Traffic Engineer

Traffic Engineer

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. 

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward. 


Primary Responsibilities

HDR is looking to hire a Traffic Engineer in our Des Moines office who will help lead and grow the traffic engineering practice in Iowa. This role will build on the success HDR has attained in traffic engineering in the Iowa market. The primary duties include working as part of a traffic team on a variety of traffic forecasting, analysis and design needs for a variety of transportation projects. Operational traffic analysis may include using a variety of modeling tools ranging from highway capacity software to complex micro-simulation models in order analyze everything from isolated intersections and roundabouts to urban arterials and freeway segments. Traffic design may include accident analysis and mitigation strategies, signing, pavement markings, traffic signals, lighting, and Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS). Must be able to independently manage large and small transportation projects. Would be responsible for developing business relationships through client interaction, project pursuits, and general marketing activities. 




 Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Traffic/Transportation Engineering.
5+ years traffic analysis and traffic engineering/design.
PE Required.
Hands-on experience with Highway Capacity Software, Synchro/SimTraffic, CORSIM and MicroStation.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word.
Strong verbal and written skills.
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to local candidates.



At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. 


Primary Location: United States-Iowa-Des Moines

Other Locations: United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis, United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Industry: Highway + Road

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: Traffic Engineering

Job Posting: May 17, 2018

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Posted on

February 4, 2019