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Burns & McDonnell Staff Traffic Engineer - Transportation in Chicago, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell is seeking aStaff Traffic Engineerto join our rapidly growing Transportation Practice. Our ideal candidate will be someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can work both independently and in a team environment.

In this position you will be a part of a skilled team that values each individuals’ contributions to a project. Typical projects include but are not limited to traffic impact studies, corridor studies, signing, marking and signal projects along with major microscopic modeling projects.


  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians in the design and analysis of traffic engineering projects as well as the contractors and construction staff on design/build projects.

  • Serve as a task engineer for varying components of traffic engineering projects including analysis, studies and design projects.

  • Works with senior staff on technical aspects of a project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field with an emphasis in traffic or transportation engineering. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in the development of or management of traffic engineering projects.

  • Candidate must be a of track to obtain licensure or be licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Ability to work as a part of a multi-discipline teams of engineers

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills

  • Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines while working on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Knowledge of traffic engineering methodologies and standards including but not limited to the Highway Capacity Manual, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and the Institute of Transportation Engineer Trip Generation and Parking Generation Manuals.

  • Knowledge of traffic engineering software including GuideSign, SignCAD, MicroStation, AutoTurn, VISSIM, Synchro, the Highway Capacity Software, Sidra and TransCAD.

  • Knowledge in the development of traffic engineering projects including signing, signals, marking, capacity analysis, traffic projections, safety analysis, microsimulation, electric vehicle, transit signal pre-emption and ITS systems engineering.

  • Experience working with municipal agencies and DOT’s.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-IL-Chicago, US-TX-Dallas

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

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Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 192171



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