City of Ann Arbor
  • Engineering
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 58,000 - 63,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Transportation Engineer I

Salary Range: $58,000 to $63,000

Offer will be commensurate to the level of experience and licensing that you possess, at the time of your application.


Role Summary

This is an entry-level position for professional transportation engineering work. The knowledge and experience required for this level of work results from an understanding of how a multimodal transportation network functions, with particular emphasis on safety, complete streets and active transportation. Assignments require the application of intensive and diversified knowledge of traffic and transportation engineering principles and practices. This position makes decisions with direction from team members and supervisors to solve engineering problems; assists in resolving important questions raised by the public and stakeholders; and plans and coordinates multi-faceted work in transportation. 


Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Transportation Manager or designee and may include the following:

Essential Duties

  • Performs traffic engineering, safety assessments, signal and intersection analysis, and basic traffic modeling simulations.
  • Assists with the planning, development, and coordination of important engineering projects with many complex features. 
  • Assists with the development and review of maintenance of traffic plans for construction projects and special events.
  • Retrieves and analyzes crash data. 
  • Performs fieldwork and data collection to support changes to the transportation network.
  • Interacts with the public, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, and fellow team members in a responsive and professional manner.

Related Work

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work.
  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex tasks such as confirming design requirements, referencing applicable rules and regulations, and coordination among disparate parties.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

  • Traffic and transportation engineering practices and principles, especially as it relates to safety, complete streets and active transportation
  • Computer applications and software, which may include spreadsheets, databases, and GIS
  • Technical report and plan review
  • Project budget tracking

Skills and Ability to:(position requirements at entry)

  • Professional acumen and critical thinking to identify problems and find solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication, with the ability to understand, follow and communicate oral and written policies, procedures and instructions
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Teamwork


Passenger vehicle, bicycle, computers, printers, scanners, field and office measurement tools, cell phones, and miscellaneous office equipment.

Education, Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university or ability to obtain one within six months
  • Prior coursework experience that demonstrates a basic understanding of transportation engineering principles.


1 year experience in Civil Engineering

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry)

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to receive Fundamental-in-Engineering certificate (FE) within 1 year

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The physical ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions.

Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to: work in a standard office environment; read fine print on blueprints and display terminals; converse by telephone, two-way radio, in person, or around the noise of heavy construction equipment; move across rough terrain and bridge scaffolding; climb ladders, and several flights of stairs; use drafting instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.  The work requires the ability to distinguish colors and to hear audible alarms.  Incumbents may be subject to potentially hazardous physical conditions, atmospheric conditions, extreme temperatures, intense noise, and/or vehicle traffic.




We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation. 

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