Traffic Engineer/Transportation Planner
Omaha, NE  / Des Moines, IA 
Posted 11 days ago
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 looking to hire a Traffic Engineer / Transportation Planner in our Omaha or Des Moines office who will help lead and grow the traffic engineering/planning practice in the Nebraska/Iowa market. The selected individual will also have the opportunity to work on projects across the country from other HDR offices. The overarching responsibilities for the position include production assignments on traffic and cross-disciplinary projects, support development of junior staff, lead tasks and support HDR business development.

Projects will range from traditional traffic engineering/planning studies to innovative solution development with advanced technologies for surface transportation. The range of projects that the individual in this position will work on may include:

  • Local, regional and statewide multimodal transportation plans
  • Corridor studies
  • Traffic engineering studies
  • Highway/roadway safety analyses
  • Travel demand forecasting
  • Transportation planning reports
  • Transit studies (rail and bus)
  • Bicycle and pedestrian studies
  • Corridor signal timing and optimization
  • 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

Must be able to independently manage large and small transportation projects. Would be responsible for developing business relationships through client interaction, project pursuits, and general marketing activities.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Traffic/Transportation Engineering or closely related field.
  • 5+ years traffic engineering/transportation planning experience.
  • PE or AICP required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • 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.


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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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