Senior Traffic Engineer

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Riyadh
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Engineering/Engineering Support

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Traffic Engineer to join our team! In this role you will get to work within a new PMO working on major highways / infrastructure projects in the KSA Capital, Riyadh City.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Overseeing traffic signal, junction, temporary works and other associated traffic engineering designs ensuring effective communication and collaboration with the project team throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Responsible for developing and managing the scope of each traffic engineering design task, creating the schedule, and establishing budgets. This includes monitoring project progress and resource allocation to ensure successful completion.

  • Provide regular written and verbal updates on project status to the project manager. This involves reporting on project milestones, risks, and issues, as well as discussing strategies to mitigate challenges.

  • Present technical results and recommendations, utilizing your expertise in traffic engineering.

  • Lead the project team in preparing traffic engineering plans, which could involve signal designs, signing and marking designs, conceptual designs for intersections, or Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) designs. Your expertise would be essential in ensuring accurate and effective plans.

  • Coordinate with various subject matter experts, such as surveyors and roadway designers to ensure the successful delivery of projects. This involves facilitating collaboration, providing guidance, and integrating their expertise into traffic signal and traffic control plans.

  • Conduct and document traffic studies following nationally accepted modeling practices. This involves using various analytical tools and methodologies to evaluate traffic patterns, assess safety measures, and recommend improvements.

  • Assist engineers in developing technical approaches for traffic engineering projects and review technical results prepared by others. This includes providing guidance and ensuring adherence to quality standards and best practices.

  • Provide training and guidance to junior engineers, sharing your technical proficiency and consultancy skills. This involves mentoring, offering technical support, and facilitating their professional development.

  • Contribute to the successful delivery of traffic engineering projects, promoting safety, and enhancing transportation operations.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related discipline.

  • 15+ years of related work experience.

  • Experience/familiarity with Microstation, Bentley OpenRoads, and/or Projectwise is preferred.

  • Understanding of the use of traffic analysis tools including HCS, Transmodeler, Synchro/SimTraffic.

  • Understanding of the application of traffic operations principles including ITE, OMUTCD, MUTCD, ODOT TEM, AASHTO, and ODOT L&D requirements

  • Experience in developing traffic signal design plans

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: ODOT design standards, ITS design, traffic operations studies, or intersection conceptual drafting

  • Experience in reviewing third party designs and coordinating comments for approval

  • Experience of working within a multi-discipline team environment

  • Proactive approach to own activities and helping in other disciplines, as far as practically possible, to assist in PMO overall efficiency.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Previous experience of working in a PMO.

  • Charted (or similar) status with an industry recognized engineering body.

  • Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering.

  • Experience managing large tasks and/or projects.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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