Project Engineer

Position: Project Engineer (click for full posting)
Employer: Regional Municipality of Durham
Closing Date: July 8, 2022

This position liaises between the Project Manager and technical disciplines to provide professional engineering and project management services for the Traffic Engineering and Operations Division through planning, coordination, approval and contract management of traffic signal, street lighting and intersection design, road safety, development, modernization and intelligent transportation system projects in support of the Region’s Capital Road Program and various Regional or recoverable operating accounts, including external projects.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the incumbent will (see detailed job posting-link above):

  • Design, approve and be responsible for contract/project management of various capital projects by collaborating with project managers and organizing, assigning, reviewing, monitoring and approving the work of consultants and technical staff
  • Use sound engineering judgement to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective, accessible, and environmentally respectful intersection and signal/street lighting designs, traffic signal/system equipment and road safety initiatives that ensure public safety and safeguards the Region and others from potential liability
  • Review consultant reports, technical system/communications documents, development submissions, preliminary and final design drawings including construction staging and documents to ensure consistency and adherence to standards, procedures, policy, by-laws, and best practices
  • Plan, assess, recommend and establish short, medium and long term forecast needs for design, or road safety, ITS or lighting improvements along the Region’s road network to improve public safety and operational efficiency
  • Evaluate, assess, respond and represent the Region on environmental assessments, planning/design and development reports and related traffic engineering requirements for major transportation design/development/modernization projects
  • Act as the Regional expert and respond to Works Committee, local and Regional Councils, internal/external stakeholders, the media and matters of litigation through the preparation of reports, presentations, witness statements and meetings
  • Supervise and coordinate project staff, contractors, and consultants