Civil Engineer, Senior


Supervisory Civil Engineer (222)


Public Works


● Engineering Division 3100

● Stormwater Engineering 3110

● Traffic Services 3200









JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Investigates citizen requests for new traffic control devices (signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, streetlighting and fiber optic communication systems) and responds appropriately. Helps coordinate activities related to the investigation and installation of traffic calming measures. Assists with various mobility programs involving pedestrians, bicycles, scooters and transit. Prepares and reviews construction plans and specifications for traffic signals, streetlights, fiber optic communication systems, signs and pavement markings, and work zone traffic control for conformance with Overland Park Municipal Codes and Standard Details. Acts as project manager for stand-alone traffic signal, streetlighting, fiber optic communication systems, signs and pavement marking projects during design and construction with no supervision. Prepares plans, specifications and contract documents for traffic engineering projects. Operates computer hardware, software, and various traffic data collection devices to assist in the administration of Overland Park Municipal Codes. Reviews traffic studies and procedures. Coordinates City's streetlighting program. Responsible for operational, technical and management projects as assigned.


Assists with the review of complaint investigations and other traffic engineering studies. Responds to public inquiries on traffic complaints and general traffic engineering information. Discusses complaint with residents. Reviews citizen request, investigates/oversees investigation by technicians, evaluates report, recommends necessary action, prepares/reviews work orders, and responds to/reviews responses by others to initial inquiry.

Coordinates the City's streetlighting program. Reviews work schedules and design work on City streetlight projects. May assist with review or coordination of developer funded streetlight projects. Coordinates bid process, plan review, and inspections. Visits project site and discusses problems with inspectors, contractors, and designers.

Coordinates planning and design of traffic signal installation and improvement projects. Assists with scheduling and assigning City signal projects to staff, reviews City staff's and consulting engineer's plans, monitors bid process, visits project site and monitors construction inspections.

Serves as project manager for assigned projects with minimal supervisory oversight and directs project team members in the performance of their duties to ensure that all design and construction is in compliance with Overland Park Municipal Codes, Standard Details, and applicable City and other governmental requirements. Is responsible for negotiating the consultant project scope and fee, managing the project schedule, funding and quality assurance and construction management, including determination of the lowest and responsible bidder, approving payments to contractors, approving change orders and material submittals. Prepares preliminary engineering reports and costs. Performs preliminary field reconnaissance, gathers all necessary data, and performs engineering analysis. Reviews existing systems, researches design alternatives, and develops cost estimates.

Prepares and supervises the preparation of interlocal agreements, engineering contracts, and other related agreements and contracts required in the process of implementing the division programs. Provides training and policy guidance to other engineers and design professionals in the preparation of these documents. Coordinates the preparation and execution of these documents with adjoining cities, Johnson County, KDOT, and other governmental agencies.

Assists the Supervisory Civil Engineer to update approved materials list, standard details, design guide wiki information, etc. for traffic signals, streetlighting and pavement marking and signing.

Develops and implements work plans for operational, technical and management projects. Develops project scope and objectives. Develops schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports. Conducts project tracking and analysis.

The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.

Operates computer hardware and software, including Highway Capacity Software, AutoCAD, AGi32 Streetlighting Design software, ArcGIS, Bluebeam, SignCAD, Google suite software, Microsoft suite software, etc., and various spreadsheets and in-house computer programs to assist in the administration of the Overland Park Municipal Codes. Maintains data bases and reviews available hardware and software development to enhance traffic engineering operations.

The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.



â- Bachelor's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in traffic or transportation engineering. Professional Engineer registration in the State of Kansas or in another state with State of Kansas registration required within twelve months of hiring.


â- Six years of traffic engineering experience including project management, negotiating and contract development or equivalent experience.


â- Project management skills.

â- Organizational skills.

â- Computer skills.

â- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

â- Analytical skills.

â- Negotiation skills.


â- Ability to read and comprehend city, state and federal regulations.

â- Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.

â- Analytical skills.

â- Diplomacy and judgement.

â- Ability to prioritize work.

â- Abstract and logical reasoning.

â- Mechanical aptitude.

â- Ability to analyze safety situations.

â- Ability to train and guide others.

â- Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.


â- Ability to make and receive phone calls.

â- Mobility to travel to work/project sites.

â- Visual acuity to observe traffic conditions and flow.

â- Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer data and operate traffic control devices.

â- Ability to lift 20 pounds and transport 15 feet.


â- None

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.