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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$68,450.00 - $106,100.00 Annually


26 Woods Lake Road - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary

Under limited direction and in compliance with technical, administrative, regulatory, or professional standards and guidelines, performs a variety of professional and technical duties to facilitate the safe and efficient flow of traffic. Oversees traffic signal and signal system timing as well as manages the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) signal maintenance agreement. Reviews site grading permits for new developments for compliance with traffic engineering policies. Assists with traffic calming programs and serves as the primary contact for inquiries. Conducts traffic studies and performs roadway safety assessments as directed. Manages traffic and/or safety projects by defining scope, budget, schedule, and staffing requirements to ensure proper completion.

Job Duties

Essential Functions % of Time

  • Manage Signal Maintenance Agreement: Manage the Signal Maintenance Agreement between the City and SCDOT. Manage and maintain signal plans, timings, traffic counts, and other data in the SCDOTs asset management system. Maintain work history of signal, cabinet, and loop maintenance. Attend meetings and training to learn about updates and changes to signal contract as made by SCDOT. Ensure renewal of agreement on a yearly basis by corresponding with various City personnel. Manage signal maintenance budget and ensure that funds are spent appropriately and in accordance with SCDOT procurement rules.
  • Review Site Permits: Receive and review site plans for proposed developments. Research and ordinances as necessary to ensure compliance with design criteria and standards. Act as a liaison to the Development Review Committee in the review and discussion of site grading permits for approval or amendment. Document all reviews by writing letters and using the Citys permitting program. Meet with permittees and professional engineer or architect to discuss ordinance requirements, offer suggestions for means of compliance and to discuss remedies for denials. Perform onsite investigations as necessary to determine feasibility and challenges.
  • Assist with Traffic Calming Program: Serve as the collection point for traffic calming inquiries. Send correspondence to neighbors interested in traffic calming and guide neighborhoods through the process. Collect necessary data to aid in producing a suitable plan for traffic calming. Conduct online meetings and serve as the contact point for citizen inquires. Upon neighborhood approval, work with other City divisions to implement approved plan.
  • Conduct Traffic Studies: Gather field information including traffic volume and turning movement counts, various measurements (e.g., sight distance, speed and grade, etc.). Query crash history to develop and make recommendations for possible mitigation. Review traffic impact studies provided by consultants to determine infrastructure improvements. Meet with citizens, analyze and respond to complaints or requests, and make recommendations to address issues. Perform roadway safety assessments as directed.
  • Manage Traffic Projects: Manage traffic and/or safety projects undertaken by the Public Works department. Coordinate with applicable City personnel to develop project scope, schedule, and budget. Prepare preliminary concept plans and cost estimates. Prepare request for proposals, select a qualified consultant, and manage the consultant with regard to timeliness and quality to produce final safety study or plans/specifications for construction. For projects performed in-house, either coordinate with internal design staff or perform a full professional civil engineering design that provides a construction-ready set of plans, calculations and specifications. Obtain all necessary local, state, and/or federal construction permits. Working in conjunction with the Purchasing division, prepare an invitation for bids. Facilitate public meetings and serve as the Citys project contact for public questions/complaints. Manage project construction, to include, acting as primary liaison with the contractor(s), supervising engineering staff, making field change decisions based on engineering judgment, reviewing shop drawings, tracking schedule, reviewing and approving pay applications, and negotiating change orders.
  • Supervise Staff: Supervise assigned staff, including setting performance expectations and standards; prioritizing and assigning work; allocating staff; writing and conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff training; coaching, mentoring, and counseling employees; ensuring staff compliance with departmental and City policies and procedures; and maintaining safe work environment. In coordination with Manager and Human Resources, review and update job descriptions; participate in the hiring and selection of staff for open positions; and ensure the timely documentation and disciplining of employees consistent with Human Resources policies.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor`s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.

  • Over four years of experience in traffic engineering to include supervisory experience.

  • Registration as a South Carolina Professional Engineer,
    • OR

  • Possession of a professional engineering license in another state with the ability to obtain a license in South Carolina within six months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineering certification.

Driver`s License Requirements
  • Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
  • General traffic engineering concepts and principles, isolated and system signal timings, traffic impact studies, roadway geometry and control, and traffic safety.

  • Standard engineering practices involved with planning, design, permitting, and construction of various traffic and transportation projects.

  • Standards and interpretation of traffic signal plans.

  • Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Engineering Handbook and Trip Generation Manual.

  • Traffic modeling and capacity analyses using traffic engineering software (SYNCHRO/SIM TRAFFIC and HCS).

Ability to:
  • Utilize specialized software and systems to include computer aided design (CAD) in the preparation of signal plans, SYNCHRO/SIM Traffic, signal timing software, ArcMap or ArcGIS.

  • Frequently apply a high degree of independent, logical, evaluative, and/or professional thinking to originate and develop procedures, techniques or ideas within the parameters of a broad conceptual outline.

  • Explain technical information clearly in reports and presentations.

  • Present complex information and explain analysis and rationale to a variety of audiences.

  • Facilitate the resolution of unusual or difficult situations.

  • Maintain excellent organization and attention to detail.

  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.

  • Apply fundamental concepts of theories; work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.

  • Write reports, prepare business letters, summarize meeting minutes, and compose emails in a clear and professional manner.

  • Drive a City vehicle to traffic project sites and use traffic counters to conduct traffic studies.

  • Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, and computer with Microsoft Office Suite.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions

Primary Work Location: Office environment.

Protective Equipment Required: Reflective safety vest, steel toe boots, safety goggles, and hard hat.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors:
Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work with seasonal exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and noise and vibration.

Physical Demands:
Continuously requires fine dexterity, vision, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, foot controls, and twisting. Occasionally requires carrying, handling, lifting, pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, crouching/stooping, and kneeling. Light strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds occasionally.

Mental Demands:
Frequently requires frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires time pressures, irregular schedule/overtime, and noisy/distracting environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.


The above information on this 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.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




How To Apply:


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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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