Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Plans, organizes and manages the City's traffic engineering team and plans, organizes, and implements comprehensive strategies and programs related to the City's traffic infrastructure. Oversees complex professional engineering work under the direction of the Deputy Director of Public Works - Engineering and in coordination with the Deputy Director of Public Works - Operations.  Other duties and responsibilities are outlined below.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:

  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs

The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

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.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-served basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.


Includes direct supervision of supervisors responsible for planning, coordinating, and performing complex professional engineering work in the primary areas of transportation planning, traffic operations and development review. Projects may include planning studies; traffic signal design and construction management, budgeting and materials procurement; development and maintenance of equipment specifications and standards; and ITS/traffic signal timing and operations.

Provides technical expertise in these areas and others identified below.

  • Provide oversight on the engineering, design, and construction of traffic projects
  • Make budget and  project recommendations regarding traffic programs and the capital plan  to the Deputy Director
  • Coordinates engineering review with other departments, outside agencies, and other jurisdictions
  • Develops and/or reviews plans and specifications for major traffic-related projects and contracts
  • Provides assistance and guidance to management and City Council on traffic engineering matters
  • Represent Traffic Engineering at public meetings, pre-application meetings, interdepartmental meetings, intradepartmental meetings, citizen groups meetings, Council meetings, Study Sessions, Policy Committee meetings, and other meetings as may arise
  • Conducts or directs technical research on special projects
  • Prepares technical reports
  • Prepares, presents and effectively communicates technical issues and projects to citizens, management and elected officials
  • Develops and proposes traffic engineering policies
  • Monitors program budget, including expenditures
  • Assists in developing operational priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Makes recommendations to the Deputy Director of Public Works Engineering regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining assigned employees
  • Responds to citizen inquiries
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or directly related field

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering
  • At least three (3) years of experience supervising personnel involved in traffic/transportation engineering 
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to the assigned function
  • Familiarity with traffic engineering standards and principles
  • Experience with AutoCAD and traffic engineering software as well as standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database software

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, outside agencies, citizens and elected officials
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Use computer design and optimization software in engineering projects
  • Direct and effectively supervise other employees
  • Administer budgets

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, decision-making, and organizational skills

Licenses and Certificates: 
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado, required
  • Registration as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), preferred
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving record


Physical Demands:     

  • Sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Occasional walking and standing
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment: 
  • Works in a clean, comfortable environment with occasional outdoor work including exposure to varying weather conditions, noise, dust, and traffic

Equipment Used: 
  • Computer and engineering instruments; electronic components; motor vehicle
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach 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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