Senior Traffic Engineer/Project Manager

Are we the road to your future?

Volkert is employee owned and a Top 100 design firm, committed to delivering the future of infrastructure in three key areas of service: Design + Engineering, Planning + Environmental, and Program + Construction Management.

We are currently searching for a Senior Traffic Engineer/Project Manager to support our growing Traffic Engineering Department in the Mid-Atlantic region located in Springfield, VA or Virginia Beach, VA.

The successful candidate will work on challenging transportation design projects providing technical expertise and ensuring compliance with locality and state DOT standards. The candidate will serve as Senior Engineer/Project Manager in Traffic Engineering department and collaborate with multidisciplinary team and lead various traffic design tasks on roadway, bridge and interchange improvements, intersection modifications, complete streets, and multimodal projects. This position offers an excellent career opportunity with tremendous growth potential.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Serve as technical lead for traffic engineering design tasks involving various intersections safety and multimodal improvements as well as large interchange improvement design
  • Prepare traffic signal design plans for new intersections and signal modifications to facilitate multimodal accommodations
  • Prepare temporary traffic control plans and traffic management plan (TMP) as part of maintenance of traffic (MOT) activities
  • Prepare permanent signing and pavement marking plans
  • Prepare Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and streetlight design plans
  • Prepare quantities and develop PS&E packages supporting highway design projects
  • Assist in preparing conceptual intersection layouts, schematics, signal timings, corridor studies, warrant analysis, road safety audits, and engineering reports
  • Collaborate with diverse team of professionals including roadway, bridge and traffic engineers, transportation planners, and landscape architects
  • Attend project meetings with clients
  • Lead and manage task orders
  • Assist in developing scope and fee proposals, presentations, and reports
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers

What you need to have:

  • BS in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 – 15 years of traffic engineering experience
  • PE is required
  • Must be proficient in MicroStation or AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with VDOT and/or DDOT traffic design standards, MUTCD and AASHTO
  • Familiarity with traffic programs including Synchro/SimTraffic, HCS
  • Self-starter and capable of completing tasks with minimal oversight
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written
  • Characteristics of a successful Volkert team member:
    • Be a brand ambassador for the company who engages in diversity and inclusion,
    • Be self-motivated to meet individual goals and maintain accountability in a team environment
    • Exercise initiative and independent judgement in the solution of work problems
    • Be able to communicate effectively- verbal and written
    • Be able to multi-task in a team environment

Volkert Perks:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexibility and a positive work/life balance
  • Challenging and innovative projects
  • Employee referral program
  • Professional development
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan + employer matching
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Employer-Paid Life/AD&D insurance
  • Employer-Paid short-term disability and long-term disability
  • Wellness incentives
  • Additional voluntary benefits

The words from our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas A. Hand, PE, capture best how you can make an impact while working for Volkert.

“For nearly a century, Volkert has done meaningful work that improves our infrastructure and quality of life. With our commitment to employee ownership and sustainable growth, you can build a career here that really makes a difference.”
– Thomas A. Hand, PE, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Volkert does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.