Senior Traffic Engineer/Transportation Planner
Omaha, NE  / Des Moines, IA 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR is seeking a Senior Traffic Engineer / Transportation Planner to support a mix of traditional and cutting-edge transportation projects to advance our practice in the Nebraska/Iowa market and across HDR offices globally. The selected individual would be a key leader in the Traffic and Planning Section, leading projects and tasks and mentoring younger staff.

The individual in this position manages and/or supports all aspects of large multi-disciplinary traffic engineering and transportation planning projects which may include:

  • Traffic engineering studies
  • Corridor studies
  • Corridor signal timing and optimization
  • Highway/roadway safety analyses
  • Travel demand forecasting
  • Local, regional and statewide multimodal transportation plans
  • Transportation planning reports
  • Transit studies (rail and bus)
  • Bicycle and pedestrian studies
  • Traffic signal design / ITS design
  • ITS planning and system future-proofing
  • Roadway and bridge projects with major traffic analysis and design components
  • Design-build projects with major traffic analysis and design components
  • Transportation research

The selected individual will work with a team to deliver the above projects. This will include managing projects and tasks, but also completing work independently when needed. They will manage scopes, schedules, and budgets. They will use traffic and planning software to perform or check analyses. They will author reports and memos.

The selected individual will meet career development goals through support and assistance from HDR leadership. Integration into national committees and initiatives within HDR and external organizations will be encouraged and supported.

In addition to project work, the individual will also be an integral part of HDR's marketing and proposal writing team. They will also collaborate with senior leadership and the marketing department to:

  • Market existing and new clients
  • Write/develop proposals
  • Scope projects and set budgets and schedules
  • Actively collaborate with local and statewide section leadership

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Planning or closely related field.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience with transportation engineering and planning, including progressive project management responsibilities.
  • Analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Professional Engineering license. Other registrations (PTOE, AICP) desirable.
  • Programming skills/exposure (VBA, Python, Javascript) a plus.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree (engineering or planning) preferred.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha
Other Locations: United States-Iowa-Des Moines
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Traffic Engineering
Job Posting: Jun 28, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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