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Senior Intelligent Transportation Systems Project Engineer

Company: VHB
Location: Providence
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

The technological evolution is rapidly transforming the transportation industry. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) such as managed lanes, Transportation Systems Management, and Operations (TSMO), connected and automated vehicles, mobility on demand and mobility-as-a-service, are a realityand an opportunity for our team members to participate in some of the nations most exciting transportation programs.

VHB is seeking the immediate hire of a Senior Intelligent Transportation Systems Project Engineer to work on ITS projects including a high-profile Managed Lanes/Tolling project in Virginia. Project work will focus on the design and construction support of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) infrastructure and the planning, design, and deployment of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) infrastructure, including power and communication systems.

VHBs passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

In this role as Senior Project Engineer, you will contribute to helping our client partners prepare for the future of transportation and apply advanced technologies to improve safety and mobility on our highways.


  • Lead designer for ITS and traffic management system projects with opportunity for project management

  • Management, development, and mentorship of staff on large infrastructure projects

  • Develop and produce plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) design packages for freeway, arterial and transit ITS systems, including fiber optic and wireless communications systems, power distribution systems, CCTV, DMS, vehicle detection systems, RWIS, traffic signal interconnect and other ITS technologies and sub-systems, such as freeway open road tolling and managed lanes technologies.

  • Plan and development of ITS and CAV projects and infrastructure including preparing documents that follow the FHWA Systems Engineering Process (Concept of Operations, ITS Architecture, System Requirements)

  • Provide oversight of preliminary engineering activities (may require field work)

  • Provide oversight of the installation of ITS elements on major transportation corridors

  • Prepare Systems Engineering Analyses, ITS and Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Master Plans, TMC/TSMO Operational Procedures and Performance Measurement Guidelines

  • Writing technical reports and memoranda

  • Develop and present project briefings to clients and various audiences

  • Participation in business and client development

  • Experience with DOT type design and specification development

    Skills and Abilities

    • Strong civil or electrical engineering background

    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

    • Self-motivated

    • Attention to detail

    • Ability to think critically

    • Excel in working in a team environment

    • Ability to read and comprehend design and construction specifications and plans

    • Ability/willingness to work outdoors on occasion on highway job sites and uneven terrain

    • AutoCAD and/or MicroStation (preferred)

    • MS Office suite


      • BS in Civil or Electrical Engineering

      • 10+ years of relevant professional experience in ITS/Technology Transportation

      • Valid drivers license, good driving record, and ability/willingness to travel on occasion

      • Experience with ITS equipment and/or communications systems (cellular, fiber, wireless)

      • Interest in working across multiple disciplines concurrently with a diversity of assignments

      • PE preferred or ability to obtain

        Please submit applications online.

        At VHB, were invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. Were proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


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