Improve communities as a
Transportation Engineer or Planner

No matter your experience level, find your career here as a transportation engineer and planner. We’re always accepting applications for each of our locations. See below for highlights of our offices with immediate needs. Choose the level that fits you best and let us know your location preferences when you apply.

 

 

Entry-level engineers and planners can expect to build a career foundation through a wide variety of experiences. An emphasis is placed on early development of project management and technical skills. In a single office, you’ll be exposed to a multitude of project types, maximizing opportunities for personal and professional growth through experience in both planning and engineering project work, including:

  • Transportation impact studies
  • Bicycle and pedestrian planning
  • Access, circulation and parking studies
  • Multimodal operations assessment
  • Complete Streets planning, operations and design
  • Prepare cost estimates and project specifications
  • Transit forecasting and operations
  • Travel behavior forecasting
  • Vehicle miles of travel (VMT) assessment
  • Systemic safety studies
  • Highway interchange/corridor studies
  • Climate Action Plans
  • Freight Planning
  • Transportation Demand Management plans
  • Preparation of design drawings from conceptual all the way to construction ready documents including:
    • Traffic Signals/ITS
    • Street lighting
    • Bikeways/Complete Streets
    • Roundabouts
    • Signing & Striping
    • Temporary Traffic Control

What you’ll do:

  • Transportation analysis using the latest traffic engineering and planning software
  • Report writing
  • Meeting participation, including preparation of presentations and public outreach material
  • Project management
  • On-the-job training and mentoring
  • Participation in professional organizations
  • Site visits and field data collection
  • Participate in Fehr & Peers’ internal Research and Development

What’s required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in transportation, civil, or electrical engineering, urban and regional planning, or a related major (e.g. Geography, Math, Statistics, Economics)
  • Desirable work experience includes exposure to field work, traffic operations analysis (e.g., HCS, Synchro/SimTraffic, Vistro, VISSIM), signal design, transportation planning (e.g., bicycle or transit plans, infrastructure finance, transportation and land use policy), and travel demand modeling (e.g., Cube/Voyager, TransCAD, EMME)
  • Advanced MS Excel Skills
  • GIS and/or CAD experience is desirable
  • Candidates should have excellent technical writing and public speaking skills
  • An EIT for engineering candidates is highly desirable

On Day 1…

  • Be ready to ask many questions.

By the end of the first month you will have…

  • Worked on a few different projects
  • Started seeking your own work from project managers

By the end of six months you will have…

  • Worked on a variety of projects, and with most staff in the office
  • Used several technical software programs
  • Prepared deliverables, including memos, reports, and presentations

By the end of the first year you will have…

  • Attended client meetings
  • Managed a small project (for high performing staff)

 

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Mid-level engineers and planners build on an existing foundation of project management and technical skills. An emphasis is placed on rising to progressively higher levels of technical proficiency and greater degrees of management and leadership.

What you’ll do:

  • Analyze and solve complex transportation planning or engineering problems dealing with all travel modes
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, using strong writing and presentation skills
  • Use a variety of software programs effectively and make timely and informed recommendations to elected officials, managers and decision makers
  • Work on a variety of projects, which may include traffic and transit simulation, campus plans, multimodal corridor studies, transportation impact studies, bicycle and pedestrian studies, and regional transportation plans
  • Manage projects and develop high quality internal and client relationships

What’s required:

  • The mid-level engineer/planner position requires a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in transportation, civil, or electrical engineering, urban and regional planning, or a related major (e.g. Geography, Math, Statistics, Economics)
  • 3+ years of directly relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas: traffic operations analysis (e.g., HCS, Synchro, VISSIM), traffic engineering and streetscape design, transportation planning (e.g., bicycle or transit plans, infrastructure finance, transportation and land use policy), or travel demand forecasting (e.g., Cube/Voyager, TransCAD, EMME)
  • GIS experience is a plus
  • Excellent technical writing and public speaking skills
  • Professional license is highly desirable
  • Experience with project management and marketing is desirable
  • Willingness to travel to other geographic markets as necessary

 

APPLY FOR MID-LEVEL NOW

 

Senior-level engineers and planners can fulfill one or more of several career paths, which may include leadership of an office, market, or technical discipline. An emphasis is placed on strategic leadership and management of a variety of transportation planning and engineering projects, including oversight of professional and support staff.

What’s required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in transportation, civil or electrical engineering, urban and regional planning, or a closely-related field, and a professional license
  • 7+ years of experience in hands-on transportation planning and engineering assignments, such as preparing regional transportation plans, corridor studies, environmental impact analyses, bicycle/pedestrian plans, infrastructure financing plans, and transit ridership forecasting and operations studies
  • Proven success in providing technical leadership and training junior staff
  • Proven success with winning work
  • Significant experience with direct client interaction
  • Proven experience in multiple transportation modeling and analysis software packages, such as Cube/Voyager, TransCAD, EMME, VISUM, VISSIM, Synchro/SimTraffic, and others
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and unexpected requirement changes
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects, anticipate issues, propose solutions and implement them successfully
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Transportation enthusiasm and accustomed to working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Willingness to travel to other geographic markets as necessary
  • Experience managing large, complex projects
  • Experience mentoring less experienced staff
  • Experience overseeing project staff in multiple geographic locations

 

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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

Entry-level

Denver Engineer

Our Denver office of 11 operates in a supportive, collaborative environment and is seeking a transportation engineer who has an engineering background and is interested in design projects such as bikeway design, signal design, and signing and striping design. There will also be opportunities to work on multimodal planning projects, such as transportation planning, operations analysis, traffic impact analyses, mobility studies, and travel demand forecasting. Our team has worked on many notable projects, including the South Broadway Multimodal Design, the Denver Intersection Safety Study, the River Mile Redevelopment Transportation Analysis, and the CDOT Traffic Modeling Guidelines. We plan monthly office events which include volunteering; happy hours; lunchtime pizza and bowling in our building’s own bowling alley; and annual ski trips, summer cookouts, and holiday parties. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, our office is within close proximity of our clients via light rail, bus, biking, or walking.

DC Engineer/Planner

Our growing DC office of eight professionals has a strong reputation for providing high quality service to our clients. We are seeking a transportation planner or engineer with strong analytic and spatial analysis skills to join our team. The position provides opportunities to work on multimodal planning projects, mobility studies, and travel demand forecasting. The DC office has worked on many notable projects, including TripsDC, the DDOT Protected Bike Lane Designs (www.dccycletrack.com), the Montgomery County General Plan Transportation Alternatives (considering innovative technology such as artificial intelligence and AVs), travel forecasting for Lime, and several Vision Zero projects for FHWA. We also plan monthly office events, including volunteering, happy hours, and field trips to local DC sites. Located in the heart of Downtown, our office is convenient to many of the best neighborhoods the city has to offer.

Utah Engineer/Planner

Our Salt Lake City office is looking for transportation engineers or planners to join us in providing high quality service to our clients. Our team of 12 provides an office environment fostering and encouraging initiative, vision, autonomy, and creativity. These positions offer opportunities to work on a variety of engineering and planning projects, such as regional and sub-regional transit plans, traffic impact studies for major development projects, freeway operations analyses, multi-modal corridor studies, planning studies in recreational areas, and active transportation plans. Our team has worked on many notable projects, including the West Yellowstone Gateway Study, the Park City Transportation Demand Management Plan, and the West Valley City Active Transportation Plan. In addition to our work improving communities, we plan monthly office events, such as bowling, picnics, chili cook-offs, skiing, and holiday parties. Our office is central to many outdoor activities in the region and just a 15-minute drive from the Wasatch Mountains, so it’s easy to experience all Salt Lake has to offer!

Please let us know your location preference.

Mid-level

Denver Engineer/Planner

We’re transportation consultants on a mission to improve communities and looking for a mid-level engineer/planner to join our team. We are a passionate group who love sharing our expertise in multimodal transportation planning, engineering, travel demand forecasting, operations, and design to improve the safety, comfort, and convenience of the communities in which we live and work. We team together to work hard and deliver the best possible outcome for our clients, while combining our varying skill sets. We’d like a teammate who wants to collaborate on projects and brainstorm innovative solutions to planning and design problems.  Does that sound like you?

Portland Engineer

Do you enjoy managing a diverse variety of transportation projects for many high-profile and inspiring organizations? Are you passionate about embracing local opportunities and new industry trends, analysis methods, and challenges? Join our client-focused Pacific Northwest team as a Mid-Level Transportation Engineer in our new Portland office! We’re seeking a professionally licensed transportation engineer with the ability to apply management experience to several projects, win work and develop strong relationships with clients and communities within the region, and use innovation and diligence to make significant improvements to communities. Our Portland office is in the heart of the city, close to transit and well served by bike lanes, allowing you to enjoy all of the benefits Portland has to offer. Our tight-knit team in Portland is highly collaborative, regularly sharing knowledge and insight as they approach the best possible outcomes for each project. Beyond that, Fehr & Peers offers a culture of flexibility, innovation, and investment in employee growth. If you are ready to join our exciting entrepreneurial environment in Portland, contact us today!

Sacramento/Roseville Project Manager

Are you interested in creating cutting-edge transportation solutions for communities in our Sierra Region? Do project management opportunities, collaboration, and building client relationships motivate you? Our Sacramento office was recently recognized as #2 in the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and we are looking for a Mid-Level Transportation Project Manager to join our team of innovative professionals. This role provides many opportunities to develop multimodal transportation solutions, mentor entry-level staff, and build client relationships in the growing and vibrant Sacramento region. In addition, we provide an outstanding place to work and grow, with a focus on inspiring employees through a culture of flexibility, autonomy, and entrepreneurial approaches to achieve the best in both professional and personal development. If you are passionate about improving communities, inspiring others, and showing initiative while enjoying all that Sacramento has to offer, we’d love to hear from you!

San Jose Planner

Do you have strong experience in bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and/or TDM planning? Then join our 20-person team as a mid-level transportation planner. In this role, you’ll manage complex projects, foster client relationships, and win work to enhance our technical and geographic reach. Your passion for transportation planning is matched by your solid understanding of transportation engineering principles. Working in the heart of downtown San Jose, you’ll experience all of the benefits of living in a growing urban environment, while consulting to some of the most interesting organizations and businesses Silicon Valley has to offer: The City of San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Stanford University, and many major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, and others. Our team includes planners, engineers, data analysts, visual communicators, and administrative professionals, with hobbies/interests that range from hiking to cooking/baking to adventure travel. We’re proud that staff often describe one another as professional, collaborative, and approachable.

Walnut Creek Project Manager

Are you a passionate transportation professional? Do you enjoy building relationships, winning work, and improving communities? Join our collaborative and eclectic team of professionals as a project manager and lead planning, operations, multimodal, design, and/or travel demand forecasting projects. We provide transportation planning and engineering services for clients throughout the Bay Area, Central Valley, and beyond. Located directly across the street from the Walnut Creek BART station, you will have access to an easy BART commute as well as shopping and restaurants in downtown Walnut Creek. Our 30-person office includes people just starting out in their careers, a strong administrative team, and seasoned experts in their respective fields. We’re looking for someone with strong project management skills, a passion for transportation, and an upbeat and collaborative attitude.

Please let us know your location preference.

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.