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As one of our newer offices, our Portland team offers tremendous opportunities for development, contribution, strategy, and making an impact in our local communities. We’re currently seeking a dedicated Entry-Level Engineer/Planner to help us grow the Portland office. The role serves as an analyst on a variety of projects, works to expand the technical skillset of the office, contributes to proposal efforts, and participates in both formal and informal mentoring opportunities. Our ideal candidate is motivated to learn new things and willing to dive into any new challenges. With our continued focus on career development, this position also offers the opportunity to grow into project management roles and beyond.

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



    • 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


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.