Design Engineer

We’re always accepting transportation design engineer applications for each of our locations — just let us know your location preference when you apply. See below to explore offices with immediate needs.

Any Experience Level

Transportation Design Engineers at Fehr & Peers can expect to build a career through a wide variety of experiences. An emphasis is placed on early development of project management and technical skills. A Design Engineer’s role involves many project types and tasks, with opportunities to deliver plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) to our clients, which enables projects to be built in the communities we serve. In a single office, you’ll be exposed to a multitude of project types, maximizing opportunities for personal and professional growth, including the preparation of construction documents and design drawings for projects such as the following:

  • Traffic Signal Design
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Street and Pedestrian Scale Lighting
  • Bikeways/Complete Streets
  • Roundabouts
  • Signing & Striping
  • Traffic Calming
  • Temporary Traffic Control
  • Parking

Along with the preparation of these drawings, some routine engineering tasks may include the following:

  • Obtaining as-built drawings and utility coordination
  • Preparation of project specifications and construction cost estimates
  • Field visits to review existing conditions, design constraints, or construction activities
  • Design support during construction (requests for information, contractor submittals, etc.)

We provide opportunities to learn cutting-edge software, including the following: AutoCAD, Microstation, AutoTURN, SignCAD, Synchro, Sidra, AGi32 and others depending on project demands. Our Engineering Discipline Group is also a resource and network that meets regularly to advance our capabilities and support the needs of our Engineering staff company wide.


We are interested in someone who has some work experience as a designer or has completed significant project coursework in areas such as traffic engineering design, roadway design, or civil site design, and would be passionate about designing and developing creative and innovative solutions.

Other qualifications include the following:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in transportation, civil engineering, or a related field
  • An EIT or PE license (highly desirable)
  • Experience with design software such as AutoCAD and/or Microstation (highly desirable)
  • Excellent technical writing and public speaking skills
  • A focus on career growth


Browse Our Immediate Needs

San Francisco Bay Area

Ready to start your career and join one of our Bay Area offices in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or Walnut Creek? We’re looking for someone who has some work experience or has completed significant project course work in traffic engineering design, roadway design, or civil site design and would be passionate about using AutoCAD to develop creative and innovative solutions while working on traffic signal, signing, striping, intelligent transportation system, and complete streets design projects. Our staff enjoy all the benefits of the Bay Area lifestyle, while collaborating with a diverse set of public sector agencies, developers, institutions, and technology firms.

Seattle / Tacoma

Our Pacific Northwest team seeks an experienced Traffic Engineering Project Manager to serve in our Seattle or Tacoma office and become part of the Fehr & Peers culture of innovation. We provide a variety of traffic engineering design services, ranging from conceptual development of multimodal improvements with a complete streets focus to contract documents for signal, illumination, and ITS improvements and deployments. Our design work focuses on innovative project approaches and multimodal design concepts catering to client needs and transportation priorities. We work with a variety of clients, including state DOTs, public transit agencies, counties, cities, and teaming partners. They turn to us after already trying the easy solutions. Our project managers collaborate with a variety of transportation professionals, mentor and supervise design teams of engineers and analysts, and serve as the client’s direct contact. Fehr & Peers project managers have the opportunity to pursue projects fitting their interests, explore career tracks and opportunities to grow professional skills, and always have the support of senior staff members.

COVID-19: Fehr & Peers follows federal, state, and local requirements regarding COVID-19 procedures such as masking, distancing, and vaccination documentation. As an employer with more than one hundred employees, Fehr & Pees is required to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test for COVID-19 weekly. And, as a federal contractor, certain Fehr & Peers offices will require that unvaccinated employees obtain an approved medical or religious exemption. Please let us know if you would like to discuss any of these matters prior to or during the interview process.

EEO: Fehr & Peers is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment in the workplace. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, and hire without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, military service or any other characteristic protected by law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.