Dec 18, 2020

Traffic System Specialist

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • Port Huron, MI, USA

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Blue Water Bridge Traffic Operatrion Center Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Traffic Systems Specialist  for our Port Huron office, MI.  The Traffic Operations Specialists current position, roles and work responsibilities are defined as follows:
Traffic Operation Specialists are responsible for monitoring and reporting incidents on the Port Huron and St. Clair County area highways. The primary responsibility of this position is to use intelligent transportation system devices to search for and verify incidents, lane closures and monitor congestion. Once the Operator has confirmed the information, first responders in the St. Clair County area and other control centers are notified along with the distribution of traveler information to motorists through various methods including electronic message signs.
Other responsibilities include:

Monitoring events and equipment status with closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV) and incident response crews.
  • Managing and logging events and congestion using the TMC software, and ITS devices, both electronic and in the field (e.g., speed sensors, CCTV cameras and Dynamic Message signs (DMS).
  • Coordinating and dispatching incident response crews to incidents in a safe, timely and efficient manner.
  • Detecting, confirming and tracking equipment faults affecting control room equipment (e.g., central system, computers, CCTV monitors, and large screen display units) and system field equipment (e.g., CCTV, VDS, DMS).
  • Coordinating with internal operations staff on all control room activities while communicating essential and timely incident data with external clients at regional traffic operations centers.
  • Informing first responders of traffic related events involving injury and assisting with coordination of lane closures and diversion routes.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma
  • Must pass employer’s professional background check and United States Custom’s and Border Protection security background investigation prior to starting
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software, Microsoft Windows, MS Office
  • Ability to work calmly and accurately under intense pressure
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, days, and dates, to include: nights, holidays, overtime, and weekends.
  • Appropriate NIMS Certification within 90 days of employment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates degree or equivalent mix of education and 1 year relevant experience
  • Michigan Driver’s License in good standing
Skill and Knowledge Requirements:
  • Working knowledge of the municipality and area traffic management organizations, including state, metro and local emergency services
  • Intimate knowledge of metropolitan roadways including their alternate names, the jurisdiction they are located, where the jurisdiction changes, and alternate routes that are available
  • An ability to synthesize information from multiple, diverse and simultaneous inputs, including automated road sensor data, 2-way radios, CCTV cameras, motorist assist vehicles and computer databases
Work Conditions:
  • 90-day probation period
  • May be subject to short or no-notice work assignments
  • Controlled, indoor environment with dimmed lighting
  • Significant periods of sitting, CCTV monitor viewing, and data entry
  • Heavy telephone, radio and computer usage
  • Closely supervised shift schedule; monitored performance with routine evaluation
  • Fast-paced environment

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer  - Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status  
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.



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