Civil Engineer, Senior


Deputy City Engineer (569)

Supervisory Civil Engineer (222)


Public Works


● Engineering Division 3100

● Stormwater Engineering 3110

● Traffic Services 3200









JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Acts as project manager for stand-alone traffic signal, streetlighting, fiber optic

communication systems, signing, and pavement marking projects during design and construction with no supervision. Prepares and reviews construction plans and specifications for traffic signals, streetlights, fiber optic communication systems, signing, pavement markings, and work zone traffic control for conformance with Overland Park Municipal

Codes and Standard Details. Investigates resident requests for new traffic control devices (signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, and streetlighting) 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. 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.


1. 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 best responsible

bidder, approving payments to contractors, and 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. Discusses project with Supervisory Civil Engineer and City Traffic Engineer. May present and explain reports to assist the Governing Body in planning and prioritizing Public Works projects. Completes as-built

construction drawings and project data sheets required for updating all traffic infrastructure in the City's asset management software.

2. Reviews consultant-produced engineering plans for new construction involving construction or installation of traffic signals, streetlights, fiber optic communication systems, signs and pavement markings, work zone traffic controls, and construction phasing for conformance with Overland Park Municipal Codes, Standard Details, and good

engineering practice. Provides plan comments back to the consultant and monitors progress for revisions. Reviews catalog cuts submitted by contractors and approves or rejects their use. Completes as-built construction drawings and project data sheets required for updating all traffic infrastructure in the City's asset management software.3. Prepares in-house design plans, specifications and contract documents for capital or maintenance-related traffic engineering projects that comply with Overland Park Municipal Codes and Standard Details. Visits the site and performs an engineering analysis for street grades, driver visibility, existing utility locations (underground and

overhead), and site design. Coordinates with Traffic Engineering Technicians in the completion of the above

projects and monitors project progress. Continuously discusses the project with the affected public, and primary and sub-contractors. Coordinates efforts with other departments involved with the project.

4. Perform various traffic studies such as speed studies, traffic signal warrants, vehicle crash data analysis,

intersection sight distance, etc., and make recommendations for improvements. Is able to run queries using the

2crash database to target locations that should be reviewed for accident reduction countermeasures. Coordinates with the Overland Park Police Department to determine the proper mix of enforcement and engineering needed to improve traffic safety. Seeks funding for safety-related projects.

5. Evaluates requests from citizens regarding the installation of traffic calming measures. Oversees data collection efforts including turning movement counts, average annual daily traffic (AADT) volumes, spot speed studies,

license plate surveys, and other studies as needed. Helps determine which locations will benefit from the use of traffic calming measures and prioritizes those locations. May attend public meetings to discuss the City's traffic calming program. Evaluates locations after installation to determine effectiveness.

6. Responds to public inquiries on traffic concerns and general traffic engineering information. Discusses concerns with residents. Reviews resident requests, investigates/oversees investigation by technicians, evaluates report, recommends necessary action, prepares/reviews work orders, and responds to/reviews responses by others to

initial inquiry.

7. 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.

8. Coordinates annual projects internally and with other divisions. Develops new standards as needed. Assists with the implementation of the city's bicycle master plan and various other mobility programs involving pedestrians,

scooters, and transit. Develops annual work plan and required data capture. Oversees some field installations to ensure the correct application is used. Participates in community-based events to promote bicycling.

9. Coordinates the City's streetlighting program. Reviews work schedules and design work on City streetlight projects.10. 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.

11. Assist with the review or coordination of developer-funded traffic signal projects. Coordinates the plan review and inspections with Engineering Services. Visits project site and discusses problems with inspectors, Engineering

Services, contractors, and designers.

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

13. 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. Identifies, develops, and communicates processes and tools for increasing the efficiency of staff and projects across the team and department.

14. 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 databases and reviews available hardware and software development to enhance traffic engineering


15. 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.

16. 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.


EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS: â- Bachelor's or Master's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in traffic or transportation engineering.â- Professional Engineer registration in the state of Kansas or another state currently with Kansas registration within twelve months of employment. â- Possession of Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification preferred. â- Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license. Must maintain an insurable driving record.

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

SKILLS: â- Project management skills. â- Organizational skills. â- Computer skills. â- Excellent oral and written communication skills for dealing with the public, contractors, and other city officials. â- Analytical skills. â- Negotiation skills. â- Mathematical aptitude needed to analyze complex engineering data.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: â- Ability to read and comprehend city, state, and federal regulations. â- Ability to analyze complex problems, and recommend, and implement possible solutions. â- Analytical skills to perform high-level mathematical calculations. â- Ability to work under distracting field conditions. â- Understanding of computer hardware and software as it applies to engineering concepts. â- Exhibit diplomacy and judgement when working with residents, contractors, or other public officials. 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 operate city vehicles on city streets and over uneven roads under construction.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: â- Ability to lift minimal weight and transport minimal distance. â- Hand and eye coordination to operate data collection equipment. â- Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer data and operate traffic control devices. â- Exposure to extreme environmental conditions while conducting site inspections and collecting field data.â- Ability to travel to field locations. â- Ability to visually review engineering plans and reports. â- Ability to operate a computer. 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- Climb, walk, stoop, bend â- Ability to lift 20 pounds and transport 15 feet. â- Ability to operate city vehicles on city streets and over uneven roads under construction.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect): 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.