Traffic Analysis Engineer – Transportation Engineer 2


WA State Department of Transportation

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a background in traffic analysis and design to serve as the Traffic Analysis Engineer. This position is part of the Olympic Region Traffic team located in Tumwater, WA. As the Traffic Analysis Engineer, you will prepare Traffic Analysis and Traffic Studies and assist with the design of Work Zone Traffic Control (WZTC), signing, intersection control, and illumination using WSDOT standards and manuals including the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This position will also prepare design documentation and plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) for traffic design elements in the Olympic Region.

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Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the TE2 will:

  • Assist with the Traffic Analysis portion of Design Documentation and Transportation Section of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for State projects.
  • Prepare, review and analyze traffic analysis and studies.
  • Review and analyze impacts of private developers land use and other agencies roadway revisions proposals to determine traffic impacts to the state highway.
  • Design work zone traffic control (WZTC) plans, signing plans, signal plans, illumination plans, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) plans.
  • Identify and solve engineering problems including roadway geometrics, illumination and signing.
  • Review proposed or revised traffic control plans, signals, signing, illumination and channelization plans submitted by contractors, utility companies, developers and consultants for compliance to WSDOT standards.
  • Communicate proficiently, both orally and in writing, and work in a cooperative and courteous manner with the public, contractors, supervisors, local agencies and other department staff.

*** In addition to the outstanding State Benefits, and paid time off (true work-life balance), this position offers the right candidate an opportunity for advancement within the team!***

An ideal candidate for this position will have at least one of the following:

  • At least two years of experience surveying, designing roadway and highway improvements, preparing project specifications, estimates, traffic studies or preparing basic traffic analysis.
  • Certification as an Engineer-In-Training and one year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1 or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1 or equivalent.
  • A Master’s degree with major study in civil engineering, traffic, transportation or a closely related field.

In addition to one of the above, candidates are also required to have:

  • Demonstrated skills to communicate well with others and work in a dynamic and fast paced office setting.
  • Experience using CADD and Civil Design Software.
  • Must be able to be certified as a Traffic Control Supervisor within two years of appointment.
  • The ability to read, interpret, and implement department policies, principles, standards, specifications and practices.
  • The ability to traverse uneven terrain for field site assessments.
  • Ability to safely move, place and manipulate objects up to 50 pounds.
  • A valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle and travel to job sites or region project engineer’s offices.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Certification as an Engineer-in-Training or additional college coursework in Highway Capacity Analysis, Arterial and Freeway Management, or Transportation Data Analysis at the upper division or master’s level.
  • Solid understanding of engineering principles and project delivery.
  • Experience in Microstation and lnRoads.

How to apply: 

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically.
To be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application:

  • A chronological Resume outlining your experience to date;
  • Cover Letter detailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and
  • minimum of three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.  Applications that do not have the above documents attached will not be considered.

Contact us:

For inquiries about this position, please contact Robyn Lovely at  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-OR-32492.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

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