Senior Traffic Engineer - Rose Quarter

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Senior Traffic Engineer - Rose Quarter


Portland, OR 



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Professional Engineer 2 – Senior Traffic Engineer – Rose Quarter
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office

The role:  
As our senior traffic engineer for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, you will provide expertise and support in traffic engineering for staff and stakeholders with respect to traffic control features design, analysis and planning studies. You will focus on providing solutions to ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic through the project area. Apply today!
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
  • Provide technical leadership for project planning studies, traffic designs and specifications, and traffic analysis or modeling.
  • Evaluate traffic engineering problems and present solutions.
  • Develop resourcing strategies for traffic engineering support for project design, planning and evaluation.
  • Assist project director and deputy director in assigning and reviewing work.
  • Collaborate with project designers to resolve conflicts and provide recommendations and approvals.
  • Coordinate the development and administration of traffic discipline specific contracts and consultants.
  • Review consultant work products to ensure compliance with agency design standards, policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinate and recommend design alternatives, congestion mitigation and traffic control strategies.
  • Approve and recommend changes to traffic control devices in the Portland-metro region that apply to the planning, project design or construction for the Rose Quarter Project.
  • Prepare or coordinate written communications and review correspondences, plans, specifications, special provisions and technical reports.
  • Work in an office environment with occasional field work required; field work may involve working at night or exposure to traffic hazards.
    • The position is currently full-time remote until state offices are reopened to the public.  At that time, hybrid work options will be available.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!
What we need:
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience.

Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six (6) months of hire.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of traffic engineering principles, transportation system operation, and a working knowledge of transportation project development and construction.
  • Advanced engineering judgement and ability to apply engineering principles in highly complex and controversial situations.
  • Experience working in collaborative teams with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Learn more and apply:
Our first application screening is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer