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Parsons Corporation Senior Traffic Engineer in East Hartford, Connecticut

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Job Description:

Senior Traffic Engineer – Transportation Infrastructure

Parsons is now hiring for a Senior Traffic Engineer to lead and support various projects in the New England regions, as well as national projects at times. We are looking for an engineer with an affinity for simulating traffic patterns to alleviate congestion and improve safety on major road and highway transportation projects. You should have extensive experience with Synchro, and preferably VISSIM as well , and think of traffic modeling as more than just a job! This is a hybrid role of working with both traffic systems design engineering, utilizing software such as Synchro and VISSIM, as well as performing geometric road & highway design with Autocad Civil 3D and Microstation.

Parsons has engineered and constructed more than 10,000 miles of roads in more than 40 countries on six continents. Our road and highway projects circle the globe, through crowded cities and empty deserts, across rivers, and over mountains. Join our team of technical experts and make your mark to change the course of roads forever!

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will perform traffic engineering assignment duties and support roadway geometrics design, and will be involved in:

  • Traffic Operations Analysis - Experience with Synchro, HCS and VISSIM (a plus) and their application on freeways, major roads and local roads. In-depth knowledge of the Highway Capacity Manual.

  • Traffic Signal Design - Experience in the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for traffic signal construction. Experience with Connecticut or Massachusetts DOT projects is a plus. A proficiency in MicroStation CADD software is desirable.

  • Signal Timing - Experience with development and implementation of signal timings, including data collection, and programming of signal timings is a plus.

  • Signing and Pavement Marking - Experience in the development of roadway marking and highway signage plans, based on MUTCD and state guidelines, is desirable.

  • Geometrics alignments and design supporting both state and regional DOT road & highway projects in the area.


  • BS degree in civil engineering from an accredited institution.

  • MS degree with an emphasis in Transportation & traffic engineering highly desirable

  • 8 years or more of experience as a traffic/transportation engineer; experience with hands-on traffic simulation using software programs such as Synchro/SimTraffic, VISSIM, HCS, GuideSign/SignCAD, etc

  • Proficient working knowledge of, and strong hands-on experience with, major types of technical analyses (including traffic impact analyses, safety studies, signal corridor studies, capacity analyses, signal designs)

  • Experience with roadway systems design utilizing either Autocad Civil 3D and/or Microstation.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$81,500.00 - $161,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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