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2426 Traffic Engineering Manager

Traffic Engineering Manager

Burleson, TX, USA

Burleson, TX, USA

City of Burleson

Bryan Noblett and Greg Nelson


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Traffic Engineering Manager

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The City of Burleson, Texas offers a very rewarding opportunity for a talented and highly proficient traffic engineering professional to serve as the next Traffic Engineering Manager. This Manager will have the chance to make a lasting impact on the quality of life of those who reside in and visit Burleson by way of improving traffic systems and safety. This recruitment also represents a great opportunity to join the development of a high-performing, cohesive team within the Public Works & Engineering department that is laser-focused on customer service and continual improvement.


Located on the southern edge of the flourishing Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the City of Burleson has an estimated population of 50,210 residents in a land mass of 28 square miles. Burleson has been progressive in attracting businesses for economic development to diversify its tax base, as well as establishing development agreements within its extraterritorial jurisdiction to strategically manage growth outside its current borders.


The Public Works & Engineering Department is dedicated to supporting quality of life by constructing and maintaining to industry standards the city’s streets, water, sanitary sewer, drainage, and city facility infrastructure. This is accomplished by providing exemplary service through the collective efforts of the administrative, professional, and field operations divisions of the department. The department includes Administration, Facilities, Fleet, Streets, Drainage, Traffic, Solid Waste, Water, Wastewater, Construction Inspection, Environmental, Capital Improvements, and Development Engineering divisions.

The Traffic Division supports the city’s network of 222 miles of streets including over 4,000 traffic signs, 16 signalized intersections, pedestrian crossings, pavement markings, and school zones. The City of Burleson may additionally be adding signal maintenance and operations responsibility for 27 intersections from the Texas Department of Transportation over the coming months under the leadership of the next Traffic Engineering Manager.


The Traffic Engineering Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the staffing (currently a team of five direct reports) and operational activities of the Traffic Division of the Public Works & Engineering Department. Reporting to the Director, the Manager oversees the implementation (construction pending) and later the operation of the Traffic Management Center (TMC), provides recommendations for improvements to traffic signal timing, speed limits, pavement striping, and signage. Primary responsibilities include managing review of traffic impact analyses for proposed new development projects; managing multiple aspects of the construction process, including citizen inquiries, the relocation of utilities, investigations of field problems, and price negotiations for additional services; providing engineering analysis of short and long-term transportation projects and providing professional recommendations regarding an appropriate course of action; and identifying short and long-term goals and developing a plan of action for improving traffic signal performance, repair, maintenance, and installation.

The ideal candidate will possess experience as a traffic engineer, preferably in a municipal, county, or state position; experience with the establishment and integration of Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS); experience with overseeing the establishment of a Traffic Management Center and its operation; a deep understanding of traffic signal operations and traffic impact studies, along with experience in high growth communities; and strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are needed for the role.


Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is considered qualifying. The most qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from a university with an engineering program accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology.

  • Experience: Five (5) years or more of progressively responsible traffic operations and transportation engineering experience, along with two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience, and Traffic Management Center planning, design, and/or operations experience.

  • Certificates and Licenses: Licensure as a professional engineer is required (current Texas or valid in another state with ability to obtain Texas license within six months of employment). Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is preferred.


The starting salary for the Traffic Engineering Manager will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. The City offers an excellent benefit package including retirement provided by the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 7% employee contribution and a 2:1 match by the City of Burleson. Burleson also participates in Social Security and has a 457(k) deferred compensation option currently available through VOYA Financial. The City provides excellent insurance benefits for employees including two health plan options, and dental and vision coverage. Additionally, life insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability and an Employee Assistance Program are provided by the City. In addition, the selected candidate will receive vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, a personal day, two wellness days and paid parental leave, provided the criteria are met; an auto and cell phone allowance; and relocation assistance is available subject to negotiation with the ideal candidate.


To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and résumé below. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong pool of stellar candidates has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Bryan Noblett | | (916) 550-4100

Greg Nelson | | (916) 550-4100

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