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Job Ref:  31365
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Atlanta
21/10/2016 05:11
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has an immediate opening for a skilled and motivated Assistant Traffic Engineer in the Atlanta, Georgia office. This position will contribute to our Traffic Engineering practice, ITS/Traffic Engineering design, signal timing, traffic analysis and traffic studies. This individual will report to Traffic Engineer II and assist Project Managers and Project Engineers on analysis and design tasks.

The successful candidate will work on GDOT ITS/Signal Design and Operational Improvements projects, City of Atlanta signal optimization projects, as well as traffic engineering projects for local governments and CIDs. Candidate may also work on design-build or other traffic engineering projects out of state. The candidate should have experience working in groups and have a desire to participate in collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment as the traffic engineering group in our Atlanta office works closely with the planning, environmental and roadway design group.

Tasks Include:
      • Application of policies, standards, details, specifications, and design guides from different jurisdictions
      • Collection, organization, research & analysis of project data
      • Interpreting results and identifying engineering issues
      • Analysis of improvement alternatives
      • Writing technical reports summarizing conclusions and recommendations
Typical projects include, but are not limited to:
      • Traffic Signal Design
      • Traffic Signal Communication Design
      • Intelligent Transportation Systems Design
      • Intersection and corridor improvement studies
      • Interchange modification studies
      • Signal phasing and timing optimization studies
      • Safety studies (accident analysis, collision diagrams)
      • Micro-simulation modeling

Job Requirements
      • BS degree in Civil Engineering. MS degree in Traffic/Transportation Engineering or Urban Transportation Planning is preferred
      • Engineering Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) designation required
      • Transportation engineering intern/co-op experience
      • Microstation CAD experience preferred, knowledge of traffic engineering and planning software (HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, ArcGIS) preferred
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Power Point
      • Authorization to work in this country immediately required
EOE - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
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