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AECOM Senior Traffic Engineer (Remote) in San Francisco, California

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is looking for an experienced Sr. Traffic Engineer which can be worked remotely , with an emphasis in traffic analysis and VISSIM modeling, to lead our traffic analysis team providing technical leadership and independent delivery of small to large projects.

Our team works with local and national clients to provide solutions to their transportation needs across all modes of travel. Typical projects and daily tasks are focused on traffic engineering related services such as traffic projections, traffic impact studies, traffic analysis and simulation, traffic safety analysis/studies, conceptual planning and design, and other transportation related studies.

Projects may also include traffic engineering design services for development of roadway striping, signing, signal, or maintenance of traffic plans for small to large highway and/or municipal roadways.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads a growing team of junior engineers in the execution of smaller standalone traffic engineering projects, or traffic entering tasks as part of larger projects.

  • Provides day-to-day direct mentoring and guidance to junior engineers in the execution of their tasks.

  • Performs or oversees—with little supervision—all aspects of traffic engineering studies including data collection, microsimulation model development and calibration (SimTraffic and VISSIM) or other deterministic models such as Synchro, HCS, Vistro, or Sidra, traffic forecasting, and analysis of alternatives.

  • Presents technical findings to internal project teams, clients, and the public.

  • Documentation in technical memoranda and reports.

  • Follows AECOM and client process in performing quality control tasks of other engineers’ work.

  • Coordinates work load projections for direct reports and coordinates with other discipline leads in the Phoenix office and traffic groups in surrounding states to coordinate workshare opportunities

  • Works collaboratively with other discipline leads in the Phoenix 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 direct reports in setting and accomplishing goals that advance their professional development.

  • 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

  • Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule



  • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience in technical execution of tasks for traffic engineering projects with an emphasis of microsimulation and modeling of all modes of transportation and facility types.

  • Proficient with Synchro/SimTraffic, VISSIM, and HCS software

  • Expertise with Highway Capacity Manual and FHWA Traffic Analysis Toolkit methodologies

  • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office applications

  • Professional Engineer license

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing)


  • 8+ years of experience in traffic engineering

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

  • Professional Engineer license in the State of Arizona, or the ability to obtain license within 6 months

  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)

  • Experience in traffic safety analysis including Highway Safety Manual, traffic signal warrants, traffic signal and pedestrian crossing control system analysis, and design; and traffic signing and pavement marking analysis and design

  • 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

  • Experience with MicroStation or other similar applications

  • Experience with traditional four step or activity based travel demand models

  • Project management experience

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $116,000 - $170,000/yr.

  • 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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10093200

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site