PRINCIPAL ENGINEER TRAFFIC
Under direction of a Supervising Engineer or other supervisory
official, organizes and assists in the supervision of various traffic
engineering studies, the design, installation, maintenance and
construction of traffic control systems for the regulation and flow of
traffic; does other related work.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Analyzes traffic data and patterns, operational condition of roadways,
intersections or interchanges.
Determines need for traffic control devices on highways.
Confers with representatives from local and State government to
discuss and resolve traffic problems.
Participates in the planning of traffic operations.
Investigates causes of highway accidents; interprets accident
Supervises the gathering of data and conduct of data analysis for
traffic engineering surveys.
Conducts and supervises the conduct of field investigations for
traffic control programs and activities.
Make recommendations for the location of proposed traffic control
devices; designs traffic control installations and traffic flow
Identifies potential safety problems in road or highway construction
Conducts traffic signal and highway lighting tests or surveys; records
Monitors and inspects construction projects.
Designs charts, graphs, and maps from raw data.
Plans, organizes and assigns work of the organizational unit, provides
guidance and instruction to staff, and evaluates work performance.
Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing
findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Reviews and prepares specifications for materials, supplies or
Establishes and maintains records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and
manual recording and/or information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
NOTE: Possession of a valid license as a Professional Engineer
issued by the NJ State Board of Professional Engineers and Land
Surveyors may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
Three (3) years of experience in traffic engineering work which
shall have included the collection, analysis and interpretation of
data for highway design and/or traffic operations.
NOTE: Possession of a Master's degree in Engineering may be
substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of traffic
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used to investigate and
resolve traffic problems.
Knowledge of the factors to be considered in preparing traffic
Knowledge of the factors used for the classification of traffic
Knowledge of the techniques used to conduct tests of traffic control
Knowledge of the techniques used to collect, compile, record,
interpret and analyze data.
Ability to read, interpret and apply the laws, rules and regulations
relating to traffic control.
Ability to compile, record, interpret and analyze traffic data.
Ability to conduct research, investigations and surveys for traffic
control programs and related traffic activities.
Ability to draw appropriate conclusions from the analysis of data and
Ability to design charts, graphs and maps from raw data.
Ability to provide guidance and instruction to staff and evaluate work
Ability to determine the appropriate use of traffic control devices,
and to design traffic flow systems.
Ability to review and prepare specifications.
Ability to identify safety problems in road or highway construction
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports
containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
they can perform the essential functions of the position after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the
accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue
hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.