Explore the Opportunity 

Our Oakland office focuses on helping cities and communities plan for growth and change in land use. While we are always looking for exceptional candidates regardless of need, our highest entry-level recruiting priority is for transportation planners/engineers with a desire to focus on the built environment: site and/or street design, site-wide or area-wide land use planning, environmental review (CEQA), and multimodal transportation operations analysis (e.g., Synchro, Simtraffic, VISSIM). We’ve partnered with clients such as the Oakland Athletics, the City of Oakland, UC Berkeley, and a variety of developers on a broad range of projects, offering our engineers and planners exposure to a variety of project specialties and both large and small projects.  

Our Oakland team is a group of collaborative, entrepreneurial, and humble people passionate about increasing opportunity in the Inner East Bay and beyond by expanding accessibility and improving mobility. With our supportive company culture, we offer career development and project management opportunities, even to staff early in their careers. We also enjoy monthly happy hours, organized bike rides, and friendly competition at our ping-pong table. Come join us!    

Learn About Our Entry-Level Engineer/Planner Roles 

At Fehr & Peers, we are a diverse group of individuals with one thing in common—a passion for transportation. We highly value that same passion in candidates for our team. Our Entry-Level Engineers and Planners may expect to build a career foundation through a wide variety of experiences. Our emphasis on the early development of project management and technical skills provides the tools for success as well as a foundation for increasing career growth. These opportunities for personal and professional growth are maximized through experience in both planning and engineering project work and by exposure to a multitude of project types and tasks, including the following: 

    • Transportation impact studies 
    • Bicycle and pedestrian planning 
    • Access, circulation, and parking studies 
    • Multimodal operations assessments 
    • Complete streets planning, operations, and design 
    • Cost estimates and project specifications 
    • Transit forecasting and operations 
    • Travel behavior forecasting 
    • Vehicle miles of travel (VMT) assessments 
    • Systemic safety studies 
    • Highway interchange/corridor studies 
    • Climate action plans 
    • Freight planning 
    • Transportation demand management (TDM) plans 
    • Design drawings from the conceptual stage all the way to construction-ready documents, including the following: 
      • Bikeways/complete streets 
      • Signing and striping 
      • Traffic signals/ITS 
      • Street lighting 
      • Roundabouts 
      • Temporary traffic control 

Responsibilities 

Ongoing: 

    • Conduct transportation analysis and write reports 
    • Participate in meetings, including preparing presentations and public outreach materials 
    • Handle project management responsibilities  
    • Participate in professional organizations 
    • Conduct site visits and collect field data  
    • Explore the Fehr & Peers internal Research and Development program 

By the end of the first month: 

    • Participate in on-the-job training and mentoring 
    • Work on a few different projects 
    • Start seeking additional work from project managers 

By the end of six months: 

    • Work on a variety of projects with most staff in the office 
    • Use several technical software programs 
    • Prepare deliverables, including memos, reports, and presentations 

By the end of the first year: 

    • Attend multiple client meetings 
    • Increase responsibility for managing small projects

Requirements 

We look for the following qualifications and encourage all applicants to apply, regardless of the ability to meet all the qualifications below. A demonstration of the ability and willingness to learn the below requirements will also be considered. 

    • An entrepreneurial spirit and proactive approach to communication and getting work done 
    • Genuine curiosity for the work and familiarity with the challenges of day-to-day travel within your community 
    • A completed or in-process 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) 
    • Coursework in transportation, engineering, urban and regional planning, geography, math, statistics, economics, or other related courses (an EIT for engineering candidates is preferred) 
    • Experience or exposure related to the following topic areas and the corresponding relevant software (note that experience in all these areas and with all software is not required)
      • Topic Areas: Field work, traffic operations analysis, signal design, transportation planning (e.g., bicycle or transit plans, infrastructure finance, transportation and land use policy, and/or travel demand modeling) 
      • Software: 
        • General–Microsoft Excel, GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS), CAD (AutoCAD, Microstation) 
        • Traffic Operations Analysis–HCS, Synchro/SimTraffic, Vistro, VISSIM, Sidra 
        • Travel Demand Modeling–Cube/Voyager, TransCAD, VISUM, Emme 
        • Programming–Python, R 
    • Previous work experience in an office setting related to an area listed above 
    • Experience with technical writing and public speaking through school and/or work experience 
    • Interpersonal skills, a desire to collaborate, and a creative approach to problem-solving 
    • Organizational skills and the ability to balance priorities between multiple tasks within a defined timeline 

To apply for this job please visit www.fehrandpeers.com.