Engineer I

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on July 8, 2024
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5210 - Engineer I

Salary Grade: 16

Pay Range

Hiring Range: $73,189 - $87,827 Annually
Full Range: $73,189 - $102,465 Annually

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.    

Pima County Department of Transportation is seeking a highly skilled and licensed engineer to join our Traffic Safety team. In this position, you will be pivotal in designing, implementing, and evaluating traffic safety measures, contributing to the well-being of our community and the safe and efficient operation of our transportation network. If you are passionate about making a tangible impact on road safety and have the expertise to drive successful outcomes, we would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities for this position include leading the design, implementation, and evaluation of traffic safety improvements; conducting and overseeing traffic studies; analyzing data and developing recommendations for safety improvements; performing field inspections to assess traffic conditions and ensure adherence to traffic safety regulations; preparing and presenting technical reports, proposals, and documentation for traffic safety initiatives.

This position requires registration or licensure in the United States as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Professional Engineer (RPE).  



(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

  • Participates in designs, studies and cost estimates and prepares reports for future and proposed projects;
  • Analyses of engineering systems to optimize operations;
  • Determines need for basic data, such as field surveys, location of utilities and soil tests and requests information through appropriate channels;
  • Coordinates design and other features of work with other departments and public agencies;
  • Reviews completed work for conformance with original job instructions and accepted engineering practices;
  • Reviews or checks designs, drawings and profiles for adequacy, soundness of engineering features and practicality;
  • Checks and reviews final plans and specifications including contract projects for submission to supervisor;
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of as-built plans or statistical analysis of systems;
  • Performs research, investigative and design work;
  • Manages the construction of public works projects;
  • Provides professional engineering direction and guidance in the construction, maintenance or operation of public works facilities and structures;
  • Performs design review of plans and technical reports for private development for conformance to County standards;
  • Prepares and reviews engineering solicitations, invitations to bid and evaluates submittals;
  • Reviews plans, specifications and analyses prepared under contract and administers contracts;
  • Leads other engineering staff or contractors.

Knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of engineering related to assigned area;
  • engineering methods and practices when completing engineering planning studies, preparing designs, plans, specifications, analysis of systems, estimates and reports as applied to public improvement projects and operations;
  • construction management, including inspection, as-built documentation, and construction practices;
  • collection and use of spatial data, including topographic survey;
  • electronic hardware/software to collect, analyze, and present geospatial, survey and systems analysis information.

Skill in:

  • planning and directing the work of a group of support engineering personnel;
  • coordinating the work of a unit with a general program or specific problems;
  • application of engineering theory to address problems;
  • modelling and analysis tools;
  • coordination of various engineering and operational activities;
  • supervising professional and support personnel;
  • applying electronic hardware and software to the analysis/design of a variety of engineering problems;
  • use of relevant engineering software.


Minimum Qualifications

 A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering or closely related field as determined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment AND current registration or licensure in any state as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Professional Engineer (RPE).

(Relevant engineering experience may be substituted for the education requirement.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.


Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.): 

  1. Minimum two (2) years of experience applying federal, state, and local regulations and standards to traffic safety, signal design and timing, or roadway design.
  2. Minimum two (2) years of experience applying Highway Safety Manual (HSM) tools and methodologies to assess safety performance of roadways and intersections.
  3. Minimum two (2) years of project or program management experience.
  4. Minimum two (2) years of experience with traffic analysis software (e.g., Synchro, HCS, Vissim).