Transportation Engineer
City of Lowell - Planning & Development

Job Order #: 16095285

Lowell, MA 01852

Full Time

35 hours per week

POSTED 1/10/2022

EXPIRES 6/10/2022

Job Description

Develops plans for surface transportation projects according to established engineering standards and state, federal or local construction policy by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-Prepares plans, estimates, and specifications to design transportation improvements. Creates, designs, and manages the implementation of various neighborhood scale multi-modal improvement projects.
-Manages the citywide pavement marking maintenance program. Conducts yearly inspections of pavement markings. Procures, schedules and supervises pavement marking contractors. Assists in the purchasing of pavement marking materials.
-Reviews all private development projects with respect to traffic impacts and determines measures to mitigate adverse impacts of projects. Ensures consistency with the city?s transportation policies and goals.
-Develops and implements the transportation elements of the city?s Comprehensive Master Plan.
-Plans alterations and modifications of existing streets, highways, freeways, sidewalks, crosswalks and intersections to achieve the goals of the Master Plan and/or Neighborhood Plans on behalf of the Planning & Development Dept.
-Prepares and presents public reports of transportation analysis statements and other transportation information.
-Conducts investigations relating to traffic controls and public inquiries; supports the Department?s customer service goals in relation to a timely and professional response to the needs of the community, elected officials and other city departments; provides research and recommendations to address public complaints and City Council motions regarding transportation issues.
-Drafts all ordinances for regulatory measures with input from the Lowell Police Department, Law Department, and relevant planning studies.
-Recommend priorities for neighborhood traffic calming projects, pedestrian improvements and
intersection upgrades.
-Oversees the traffic signal capital program, assists the traffic control installation process, assists with special event preparation, and manages the bike rack installation program.
-Coordinates projects to update and maintain traffic signal timings. Conducts routine inspections and diagnoses basic traffic signal problems. Plans and designs traffic signal improvements and oversees the permitting process for signals and traffic signage in accordance with applicable local, state, and Federal regulations.
-Provides quality control reviews for construction projects prior to bid advertisement.
-Coordinates and manages private consultants in the study, design, and construction oversight of capital improvement projects. Manages projects through the public procurement process including bidding and construction.
-Reviews and approves all traffic management plans for all utility and construction projects impacting public streets and sidewalks. Ensures compliance with MassDOT and MUTCD standards.
-Studies vehicular and pedestrian traffic conditions. Conducts traffic studies including speed studies; traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle counts; turning movement counts; manual classification counts; accident studies, and other data collection efforts as required to support traffic
engineering studies and roadway design projects.
-Coordinates all relevant departmental activities with the Police Traffic Division.
-Identifies and pursues all appropriate federal and state funds which support traffic improvements. Acts as liaison to regional transportation planning efforts and groups to represent the interests of the City, including the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments which provides state and federal funding of projects through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

To see full job description and to learn how to apply, please email Shaun McCarthy at

How To Apply

Please email Shaun McCarthy at to learn how to apply


50 Arcand DRIVE # 2
Lowell, MA 01852

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$98,589.92 per year


  • Major Medical
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability Leave
  • Long Term Disability Leave

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Shaun McCarthy


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