Traffic Operations Engineer - Rose Quarter

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Traffic Operations Engineer - Rose Quarter


Portland, OR 



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Professional Engineer 1 – Traffic Operations Engineer – Rose Quarter
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office

Salary Range: $6,060 - $9,402
The role:  
Our Urban Mobility Office is seeking a highly motivated traffic operations engineer to provide technical expertise and leadership in developing, evaluating, deploying and operating technology related to traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Apply today!
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a professional engineer 1 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an associate in engineering 2 ($4,750 - $7,366 monthly) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate acquires a professional engineer's license. Underfilling will not exceed six months.
Our next application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
  • Act as the Rose Quarter traffic operations representative for ITS devices or signals.
  • Review plans and submittals, provides comments and coordinates the traffic response to submitted materials.
  • Attend project team meetings and provide recommendations, direction and expert advice.
  • Evaluate complex, unique and unusual traffic engineering problems and recommend improvements.
  • Recommend interchange and intersection layout, striping layout, pedestrian accommodations, traffic control and other issues to ensure safe and efficient traffic operations.
  • Review analysis, modeling and reports for transportation related studies.
  • Direct and conduct required approval documentation for all traffic approvals.
  • Provide expert advice regarding the use of variable message signs and portable variable message signs.
  • Develop variable and portable variable message signing plans.
  • Remote work and flexible schedule options available - work is performed in both an office environment and in the field.
  • Field work involves exposure to traffic hazards and working in all weather conditions.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email
 What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!
 What we need for the professional engineer 1:
A valid professional engineer’s (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration within six months of hire.
What we need for the associate in engineering 2 underfill option:
Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.
To be eligible for the associate in engineering 2 underfill option, a candidate must have passed the professional engineer (PE) exam at time of application and the candidate must have their valid professional engineer's license (the ability to stamp) within six months of hire. As the PE exam is offered twice a year, in most cases, this will mean applicants must have already met all PE licensing requirements (e.g. completed required education and training, passed the FE and PE exams, etc.) and submitted their complete PE license application to the PE licensing body.
Special qualifications:
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of traffic engineering principles and transportation system operations.
  • Working knowledge of transportation project development and construction.
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and traffic modeling software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to cooperate with coworkers, consultants and agency partners to solve complex engineering issues.
 Learn more and apply:
Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
For questions, call 971-273-8687 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer