Traffic Project Engineer/Squad Leader

US-NY-New York
HNTB Job Title
Project Engineer/Squad Leader
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Engineering-Intelligent Transportation

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.



The time is right to join HNTB!  HNTB Corporation is currently seeking a Traffic Project Engineer/Squad Leader in our New York, NY office to provide traffic engineering design, ITS, and traffic operations expertise on major transportation projects.



Job Summary

  • Coordinate, manage and review the development of conceptual, preliminary and final traffic engineering and ITS designs such as signing and pavement markings and traffic signals.
  • Prepare and manage staff hour estimates, concept reports and project scopes.
  • Perform traffic operations analysis, traffic simulation modeling and traffic forecasting.
  • Prepare plans, specifications and inspection reports.
  • Calculate quantity estimates in connection with the traffic aspects of road construction.
  • Assist in the supervision, scheduling, and checking of work of project team members and work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.
  • Perform field investigations and inspections and evaluate existing conditions on signing, pavement marking, traffic signals and ITS.
  • Provide general technical support and assist in development of traffic engineering criteria for design projects.
  • Successful pursuit and management of Traffic and/or ITS projects and tasks such as ITS design, ITS System Management, Capacity & Safety Analysis, Signal Optimization, Signal Design, Signing/Pavement Markings, and Maintenance of Traffic plan development
  • Lead project planning
  • Participate in strategic planning and business development activities to support achievement of ITS/Traffic Section growth goals
  • Meets schedule milestones, budget constraints and quality benchmarks on assigned projects and tasks
  • Coordination with clients




Essential Responsibility

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline, plus 6 years of traffic engineering experience
  • Licensed New York P.E. or the ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Understanding of traffic operations and design principles and have experience designing traffic engineering, systems engineering, and ITS infrastructure
  • Familiarity with pertinent national, state, local, and industry standards
  • Experience with MicroStation, SYNCHRO, HCS and other related software preferred.
  • Both state and city NY Department of Transportation (NYCDOT/NYSDOT) project experience preferred
  • Experience in using Vissim and Viswalk
  • PE Certification preferred

Environment and Physical Requirements: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently throughout an eight-hour period, reach vertically for overhead use as well as horizontally. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.






HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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