Transportation and Utility Coordinator
City of Meridian
Job Title: Transportation and Utility Coordinator
Department: Public Works
Reports To: City Engineer
Open Date: October 12, 2021
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Range: $4,611.96 - $5,892.52 per month, DOE
Salary Range: $4,611.96 - $6,916.98 per month, DOE
Job Summary: The Transportation and Utility Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of transportation and utility plans, programs, projects, services and construction activities required to achieve the City’s vision of developing and maintaining safe, efficient and effective multi-modal transportation facilities and utility infrastructure. This work requires solving engineering problems and working as part of an engineering team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Maintain contact with ACHD and ITD planners, designers, and project managers for coordination efforts; Collaborate with Planning to ensure that the City’s interests are well thought out and consistently represented to ACHD and ITD; Interact with the Public to communicate the City’s transportation vision and strategies for accomplishing it; Attend public forums on transportation programs, projects and services to understand community issues and provide information; Provide technical transportation analyses for Planning, City Council, and other customers; Represent the City and provide input at the Utility Coordinating Council, COMPASS workgroups, and other organization meetings; Coordinate with Engineering to identify infrastructure needs in conjunction with ACHD/ITD projects; Provide input to ensure that funding is available for utility work in conjunction with ACHD/ITD projects; Plan, manage and/or oversee utility infrastructure and transportation improvement projects; Work with consultants to develop scopes of work for design in conjunction with ACHD/ITD projects; Administer utility construction projects in conjunction with ACHD/ITD projects; Coordinate development of cooperative agreements with ACHD and ITD; Review ACHD’s Five Year Work Program and ITD’s Transportation Improvement Program; work with planning to disseminate information to City leaders and staff and provide feedback and input to ACHD and ITD to ensure planned projects meet the current and future needs of Meridian; Review ACHDs Design and Construction plans and take appropriate action to ensure that City utility needs are adequately planned for; Establish street lighting specifications and design guidelines; provide input on streetlight locations for new development, and conduct streetlight plan reviews for new developments. Work with ACHD and ITD to enhance street lighting on roadway projects if necessary; Manage the City’s streetlight maintenance program which includes mapping, outage reporting, budget development, coordination of repairs and contract administration; Plan, design and implement the City’s capital street lighting projects; Assist Community Development and Parks Departments with the development of pathways and transportation corridors; Review plans and specifications for materials and equipment for a variety of engineering and utility projects; Write RFP/RFQs and select consultants for appropriate work; Administers the work of consultants to ensure timely completion of their contractual obligations; Administers construction project contracts to ensure timely completion, cost control, and conformance with plans and specifications; Administer contracts for consultants and construction projects to ensure their financial integrity and accuracy; Provide service for call-in and walk-in customers; Coordinate with ITD and ACHD to optimize traffic operations; Provide administration of the city’s utility locate program for street lights; Use of GPS equipment to locate light poles for mapping purposes is required; Perform other engineering related work as required by the Assistant City Engineer and/or City Engineer to accomplish goals of the Department; Coordinate and effectively work with other local, state and federal agencies; Effectively work with developers, their engineering and architectural consultants, planners, contractors and builders; Provide contact with the public, attend evening meetings and be “on call” for emergencies.
Job Specifications: Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; Experience in design and construction of transportation projects and coordination with utilities; Experience in transportation engineering is preferred; Experience in traffic analysis, including computer modeling preferred; Experience in street lighting design is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of programs including Microsoft Project; Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; Ability to plan, coordinate, direct, and oversee the work of consultants, engineers, contractors, inspection, clerical and other personnel; Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team; Principles and practices of civil engineering as it relates to public works including water, wastewater, sewer, recycled water line, transportation, roadway lighting design, and construction; Planning, design, and construction of water, sewer, recycled water, wastewater treatment, and transportation infrastructure; State and EPA water quality and environmental regulations; Recent developments in transportation, roadway lighting, water, wastewater, recycled water, and wastewater treatment technologies, and construction; City Ordinances and Human Resources Policies; Construction management practices; Contract administration and project management; Legal descriptions of land parcels; Ability to foster a team environment and be open to input from others; Exhibit and promote strong customer service skills; Facilitate communication and discussion between stakeholders to define problems and develop solutions; Use engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of public works projects, and assist in solving engineering problems; Ability to perform work using computer aided drafting and GIS software; Ability to interpret maps, charts, and engineering drawings in order to capture relevant data; Ability to perform field inspections of City and other-agency improvements (i.e. water/sewer, private storm water facilities, street lighting, pressurized irrigation, gravity irrigation, roadway standards, etc).
Work Environment & Physical Demands: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels. But while performing certain duties, the employee may work near moving mechanical parts in both inside and outside weather conditions; Visits to construction sites are required. There is potential for exposure to biological hazards while performing the duties of this position; Requires sitting at a desk for up to eight (8) hours; Requires clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Requires clear vision to read printed materials and computer screens to accomplish work; Requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hand and/or fingers; Requires driving a motor vehicle.
Travel Requirements: Local travel is occasionally required; Regional travel may be required.