City of Fort Wayne

Project Coordinator I

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Job Code: 2024141
Posted On: Tuesday, 27th February 2024
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Traffic Engineering
Shift: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., may vary
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $59,111.52 - $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 Alternative Transportation and Traffic Engineering projects;
  • Develop various contract documents and specifications for department projects including documents for advertising, bidding and award, cost estimates, impacts, state and federal law compliance, and standards, ensuring contract compliance with these documents;
  • Manage and inspect various department projects;
  • Manage the Traffic Calming Program; establish neighborhood studies and reviews, maintain records and recommends modifications based on results;
  • Assist with planning, development and design of alternative transportation methods such as biking, walking, and use of public transportation;
  • Reviews and approves plans and permit applications to determine possible conflicts, and requests needed modifications to ensure conformance with standards;
  • Manage and coordinate various neighborhood grant projects, department community projects, and Neighborhood Planning and Activation Projects for department;
  • Attends various City Department, neighborhood association and community organization meetings, representing the department to address traffic concerns or issues;
  • Assists with departmental traffic studies, traffic investigations, and prepares reports.
  • Investigates and provides solutions and new implementations of various traffic requests, inquiries, complaints, and projects for Public Works Division, community associations, and citizens;
  • Assist with research, development and implementation of new traffic technologies, traffic management systems or programs;


  • Utilizes AutoCAD or GIS Software 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, Construction Engineering or related Engineering and one (1) year experience, an Associate Degree in such fields and five (5) years experience in such work, an Urban Planning Degree or equivalent and three (3) years experience;
  • Specialized knowledge of engineering principles, procedures, methods and materials relative to traffic engineering.


  • Experience with Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) or related software desired;
  • Ability to utilize GIS Software such as ArcPro, ArcGIS and data collection devices;
  • 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.