Lead Traffic Engineer - 7278

Nashville, TN

Lead Traffic Engineer - 7278

This Opportunity

WSP is currently seeking an experienced LeadTraffic Engineer for our growing Tennessee Traffic practice in our Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, or Chattanooga office. This position will be a key hire to help grow our Traffic Engineering practice, including Traffic Engineering design, signal design, traffic analysis, and traffic studies. The WSP Nashville group serves clients from around the state on a wide variety of projects ranging from signal design and ITS system design, corridor studies, complex roadway projects, greenways, and more. This position is an excellent opportunity to continue to enhance design, analysis, and production skills and build relationships within WSP as well as with a large number of clients around the state.

Provides high level technical assistance and guidance for operations 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

  • Serve as project manager for traffic engineering projects.
  • Work on Signal Design and Operational Improvements projects, signal optimization projects, as well as traffic engineering projects for TDOT.
  • Work on traffic analyses and crash analyses for TDOT and municipal projects.
  • Complete traffic studies as well as traffic impact study review.
  • May also support design-build or other traffic engineering projects as needed.
  • Signal timing development and implementation.
  • Intersection and corridor improvement studies and interchange modification studies.
  • Safety studies (accident analysis, collision diagrams).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • 7+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering and prior traffic design experience. 
  • Registered Professional Engineer. 
  • ITS and Signals Design experience.
  • Microstation or other CAD program proficiency.
  • Knowledge of traffic engineering and planning software (HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, ArcGIS).
  • 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.
  • Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation, AutoCAD, Microstation, or similar software, technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies. #LI-PJ1