City of Tampa

Transportation Engineering Manager (#309910) MG

$48.38-$75.82 Hourly / $8,385.87-$13,142.13 Monthly / $100,630.40-$157,705.60 Yearly


This is a highly responsible professional administrative and technical work Involving planning, design, construction, and related support work for the city’s transportation system.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class, under administrative direction, is responsible for managing and organizing the city’s transportation vision including the planning, design, construction supervision of city streets and bridges, and conducting a variety of engineering functions. The employee is responsible for researching, evaluating, coordinating, and resolving transportation issues within the city. This position is also responsible for planning activities relative to coordinating land-use, transportation models involving mobility, livability, accessibility, sustainability and resilience.  Work is of unusual difficulty and involves complex and demanding professional engineering assignments requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgement in planning and developing programs, capital projects and establishing service levels that meet current and future city transportation needs. Work is reviewed through staff conferences, oral and written reports, and results achieved.  Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Directs transportation programs, including transportation planning and implementation; develops proposals for transportation programs and capital projects to meet current and future needs; works with and monitors consultants on transportation projects.
Coordinates traffic analysis for development/redevelopment projects submitted to but not limited to the following:  Planning and Development, Barrio Latino Commission and the Architectural Review Commission for approval, provides reports and presentations to City Council.
Coordinates community engagement and outreach efforts related to transportation projects and activities in the city.
Prepares plans for improvements including intersection realignments, removal, or addition of parking, extension of city streets, street widening, and one-way street operation; manages program of traffic studies to:  measure utilization of streets in relation to design capacity, evaluate the need for addition of traffic signs and signals, determine if neighborhood speed control measures should be implemented, assess vehicular and pedestrian crash causes, and develop traffic statistics for use in traffic planning.
Develops and manages a variety of transportation projects that are responsive to the requirements of land use and urban design objectives for the community; presents projects to promote public understanding of policies and programs via media interviews, including on-camera and newspaper articles; coordinates various traffic-engineering activities directly with neighborhood residents to establish and promote cooperative city-resident relationships.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: modern principles and practices of transportation engineering; materials and equipment; federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations relating to administering a transportation program.
Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; modern developments, current literature, and sources of information relating to transportation and traffic engineering; Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Ability to:  plan, assign, direct and coordinate the work of professional, technical, para-professional, and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers, consultants, contractors, and the general public; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress, and results; be a creative problem solver; initiate and implement new and innovative programs.
Skills in: transportation engineering, program management, transportation fees and grants.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in traffic engineering or related field, preferably a master’s degree, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in traffic engineering and street design and construction including three (3) years in supervisory and administrative experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or Professional Engineer registration from another state and the ability to obtain Florida registration within six (6) months of employment. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 309910; EST: 6/11/2021;