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Senior Traffic Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001605
  • Sector: Planning
  • Location: Atlanta
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA Transportation Planning Group as a Senior Traffic Engineer.


Under minimal direction, applies full competency in conventional transportation and traffic engineering work and broad knowledge of precedents in specialty area. On project assignments, understands how to clearly convey the resulting analysis to both team members in other engineering disciplines and clients. On assignments involving engineering investigations and planning work, has a firm grasp of the fundamentals of engineering processes and their application to operating systems.


Generally, applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of somewhat diversified tasks requiring the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning. Will assist with work that involves conventional transportation and traffic engineering practice.

Primary responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, those stated below:

Perform traffic simulation and capacity analysis at varying levels of geography (regional, corridor, intersection)

Develop project level traffic forecasts including the analysis of existing traffic counts, determining growth rates, traffic diversion, etc.

Supporting with the preparation of written reports and presentations of project findings

Analyze historical crash data.

Perform field reviews of project study area.

Prepares cost and man-hour estimates, job budgets and schedules.

Prepares or oversees the preparation of final plans and reports and submits them for approval.

Conducts or oversees personnel involved in engineering investigations and planning work.

Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff. 

May occasionally assist in the management of projects.

May perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. This level may be achieved by Engineers with four years' experience since B.S.; three years experience since M.S. Incumbents typically have six to ten years' experience since Bachelor's degree.


Good technical writing, computer and communications skills. May be eligible to receive project management training.

Preference will be given to candidates that are familiar with and/or have experience with traffic analysis software (TransModeler, Synchro, HCS, Sidra, VISSIM, CORSIM, etc.) and is familiar with Georgia Department of Transportation procedures and policy guidance.

Experience in applying regional travel demand models in Cube and/or TransCAD is desirable but not required.

Familiarity with big data analysis (AirSage, INRIX, NPMRDS, etc.)


P.E. license is required.


General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to assemble and analyze data, and plan/prioritize project tasks.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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