Entry-Level Engineer/Planner

Entry-Level Engineer/Planner

Find your career here as an entry-level transportation engineer/planner. See below for highlights of our offices with immediate needs, however, we’re always accepting applications for each of our locations. Let us know your location preferences when you apply.

Entry-Level Engineer Planner

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 the following:

  • Transportation impact studies
  • Bicycle and pedestrian planning
  • Access, circulation, and parking studies
  • Multimodal operations assessment
  • Complete Streets planning, operations, and design
  • Preparation of 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 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
  • Participate in professional organizations
  • Conduct site visits and field data collection
  • Participate in the Fehr & Peers internal Research and Development Program

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, including 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 (desirable)
  • Excellent technical writing and public speaking skills
  • An EIT for engineering candidates (highly desirable)

On Day One:

  • 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)

Browse Our Immediate Needs

Entry-Level Positions

Oakland Engineer / Planner

Our Oakland office is looking for a local student with transportation interest and enthusiasm. Our team of 17 fosters a warm and welcoming environment for junior staff and emphasizes early development of project management and technical skills. If you have a passion for improving transportation in East Bay communities and are keen to learn, we encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet all qualifications. You’ll contribute to a wide variety of projects, including bicycle and pedestrian planning, transportation impact studies, and transit forecasting and operations. The Oakland team has worked on many notable projects, including the Caltrain Business Plan, transportation planning for the proposed Oakland A’s Ballpark, and the Telegraph Avenue Bike Lanes. We also value gathering monthly for happy hours, volunteering, or holiday parties. Apply here!

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.

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.

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