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Job Details

Position Title:Director of Transportation
Division:Public Works
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:617-796-1260
Position Description:

Director of Transportation is responsible for the design, operation, and cost controls for the following assets with the DPW infrastructure:

  • all traffic control devices (e.g., signs, signals, flashing beacons and pavement markings).
  • temporary traffic control devices (e.g., construction, specials events, and emergencies).
  • parking meters, multi-space pay stations, and collections of parking-related revenue.
  • capital and safety improvements (signal installations, roadway modifications).

Responsible for the day to day supervision of field and office work related to designs, contracts, specifications, cost estimates, construction management, and maintenance of the DPW transportation-related assets listed above.

Answers questions and furnishes technical assistance to other departments and the general public; performs related work as required.  Investigates, reports, and resolves complaints of a technical nature.

Prepares annual budget, requisitions, and capital requests, monitors budget status, and advises Department Head when financial concerns or requests arise.

Prepares contract specifications for bidding purposes for the maintenance and construction of transportation-related assets.  Supervises bid award, contract execution, quality of work performed, invoice payments, and contract close-out.

Consults with outside engineering firms on complex design projects.

Reviews and coordinates inspection for compliance with conditions of Special Permits.

Plans, designs, estimates costs, prepares technical specifications, supervises construction, performs and evaluates studies on a variety of Public Works projects, and makes recommendations with respect to the planning of such projects.  Cooperates with other departments in formulation design and specifications for construction projects.

Attends public hearings to present technical information and to respond to citizen inquiries, requests and complaints.  Assists public and other City departments in resolution of transportation-related problems.

Performs legal claim investigations and offers expert testimony on behalf of the City as requested by Department Head. 

Position Qualifications:Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and 5 to 10 years experience in municipal civil engineering/public works environment with strong engineering design and regulatory experience; proficient with related computer software applications; minimum of five years of supervisory experience with demonstrated communication and organizational skills.  A Master's Degree in Transportation Engineering or related field and/or registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is desirable.
Compensation:$82,388 - $84,859 Annually.

Individuals interested in this position should submit a completed application, cover letter and resume to .  City of Newton Application Forms can be found at

The city of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.
Job Status:Full Time, Salary
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