items
  • Provides special reports in support of division activity serves as liaison with departments, developers and consultants
  • Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries about traffic related issues as assigned
  • Evaluates requests for additional traffic control devices and/or modifications as assigned
  • Prepared traffic studies and reports addressing specific problems and concerns
  • Provides backup support for review of traffic control plan submittals and temporary use and sign permits
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field.

Experience:  At least 5 years' experience in Professional engineering work.  

An equivalent combination of training, education and experience demonstrating required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to assigned function; familiarity with traffic engineering standards and principals. Previous traffic signal design, impact study, construction management, AutoCAD and traffic engineering software, VISSIM / Synchro modeling experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Make decisions and solve complex technical problems
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Use computer software in engineering projects design and review
  • Work effectively with other employees, outside agencies, contractors, and citizens.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Skills in the use of field and office engineering instruments and equipment
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software.

Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required:
  •  Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado or ability to obtain through reciprocity within six months from another state.
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Working Conditions

  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Occasional walking and standing
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard and engineering instruments
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.
  • Foot/eye coordination to operate motor vehicle for field investigations

Work Environment:
  • Primarily works in a clean, comfortable environment, some outdoor work for field inspections.
Equipment Used:
  • Computer and engineering instruments; electronic components; motor vehicle; general office equipment.
For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies


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