Entry-Level Engineer/Planner – Full Time

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

We are always accepting applications for Entry-Level Engineer/Planner positions for each of our locations. Please indicate your location preferences when you apply. 

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