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Senior Traffic Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001659
  • Sector: Planning, Transportation
  • Location: Jacksonville
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact.

We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.


Atkins seeks an experienced Senior Traffic Engineer to join our team in our Jacksonville, FL office.


Major Function/Role:
  • Under direction, provides the expertise of a seasoned engineer to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems. 
  • May function as individual researcher or technical specialist. 
  • Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.

Job Duties:
  • Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. 
  • Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices.
  • Performs traffic engineering reviews of applications for access permits and associated traffic impact studies for compliance with Florida Statutes 335-18, Rules 14-96 and 14-97, and state manuals, specification and policies.
  • Perform and review engineering and data analysis, develop engineering reports and associated documents (work orders for signing, pavement marking changes, traffic regulations, signal operating plans, etc.). This includes performing field assessments, application of engineering principles, judgment to identify operational and safety deficiencies and the development of appropriate remedial action, presentation of findings and conclusions and coordination of resources necessary to produce reports. 
  • Signs and seals engineering documents as required.
  • Review and recommend the need for turn lanes, signals and/or other improvements related to the traffic generation of a development.
  • Reviews state projects during design and construction to incorporate access management features consistent with Rules 14-96 and 14-97.
  • Provide review comments on plan submittals generated by the Department and other entities. 
  • This includes developing technical comments directed to the design project manager or design engineer of record based on traffic engineering fundamentals, Department design standards, and engineering judgment includes accepting/rejecting the responses to those comments. 
  • Reviews guide sign requests and wayfinding sign requests to ensure compliance with Rule 14-51. 
  • Signs and seals engineering documents as required. Represents Traffic Operations at public meetings and serves as a liaison between Production and Traffic Operations on access management issues.
  • Participate in meetings, on committees, task teams and other groups with internal and external customers to represent traffic engineering interests. 
  • Includes, providing useful commentary and review of work products as well as developing correspondence and follow-up contact as needed. 
  • Coordinates engineering decisions about signing/pavement markings, signal operations and access/median openings with Central Office and other District staff to ensure consistent, predictable and repeatable decisions across the state.



Education and Experience:
  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. 
  • This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. 
  • Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience.

Special Skills:
  • Proven technical writing and communication skills. 
  • Incumbent may be eligible for project management training.
  • Knowledge of FDOT Design Standards.
  • Knowledge of traffic signal timing and phasing.
  • Skilled in interpreting and disseminating traffic engineering related data.
  • Skilled in traffic engineering principles and practices.
  • Skilled in traffic operations analysis and study techniques.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret engineering data.

Professional Registrations:
  • P.E. license is required.



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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