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Transportation / ITS Engineer


Posted: 3/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1327845
Keywords: modeling

Job Description

Requisition/Vacancy No.

Job Category
Transportation Operations Management / Traffic Monitoring

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced and highly talented ITS/Traffic Engineer for immediate employment in our Austin, Texas Office, with a possible alternate posting in our Houston, Texas office. AECOM’s network of talented professionals supports public and private transportation clients across the State of Texas, and this position in particular will support the emerging technologies focus of our Technology group, which supports activities across the nation. The successful candidate will join a talented team of subject matter experts in the fields of traffic engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Connected and Automated Vehicles (CV/AV or CAV), providing professional services across business lines including planning, design, integration, and operations, and maintenance phases of traffic engineering, as well as traditional ITS, Smart City, and Emerging Technology analyses, solutions, and recommendations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Leading a variety of technical tasks under the guidance of an experienced Project Manager for projects including:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems design, analysis, and evaluation

  • Working closely with a technical team of CV/AV and traffic engineering professionals nationwide

  • Data analytics design and execution, including the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques

  • Connected vehicle DSRC or C-V2X device and system testing and acceptance

  • Advanced traffic signal systems

  • Transportation Operations Centers

  • Traffic Engineering Studies including modeling and simulation

  • Write technical reports and make technical presentations to a variety of stakeholders

  • Systems engineering documentation

Projects may involve:

  • ITS device and system design and evaluation

  • Connected and automated vehicle traffic systems modeling and simulation

  • Smart City innovations and solutions

  • Active Travel Management Systems, Advanced Arterial Traffic Signal Systems

  • Systems Engineering Analyses (SEA), such as Concepts, Requirements, Specifications, Design, Testing, and Verification

  • Microstation, AutoCAD, traffic system modeling and simulation using VISSIM, TransModeler, or TransCAD

  • GIS systems development using GIS software and Python

  • Traffic studies, impact analysis, and recommendations

  • Traffic signal designs

Additional job responsibilities may include:

• Performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.
• Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures.
• Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.
• Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered.
• Identifies discrepancies in results.
• Provides guidance to entry level engineers.
• Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with little supervision.

Business Line

Position Title
Transportation / ITS Engineer

Position Status

What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements

Must Have Skills/Experience (Including any required Certifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant technical field (Civil Engineering or related field)

  • 4+ years of experience (Advanced degrees may reduce this requirement)

  • Technical/task leadership experience

  • Must have prior traffic and ITS design experience

  • Traffic system modeling and simulation experience using industry-standard software such as VISSIM, TransModeler, or TransCAD

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or related technical field

  • Familiarity with Connected Vehicle technologies like DSRC and C-V2X

  • Familiarity with DSRC standards such as IEEE 1609 and SAE J2735

  • Familiarity with Automated Vehicle technologies and approaches, including behavior architectures, perception pipelines, path planning, localization, world modeling, and command and control.

  • Demonstrated ability in applying artificial intelligence / machine learning techniques in novel applications for transportation or emerging technology.

Business Group
Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)


United States of America

USA - Texas

Clearance Required

Additional Locations
US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway