AECOM Signal Operations Engineer in Sandy Springs, Georgia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146465BR

Position Title Signal Operations Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Georgia

City Sandy Springs

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We address the complete spectrum of energy challenges, including clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon management, hydropower and dams, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation, and transmission and distribution.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and hardworking Signal Operations Engineer for immediate employment.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigation of inquiries generated by the public at large or internal processes

  • Resolution of malfunctions or application of system changes in electronic traffic control equipment, local intersections or central hosts, and associated communications systems

  • Lead or assist in traffic signal system design efforts

  • Lead or assist in communication system design efforts

  • Operation and maintenance of signal timing plans

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and/or demonstrated equivalent, combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • 5+ years of experience in traffic engineering/traffic operations with electronic control as primary task

  • Must be able to lift between 20 pounds to 75 pounds

  • Must be willing to work a rotational schedule, including, after hours and be willing to act as back up management up to one week per month

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment to complete a multitude of tasks

  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Position itself will require outside work, subject to all types of weather and temperature conditions

Incumbent may be exposed to commonly encountered chemicals, solvents, fumes, smoke and gases found in and around construction sites and various types of surfaces, including slippery or uneven surfaces

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices (MUTCD)

  • Experience with electronic traffic control devices, NEMA and CalTrans spec hardware

  • Working knowledge of basic electrical wiring and principles, both AC and DC

  • Traffic control systems experience, an example, the ability to configure, program, install and maintain electronic traffic control systems

  • Ability to recognize and isolate problems by specific nature, an example, differentiate a vehicle detection failure that is causing a short timing issue versus local timing plan settings

  • Working knowledge of the principles of Traffic Responsive and Adaptive signal operation

  • Experience with data/telecommunications used in the Traffic Engineering industry, such as copper, fiber and wireless networks, serial and Ethernet

  • Working knowledge of traffic signs and markings

  • Demonstrated proficient skills in personal computer operation, specifically, office oriented applications, drafting applications and custom applications related to the management of traffic control systems.

  • Familiar with a variety of field construction concepts, practices and procedures

  • Ability to rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

  • Proven experience delivering multiple projects with various funding sources (local, state, and federal) on time and within budget

  • Commitment to high standard of safety and willingness to comply with all safety laws and all safety policies, as well as reporting on safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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