Sr. Traffic Engineer/Transportation Planner

Location: Bismarck Detroit Lakes Dickinson Fargo St. Cloud
Engineering Services Group: Civil Transportation
Employment Type: Full Time - Salary

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has an opening for a Sr. Traffic Engineer / Transportation Planner position. The location of this position is flexible and can be performed from any of our Apex offices or remotely within 250 miles of our Bismarck or Fargo offices. The candidate will be expected to attend in-person key business, client, and project related meetings, including personnel meetings if they are a direct supervisor. This person will report directly to the Transportation Sector Leader. This position is considered a strategic hire and will provide an opportunity to build a traffic team by expanding services to public and private clients. Key responsibilities will include being involved with technical work for transportation and municipal projects requiring traffic engineering and operations analysis. This position will also require participating in the development of new opportunities, prepare effective technical proposals and active collaboration on projects with other project managers.

Qualification Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Professional Engineers License or ability to be licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota within 6 months.
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification.
  • 10 or more years of traffic engineering and transportation planning related experience.
  • Experience with transportation projects and public agencies located in North Dakota and Minnesota is preferred.
  • Strong project management skills and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detail orientated, self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Windows/Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Traffic modeling experience using Synchro/SimTraffic, HCS, Vissim, and other traffic analysis software.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil3D, Microstation, OpenRoads Designer
  • A valid driver’s license is required or the ability to obtain one.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to operate a computer under normal ergonomic office conditions.
  • Required to occasionally work in an outdoors environment.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing and walking to perform some of the typical tasks and duties associated with construction observation or surveying.
  • Required to lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.
  • Must work scheduled hours in the office or onsite for projects.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements described here 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.
Typical Tasks and Duties:
  • Lead traffic operations studies, corridor studies, traffic impact studies, multi-modal studies, and comprehensive plans.
  • Independently perform traffic engineering related calculations, analysis, and design tasks.
  • Independently write technical specifications, reports, and other correspondence to a variety of audiences.
  • Lead the design efforts in the role of engineer-of-record on traffic and transportation project types including traffic control, traffic signals, signing, pavement marking, and ITS.
  • Efficiently work with technicians to assemble complete and accurate engineering plans
  • Perform independent checking of the design work of other team members.
  • Mentor and oversee the work of less experienced team members.
  • Work efficiently to meet deadlines and complete projects within a given amount of time.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to meet project budgets and schedules.
  • Participate in business development and marketing activities related to traffic with existing clients and potential new clients.
  • Prepare technical proposals for project pursuits with other project managers and market leaders.
  • Contribute to project pursuit efforts by participating in interviews for specific projects that have a traffic component.
  • Participate in transportation team, management, and company staff meetings and seminars when appropriate.
  • Assist with the development of budgets for traffic engineering elements of projects.
  • Responsible for hiring and recruiting other traffic staff as needed and approved by the Sector Leader.
  • Effective communication skills with the public will be required in settings such as public meetings, informational meetings, construction notifications, etc.
  • This position will require the initiative to think independently and make rational judgment calls.
  • Understand and follow company employee handbook and mandated safety policies.
  • Perform responsibilities in a conscientious, legal, and ethical manner with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Participate in professional organizations and community leadership programs.
  • Travel and out of town stays may be required; may work overtime especially during deadlines for submittals.
  • The Sr. Traffic Engineer may assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Sector Market Leader.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


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