Job Description

Title: Sr. Traffic Engineer-PE

State Role Title: Architect/Engineer II

Hiring Range: $99,292-$161,350

Pay Band: NV 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: NOVA District Office

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT Northern Virginia District is seeking a Senior Traffic Engineer (PE Licensed) to conduct and manage traffic engineering studies and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders regarding traffic engineering issues.
You will manage a team of engineers, technicians, and contractors to conduct traffic engineering studies, prepare comments/recommendations, and attend meetings with internal and external customers representing Traffic Engineering. Address roadway safety and operational issues through field reviews and development of engineering plans, sketches, and other solutions. Provide Responsible Charge oversight in determining the need for, and appropriate type of traffic control on the roadway system.

Specific Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Responsible Charge Engineer- Fulfill duties as responsible charge engineer in compliance with policies, procedures, and the Code of Virginia.

Plan Review and Coordination- Be the primary point of contact for traffic engineering studies within an assigned geographic area. Provide traffic engineering support to VDOT, County, locality, Land Development and Permit projects. Review plans, reports and other materials submitted by various sections and provide input on the technical details of the projects. Ensure that comments and/or recommendations are provided in a timely manner.

Policies and Procedures- Assist in the development of policies, procedures and practices reflecting proactive management of the assigned engineering program area.

Process Improvements- Develop, recommend, and implement process and policy improvements as needed. Assist in monitoring compliance to ensure conformance to the policy, procedures and state and federal laws and regulations.

Traffic Engineering Technical Support- Provide oversight to the inventory of roadway and roadside safety items for modification or replacement by projects or inquiry by others. Manage and lead the development of final pavement marking, pavement marker, sign plans and other traffic control device plans. Provide guidance on placement, installation, functionality and condition of signs, markings, markers, roadside barriers and other traffic engineering items or principles.

Project Team Participation- Participate or lead project teams as assigned. Ensure information is technically accurate and effectively disseminated. Review and resolve challenges to enhance team performance.

Conduct Engineering Studies- Provide oversight to the collection and processing of traffic data for engineering studies, safety and congestion management or operational analysis. Review data, written reports of traffic engineering study findings, recommendations, and alternative solutions for accuracy and compliance. Prepare business correspondence and technical letters with recommendations for suggested corrective measures because of studies. Present formal presentations for engineers, residencies and other organizations and civic groups. Provide written supporting documentation to management to support traffic engineering decisions.

Transportation Plan Development- Provide oversight to the preliminary engineering functions of Traffic Engineering. Attend various project related meetings to discuss or clarify traffic control requirements, the design of traffic engineering related items, and respond to any questions that may arise. Review temporary traffic control plans and estimates of traffic control devices for accuracy and compliance.

Communications- Communicate effectively with stakeholders internal and external to VDOT including local governments, elected officials, citizen groups, and FHWA.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

• Valid Professional Engineer's license.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct roadway safety audits, comprehensive safety reviews and
operational capacity analyses.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and with groups.
• Ability to manage a program and lead diverse groups in efforts to improve highway safety.
• Ability to analyze complex problems, using statistical and data trend crash analysis and field
observations to determine appropriate safety and engineering countermeasures.
• Knowledge of federal and state regulations (including FHWA) related to traffic engineering
activities and projects.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include traffic engineering analysis
and design software.
• Ability to interpret and apply standards, specifications, policies, and procedures related to
engineering, work zone safety, fiscal and administrative responsibilities.
• Experience applying transportation, highway and traffic engineering principles and practices,
with strong emphasis in highway safety.
• Ability to lead and coordinate staff on project assignments.

Additional Considerations

• BS in Civil Engineering.
• Knowledge or experience in highway design, construction, maintenance, and operations.
• Experience working with engineering consultants.
• Experience in the design of traffic signals and development of traffic signal plans
• PTOE certification.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Valid Driver’s License. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records check will be conducted.

A valid Professional Engineer license in Virginia or eligible for transfer to Virginia and must maintain as condition of employment. If Professional Engineer’s license is from another state, selected candidate must show proof of application and payment for VA licensure at time of hire.

All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.

Contact Information

Name: Danielle Rayner

Phone: 703-259-2378



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Fairfax County, VA USA

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Job Posted:
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