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WSP USA Las Vegas Traffic Engineering Lead in Las Vegas, Nevada

This Opportunity

WSP is initiating a search for a Part-Time or Full-Time Las Vegas Traffic Engineering Lead in our Las Vegas, Nevada office. . Be involved in projects with our Pacific Mountain West Traffic & Transportation Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP is seeking an experienced Traffic Engineer that is innovative, results-oriented, and team focused. The Traffic Engineering Lead will bring leadership and skills to oversee project delivery and staff development and provide technical assistance and guidance in engineering and design for our local, state and regional clients. While the focus of this position is traffic design, candidates will also have opportunities to support and lead traffic operations analysis tasks in our blended traffic design and operations team.

Take advantage of the wide-ranging career development opportunities, international professional networks, and cutting-edge project experiences to advance your technical and management skills and see your passions realized with WSP.

  • We are currently considering part-time and full-time candidates for this role.

Your Impact

  • Foster development and mentoring of staff.

  • Provide traffic engineering technical expertise on projects.

  • Lead tasks on multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Facilitate workload balance and work-sharing opportunities.

  • Assure that engineering services lead the industry in professional standards, client requirements, budget controls, cost control, quality control, and project objectives.

  • Collaborate with business unit leads in all disciplines to assist with business development opportunities and to ensure excellence in overall project delivery.

  • Leverage client relationships to cross-sell services of WSP.

  • Participate in professional societies and conference programs including committees, panels, papers, and presentations.

  • Manage and provide performance guidance and leadership to assigned staff.

  • Remain current in latest traffic engineering techniques and practices.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • 12+ years of relevant post education experience in traffic engineering and design, including preparing construction drawings for traffic signal system, signing/channelization, intelligent transportation systems, work zone traffic control, and illumination systems.

  • Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with DOT advisory circulars and procedures.

  • Advanced proficiency with traffic engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, operational analyses, standard of care, and the application to DOT approvals, permitting, and project work-related issues.

  • Staff management experience.

  • Project management experience.

  • Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

  • Experience with planning and conducting inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of transportation corridors, applying applicable regulations and policies.

  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills, expressing intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Works independently and provides guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Tactical lateral thinking and strong analytical skills with attention to detail and prioritization of responsibilities in a pressure work environment.

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients, regulators, and company-wide staff, including those with whom no formal hierarchical relationship exits.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Strong ability to quickly adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility to a variety of schedules and hours to meet business needs.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.

  • 4+ years supervisory experience

  • PTOE certification

  • PTP certification

  • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, AutoCAD, Microstation, or similar software, technology, spreadsheets, and tools.

  • Experience with roadway planning, design, and program/construction management; including project involvement in a variety of larger and more complex infrastructure projects, rehabilitation and construction/reconstruction of pavements, routes, navigational aids, grading design, and safety management.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and directing subconsultants and others to consistently complete tasks efficiently.

  • Substantial project experience with Nevada DOT, Clark County, City of Las Vegas, and City of North Las Vegas.

  • Active in local and/or national professional societies.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, 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 buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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 essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an 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.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.