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Traffic Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-002637
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 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.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, Georgia Transportation Planning East Group as a Traffic Engineer.


Under supervision, performs routine traffic/transportation engineering work while developing professional proficiency. On design assignments, works to learn how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings and specifications. On assignments involving investigations and planning, works to learn the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully 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;
  • Develop project level traffic forecasts;
  • Supporting with the preparation of written reports and presentations of project findings;
  • Analyze historical crash data;
  • Perform field reviews of project study area such as pedestrian and bicycle demand/use studies, signal operations
  • and traffic circulation studies;
  • Perform analytical and investigative tasks including traffic and crash data collection and data management.
  • Assist with the technical tasks involved in urban and corridor planning studies and the documentation associated
  • with governmental acceptance.
  • Perform traffic operations/engineering and capacity analysis for intersections, corridors, and regional networks.
  • Assist in the management of tasks related to signal retiming, traffic impact studies, corridor planning studies, and highway safety studies, and; Prepare written reports and presentations of project findings.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. This level my be achieved by Engineers with 2 years' experience since B.S. or 1 year since M.S. The typical incumbent has 3 to 5 years' experience since Bachelor's degree.


The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field;
  • Achieved EI/EIT status at minimum or ability to obtain within six months
  • Experience with traffic engineering analysis and design software such as HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, and Microstation is preferred.
  • 0-5 years of traffic operations analysis experience; or recent masters level graduate with relevant transportation degree.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of software;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and colleagues, both verbally and in writing;
  • Strong decision making, organizational and time management skills
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills. PC and CAD skills required.

  • E.I. or EIT usually 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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