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Job Ref:  31733
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Rhode Island
15/10/2016 05:18
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

We have an immediate opening for a Lead Traffic Engineer with a strong background in Traffic Engineering, signal systems and communication design and field inspection to join a growing practice in Rhode Island. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic team on the delivery of projects and expanding our practice.

Responsibilities include:
      • Function as the Project Manager and/or Traffic Engineering Lead for projects in Rhode Island
      • Provide technical analysis for a wide range of transportation infrastructure projects
      • Perform technical review of Synchro, VISSIM, and other traffic engineering analysis software
      • Interface with staff from a range of other disciplines (civil, structural, planning, geotechnical, etc.) to support a diverse range of projects
      • Perform a range of marketing and business development activities, including gathering client intelligence, leading pursuits and proposals, and interfacing through professional organizations
      • Work cooperatively with clients and existing staff to expand the traffic engineering team

Job Requirements
Required Skills:
      • Knowledge of traffic engineering tools, including Highway Capacity Manual/Highway Capacity Software, Synchro/SimTraffic, VISSIM/VISUM, and other equivalent modeling and analysis tools
      • Knowledge of traffic signal cabinet hardware and various controller software
      • Knowledge of traffic control device design, including developing design plans, specifications and estimates for final construction documents
      Working knowledge of appropriate Federal Highway Administration, AASHTO, state DOT, and other relevant guidelines, including the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the AASHTO Green Book, and the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide
      • Ability to establish partnerships with internal and external project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations
      • Positive attitude and people skills that constitute a team player
      • Ability to manage staff to effectively deliver projects on deadlines, including managing multiple staff working on multiple projects
      • Ability to train and mentor younger staff in the profession of traffic engineering
      • Ability to market the skills of the traffic and transportation engineering practice
      • Ability to work in a corporate environment, communicating with a wide range of professional skill sets
Experience and Education Required:
      B.S. degree in Civil/Traffic Engineering (M.S. degree desirable)
      7+ years of experience in managing traffic engineering design and construction projects
      • Demonstrated track record of working with clients throughout the state
      • IMSA level III-field certification or ability to obtain within 6 months desired
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • A strong background in traffic engineering, signal and communications design

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