Transform transportation consulting
as a 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.



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:

  • 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:

  • 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: 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 companywide.



We’re interested in someone who has some work experience as a designer or has completed significant project course work 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:

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



Fehr & Peers is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Please read the Employment Application Statement.


Look through our immediate needs


Sacramento Design Engineer

Awarded #2 Best Place to Work by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2018, we have an employee-first mentality, recognizing that the more we invest in and support our staff, the better they can serve our clients and the community. Plus, we like to have fun! From family picnics to happy hours, pizza days, and philanthropic activities, we seek opportunities to bring together our team and community. Forty percent of our Sierra Region staff have grown with Fehr & Peers for over 10 years, and we hope to add another talented design engineer to our 32-person team. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping us grow our design practice in the Sierra Region and eager for mentorship to refine engineering, project management, business development, and leadership expertise.

Seattle Design Engineer

We are a passionate group who love sharing our expertise in multimodal transportation planning, engineering, travel demand forecasting, and design to improve the safety, comfort, and convenience of the communities in which we live and work. We’re seeking entry-level engineers ready to start their career and join our 23-person team. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who has interest in transportation engineering design, including signals and striping, with a passion in finding creative and innovative solutions using AutoCAD and MicroStation. Working in the heart of Downtown Seattle, our staff enjoy all the benefits of the Seattle lifestyle, while collaborating with some of the most interesting clients the Puget Sound has to offer: Sound Transit, King County Metro, City of Seattle, WSDOT, and many others.

SF Bay Area Design Engineer

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.

Please let us know your location preference when you apply below.

What does our selection process look like?


The selection process at Fehr & Peers takes about two months from application to offer. We believe that taking the time to identify the right match between a candidate and the role far outweighs a quick decision. We appreciate the time you invest in getting to know us and allowing us to get to know you.

You will be asked to complete a brief employment application and submit your resume and cover letter

If you meet our initial qualifications*, you will be invited to discuss your interests and qualifications with our Recruiting Team (This step only applies to entry-level candidates)

    Each application is reviewed by a member of our team. Selected candidates will be contacted within two weeks. After two weeks, your information will remain on file for possible consideration in the future.

After a thorough review, your qualifications and interests are presented to hiring managers throughout the firm where there may be mutual interest

Where there is a potential match, office staff will reach out to discuss next steps, which may include a phone interview and in-person interview

At any point of the process, the Recruiting Team can be a point of contact for you.