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5 Nov 2021

Full-Time Smart Mobility Manager – Posted by Bellevue, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

The City of Bellevue Transportation Department is seeking a motivated leader to fill our Smart Mobility Manager position to provide direction and leadership for the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)/Smart Mobility Division within our Transportation Department. You will have the opportunity to lead an innovative team that works to use the latest industry technology to operate the streets of Bellevue and advance new mobility technology in our city.

Reporting to an Assistant Transportation Director in the Mobility Management workgroup, you will serve on the Assistant Director’s Management Team. Through this management team you will help support the rapid growth of Bellevue through operations of the City’s signal system and integration of supporting mobility technologies. This work includes adaptive traffic signal system management, traffic data program management, Smart Mobility Plan (Download PDF reader) implementation, citywide fiber optic communication system management, traffic simulation oversight, new mobility partnership coordination and traffic management center operations.

The City of Bellevue is a dynamic, multicultural, future-focused, high performing City. We offer a robust benefits package, an eco-friendly work environment and state-of-the-art technology. The City invests in its employees and encourages and rewards employee growth and development.  Bellevue is noted for its diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the ITS/Smart Mobility program including traffic data management, citywide fiber optic communications, a complex adaptive signal system and the transportation management center.
  • Leads implementation of the initiatives developed in the Smart Mobility Plan.
  • Coordinates pursuit of public/private partnerships to advance deployment of new mobility technology (autonomous, electric, connected and shared vehicles) in Bellevue.
  • Sets the strategic direction for the ITS/Smart Mobility program. Manages routine updates of the Smart Mobility Plan.
  • Establishes and monitors program scope, schedules and budget; defines the program goals, priorities, policies and procedures for program execution; identifies and addresses concerns that may pose technical, schedule or financial risks to projects.
  • Supervises the work of engineering staff, project teams and others; provides guidance, mentoring and evaluates performance.
  • Defines and implements standards, guidelines and performance goals for complex and highly technical smart mobility and traffic signal system projects.
  • Defines the level of traffic operational support for staff during special events, emergencies and routine daily operations.
  • Oversees the staff that ensures traffic signal operations meets applicable federal, state and city standards and codes.
  • Collaborates with other divisions, departments and outside agencies.
  • Responds to complex and politically sensitive customer inquiries and issues; provides technical expertise to resolve issues.
  • Makes presentations to a wide variety of audiences from Council to the public. Leads responses to traffic related media inquiries including on-camera and radio interviews.
  • Attends weekly manager’s meeting with the workgroup assistant directors and peer Mobility Management division managers. Coordinate with other division mangers to ensure effective and informed decision making and communication on department issues.
  • Assigns questions and concerns from residents, outside agencies and the general public regarding traffic control facilities and day to day traffic operations. Ensures requests are prioritized and tracked. Modifies staff responses as needed and leads higher profile or politically sensitive responses.
  • Develops budget proposals for various staff and programs. Answers budget inquiries from budget reviewers, management and the public. Develops and track performance measures for all programs and functions. Participates with Assistant Director in budget monitoring and implements direction on budget adjustments during the fiscal year.
  • Assists in the development of work plans to ensure coordination between engineering and our operations and maintenance division.
  • Serves as the expert witness on the operation of the traffic systems in matters of litigation. Assists in defending the City against tort liability lawsuits relating to traffic operations.
  • Mentors, develops and evaluates staff.
  • Maintains regular contact with consulting engineers; construction project engineers; city, state and federal agencies; professional and technical groups; and the general public regarding smart mobility activities and traffic signal operations.
  • Establishes and maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity and teamwork.
  • Coordinates with Information Technology Department in the operation and maintenance of the city’s fiber optic network.
  • Oversees staff performing traffic operational analyses using Synchro and SimTraffic and supports review of analysis performed by consultants using tools such as Synchro, Vissim and Sidra.


Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Works under the general supervision of a Transportation Department Assistant Director.
  • Exercises supervision over three senior engineers and one engineering technician.



Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to communicate technical information in non-technical, understandable ways.
  • Ability to present information to a wide variety of audiences including Council, the public and staff.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with employees, other business units and departments, outside agencies, consultants, contractors and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor the work and activities of self and direct reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to provide leadership, coaching, motivation and constructive performance reviews to staff, securing their respective commitments to the department’s vision.
  • Ability to take general direction from assistant director or director and implement that direction through division resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable City policies, laws and regulations affecting department activities.
  • Knowledge of Vision Zero initiatives.
  • Ability to use a computer and effectively navigate Microsoft Office Suite, engineering applications and data management software in performing essential duties.
  • Understanding of traffic signal operations including the use of operational tools such as data collection technologies and traffic surveillance cameras.
  • Understanding of new mobility technologies such as electric, connected, shared and autonomous vehicles.
  • Understanding of traffic analysis and simulation.
  • Experience with fiber optic design and traffic signal communication systems.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or related technical field.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible and related experience in transportation engineering and project management; two years of experience supervising, and/or leading staff or teams preferred.
  • Washington State Driver’s License required or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
  • Professional Engineering license desired.



Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

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

  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office or moderately loud when in the field.


For more information, call Chris Long at 425-452-6013 or via email at  For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.

The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of  race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance in the application process may call the Human Resources Office, at 425-452-6838 or If you are invited to participate in the selection process and need ADA accommodations, please notify HR before you are scheduled for an interview or testing.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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