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Principal Engineer - Traffic job in Libertyville

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Organization:  Lake County Division of Transportation
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Libertyville
Post Code:  60048
Salary and Benefits:  $72,627 - $95,000
01/23/2014

 

Job Description

Lake County is seeking an individual who performs work of considerable difficulty in advanced engineering work, which involves program responsibility. This work involves the application of considerable professional engineering knowledge and skills to the direction of a major engineering project as an ongoing program function. Duties may involve supervision, coordination and scheduling of subordinate technical staff and the coordination of program or project activities with other divisions of a department and/or other agencies. Assignments are broad in scope with the opportunity for the use of independent judgment. Direction is received from a department head or county engineer. This position requires engineering skills in determining the proper location, design, construction, maintenance and operation of traffic signals and traffic signal systems. The individual would also be responsible for the optimization of signal timings, coordination plans, review and prepare traffic signal studies, review, prepare & approve Intersection Design Studies (IDS), review and approve intersection improvement plans, and review and perform intersection and system traffic signal capacity analysis.

Required Skills

In order to be successful in this position, the candidate must have the ability to perform difficult engineering computations, establish and maintain effective working relationships with various County officials, other governmental agency representatives and officials, other engineers, contractors and the general public and use various civil engineering instruments and equipment This candidate must also have the ability to prepare complex reports and project summaries, express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing and possess good professional engineering judgment. Knowledge of crash data record systems and high frequency crash locations preferred along with knowledge of HCS, Synchro, Centracs, Aries, Econolite and Eagle Traffic Signal Controllers, and various Microsoft products. The individual must have the ability to review and make safety improvement recommendations.

Required Experience

We are looking for an individual who has completed a baccalaureate degree program in Civil Engineering from an approved college or university of recognized standing. Additionally, six years of progressively professional engineering experience is preferred. The individual must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license and possess a license to practice as a Registered Professional Engineer issued by the State of Illinois. Experience in transportation engineering preferred, but not required.

ANY OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS CONDITIONED ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAM, WHICH INCLUDES A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN AND A BACKGROUND SCREENING.



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