City of Pittsburgh

Department of Personnel & Civil Service Commission/ Attention: Applications Section

Fourth Floor, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. through 4:45 P.M.



Fax Number:  412-255-4736

Application Questions:  412-255-2710

Civil Service Commission:  412-255-2384





Employment Announcement for the position of:  MOBILITY ENGINEER


Applications will be accepted online from 04/18/16 through the filing deadline of 05/09/16



I.  General Application Requirements:

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified.  Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

·        A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data.  (Education and Work Experience).

·        Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position.

·        A resume, to be submitted online.

·        Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.

·        Engineering In Training (EIT) or Professional Engineers Certification.

·        A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License at the time of filing application or prior to appointment, which must be maintained throughout employment.  Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission on an individual basis.


NOTE:  The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions.  The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver’s license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments.  Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).


NOTE:  Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh.  Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh. 


II. Qualifying Requirements:

Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position.  You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

·        WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show four (4) years of full-time experience in engineering which includes two (2) years of experience as a design and/or resident engineer on major construction projects, including traffic improvements.  (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week.  Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)

·        EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor’s Degree from a fully accredited institution in Civil Engineering or a related engineering field (traffic coursework and/or specialization preferred).  (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).

·        EQUIVALENCY:  Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above).  The Total Qualifying Requirement is eight (8) years.  (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).

III. Civil Service Examination(s):

If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s).  You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position.  Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

·        Written:  None required for this position.

·        Performance:  None required for this position.

·        Medical:  Required.



Department:  Public Works, Bureau of Transportation & Engineering

Salary:  $60,806

Union: None, this is a non-union position.

Union Bid Form:    None required.

Civil Service Classification:  Non-Competitive

Position Duties:

·        Focuses on the movement of people through the City of Pittsburgh with increased awareness toward pedestrians, cyclists and the disabled.

·        Designs and manages the construction of bicycle and pedestrian improvements in coordination with the City’s Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator in the Department of City Planning.

·        Designs and manages the construction of traffic calming elements in accordance with City policy and in coordination with the Department of City Planning.

·        Designs and manages the construction of ADA improvements, including curb ramps, removal of steps or other obstructions and accessible traffic signal improvements.

·        Reviews and approves the engineering and construction work conducted by others in the City Right of Ways or on City property.

·        Reviews and approves plans and specifications, designs, reports and traffic studies for compliance with traffic engineering and Complete Streets principles, and for completeness of scope and compliance with City, departmental and industry practices and codes.

·        Coordinates with state and federal agencies on projects receiving outside funding.  (This includes managing federal and state funded traffic improvement projects including managing the procurement of consultants and conduct of state and federally funded traffic studies and engineering projects.)

·        Directs work performed in-house and under consultant and contractor agreements.

·        Assists in supervising and directing the design and/or management of construction of simple and complex, unstructured, multi-disciplined City Capital projects in assigned specialized area (e.g., community facilities, traffic and streets).

·        Provides technical assistance to staff on complex traffic problems establishing analytical concepts and design criteria, ensuring adherence to latest applicable traffic analysis procedures and design standards.

·        Prepares RFP’s for consultant services, bid documents, ordinances, resolutions, deed searches, etc., for the full implementation of City Capital projects; reviews shop drawings; ensures that RFP’s, specifications, designs, contract provisions and work performed comply fully with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

·        Identifies problems and potential hazards in all phases of work on assigned projects; advises Project Manager on a timely basis; recommends and implements approved corrective action in order to adhere to schedule and project budget.

·        Reviews and recommends Project Change Notices, work orders, change orders, consultant invoices and other documents requiring approval signatures or approval for payment.

·        Initiates payment forms for work performed by consultants and/or contractors.

·        Plans, develops, directs, coordinates, organizes and controls the materials, equipment and personnel under jurisdiction toward the effective, efficient and economical attainment of program goals, including maximum convenience to the public and safety of employees.

·        Advises Municipal Traffic Engineer, Assistant Director and Director on matters relating to personnel and project status (i.e., costs, scheduling, etc.).

·        See job description for a complete list of position duties.

Knowledge/Abilities (At Full Job Performance)

Extensive knowledge of:

·        The procedures and practices of traffic engineering as they relate to the operation, maintenance and upgrade of the City’s traffic control infrastructure with specific knowledge of the policies, programs, best practices, standards of designs, construction and maintenance of pedestrian, cycling and disabled accommodations.

Considerable knowledge of:

·        The principles and practices of the design and/or management of construction of multi-disciplined Capital projects.

·        The design standards for safely accommodating cycling and pedestrians on city streets, including Complete Streets design standards and traffic calming techniques.

·        The analytical tools, design standards, equipment, and software used in the control of traffic.

·        The procedures, regulations, reviews, submittals, funding restrictions in the procurement and expenditure of federal and state transportation funds.

·        The use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Some knowledge of:

·        The policies and procedures for the administration of multi-disciplined Capital projects.

·        Public transit operations and their accommodations on city streets.

·        The safety hazards and precautions of the work.

·        Relevant labor agreements and personnel policies and procedures.

·        Procedures, regulations, reviews, submittals and funding restrictions in the procurement and expenditure of non-traditional funds, such as, foundations, state and private grants.

·        CADD.

Ability to:

·        Complete design and/or construction projects within schedule and budget.

·        Evaluate design work and/or construction projects.

·        Make traffic engineering decisions regarding design work.

·        Plan, monitor and evaluate the work of self and others.

·        Prepare RFP’s for consultant services, bid documents, etc.

·        Apply regulatory codes (e.g., City, state, federal, etc.) and standards affecting the work.

·        Manage consultant studies and engineering contracts.

·        Maintain PA Class C driver’s license throughout employment.

·        Maintain Engineering In Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer’s Certification (PE).

·        Supervise and direct the work of assigned professional, technical and clerical personnel.

·        Establish and maintain records, either manually or through automated methods and prepare accurate technical reports, feasibility studies, correspondence, etc.

·        Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·        Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies and the general public.


Working Conditions/Exposed to as required by the job:

·        Frequently – operate vehicle-highway


·        Frequently – 0-20 pounds

·        Occasionally – 21-40 pounds


Full-time City employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including:

·        Health, Dental and Vision Benefits

·        Pension

·        Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

·        Tuition Reimbursement

·        Paid Holidays

·        Paid Vacation

·        Personal Days

 (Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)