Traffic Operations Supervising Engineer and Project Team Leader

  • Full Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

Website City of Gainesville

Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Details:

The City of Gainesville Public Works Department is seeking a talented professional to join our team of community builders in the role of Supervising Engineer – Traffic.

The position does require an engineering degree and licensure as a Registered Engineer.

Primary responsibilities include supervising and managing traffic signal technicians and technical staff to install, maintain, operate, program, troubleshoot, and repair a diverse range of traffic control devices, communication and telecommunication equipment, and equipment and software utilized in daily operations by the City’s Advanced Traffic Management System, as well as provide review and response to citizen traffic signal and signage related requests. This role involves advanced, independent professional and technical engineering work in support of the City’s vision for 2035:

Gainesville will be an equitable community for all. We will be a sustainable community for the future. We will be home to a world-class, life-long learning community. Our city will be great place for neighbors to live and thrive. A place that provides meaningful experiences for everyone. We will have a vibrant downtown and a strong, resilient economy. We will ensure mobility for all neighbors.

Job Description:


Supervising engineering work coordinating teams of Public Works engineers, and/or technical support specialists in planning, developing, and implementing a number of large and important projects or a project of major scope and importance.


Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated manager and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of managerial responsibility and from lower classes by its emphasis (over 50% of the time) on the coordination, motivation, and guidance of professional staff engaged in a single project of large scope and importance, several substantial projects, or controversial projects affecting the effectiveness and viability of the organization.

Note: It should be understood that the job competencies, duties and requirements of the Engineer IV are inherently included in this position.


  • Performs in a supervisory capacity, planning, developing, coordinating, and directing a number of large and important projects or a project of major scope and importance.
  • Coordinates the preparation, review, and approval of engineering analyses, specifications, and reports for complex projects.
  • Formulates operating policies.
  • Supervises, coordinates, and trains engineering groups, including Level I, II, III, and IV level engineers and/or technical support specialists, and/or support personnel. Provides guidance, assistance, and interpretation to others.
  • Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions.
  • Designs, evaluates, and coordinates engineering projects and activities with internal departments, outside consultants, and contractors on complex projects.
  • Interprets, organizes, and executes assignments.
  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key engineers and officials of other organizations, requiring skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues.
  • Coaches, motivates, and builds an effective and efficient support staff by evaluating performance and developing customized performance management plans.
  • Keeps senior management informed of project status.
  • Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Graduation from an accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology – ABET) four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.  Eight years or more experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility.  Appropriate co-op time and/or an advanced degree in engineering or business may be recognized for up to six months of experience.  Master’s Degree from an ABET accredited educational institution may be recognized for additional experience.  Knowledge and experience with Engineering Economic Analysis and Engineering Project Management are required.  Supervisory training or experience required.


Meet the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) requirements as defined in Chapter 471 of the Florida Statute.

Valid State of Florida Professional Engineer license required.

Valid Florida Driver License required.