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AECOM Traffic Engineer in Denver, Colorado

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Traffic Engineer to be based in Denver, CO.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops plan, specification, and estimate (PS&E) packages for various transportation projects.

  • Performs traffic signal design for various state and local agencies using national, state and local standards and guidance. Provides fiber optic connections and coordinate with utilities to complete the design.

  • Analyzes intersections for operational, capacity and safety issues and recommends improvements.

  • Performs signal warrant analysis.

  • Using MUTCD, state and local standards, develops construction phasing plans.

  • Designs signing and striping plans.

  • Works with our transportation and structures group to coordinate various design activities to meet schedule and budget.

  • Performs QC reviews as needed.

  • Analyzes the need for overhead sign structures along with the size and coordinates with the structures group to address the design needs.

  • Performs safety analysis using the Highway Safety Manual and software and provide recommendations for improvements

  • Prepare reports summarizing findings from analysis.

  • Knowledge and experience with MicroStation and traffic engineering software like VISSIM, HCS, Synchro, Rodel, Sidra, HSM etc.

  • Guide and develop junior engineers with traffic engineering design. Reviews their work and provides comments.

  • Provides day to day mentoring in the day-to-day tasks of junior engineers.

  • Assists project managers in the development of scopes of work, cost estimates, and schedules

  • Proposes approaches to solve new problems encountered using modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments

  • Works collaboratively with other discipline leads in the Denver office to perform business development activities such as identification of project opportunities, marketing clients, making technical presentations at conferences, assisting with proposal preparation, and assisting with recruiting efforts.

  • Assists project managers in the development of scopes of work, cost estimates, and schedules.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree plus four (4) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in technical execution of tasks for traffic engineering projects with an emphasis of traffic signal design, intersection analysis, PS&E packages, and safety analysis of all modes of transportation and facility types.

  • BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience with MicroStation

  • Expertise with Highway Capacity Manual, MUTCD, and HSM

  • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office applications

  • Professional Engineer license

  • Proficiency writing reports

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing)

  • Knowledge of ITS and SEA analysis for ITS.

  • Experience in traffic design software like HCS, synchro, etc.

  • Experience in supporting business development activities including preparing project proposals and firm marketing

  • Experience in task/project management, staff oversight, application and development of technical skills, and experience working directly with internal and external clients

  • Experience in mentorship and development of traffic engineering interns and/or entry level staff

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation in Colorado will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $70,222.96 - $129,912.47.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10098478

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site