• Full Time
  • Sacramento, CA

Explore the Opportunity 

Our Sacramento office is one of the largest in the company and has risen to meet the region’s recent growth by partnering with clients on a wide variety of transportation projects. Working in the Sacramento office places you side-by-side with national experts in the field and gives you access to top-notch company-wide resources, all while working in a culture of collaboration and inclusion. Professional development is a priority at Fehr & Peers, and we offer project management opportunities to staff early in their careers, as well as a solid foundation of support for career growth. Our Entry-Level Engineer/Planners are provided with the opportunity to do meaningful work impacting a broad array of communities. Additionally, the Sacramento region has a lower cost of living and multiple outdoor activities to support an active lifestyle. 

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 

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