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Senior Traffic Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001605
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta

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.

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.
  •  Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.

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.


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. / AICP license is preferred

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.

Please view Atkins 
Equal Opportunity Statement.

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