Lead Traffic Engineer - #19940066

WSP


Date: Oct 15, 2021
City: Tempe, AZ
Contract type: Full time
WSP

Lead Traffic Engineer


Who We Are


At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That's why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!


This Opportunity


WSP is currently initiating a search for a Lead Traffic Engineer to support our Tempe, AZ office. The successful candidate will provide technical support and manage tasks in traffic engineering, transportation engineering design, traffic operations analysis, and planning and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).


Provides high level technical assistance and guidance for multi-site/phase project investigation, remediation, analysis, improvement, planning, engineering, design, and operation of streets and highways, their networks, adjacent land uses, and interaction with other modes of transportation and their terminals. Tasks include performing capacity analyses, reviewing permitting, and engaging in the design, concept development, and construction of roadways, traffic patterns, and traffic signal design and timing. Substantiates reports and documentation to advise on materials and construction specifications. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, and functionality.


Your Impact



  • Apply high-level traffic engineering techniques and processes to identify improvements for various project phases involving roadway transportation engineering work including concept development, preliminary design, final design, procurement, construction, and operation.

  • Perform professional traffic engineering work and conduct investigations and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, roadways, intersections, signage, signals, pavement markings, and transportation corridors to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.

  • Develop and design innovative concepts for strategic intersection and corridor improvements, including near term initiatives and longer-term capital improvement projects and studies that require coordination with authorities, sub-consultants, and clients.

  • Design communications networks and traffic signal improvements to facilitate remote, real time corridor operations.

  • Involved from project inception to completion in the management of design and construction of traffic projects, including pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction, grading, drainage, pavement design, specifications, phasing, and construction safety plans.

  • Develop and incorporate advanced technologies, monitoring devices, modeling techniques, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality or end-users, transportation vehicles/systems, and implementing future-ready solutions with traffic engineering design standards.

  • Oversee and monitor cross-functional teams of engineers, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work on mid-level and/or multiple concurrent projects, including budgets, tracking hours and expenses, task completion, cost and quantities of materials/equipment/labor, technical calculations, permit applications, construction, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.

  • Verify the characteristics of a site, providing technical assistance on complex or larger-scale traffic engineering studies, capacity analyses, traffic complaint investigation, traffic plan review, signal system design, monitoring and control, and operations analysis to ensure roadways are designed in a safe and efficient way and the driver is provided with all of the necessary information and safety metrics to help ensure that their driving experience is safe and efficient.

  • Coordinate, review and approve traffic design plans, ensuring data integrity and work is compliant with all applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations.

  • Work closely with developers and builders as a "trusted advisor" to determine the impact that a new structure, development, or construction project might have on the road system and makes recommendations to mitigate or offset the impact.

  • Initiate, direct, and apply the results of studies and program reviews in order to evaluate existing and projected roadway and transportation layouts, traffic impacts of proposed developments, recommending traffic safety enhancement projects on the basis of respective studies.

  • Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, reports, models, cross-sections, and other illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of more complex data, findings, or analyses.

  • Prepare comprehensive technical reports and presentations that explain research, concepts, and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or address engineering, design, and/or construction issues or opportunities.

  • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret data obtained during field/site investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level risk mitigation activities.

  • Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).

  • Collaborate with professionals, other engineers, planners, and DOT authorities on Federal, State, regional, and locally funded road and transportation improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities.

  • 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.

  • 7 to 10 years of relevant post education experience in engineering and prior traffic design experience.

  • Engineer license required.

  • Prior demonstrated knowledge and experience of DOT advisory circulars and procedures.

  • Proficient and extensive knowledge of traffic engineering principles, practices, process, and design/build related to traffic control equipment, capacity and operational analysis, project management, and related communications systems.

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

  • Well-defined specific knowledge of relevant roadway transportation construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

  • Well-developed ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

  • Ability to plan and conduct inspections and investigations on various aspects of transportation corridors, applying applicable regulations and policies

  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Works independently with minimal oversight and provides guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

  • Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation, AutoCAD, Microstation, or similar software, technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.

  • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

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

  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

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


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Master's Degree in Engineering.

  • Expereince with Vissim, HCS, TranSync, SignCAD, OpenRoards Designer.

  • Project Management Experience.

  • Experiece with alternative delivery projects.


Additional Requirements



  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request to WSP's Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.


Additional Details



  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience

  • Minimum Years Experience: 7-10 years

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: TEMPE - WEST WASHINGTON

  • All locations: US-AZ-Tempe


About WSP USA


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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com


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 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.


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