Senior Professional Engineer (Traffic Management Engineer)

Recruitment #1710-SRPEGENX-002



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


The Traffic Management Engineer will be responsible for the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), Traffic Management Center (TMC), and Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Program.  This will include working with staff of engineering, technical, field, and office personnel.  Work in close coordination with Management, Traffic Engineering and Operations, Project Management, other staff personnel, and consultants and other agencies will be required. Performs licensed professional engineering work for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects, Project Management and Development, and oversight of traffic control design, construction, maintenance and operation of Public Works projects and facilities.


Six years of post-registration experience as a Professional Engineer.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain registration within six (6) months. Proof of application for a Florida Professional Engineer’s License must be submitted with the application, if Engineer currently holds a license in another state.


Physical Demands:

Sitting , bending, walking, operation of motor vehicle, good vision, hearing, situation awareness, use of computers, good oral skills.

Work Environment:

Office environment, field work to evaluate traffic engineering conditions and related considerations, offsite meetings, and field work related to emergency situations and post event assessment and recovery.


  • Knowledge of Traffic Intelligent Transportation (IT) System related projects and traffic management principles related to traffic signalization and operations.
  • Knowledge of traffic signal hardware and software technology, and communication systems.
  • Knowledge of the Traffic Engineering principles and practices, design experience with intersection design, traffic signalization, traffic signs, pavement markings, street lighting, review data/trends, and applicable use of traffic control devices for TTC. 
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures used in the planning, design, and construction of roads, streets, and Public Works facilities. 
  • Working knowledge of traffic modeling and simulation software.
  • Working knowledge of GIS Signal System Technology.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws, regulations and ordinances, and other professional sources of information pertaining to public roadways, and infrastructures.
  • Skills to manage and assist with the design and development of traffic signal timings, communication/video plans, specifications, permitting, cost estimates, and contracts.
  • Ability to supervise, plan, review and evaluate technical engineering projects, designs, and specifications.
  • Ability to analyze complex traffic problems and conditions, and present clear and concise engineering recommendations.
  • Ability to develop scopes of work and special conditions for design and construction contracts and maintain relationship with consultant management consultants.
  • Ability to manage, train, schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply engineering, scientific and technical principles and methods to plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies.
  • Ability to write complex technical reports, estimates, construction, and cost records.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Lead the County’s Advanced Traffic System Management (ATMS) Program
  • Oversee the operations of the Traffic Management Center (TMC)
  • Supervise the Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Program
  • Coordinate the Advanced Traffic System Management Program with other agencies.
  • Seek funding for the Intelligent Transportation Program. 
  • Coordinate innovation Smart Vehicle Technology.
  • Provide engineering judgment on compatibility of designs for internal County projects, consultant reviews, and Developer reviews.
  • Oversees a Public Works Program and multiple projects under the ATMS Program.
  • Supervises the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Keep the ATMS Master Plan current and upgraded on annual basis.
  • Manage the re-timing of County-Wide traffic signals.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document.


The ability to obtain registration within six (6) months. Proof of application for a Florida Professional Engineer’s License must be submitted with the application, if Engineer currently holds a license in another state.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*