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Parsons Corporation Senior Traffic/Transportation Engineer in Irvine, California

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Job Description:

Senior Traffic Engineer

Parsons Corporation has an immediate opening in one of our California offices for a Senior Transportation Engineer to work with an exciting and progressive team on various multi-modal planning studies related to road, highway, and/or transit projects. You will perform both conventional and complex engineering assignments, applying traffic engineering fundamentals and planning techniques. The Engineer at this level is proficient in the application of industry-standard engineering theories and practices as well as the utilization of company procedures.

In addition to gathering, analyzing, and reporting on various transportation projects, you will also be able to liaise directly with clients, stakeholders, and the public through various forums. Throughout your role, you will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of engineers, modelers, planners, and communications and engagement specialists. Often working in fast-paced projects, you must be self-motivated, a creative thinker, and quick to respond to requests and tight deadlines. Writing and editing transportation-related reports, coordinating and attending stakeholder and advisory committee meetings (as well as producing related materials), and contributing to project management tasks are all part of your role.

The candidate will carry out some or all of these responsibilities, which may vary on a project-by-project basis:

  • Be informed of trends and best practices in all modes of transportation planning including active transportation planning.

  • Contributes transportation planning knowledge and leadership to the development of transportation-related programs, plans, and projects. Tasks may include contributions to feasibility studies, option evaluations, business case development, conceptual designs, traffic management plans, pavement marking and signing plans, traffic signal timing plans, and others.

  • Applies engineering techniques and analyses to support various Caltrans traffic operations projects in California.

  • Contributes as a member of the team, identifying planning and project risks and opportunities based on analysis of data, trends, and issues.

  • Develops and applies various analytical tools such as intersection capacity analysis software, microsimulation software, travel demand forecasting models, and data analysis software to identify issues and assess potential solutions as part of a traffic engineering or transportation planning study.

  • Comfortable developing technical reports and delivering presentations for both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Develops, manages, and maintains relationships with multifaceted stakeholders; organizes and coordinates advisory committees.

  • Demonstrates experience in project management with a focus on cost and schedule control.

  • Develop strategies and participate in public and stakeholder consultation and engagement.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position.

Qualifications to fulfill this role include:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Traffic & Transportation Planning.

  • Minimum of 7 years experience

  • Possess a Professional Registration (PE) or Traffic Engineer (TE) in the State of California.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to clearly present information to internal and external audiences.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.

  • Strong listening skills required with the ability to learn and help staff and stakeholders get to a common goal.

  • A self-starter, comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and capable of working independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Solid level of experience with MUTCD and AASHTO

  • Strong computer skills with standard office software (Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel applications) are required. Knowledge of In-Design, Illustrator, and other planning and design-related software is helpful. Knowledge and experience with SharePoint is also beneficial.

  • Strong abilities and experience with intersection capacity analysis software including HCS, Synchro/SimTraffic, and Sidra.

  • Strong abilities and experience with microsimulation software such as VISSIM, Aimsun, or TransModeler.

  • Strong abilities and experience in data analysis including development and use of databases (e.g., MS Access) and GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS. Knowledge of one or more scripting languages, such as JavaScript and/or Python, is an asset.

  • AutoCAD/Civil3D experience is an asset.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$68,400.00 - $142,600.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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