AECOM Entry Level Graduate Traffic/ITS Engineer in Southfield, Michigan

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Entry Level Graduate Traffic/ITS Engineer

United States of America - Michigan


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly-motivated, entry-level Traffic/ITS Engineer for immediate employment in our Southfield Michigan office. Applicants will need to be professional, self-motivated, resourceful and able to prioritize the successful execution of a wide-range of traffic and ITS engineering project related tasks. The appropriately qualified applicant will need to clearly demonstrate their interest and knowledge of traffic and ITS engineering fundamentals and how they are applied to improve roadway safety and mobility. Applicants will also need to demonstrate an understanding of industry trends along with how they are impacting the future of traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

Major responsibilities of this position include serving in a task support role under the general guidance and mentorship of experienced staff. Tasks will vary and include those associated with traffic engineering projects such as traffic studies, site plan reviews, and signal design; as well as ITS engineering projects such as systems engineering, planning, design, deployment support and operations support services. A summary of the general position responsibilities are listed as follows:

  • Perform a wide variety of traffic studies including operations studies, safety studies, traffic impact studies, etc. to identify and/or respond to roadway safety and traffic operations issues.

  • Compiles, processes and assess a variety of data to identify trends and draw conclusions that can be used enhance operations/maintenance of transportation infrastructure.

  • Review site plans for compliance with applicable ordinances and guidelines.

  • Develop various design plans based upon guidance from senior staff, client requirements and industry standards

  • Safely conduct field work adjacent to active roadways in compliance with AECOM safety requirements as needed to support plan development, system testing, traffic data collection, and other tasks.

  • Communicate effectively in the form of e-mail, memoranda, reports, and presentations.

  • Maintain project records, organize project submittal reviews and other miscellaneous project support tasks.

  • Participate in client meetings to discuss project requirements, explain work, etc.

  • Remain abreast of, and incorporate where applicable, new Intelligent Transportation Systems technology

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, transportation engineering, or traffic/ITS engineering; bachelor’s degree in engineering field other than civil will be considered with appropriate work experience.

  • State Issued Driver’s License in good standing

  • Familiarity with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, ITE Trip Generation Manual, etc.

  • Knowledge and understanding of design development process and requirements for traffic signals, pavement markings, maintenance of traffic

  • Computer proficiency: Windows environment, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access), Synchro, MicroStation, and organized file management

  • Detail-oriented approach to completing tasks.

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate ideas verbally and through writing, using both textual and graphical displays.

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technical skills in an efficient manner to complete tasks.

  • Capability to effectively manage multiple tasks with varying or overlapping deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience reviewing plans and drawings for roadway infrastructure and/or site developments.

  • Experience working on large-scale projects in a team environment.

  • Experience completing tasks independently, under the guidance of senior staff.

  • An understanding of motorized and non-motorized traffic operations and safety-related aspects.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186286BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.