Staff Engineer - Traffic Engineering

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Mackin Engineering Company
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Phone: 4127880472
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Staff Engineer - Traffic Engineering


Pittsburgh, PA 


$60,000 - $84,000

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Job Description:

Position Summary  

This position is responsible for providing traffic engineering services and support for projects by performing the following duties, either personally or through subordinates.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

Essential Duties

  • Provide traffic engineering support in response to department needs, including but not limited to, traffic signal design, roadway lighting design, signing and pavement marking plans, development of permanent and temporary traffic control plans, traffic operations and capacity analysis, traffic impact studies, traffic forecasting and modelling, safety studies, transportation planning studies, and highway occupancy permits
  • Develop reports, calculations, and drawings for projects
  • Utilize various design software/tools for traffic analysis for a variety of conditions
  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of industry codes, standards, and computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents
  • Train and mentor less experienced engineers and designers
  • Conduct field views to determine location of utilities, measure percent of grades, observe speed limits, and other critical design factors
  • Assist with statements of interest, technical proposals, and price proposals as needed
  • Conduct ATR and manual traffic counts in the field
  • Ability to work with advanced analysis and systems
  • Adhere to project schedules and budgets and keep PMs aware of issues
  • Ability/knowledge to check the work of other designers and senior engineers; oversight of less experienced team members (where applicable)
  • Ability to accept assignments of increased complexity
  • Communicate effectively at a high level with engineers and non-engineers
  • Ability to express both technical and non-technical issues and ideas clearly
  • Demonstrate time management and staying on budget
  • Coordinate and complete field inspections, as needed
  • Maintain billability percentage set by supervisor/leadership
  • Supports internal departments with traffic engineering services required to execute projects 

Non-Essential Duties

  • Participate in professional engineering society conferences
  • Contribute and serve on an engineering committee and/or subcommittee
  • Participate in research and development opportunities and projects
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, client relations, and/or inter-departmental relations
  • Contribute to the overall success of Mackin by supporting internal departments, providing exemplary service to clients, and striving to meet on-going initiatives to grow and develop the company
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

System or Specialized Knowledge  

To perform this job successfully, an individual MIGHT have knowledge of:

  • AutoCAD/MicroStation (preferred, not required)
  • SimTraffic
  • Highway Capacity Software (HCS)
  • Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
  • PennDOT Design Manuals and Publications
  • Deltek Ajera
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Computers, Printers, and Electronics

Education and/or Experience  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Years of ExperienceMinimum of 5+ years experience in the engineering field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Education: BA or BS Degree required
  • Degree or Formal Training: Civil Engineering or a related discipline
  • License, Certificate or Registration: PE in Pennsylvania or the ability to get one is required (Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia are a plus); PTOE, PTP and PMP certifications are not required but are a plus

Work Activities  

  • Interact with computers
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Update and use relevant knowledge
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers, subordinates, and/or  with individuals outside of Mackin employees
  • Coordinate the work and activities of others (if applicable)
  • Get and process information
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work
  • Develop objectives and strategies
  • Think creatively


Basic Skills - Critical Thinking, Speaking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning
Social/Problem Solving Skills -  Coordination, Persuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Problem Solving
Technical/System Skills - Trouble shooting, Marketing Analysis, Resource Management, Judgment and Decision Making
Desktop Computer Skills Databases, Graphics, Internet, Navigation, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Research

Equal Opportunity Employer  

Mackin is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, Mackin complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Valuing the contributions of a diverse workforce, Mackin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.