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JOB TITLE:          Engineer II – Traffic Group 

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt


SUMMARY:         The Engineer II  – Traffic Group will be responsible for performing a variety of traffic engineering assignments including completing traffic analyses and studies, developing traffic signal plans, signal timing plans, maintenance of traffic plans, pavement marking and signing plans, ITS plans and assisting with project management.


  • Demonstrate proficiency in traffic signal design and associated plan preparation for IDOT, CDOT and local counties and municipalities

  • Demonstrate proficiency with highway capacity software such as HCS, Synchro and PTV Vissim

  • Preparation of Intersection Design Studies (IDS) using MicroStation

  • Preparation of Traffic Signal Plans using MicroStation

  • Demonstrate proficiency with other traffic engineering software such as AutoTurn and Guidesign

  • Development of traffic sign designs and signing and pavement marking plans

  • Prepare various type of traffic studies including stop/traffic signal warrants, traffic impact analysis, safety studies, parking studies, crash analyses, signal coordination and timing studies and speed studies.

  • Performing administrative engineering duties such as issuance of permits, review of applications, plan review

  • Develop PS&E submittals

  • Construction inspection or field reconnaissance as assigned

  • Responding to queries of public and other departments in a satisfactory manner

  • Delegates and mentors junior staff for various tasks

  • Performs other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Civil Engineering (preferred with a Transportation/traffic engineering focus)

  • 4-7 years of related experience

  • Illinois PE license or the ability to obtain a license within 6 months

  • PTOE (Professional Traffic Operations Engineer) certification a plus

  • Extensive experience with traffic analysis software such as HCS and Synchro, PTV Vissim is a plus

  • Strong familiarity with AutoCAD or MicroStation

  • Knowledge of engineering standards as well as state and local regulations a plus

  • Familiarity with the federal MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices)

  • Willingness to work in the field as requested and keeping safety as a priority

  • Project management experience is a plus


  • Customer service – the individual is responsive to employee and customer requests and is proactive in preventing potential schedule issues

  • Attention to detail – this individual achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved

  • Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully

  • Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things

  • Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information

  • Planning/organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans

  • Quality control – the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality

  • Dependability – the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner and with strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Detail oriented, professional attitude and reliable

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Self-motivated team player with a customer service orientation

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Safety related activities are performed primarily in the field for construction projects.  For design and engineering phases of work, a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions is to be expected.



  • Work may be performed in a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions, and in the transportation infrastructure or outside in the field while performing time travel runs or field reconnaissance.

  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information

  • Vision – See in the normal visual range with or without correction

  • Hearing – Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment.

TranSmart is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. TranSmart utilizes E-Verify for employee work eligibility verification.

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