City of Fort Wayne

Project Coordinator I

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Job Code: 2023287
Posted On: Thursday, 9th November 2023
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Traffic Engineering
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $56,838.00 - $79,573.00 Annually

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Traffic Engineer, the incumbent assists in the planning, designing, construction inspection and maintenance of Traffic Engineering projects, activities and components. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. Must be able to work with the department and public to ensure safe and efficient travel for all users of public rights of way. Must assist department with programming, policies and division goals for city. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop various Civil Engineering plans or activities related to the design, construction, reconstruction, inspection and maintenance of various Traffic Engineering projects;
  • Develop various contract documents for department projects including documents for advertising, bidding and award, ensuring contract compliance with these documents;
  • Attends various City Department, neighborhood association and community organization meetings, representing the department to address traffic concerns or issues;
  • Assists with investigations, solutions, and new implementations of various traffic inquiries, complaints, and projects for neighborhood associations, community associations and citizens;
  • Initiates, reviews, and oversees neighborhood traffic studies and requests, maintains records, and recommends modifications to city streets for changes;
  • Determines project features, e.g., application and maintenance of traffic signal installations, traffic signs and pavement markings, bid specifications, itemized cost estimates, traffic data, impacts, state and federal law compliance, documentation, etc.;
  • Prepares and maintains engineering specifications and departmental standards;
  • Assists with preparation of informational press releases and maintains various records and reports;
  • Reviews plans, permit applications, and permit status to determine possible conflicts, and needed modifications to ensure conformance with access standards manual and city standards or specifications;
  • Manages and coordinates the review and approvals of road closure or restriction permits issued from the Right of Way department;
  • Assists with departmental traffic studies and prepares reports.


  • Utilizes AutoCAD for preparation of detailed construction drawings including signal and striping, right of way and utilities, plan and detail sheets for various Traffic Engineering Projects;
  • Performs other duties as required.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Any combination of education/experience equivalent to a Baccalaureate in Civil Engineering or related Engineering and one (1) year experience in Traffic Engineering work, or an Associate Degree in such fields and six (6) years experience in such work;
  • Specialized knowledge of engineering principles, procedures, methods and materials relative to traffic engineering.


  • Ability to utilize design software such as AutoCAD/AutoCAD Civil 3D;
  • Ability to assist in the coordination and administration of the planning, designing, construction and inspection of Traffic Engineering projects;
  • Communication skills conducive to maintaining effective working relationships with both public and private sector personnel and to handle citizen complaints;
  • Ability to pass post-offer screen for this position.


Contacts with coworkers, other department personnel, government officials, developers, contractors and the general public occur throughout the work to receive/provide information, assist in maintaining project cohesiveness while handling inquiries and complaints.


The incumbent must have the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. The incumbent must have the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


The incumbent must apply Traffic Engineering Department standards and guidelines to the performance and product of all duties, which are reviewed for compliance. Incumbent’s work involves substantial engineering interrelationships that must be effectively coordinated. Deviations from those standards and guidelines will be discussed with the supervisor.


  • Valid Indiana Driver's if City vehicle is used;
  • IMSA Work Zone certification, or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with

hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters

while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to

perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.