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Sr. Traffic Operations Engineer

  1. Denver
  1. Cities & development, Transportation

Sr. Traffic Operations Engineer

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Denver, CO Team as a Sr.Traffic Operations Engineer.


Atkins is looking for an experienced and talented individual to join our Denver transportation planning team to provide traffic operations modeling, travel demand modeling and traffic forecasting, safety analysis, and transportation planning. We are a growing practice working on a diverse range of high-profile projects including the Elevate Denver Bond Program, Central I-25 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study, traffic operations in Yosemite National Park, and many more. We're looking for an individual to help deliver projects for local, regional, and key national clients.

We have a strong forward-looking workload with major clients including the City and County of Denver, Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. Our teams are currently delivering exciting and nationally important infrastructure projects. They are developing new technical solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities provided by Intelligent Mobility including the application of mobile phone data and other sources of 'big data.'

We analyze and provide modeling services related to a range of transportation including road investment, bus rapid transit, sustainable solutions and transportation technology projects. Our projects range from small to big-hitting giving opportunities to suit everyone.
Looking at complex projects from every angle, you'll help our customers to find the best solutions to their transportation challenges. The role may involve leading work to identify and analyze the impacts of alternatives.

You will play a leading role in our excellent team and continue to develop your skills through experience, working on the range of our existing projects, in combination with exceptional formal training opportunities. You'll make the most of your analytical skills and client focus to guide others and deliver interesting high-quality projects.

We offer a fantastic environment with fresh, modern offices that buzz with the excitement of people working at the very forefront of our industry. Join us and you'll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress. You'll further your experience on a diverse range of industry-leading projects.

  • Performs work that involves traffic engineering and transportation planning practice but may include a variety of complex features such as stakeholder management, alternatives analysis, or difficult coordination requirements.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. This level may be achieved by Engineers with four years' experience since B.S.; three years experience since M.S.
  • Incumbents typically have six to ten years' experience since Bachelor's degree.

  • Good technical writing, computer and communications skills. May be eligible to receive project management training.
  • PTOE Certification Desired
  • Required skills include experience with traffic modeling and simulation software (Synchro, TransModeler, VISSIM, etc.).
  • Skills with traffic forecasting and travel demand modeling, transportation planning software (TransCAD), and safety analysis is preferred.
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as VBA, R, C, Java, etc. is highly desired.

  • P.E. license is required.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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