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AECOM Senior Traffic Engineer in Orange, California

United States of America - California, Orange

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and motivated Senior Traffic Engineer for immediate employment in Orange, CA. This individual will serve as a local lead in S. California to manage traffic analyst related services and development of junior engineering and technician support staff. This individual will also be supportive of the traffic engineering services for this market supporting business development, task estimating and project management duties led by others. Other services may include traffic engineering technical tasks for design / engineering of roadway, highway, freeway, pedestrian and bicycle, intelligent transportation systems, technology deployments, and other transportation infrastructure projects.

The appropriately qualified applicant should be able to demonstrate an established career in traffic modeling and transportation management systems with a focus on roadway / highway projects.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

o Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

o #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

o VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

o Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCSA—Transportation

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all of our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Main responsibilities are:

  • Manage traffic analyst services for projects in southern California and support northern California or regional projects as-needed.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to discuss projects with co-workers, clients, regulatory agency staff, AECOM staff, and the public in meetings and at public events as well as write concise and readable technical reports and documents.

  • Relevant experience in transportation planning, modeling, and engineering for multimodal transportation projects.

  • Supporting a wide range of planning and preliminary engineering projects for roadway, freeway, transit systems, managed lanes, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

  • Assist project managers on various projects involving transportation plans, traffic safety and public involvement, and the overall preparation of CEQA and NEPA compliance documents.

  • Experience with FHWA, State, and local transportation planning, traffic and environmental processes.

  • Must be highly self-motivated with the ability to successfully multi-task, perform detail-oriented work, work independently, and demonstrate effective time management skills.

  • Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures.

  • Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving design calculations, analysis, value engineering, writing technical specification and project cost estimate.

  • Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered, apply innovative design solution, implementing current technology to meet project design needs.

  • Provides guidance, mentor and coach to entry level/junior engineers, or technicians, to learn and improve their technical skills.

  • Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with little supervision.

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office programs and other relevant software programs (Word, Excel. Outlook, and preferable Project)

  • Skilled in traffic simulation / modeling software including: Synchro/SimTraffic, VISSIM, HCS, and other platforms utilized by local agencies in southern California.

  • Must be highly self-motivated with the ability to successfully multi-task, perform detail-oriented work, work independently, demonstrate effective time management skills, and consistently deliver high-quality deliverables.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience including work in the state of California or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years of job-related experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • California PE/TE licensure

  • Experience in traffic modelling and transportation management systems and guiding civil design with a focus on roadway / highway

  • Hands on design/study experience on Caltrans transportation projects and familiar with Caltrans standards, Highway Design Manual, Traffic Manual, Highway Capacity Manual, policy and procedures are preferred.

  • Highly experienced in travel demand model use involving “four-step” and “activity based” models as well as traffic operation models

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245436BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.